Famous Athletes from Russia

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List of famous athletes from Russia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Russia has seen some very talented athletes over the years, many of who have gone on to represent their country in the Olympics. These are some of the best Russian athletes of all time, so if you're a native of Russia and are aspiring to compete in sports professionally then these are people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular popular athlete from Russia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

With athletes ranging from Alla Kudryavtseva to Yelena Välbe, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Russian athletes?" and "Which athletes are from Russia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary athletes of Russia in order to get more information about each one.
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    Maria Sharapova is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Maria Sharapova Nyagan, Russia

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    Rubizhne, Ukraine

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    Stary Oskol, Russia

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    Anna Kournikova is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Anna Kournikova Moscow, Russia

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    Oleg Taktarov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Oleg Taktarov Sarov, Russia

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    Zolochiv, Second Polish Republic

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    Bryansk, Russia

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    Svetlana Feofanova is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Svetlana Feofanova Moscow, Russia

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    Yelena Isinbayeva is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Yelena Isinbayeva Volgograd, Russia

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    Yekaterinburg, Russia

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    Yaroslavl, Russia

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    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

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    Funabashi, Japan

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    Anna Chicherova is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Anna Chicherova Yerevan, Armenia

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    Elena Dementieva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Elena Dementieva Moscow, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Smolensk, Russia

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    Odessa, Ukraine

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    Tatiana Borodulina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Tatiana Borodulina Omsk, Russia

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    Krasnoyarsk, Russia

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    Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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    Rapid City, South Dakota, United States of America

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Luga, Leningrad Oblast, Russia

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    Svetlana Sleptsova is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Svetlana Sleptsova Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

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    Sterlitamak, Russia

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    Vologda Oblast, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Yevgeniya Medvedeva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Yevgeniya Medvedeva Russia

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    Kirov, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Anastasia Myskina is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Anastasia Myskina Moscow, Russia

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    Zlatoust, Russia

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    Natalya Petrusyova is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Natalya Petrusyova Pavlovsky Posad, Russia

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    Krasnoyarsk, Russia

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    Komi Republic, Russia

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    Yaroslavl, Russia

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    Kirovsk, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Noginsky District

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    Bratsk, Russia

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    Moscow, Russia

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    Atbasar, Kazakhstan

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    Svetlana Khorkina is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Svetlana Khorkina Belgorod, Russia

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    Anna Semenovich is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Anna Semenovich Moscow, Russia

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    Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

    Sergei Fedorov Pskov, Russia

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