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

List people include Otto Schmidt, Leonid Kantorovich and more.

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

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Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
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Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch was a Russian mathematician, who worked mainly in England. He was born in Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov to a Karaite family. ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1891-1970)

Birthplace: Berdyansk, Ukraine

Profession: Mathematician, Scientist

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Albert Shiryaev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
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Albert Shiryaev


Albert Nikolayevich Shiryaev is a Soviet and Russian mathematician. He is known for his work in probability theory, statistics and financial mathematics. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1957. From that time till now he has been working in Steklov Mathematical Institute. He earned his ...more

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Age: 82

Birthplace: Shchyolkovo, Russia

Profession: Mathematician

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Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
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Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, was a Soviet/Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and mountaineer. ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1912-1999)

Birthplace: Soviet Union

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Philosopher

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Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
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Alexander Gennadyevich Kurosh was a Soviet mathematician, known for his work in abstract algebra. He is credited with writing the first modern and high-level text on group theory, his The Theory of Groups published in 1944. He was born in Yartsevo near Smolensk, and died in Moscow. He received his ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1908-1971)

Birthplace: Yartsevo, Smolensk Oblast, Russia

Profession: Mathematician

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Aleksandr Korkin


Aleksandr Nikolayevich Korkin was a Russian mathematician. He made contribution to the development of partial differential equations, and was second only to Chebyshev among the founders of the Saint Petersburg Mathematical School. ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1837-1908)

Birthplace: Mezhdurechensky District, Vologda Oblast

Profession: Mathematician

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Aleksandr Lyapunov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
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Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov was a Russian mathematician, mechanician and physicist. His surname is sometimes romanized as Ljapunov, Liapunov, Liapounoff or Ljapunow. Lyapunov is known for his development of the stability theory of a dynamical system, as well as for his many contributions to ...more

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Age: Died at 61 (1857-1918)

Birthplace: Yaroslavl, Russia

Profession: Mathematician

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Aleksandr Nekrasov


Aleksandr Ivanovich Nekrasov was a Russian mathematician known for his mathematical contributions to hydromechanics and aeromechanics. Nekrasov was born in Moscow, Russia, where he would remain for the rest of his life. He went to school and graduated from the University of Moscow in 1906. Nekrasov ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1883-1957)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Mathematician

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Alexander Friedmann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
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Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann was a Russian and Soviet physicist and mathematician. He is best known for his pioneering theory that the universe was expanding, governed by a set of equations he developed now known as the Friedmann equations. ...more

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Age: Died at 37 (1888-1925)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Mathematician, Physicist

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