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

A list made up of people like Igor Sikorsky and Yuri Shargin.

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

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Alexander Arkhangelsky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Alexander Arkhangelsky Died at 86 (1892-1978) Alexander Alexandrovich Arkhangelsky was an aircraft designer and doctor of technical sciences.

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Alexander Kemurdzhian is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Alexander Kemurdzhian Died at 82 (1921-2003) Alexander Leonovich Kemurdzhian was a pioneering scientist, of Armenian heritage, in the space flight program of the Soviet Union. As chief engineer-designer at the VNIITransMash, he designed ...more

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Alexander Mozhaysky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Alexander Mozhaysky Died at 65 (1825-1890) Alexander Fedorovich Mozhaysky, was a Russian naval officer, aviation pioneer, researcher and designer of heavier-than-air craft." In 1884, Mozhaysky's monoplane made a failed attempt to ...more

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Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev Died at 83 (1906-1989) Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev was a Soviet aeronautical engineer. He designed the Yakovlev military aircraft and founded the Yakovlev Design Bureau. Yakovlev was a member of the Communist Party ...more

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Alexei Tupolev is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Alexei Tupolev Died at 76 (1925-2001) Alexei Andreyevich Tupolev was a Soviet aircraft designer who led the development of the first supersonic passenger jet, the Tupolev Tu-144. He also helped design the Buran space shuttle and the ...more

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Anatoly Georgievich Ufimtsev is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Anatoly Georgievich Ufimtsev Died at 56 (1880-1936) Anatoly Georgievich Ufimtsev was a Russian engineer and aviation pioneer. He was born in Kursk. He invented a radial engine for which he received a Russian patent and designed his own vehicles ...more

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Andrei Tupolev is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Andrei Tupolev Died at 84 (1888-1972) Andrei Nikolayevich Tupolev was a pioneering Soviet aircraft designer. During his career, he designed and oversaw the design of more than 100 types of aircraft, some of which set 78 world ...more

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Artem Mikoyan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Artem Mikoyan Died at 65 (1905-1970) Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan was a Soviet aircraft designer of Armenian descent. In partnership with Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich he designed many of the famous MiG military aircraft.

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Boris Chertok is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Boris Chertok Died at 99 (1912-2011) Boris Evseyevich Chertok was a prominent Soviet and Russian rocket designer, responsible for control systems of a number of ballistic missiles and spacecraft. He was the author of a four-volume ...more

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Boris Lisunov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Boris Lisunov Died at 48 (1898-1946) Boris Pavlovich Lisunov was a Soviet aerospace engineer.

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Dmitri Ilyich Kozlov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Dmitri Ilyich Kozlov Died at 90 (1919-2009) Dmitry Ilyich Kozlov was a Russian aerospace engineer who founded the Progress State Research and Production Rocket Space Center. Kozlov fought the Germans in the Second World War. In the 1950s ...more

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Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich Died at 55 (1883-1938) Dmitry Pavlovich Grigorovich, in Russian: Дмитрий Павлович Григорович, was a Ukrainian, Russian and Soviet aircraft designer of a number of planes under the Grigorovich name.

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Eugene Michael Gluhareff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Eugene Michael Gluhareff Died at 78 (1916-1994) Eugene Michael Gluhareff was born in Petrograd, Russia and moved to the United states in the early 1920s. Gluhareff was an engineer, the son of Michael Gluhareff of Sikorsky Aircraft. He is much ...more

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Furvin Kryakutnoy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Furvin Kryakutnoy Kryakutnoy or Furtzel was a fictional early 18th-century Russian inventor, who allegedly invented the hot air balloon fifty years before the Montgolfier brothers. In 1820s or 1830s a collector ...more

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Georgi Nikolayevich Babakin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Georgi Nikolayevich Babakin Died at 57 (1914-1971) Georgy Nikolayevich Babakin was a Soviet engineer working in the space program. He was Chief Designer at the Lavochkin Design Bureau from 1965 until his death. Babakin's early career was spent ...more

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Georgy Beriev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Georgy Beriev Died at 76 (1903-1979) Georgy Mikhailovich Beriev, founded the Soviet Union's Beriev Design Bureau in Taganrog, which concentrated on amphibious aircraft.

