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

List is made up of people like Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov and Dmitri Shostakovich.

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

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Alexander A. Balandin is an electrical engineer and materials scientist known for his studies of phonons and excitons in nanostructures, experimental and theoretical investigation of thermal properties of graphene, electronic 1/f noise in novel materials and devices as well as for his works on ...more

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Birthplace: United States of America

Profession: Professor

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Dmitri Shostakovich is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Professors from Russia
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Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music. Shostakovich achieved fame in the Soviet Union under the patronage of Soviet chief of staff Mikhail Tukhachevsky, but later had a complex and difficult relationship with the government. ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1906-1975)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Conductor, Film Score Composer, Pianist, Composer Teacher

Credits: Children of Men, Eyes Wide Shut, Bridge of Spies, Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

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#95 on Dead Musicians You Most Want to See Perform as Holograms

#3 on The Best Russian Composers of All Time

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Igor Panarin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Professors from Russia
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Igor Nikolaevich Panarin is a Russian professor and political scientist. He is best known for his hypothesis of possible disintegration of the USA into six parts in 2010, conceived by him as early as 1998 but only gaining world attention ten years later. Igor Panarin has written 15 books and a ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Russia

Profession: Spokesperson, Professor, Political Science

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Konstantin Sonin

Konstantin Sonin is a Russian economist. He is professor of Economics at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia, and a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London. Sonin is co-founder of the joint HSE-NES Bachelor of Arts Program. Until December 2014 Sonin was ...more

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Age: 45

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Professor

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Marina Goldovskaya is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Professors from Russia
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Marina Goldovskaya, is an eminent Russian born documentary cinematographer famed for her candid portrayal of people. She has documented many types of people including simple folk, seamstresses, a female astronaut, literary and artistic legends, as well as political leaders. The recipient of numerous ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Professor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Cinematographer Film Editor, + more

Credits: A Bitter Taste of Freedom, Soloveckaja vlast, The Shattered Mirror, Three Songs About Motherland The Art Of Observing Life, + more

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Vasily Krachkovsky

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Age: Died at 45 (1893-1938)

Birthplace: Stavropol, Russia

Profession: Professor

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Professors from Russia
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov was a Russian-American novelist. While Nabokov's first nine novels were in Russian, he later rose to international prominence as a writer of English prose. He also made serious contributions as a lepidopterist and chess composer. Nabokov's Lolita is his most famous ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1899-1977)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Novelist, Screenwriter, Author, Writer Teacher, + more

Credits: Lolita, Lolita, The Luzhin Defence, Despair Laughter in the Dark, + more

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#39 on The Best Writers of All Time

#32 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#47 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#6 on The Best Russian Authors

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Yuri Zhdanov

Yuri Andreyevich Zhdanov was a Russian chemistry professor and rector of the University of Rostov. He was the son of Soviet politician Andrei Zhdanov and a former husband of Joseph Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva. ...more

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Age: Died at 87 (1919-2006)

Birthplace: Tver, Russia

Profession: Professor

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