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List of the greatest Olympic athletes from Russia, with photos when available. These are the best Russian Olympians of all time who have had the honor of representing their country at the prestigious Olympic games. Russian athletes from every era all have their place in the Olympic history books, but which Russian Olympian is the best of them all? You can decide who the greatest Olympic competitor from Russia is by how many medals they took back to their country, but that isn't the only factor that comes into play when considering who the best really is.

List ranges from Ruslan Sharifullin to Vladimir Lebedev, plus much more.

This list answers the questions, "Who is the best Russian Olympian of all time?" and "Who are the greatest Olympians from Russia?"

America, Russia and Great Britain have the most Olympic medals out of every country that has been represented in the Olympics, but it doesn't mean that Olympic competitors from other nations don't deserve accolades as well. Vote for your favorite Russia Olympic athletes on this list, and downvote the ones that you don't think had a huge impact on Russia.
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Sergei Fedorov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Sergei Fedorov Men's Ice Hockey

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Albert Demchenko is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Albert Demchenko Men's Singles

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Pavel Bure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Pavel Bure Men's Ice Hockey

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Alexander Ovechkin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Sergey Chudinov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Aleksey Seliverstov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Evgeni Malkin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Sergei Gonchar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Sergei Gonchar Men's Ice Hockey

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Ilya Kovalchuk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Ksenia Makarova is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Denis Menchov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Irina Gashennikova is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Pavel Datsyuk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Dmitry Stepushkin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Valeri Bure is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Valeri Bure Men's Ice Hockey

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Anton Golotsutskov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Anton Golotsutskov Men's Vault, Men's Floor exercises

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Evgeni Plushenko is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Evgeni Plushenko Figure skating - Men's singles

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Nikolay Pankratov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Sergey Shiryayev is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Ekaterina Ilyukhina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Ekaterina Ilyukhina Women's Parallel Giant Slalom

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Sergei Novitski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Olga Zavyalova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Sergei Zinovjev is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Alexei Morozov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Alexei Morozov Men's Ice Hockey

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Svetlana Sleptsova is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Svetlana Sleptsova Women's 4x6 km Relay

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Kiril Serikov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Evgeni Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Ekaterina Lebedeva is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Ekaterina Smolina is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Alexander Radulov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Yekaterina Ananina is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Alena Leonova is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Natalia Goncharova is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Natalia Goncharova Women's synchronized 10 metre platform

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Viktor Kneib is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Aleksandr Lebedev is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Alexandre Zoubkov is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Alexandre Zoubkov Two-Man Bobsleigh

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Sergej Maslennikov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Ekaterina Stoliarova is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Valeriy Borchin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Valeriy Borchin Men's 20km walk

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Svetlana Terenteva is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Denis Moiseychenkov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Tatyana Lebedeva is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Tatyana Lebedeva Women's Triple jump, Women's Long jump

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Andrey Boldykov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Andrey Volkov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Daria Serova is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Maxim Sushinsky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Evgeny Ustyugov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia
Evgeny Ustyugov Men's 15 km Mass Start, Men's 4x7.5 km Relay

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Vassili Rotchev is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Dimitry Ipatov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia

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Denis Grebeshkov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Olympic Athletes from Russia