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Igor Sikorsky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Igor Sikorsky Died at 83 (1889-1972) Igor Ivanovich Sikorsky, was a Russian American aviation pioneer in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He designed and flew the world's first multi-engine fixed-wing aircraft, the Russky ...more

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Kerim Kerimov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Kerim Kerimov Died at 86 (1917-2003) Lieutenant-General Kerim Aliyevich Kerimov was an Azerbaijani-Soviet/Russian aerospace engineer and a renowned rocket scientist, one of the founders of the Soviet space industry, and for many ...more

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Konstantin Tsiolkovsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Died at 78 (1857-1935) Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky was a Russian and Soviet rocket scientist and pioneer of the astronautic theory, of Russian and Polish descent. Along with his followers, the German Hermann ...more

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Mikhail Gurevich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Mikhail Gurevich Died at 83 (1893-1976) Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich was a Soviet aircraft designer, a partner of the famous MiG military aviation bureau. MiG is an abbreviation of their surnames.

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Mikhail Mil is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Mikhail Mil Died at 61 (1909-1970) Mikhail Leontyevich Mil was a Soviet aerospace engineer. He founded the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, which is responsible for many well-known Soviet helicopter models.

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Mikhail Pogosyan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Mikhail Pogosyan age 61 Mikhail Aslanovich Pogosyan is general director of the United Aircraft Corporation. He is a Russian national of Armenian descent.

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Mikhail Pomortsev is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Mikhail Pomortsev Died at 65 (1851-1916) Mikhail Mikhaylovich Pomortsev was a Russian meteorologist and engineer. A lunar crater is named after him.

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Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov Died at 52 (1892-1944) Nikolai Nikolaevich Polikarpov was a Soviet aeronautical engineer and aircraft designer, known as "King of Fighters". He designed the I-15 series of fighters, and the I-16 Ishak ...more

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Nikolay Sevastyanov is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Nikolay Sevastyanov age 57 Nikolai Sevastianov graduated from the Aerodynamics and Space Exploration Department of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology in 1984. In 1984 he took a job at NPO Energia as an ...more

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Nikolay Kamov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Nikolay Kamov Died at 71 (1902-1973) Nikolay Ilyich Kamov was the leading constructor of the Soviet/Russian Kamov helicopter design bureau. He was born on September 14, 1902 in Irkutsk and died on November 24, 1973 in Moscow.

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Nikolay Pilugin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Nikolay Pilugin Died at 74 (1908-1982) Nikolay Alekseyevich Pilyugin was Soviet chief designer of rocket guidance systems. He was a designer of control systems for boosters and spacecraft. He participated in design of the first ICBM ...more

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Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky Died at 74 (1847-1921) Nikolay Yegorovich Zhukovsky was a Russian scientist and a founding father of modern aero- and hydrodynamics. Whereas contemporary scientists scoffed at the idea of human flight, Zhukovsky was ...more

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Oleg Antonov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Oleg Antonov Died at 78 (1906-1984) Oleg Konstantinovich Antonov was a prominent Soviet aircraft designer, and the first chief of the Antonov - a world-famous aircraft company in Russia and Ukraine, later named in his honour. ...more

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Pavel Sukhoi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Pavel Sukhoi Died at 80 (1895-1975) Pavel Osipovich Sukhoi was a Soviet aerospace engineer. He designed the Sukhoi military aircraft and founded the Sukhoi Design Bureau.

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Robert Ludvigovich Bartini is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Robert Ludvigovich Bartini Died at 77 (1897-1974) Robert Ludvigovich Bartini was an Italian aircraft designer and scientist. Active mostly in the Soviet Union, he was called Barone Rosso because of his noble descent.

