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

This is a list that includes people like Anna Politkovskaya and Yuri Shchekochikhin.

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Alexander Yevseyevich Khinshtein is a Russian politician and journalist. He is a member of United Russia. He currently represents the 122nd elective district in the State Duma. Khinshtein was born to a Jewish family in Moscow and attended Moscow State University, after which he became a writer for ...more

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Age: 42

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Politician, Journalist

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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, nicknamed the Comrade Count, was a Russian and Soviet writer who wrote in many genres but specialized in science fiction and historical novels. During World War II, he served on an Extraordinary State Commission which "ascertained without reasonable doubt" the mass ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1883-1945)

Birthplace: Pugachyov, Russia

Profession: Poet, Journalist, Novelist, Writer Playwright

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Aleksey Suvorin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
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Aleksei Sergeyevich Suvorin was a newspaper and book publisher and journalist whose publishing empire wielded considerable influence during the last decades of the Russian Empire. He set out as a liberal journalist but, as many of his contemporaries, experienced a dramatic shift in views, gradually ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1834-1912)

Birthplace: Bobrov, Bobrovsky District, Voronezh Oblast, Russia

Profession: Journalist

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Alexander Berkman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
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Alexander Berkman was an anarchist known for his political activism and writing. He was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century. Berkman was born in Vilna in the Russian Empire and emigrated to the United States in 1888. He lived in New York City, where he became ...more

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Age: Died at 66 (1870-1936)

Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania

Profession: Journalist

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Alexander Andreyevich Prokhanov is a Soviet and Russian writer, a member of the secretariat of the Writers Union of the Russian Federation and the author of more than 30 novels and short story collections. He is the editor-in-chief of Russia's extreme-right newspaper Zavtra, that combines ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

Profession: Journalist, Novelist

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Alexander Vassiliev is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
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Alexander Vassiliev is a Russian journalist, writer, and espionage historian living in London. A former officer in the Soviet Committee for State Security, Vassiliev is known for his two books based upon KGB archival documents: Spies: The Rise and Fall of the KGB in America, co-authored with John ...more

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Journalist

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Alexandr Podrabinek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
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Alexandr Podrabinek is a Russian journalist, human rights activist and editor-in-chief of Prima information agency. He is a founding signatory of the Prague Declaration on European Conscience and Communism. ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Journalist, Human rights activist

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Anastasia Baburova is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
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Anastasia Baburova was a journalist for Novaya Gazeta and a student of journalism at Moscow State University. She was born in Sevastopol, Ukraine. A member of Autonomous Action, she investigated the activities of neo-Nazi groups. She was shot and killed together with human rights lawyer Stanislav ...more

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Age: Died at 26 (1983-2009)

Birthplace: Sevastopol

Profession: Journalist

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