Famous Cross-country Skiers from Russia

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

Maxim Vylegzhanin and Ekaterina Chuikova are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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

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  • Alexander Gennadiyevich Legkov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Геннáдьевич Легков; born 7 May 1983) is a retired Russian cross-country skier who competed internationally between 2002 and 2017. He has five individual World Cup victories including one Tour de Ski title, as well as gold and silver medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Krasnoarmeysk, Russia
  • Alexey Yevgenyevich Petukhov (Russian: Алексей Евгеньевич Петухов; born 28 June 1983) is a Russian cross-country skier who has competed since 2002.
    • Age: 39
    • Birthplace: Klintsy, Russia
  • Alyona Viktorovna Sidko (Russian: Алёна Ви́кторовна Сидько́; born September 20, 1979, Krasnoyarsk) is a Russian cross-country skier who has competed since 2000. Sidko won a bronze medal in the Individual Sprint at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. She also won a bronze in the Team sprint (with Yuliya Chepalova) at the 2005 FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Oberstdorf and had her best individual finish of 12th in the Individual sprint in 2003. Sidko has nineteen wins at various levels in distances in up to 10 km since 2002. She took the 2007-08 season off due to pregnancy but returned for the 2008-09 season. Sidko was banned from competing at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics for breaking ...more
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Krasnoyarsk, Russia
  • Ekaterina Chuikova
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    Ekaterina Chuikova is an Olympic Cross-country Skier from Russia.
    • Age: 36
    • Birthplace: Russia
  • Eugeni Dementiev
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    Yevgeny Alexandrovich Dementyev (Russian: Евге́ний Александрович Деме́нтьев, born 17 January 1983 in Tayozhny, Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug) is a Russian cross-country skier. He attended Children and Youth Sports School of Sovetsky District, Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, where his first trainer was Valery Ukhov. Dementyev's first international success was in 2001 at the Junior World Championship. He won two medals at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, with a gold in the men's 15 km + 15 km pursuit event and a silver in the men's 50 km freestyle mass start. Dementyev finished 0.8 seconds behind the winner Giorgio Di Centa in the 50 km event, the closest margin of victory in Olympic ...more
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
  • Ivan Babikov
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    Ivan Sergeyevich Babikov (Russian: Иван Сергеевич Бабиков); born July 4, 1980 in Syktyvkar, Komi ASSR, Russian SFSR) is a Russian-born Canadian cross country skier who has been competing since 2002. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Whistler, he earned his best finish of 5th in the 15km + 15km double pursuit, & was Fourth in 2013 World Championship (15km free-best ever for Canada))representing Canada. He was raised in Kozhva,Pechora Region, Komi Republic) & studied in Syktyvkar state University[[Syktyvkar] Sport faculty (1997-2004], Russia.
    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: Syktyvkar, Russia