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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

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Fedor Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Alexander Emelianenko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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

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

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Igor Vovchanchyn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Roman Zentsov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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

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

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Nikolai Khabibulin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia
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Maksim Tarasov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Margarita Marbler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Yuko Kavaguti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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

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

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Olga Zaitseva is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Natalia Levchenkova is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Oksana Grishuk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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

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Olga Pyleva is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Peter Odemwingie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia
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Becky Hammon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Dimitry Vassiliev is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia
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Natalya Korostelyova is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Vladimir Bystrov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia
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Svetlana Sleptsova is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Tatyana Lebedeva is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Anna Bogaliy-Titovets is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Dinara Safina is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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

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Oksana Domnina is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Natalia Goncharova is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Yelena Miroshina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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

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Lidia Skoblikova is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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

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Alyona Sidko is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Raisa Smetanina is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Dmitri Popov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia
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Daria Serova is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Dmitri Galiamin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia
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Nikita Bazhenov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia
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Alexandra Rodionova is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Marina Anisina is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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Tatyana Dzhandzhgava is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Athletes from Russia

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

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

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