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

Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ekaterina Chuikova are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

Use this list of renowned Russian cross-country skiers to discover some new cross-country skiers that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. (14 items)
Alexander Legkov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cross-country Skiers from Russia
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Alexander Gennadiyevich Legkov is a Russian cross country skier who has been competing since 2002. He has five individual World Cup victories including one Tour de Ski title. Legkov participated in three Winter Olympic Games. Legkov finished in 4th place after a strong final push to catch ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Krasnoarmeysk, Russia

Profession: Cross-country skier, Athlete

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Alexey Petukhov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cross-country Skiers from Russia
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Alexey Petukhov is a cross-country skier. ...more

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Age: 33

Birthplace: Klintsy, Russia

Profession: Cross-country skier, Athlete

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Alyona Sidko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cross-country Skiers from Russia
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Alyona Viktorovna Sidko is a Russian cross-country skier who has competed since 2000. Sidko won a bronze medal in the Individual Sprint at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She also won a bronze in the Team sprint at the 2005 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf and had her best ...more

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Age: 37

Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Profession: Cross-country skier

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Ekaterina Chuikova is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cross-country Skiers from Russia
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Ekaterina Chuikova is an Olympic Cross-country Skier from Russia. ...more

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Age: 30

Birthplace: Russia

Profession: Cross-country skier, Soldier

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Eugeni Dementiev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cross-country Skiers from Russia
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Yevgeny Alexandrovich Dementyev is a Russian cross-country skier. He attended Children and Youth Sports School of Sovetsky District, Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, where his first trainer was Valery Ukhov. Dementyev's first international success was in 2001 at the Junior World Championship. He won ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia

Profession: Cross-country skier

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Ivan Babikov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cross-country Skiers from Russia
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Ivan Babikov is a Russian-born Canadian cross country skier who has been competing since 2002. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, he earned his best finish of 5th in the 15 km + 15 km double pursuit, representing Canada. He was raised in Syktyvkar, Russia. ...more

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Age: 36

Birthplace: Syktyvkar, Russia

Profession: Cross-country skier, Athlete

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Maxim Vylegzhanin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cross-country Skiers from Russia
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Maxim Mikhailovich Vylegzhanin is a Russian cross country skier who has competed since 2002. He is 174 cm tall. His first World Cup start was on 22 January 2005 in Pragelato, Italy. He won a silver medal in the 50 km event at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2009 in Liberec. Vylegzhanin's best ...more

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Age: 34

Birthplace: Udmurtia, Russia

Profession: Cross-country skier, Police officer, Athlete

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Natalya Korostelyova is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cross-country Skiers from Russia
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Natalya Sergeyevna Korostelyova is a Russian cross country skier who competed since 2002. She won a bronze in the team sprint event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Korostelyova also won a bronze medal in the 4 x 5 km at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2003 in Val di Fiemme and had ...more

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Age: 35

Birthplace: Perm, Russia

Profession: Cross-country skier, Athlete

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