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Famous Aerospace Engineers from Russia

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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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 62
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 58
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