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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


    BirthplaceSovetsk, Eurasia, Kaliningrad Oblast, Euroregion Baltic, Russia

    Edgar Willmar Froese (6 June 1944 – 20 January 2015) was a German artist and electronic music... more on Wikipedia
  • Boris Grebenshchikov

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    BirthplaceNorthwestern Federal District, Eurasia, Russia, Saint Petersburg

    Boris Borisovich Grebenshchikov (Russian: Бори́с Бори́сович Гребенщико́в; born (1953-11-27)27... more on Wikipedia
  • Vladimir Vysotsky

    Vladimir Vysotsky

    Dec. at 42 (1938-1980)

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Guitars PlayedSeven-string guitar

    Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (Russian: Влади́мир Семёнович Высо́цкий, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr... more on Wikipedia

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  • Bulat Okudzhava

    Bulat Okudzhava

    Dec. at 73 (1924-1997)

    NationalityRussia, Armenia, Soviet Union

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Bulat Shalvovich Okudzhava (Russian: Була́т Ша́лвович Окуджа́ва; Georgian: ბულატ ოკუჯავა) (May... more on Wikipedia
  • Sergey Nikitin

    NationalityRussia, Soviet Union

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Sergey Yakovlevich Nikitin (Russian: Серге́й Яковлевич Никитин, born 8 March 1944) is a... more on Wikipedia
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  • Vladimir Holstinin


    BirthplaceEurasia, Moscow Oblast, Russia, Lyubertsy

    Vladimir Petrovich Holstinin (Russian: Влади́мир Петро́вич Холстинин) is a Russian guitarist.... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrei Krylov


    Andrei Krylov (born 3 March 1959) is a Russian 7- and 6- string guitarist, composer and poet. ... more on Wikipedia
  • NationalityRussia

    BirthplaceMoscow, Europe, Eurasia, Moscow Oblast, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

    Konstantin Nikolsky is a Russian rock musician, singer, guitarist and songwriter. He has... more on Wikipedia
  • Sergei Tupikin

    Age: 54


    BirthplaceVoronezh Oblast, Eurasia, Voronezh, Russia

  • Sergey Mavrin

    Sergey Mavrin

    Age: 56


    BirthplaceKazan, Eurasia, Tatarstan, Russia

    Sergey Konstantinovich Mavrin (Russian: Сергей Константинович Маврин, born 28 February 1963),... more on Wikipedia
  • Alexander Kutikov

    Age: 67


    Alexander Viktorovich Kutikov (Russian: Александр Викторович Кутиков; 13 April 1952 in Moscow)... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrei Sychra

    Dec. at 77 (1773-1850)


    BirthplaceVilnius, Lithuania

    Andrei Osipovich Sychra (Sikhra, Sichra, in Russian Андрей Осипович Сихра Andrej Osipovič... more on Wikipedia