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Famous Guitar Players from Russia

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List of famous guitar players from Russia, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Russia has produced some great guitar players over the years, including guitarists who specialize in rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, acoustic and more. These are some of the best Russian guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Russia and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Russia then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List features guitarists like Vladimir Vysotsky and Sergey Mavrin.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Russian guitarists?" and "Which guitar players are from Russia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Russia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a guitar player or just love music you can use this list of talented Russian guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.
Edgar Froese is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 75
Edgar Willmar Froese (6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015) was a German artist and electronic music pioneer, best known for founding the electronic music group Tangerine Dream. Although his solo and ...more
Boris Grebenshchikov is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 66
Boris Borisovich Grebenshchikov (Russian: Бори́с Бори́сович Гребенщико́в; born (1953-11-27)27 November 1953), stage name Boris Grebenshikov, also known as Boris Purushottama Grebenshikov, is one ...more
Vladimir Vysotsky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Dec. at 42 (1938-1980)
Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (Russian: Влади́мир Семёнович Высо́цкий, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr sʲɪˈmʲɵnəvʲɪtɕ vɨˈsotskʲɪj]; 25 January 1938 – 25 July 1980) was a Soviet singer-songwriter, poet, and ...more

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Bulat Okudzhava is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Dec. at 73 (1924-1997)
Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava (Russian: Була́т Ша́лвович Окуджа́ва; Georgian: ბულატ ოკუჯავა) (May 9, 1924 – June 12, 1997) was a Soviet and Russian poet, writer, musician, novelist, and ...more
Sergey Nikitin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 75
Sergey Yakovlevich Nikitin (Russian: Серге́й Яковлевич Никитин, born 8 March 1944) is a prominent Soviet and Russian bard, composer, and biophysicist. He performs both solo and in a duet with ...more
Victor Zinchuk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Vladimir Holstinin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 61
Vladimir Petrovich Holstinin (Russian: Влади́мир Петро́вич Холстинин) is a Russian guitarist. He is one of the founding members of heavy metal band Aria.
Andrei Krylov is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 60
Andrei Krylov (born 3 March 1959) is a Russian 7- and 6- string guitarist, composer and poet. He studied classical guitar, arrangement and composition in Saint Petersburg and later emigrated to ...more
Konstantin Nikolsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
age 68
Konstantin Nikolsky is a Russian rock musician, singer, guitarist and songwriter. He has played with a lot of Russian bands, including Voskreseniye and Tsvety
Sergei Tupikin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Sergei Tupikin age 54
Sergey Mavrin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Sergey Mavrin age 56
Sergey Konstantinovich Mavrin (Russian: Сергей Константинович Маврин, born 28 February 1963), nicknamed "Mavrick" (Маврик), is a Russian musician and composer, who is credited as one ...more
Alexander Kutikov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Alexander Kutikov age 67
Alexander Viktorovich Kutikov (Russian: Александр Викторович Кутиков; 13 April 1952 in Moscow) is a Soviet/Russian rock musician, composer, producer, and businessman.
Andrei Sychra is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Russia
Dec. at 77 (1773-1850)
Andrei Osipovich Sychra (Sikhra, Sichra, in Russian Андрей Осипович Сихра Andrej Osipovič Sixra) (born 1773 (?1776) in Vilnius; died November 21/December 3, 1850, in St Petersburg) was a Russian ...more