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List of famous guitar players from Russia, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Russia has produced some great guitar players over the years, including guitarists who specialize in rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, acoustic and more. These are some of the best Russian guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Russia and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Russia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List features guitarists like Vladimir Vysotsky and Sergey Mavrin.

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

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Russia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a guitar player or just love music you can use this list of talented Russian guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.
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Alexander Kutikov


Alexander Viktorovich Kutikov is a Soviet/Russian rock musician, producer, and businessman. He was an avid fan of groups such as the Beatles during his secondary school years. He later became the bass-guitarist and one of the singers of the Soviet rock band Mashina Vremeni, from 1971 to 1976. The ...more

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Nationality: Russia

Birthplace: Russia, Moscow

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Andrei Krylov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
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Andrei Krylov is a Russian 7- and 6- string guitarist, composer and poet. He studied classical guitar, arrangement and composition in Saint Petersburg and later immigrated to Canada. In the 1980s and 1990s he worked as a guitarist for the Russian State concert company Lenconcert and the Old ...more

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Nationality: Russia

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Andrei Osipovich Sychra was a Russian guitarist, composer and teacher, of Czech ancestry. Sychra holds a prominent position within Russia, where he is often referred to as the patriarch of the seven-string guitar, and also as its inventor, disputed though that may be. He was a major force in the ...more

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Nationality: Russia

Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

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Boris Grebenshchikov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
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Boris Borisovich Grebenshchikov also known as Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov, is one of the most prominent members of the generation which is widely considered the "founding fathers" of Russian rock music. Due as much to his personal contribution as to the undisputed and lasting success of his main ...more

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Nationality: Russia, Soviet Union

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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Bulat Okudzhava is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
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Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava was a Russian poet, writer, musician, novelist, and singer-songwriter of Georgian-Armenian ancestry. He was one of the founders of the Russian genre called "author song" and the author of about 200 songs, set to his own poetry. His songs are a mixture of Russian poetic and ...more

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Nationality: Russia, Armenia, Soviet Union

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Edgar Froese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
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Edgar Willmar Froese was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and group recordings prior to 2003 name him as "Edgar Froese", his solo albums from 2003 onward bear the artist name "Edgar W. Froese". ...more

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Nationality: Russia

Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia

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Konstantin Nikolsky is a Russian rock musician, singer, guitarist and songwriter. He has played with a lot of Russian bands, including Voskreseniye and Tsvety ...more

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Nationality: Russia

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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Sergei Tupikin


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Nationality: Russia

Birthplace: Voronezh Oblast, Eurasia, Voronezh, Russia

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