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

People include everything from Dmitri Mendeleev to Otto Schmidt.

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

Use this list of renowned Russian scientists to discover some new scientists 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. (86 items)
Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists 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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Alexei Nikolaevich Leontiev, was a Soviet developmental psychologist, and the founder of activity theory. ...more

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Age: Died at 76 (1903-1979)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Psychologist, Scientist

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Alexander Abramov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from Russia
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Alexander Grigoryevich Abramov is a former scientist who became an industrial magnate as one of the two heads of Evraz, Russia's largest steel producer. Beginning in 1998, he has amassed the largest steel and iron empire in Russia, which employs 125,000 people, controls about 22 percent of the ...more

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Age: 58

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Scientist

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Alexander Chayanov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Russia
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Alexander V. Chayanov was a Soviet agrarian economist, and scholar of rural sociology and advocate of agrarianism and cooperatives. ...more

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Age: Died at 49 (1888-1937)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Scientist, Economist

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