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Rostislav Alexeyev is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Rostislav Alexeyev Died at 64 (1916-1980) Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeyev was a designer of highspeed shipbuilding. He invented and designed the world's first Ekranoplans. His work has been compared to that of A.N. Tupolev in aviation ...more

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Semyon Lavochkin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Semyon Lavochkin Died at 60 (1900-1960) Semyon Alekseyevich Lavochkin, a Soviet aerospace engineer, Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Lavochkin aircraft design bureau. Many of his fighter designs were produced in large numbers ...more

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Sergei Korolev is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Sergei Korolev Died at 59 (1907-1966) Sergei Pavlovich Korolev was the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1950s and 1960s. He is considered ...more

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Sergei Tumansky is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Sergei Tumansky Died at 72 (1901-1973) Sergei Konstantinovich Tumansky was a designer of Soviet aircraft engines and the chief designer in the Tumansky Design Bureau, OKB-300. He worked in TsIAM, at the aircraft-engine plant N 29, in ...more

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Sergey Ilyushin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Sergey Ilyushin Died at 83 (1894-1977) Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin was a Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Ilyushin aircraft design bureau.

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Arkadiy Shvetsov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Arkadiy Shvetsov Died at 61 (1892-1953) Arkadiy Dmitrievich Shvetsov was a Soviet aircraft engine designer whose OKB was founded in Perm, USSR, in 1934, to produce the Wright Cyclone-derived Shvetsov M-25 engine. Under Shvetsov, his ...more

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Victor Litvinov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Victor Litvinov Died at 73 (1910-1983) Victor Yakovlevich Litvinov was a Soviet Russian aircraft designer and organizer of the aircraft industry.

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Vladimir Barmin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Vladimir Barmin Died at 84 (1909-1993) Vladimir Pavlovich Barmin was the Soviet scientist, designer of the rocket launch complexes. An asteroid 22254 Vladbarmin was named in his honor.

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Vladimir Yermolaev is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Vladimir Yermolaev Died at 35 (1909-1944) Vladimir Grigoryevich Yermolaev, 1909–1944, was a Soviet aircraft designer, general-major of the aviation engineering service. He graduated from the Moscow State University in 1931. Yermolaev ...more

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Vladimir Mikhailovich Myasishc... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Vladimir Mikhailovich Myasishchev Died at 76 (1902-1978) Vladimir Mikhailovich Myasishchev was a Soviet aircraft designer, Major General of Engineering, Hero of Socialist Labor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honored Science Worker of the RSFSR. After ...more

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Vladimir Petlyakov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Vladimir Petlyakov Died at 51 (1891-1942) Vladimir Mikhailovich Petlyakov was a Soviet aeronautical engineer. Petlyakov was born in Sambek in 1891, where his father was a local official. After he and graduated from the Technical College ...more

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Vladimir Syromyatnikov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Vladimir Syromyatnikov Died at 73 (1933-2006) Vladimir Sergeevich Syromyatnikov was a Soviet and Russian space scientist best known for designing docking mechanisms for manned spacecraft; it was his Androgynous Peripheral Attach System ...more

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Vladimir Vakhmistrov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Vladimir Vakhmistrov Vladimir Sergeyevich Vakhmistrov was a Soviet aviation engineer. He is most famous for creating a series of parasite aircraft projects under the common name Zveno.

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Yuri Artsutanov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Yuri Artsutanov age 89 Yuri N. Artsutanov is a Russian engineer born in Leningrad. A graduate of Leningrad Technological Institute, he is best known for being one of the pioneers of the idea of space elevator. In 1960 ...more

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Yuri Kondratyuk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Yuri Kondratyuk Died at 45 (1897-1942) Yuriy Vasilievich Kondratyuk, real name Aleksandr Ignatyevich Shargei, was a Ukrainian and Soviet engineer and mathematician. He is a pioneer of astronautics and spaceflight, a theoretician and ...more

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Yuri Shargin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia
Yuri Shargin age 58 Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin is a cosmonaut in the Russian Space Forces. He was born March 20, 1960 in Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russian SFSR. He is divorced and has two children. Shargin graduated ...more