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

This is a list that includes people like Anna Politkovskaya and Yuri Shchekochikhin.

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

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Alexander Khinshtein is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Alexander Khinshtein age 43 Alexander Yevseyevich Khinshtein is a Russian politician and journalist. He is a member of United Russia. He currently represents the 122nd elective district in the State Duma. Khinshtein was ...more

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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy Died at 62 (1883-1945) Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, nicknamed the Comrade Count, was a Russian and Soviet writer who wrote in many genres but specialized in science fiction and historical novels. During World War II, ...more

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Aleksey Suvorin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Aleksey Suvorin Died at 78 (1834-1912) Aleksei Sergeyevich Suvorin was a newspaper and book publisher and journalist whose publishing empire wielded considerable influence during the last decades of the Russian Empire. He set out as ...more

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Alexander Berkman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Alexander Berkman Died at 66 (1870-1936) Alexander Berkman was an anarchist known for his political activism and writing. He was a leading member of the anarchist movement in the early 20th century. Berkman was born in Vilna in the ...more

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Alexander Prokhanov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Alexander Prokhanov age 80 Alexander Andreyevich Prokhanov is a Soviet and Russian writer, a member of the secretariat of the Writers Union of the Russian Federation and the author of more than 30 novels and short story ...more

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Alexander Vassiliev is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Alexander Vassiliev age 55 Alexander Vassiliev is a Russian journalist, writer, and espionage historian living in London. A former officer in the Soviet Committee for State Security, Vassiliev is known for his two books ...more

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Alexandr Podrabinek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Alexandr Podrabinek age 64 Alexandr Podrabinek is a Russian journalist, human rights activist and editor-in-chief of Prima information agency. He is a founding signatory of the Prague Declaration on European Conscience ...more

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Anastasia Baburova is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Anastasia Baburova Died at 26 (1983-2009) Anastasia Baburova was a journalist for Novaya Gazeta and a student of journalism at Moscow State University. She was born in Sevastopol, Ukraine. A member of Autonomous Action, she investigated ...more

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Anatoly Lunacharsky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Anatoly Lunacharsky Died at 58 (1875-1933) Anatoly Vasilyevich Lunacharsky was a Russian Marxist revolutionary and the first Soviet People's Commissar of Education responsible for culture and education. He was active as an art critic and ...more

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Andrei Babitsky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Andrei Babitsky age 53 Andrei Babitsky is a Russian journalist and war reporter, who worked for Radio Liberty from 1989 to 2014, covering the 1991 August Coup, Civil War in Tajikistan and, most notably, both the First ...more

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Andrey Bolotov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Andrey Bolotov Died at 95 (1738-1833) Andrey Timofeyevich Bolotov was the most prolific memoirist and the most distinguished agriculturist of the 18th-century Russian Empire. Bolotov was born and spent most of his adult life in the ...more

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Andrey Vladimirovich Kolesniko... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Andrey Vladimirovich Kolesnikov age 52 Andrey Vladimirovich Kolesnikov is a Russian journalist, an author of a series of books about Anatoly Chubais. He worked in Izvestia and since 1988 as a deputy editor of The New Times. He is ...more

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Anna Kuliscioff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Anna Kuliscioff Died at 68 (1857-1925) Anna Kuliscioff was a Jewish Russian revolutionary, a prominent feminist, an anarchist influenced by Mikhail Bakunin, and eventually a Marxist socialist militant; she was mainly active in Italy, ...more

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Anna Politkovskaya is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Anna Politkovskaya Died at 48 (1958-2006) Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist, writer, and human rights activist known for her opposition to the Second Chechen War and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Politkovskaya ...more

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Artyom Borovik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Artyom Borovik Died at 40 (1960-2000) Artyom Genrikhovich Borovik was a prominent Russian journalist and media magnate. He was the son of a Soviet journalist, Genrikh Borovik, who worked for many years as a foreign correspondent in ...more

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Avdotya Smirnova is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Avdotya Smirnova age 48 Avdotya Smirnova is a screenwriter, film and television director, actor, journalist and presenter.

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Boris Pankin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Boris Pankin age 87 Boris Dimitrievich Pankin was Minister of Foreign Affairs of the USSR for a brief period in 1991.

