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List of notable or famous army officers from Russia, with bios and photos, including the top army officers born in Russia and even some popular army officers who immigrated to Russia. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Russian army officers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These army officers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known army officer from Russia is included when available.

This list below has a variety of people, like Olga Zaitseva and Svetlana Sleptsova, in it.

This historic army officers from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian army officers of note?" and "Who are the most famous army officers from Russia?" These prominent army officers of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian army officers.

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Alexander Sablukov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Army Officers from Russia
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Alexander Alexandrovich Sablukov was a Russian Lieutenant General, engineer and inventor. Sablukov is credited with invention of the centrifugal fan and contribution to the development of centrifugal pump. ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1783-1857)

Profession: Military Officer, Inventor, Engineer

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César Cui is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Army Officers from Russia
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César Antonovich Cui was a Russian composer and music critic of French and Lithuanian descent. His profession was as an army officer and a teacher of fortifications, and his avocational life has particular significance in the history of music. In this sideline he is known as a member of The Five, a ...more

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Age: Died at 83 (1835-1918)

Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Profession: Music critic, Military Officer, Composer

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Lioubov Galkina is a Russian sports shooter and Olympic champion. She received two medals at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Alapayevsk, Russia

Profession: Military Officer, Athlete

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Olga Zaitseva is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Army Officers from Russia
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Olga Alekseyevna Zaitseva is a former Russian biathlete. She began her career in 1994. After not competing in the 2014–15 season, Zaitseva announced her retirement on 24 January 2015. Shortly afterwards she announced that she had been appointed as caretaker head coach of the Russian biathlon team. ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Military Officer, Athlete, Biathlete

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Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Army Officers from Russia
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Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel or Vrangel was an officer in the Imperial Russian army and later commanding general of the anti-Bolshevik White Army in Southern Russia in the later stages of the Russian Civil War. ...more

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Age: Died at 50 (1878-1928)

Birthplace: Zarasai, Lithuania

Profession: Nobleman, Military Officer

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Stepan Osipovich Makarov was a Russian vice-admiral, a highly accomplished and decorated commander of the Imperial Russian Navy, an oceanographer, awarded by the Russian Academy of Sciences, and author of several books. Makarov also designed a small number of ships. The town of Shiritoru on Sakhalin ...more

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Age: Died at 55 (1849-1904)

Birthplace: Mykolaiv, Ukraine

Profession: Military Officer, Author, Oceanographer

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Svetlana Sleptsova is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Army Officers from Russia
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Svetlana Yuryevna Sleptsova is a Russian biathlete. She is a member of the club CSKA. She is a three-time Junior World Champion and won the bronze medal in the mixed relay at the 2008 World Championships in Östersund. In 2009 she was part of the Gold medal winning Russian women's relay team at the ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Khanty-Mansiysk

Profession: Athlete, Biathlete

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Veljko Kadijević was a general of the Yugoslav People's Army. He was the Minister of Defence in the Yugoslav government from 1988 until his resignation in 1992, which made him the de facto commander of the JNA during the Ten-Day War in Slovenia and the initial stages of the Croatian War of ...more

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Age: 90

Birthplace: Imotski, Croatia

Profession: Military Officer

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