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

List people range from Aleksandr Pushkin to Maya Deren.

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

Use this list of renowned Russian poets to discover some new poets 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. (42 items)
Aleksandr Pushkin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. His matrilineal great grandfather was Abram Gannibal, who was brought over ...more

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Age: Died at 38 (1799-1837)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Poet, Librettist, Novelist, Writer Playwright

Credits: The Eagle, Boris Godunov, Eugene Onegin, Boris Godunov The Queen of Spades, + more

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#99 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#32 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#36 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

#5 on The Best Russian Authors

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Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolsto... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, often referred to as A. K. Tolstoy, was a Russian poet, novelist and playwright, considered to be the most important nineteenth-century Russian historical dramatist, primarily on the strength of his dramatic trilogy The Death of Ivan the Terrible, Tsar Fyodor ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1817-1875)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Poet, Novelist, Writer, Playwright

Credits: Black Sabbath

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#23 on The Best Russian Authors

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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets 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

Credits: Aelita, Failure of Engineer Garin, Formula of Love, Beautiful Stranger

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Alexander Galich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Alexander Galich was a Russian poet, screenwriter, playwright, singer-songwriter, and dissident. ...more

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Age: Died at 59 (1918-1977)

Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

Profession: Poet, Screenwriter

Credits: The Little Mermaid, Daddy

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Alexander Sumarokov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Alexander Petrovich Sumarokov was a Russian poet and playwright who single-handedly created classical theatre in Russia, thus assisting Mikhail Lomonosov to inaugurate the reign of classicism in Russian literature. ...more

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Age: Died at 60 (1717-1777)

Profession: Poet, Librettist, Playwright

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Alexander Vertinsky is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Alexander Nikolayevich Vertinsky was a Russian and Soviet artist, poet, singer, composer, cabaret artist and actor who exerted seminal influence on the Russian tradition of artistic singing. ...more

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Age: Died at 68 (1889-1957)

Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

Profession: Poet, Actor, Composer, Singer Cabaret Artist

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Anatoly Marienhof is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Anatoly Borisovich Marienhof or Mariengof was a Russian poet, novelist and playwright. He was one of the leading figures of Imaginism. Now he is mostly remembered for his memoirs that depict Russian literary life of the 1920s and his friendship with Sergei Yesenin. He just got some relevance after ...more

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Age: Died at 65 (1897-1962)

Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Profession: Poet, Screenwriter, Author, Playwright

Credits: The Living Corpse, The House on Trubnaya

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Andrei Voznesensky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Andrei Andreyevich Voznesensky was a Soviet and Russian poet and writer who had been referred to by Robert Lowell as "one of the greatest living poets in any language." He was one of the "Children of the '60s," a new wave of iconic Russian intellectuals led by the Khrushchev Thaw. Voznesensky was ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1933-2010)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Poet, Writer

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