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Christian Rakovsky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Christian Rakovsky Died at 68 (1873-1941) Christian Rakovsky was a Bulgarian socialist revolutionary, a Bolshevik politician and Soviet diplomat; he was also noted as a journalist, physician, and essayist. Rakovsky's political career ...more

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D. S. Mirsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
D. S. Mirsky Died at 49 (1890-1939) D. S. Mirsky is the English pen-name of Dmitry Petrovich Svyatopolk-Mirsky, often known as Prince Mirsky, a Russian political and literary historian who promoted the knowledge and translations ...more

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Dmitri Maretsky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Dmitri Maretsky Dmitri Maretsky was a brother of an actress Vera Maretskaya and Gregori Maretsky. Dmitri Maretsky and his brother Gregori were journalists executed in 1937 by gunshots during the purges of the ...more

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Dmitry Galkovsky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Dmitry Galkovsky age 57 Dmitry Yevgenyevich Galkovsky is a Russian writer, journalist, philosopher and blogger. Most famous as author of the novel The Infinite Deadlock.

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Dmitry Glukhovsky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Dmitry Glukhovsky age 38 Dmitry A. Glukhovsky is a Russian author and journalist known for Sci-Fi, Magic-Realism, and his exploration of social and political structures. He began writing his first novel, Metro 2033, at ...more

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Ekaterina Kruchkova is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia

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Gadzhimurat Kamalov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Gadzhimurat Kamalov Died at 46 (1965-2011) Gadzhimurat Kamalov, was a Russian investigative journalist and the owner of Svoboda Slova, the media company that published the newspaper Chernovik. Kamalov was shot dead in an apparent ...more

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Gregori Maretsky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Gregori Maretsky Gregori Maretsky was a brother of an actress Vera Maretskaya and Dmitri Maretsky. Gregori Maretsky and his brother Dmitri were journalists executed in 1937 by gunshots during the purges of the ...more

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Grigory Pasko is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Grigory Pasko age 56 Grigory Mikhailovich Pasko is a Russian journalist, former officer of the Russian Navy, Amnesty International-designated prisoner of conscience, and founding editor of Ecology and Law, an ...more

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Isaac Babel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Isaac Babel Died at 46 (1894-1940) Isaac Emmanuilovich Babel was a Russian language journalist, playwright, literary translator, and short story writer. He is best known as the author of Red Cavalry, Story of My Dovecote, and ...more

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Ivan Aksakov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Ivan Aksakov Died at 63 (1823-1886) Ivan Sergeyevich Aksakov was a Russian littérateur and notable Slavophile.

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Ivan Karasev is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
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Ivan Safronov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Ivan Safronov Died at 51 (1956-2007) Ivan Ivanovich Safronov was a Russian journalist and columnist who covered military affairs for the daily newspaper Kommersant. He died after falling from the fifth floor of his Moscow apartment ...more

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Joseph Ruttenberg is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Joseph Ruttenberg Died at 94 (1889-1983) Joseph Ruttenberg, A.S.C. was a Russian-born American photojournalist and cinematographer. Ruttenberg was accomplished winning accolades. At MGM, Ruttenberg was nominated for the Academy Award ...more

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Katerina Ksenyeva is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Katerina Ksenyeva age 42 Katerina Ksenyeva is a New York-based singer, composer, actress, author and journalist from Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2013, Ksenyeva started working on permanent basis in New York singing in ...more

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Larisa Arap is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Larisa Arap age 60 Larisa Arap is a Russian opposition activist who became a victim of involuntary commitment in the psychiatric facilities of Murmansk and Apatity, soon after publishing her article about ...more

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Leonid Parfyonov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Leonid Parfyonov age 58 Leonid Gennadievich Parfyonov is a Russian veteran journalist, news presenter, TV producer and author of many popular documentary TV shows. Parfyonov is best known for his studio work and ...more

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Margarita Aliger is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Margarita Aliger Died at 77 (1915-1992) Margarita Iosifovna Aliger was a famous Soviet poet, translator, and journalist.

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Micha Josef Berdyczewski is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Micha Josef Berdyczewski Died at 56 (1865-1921) Micha Josef Berdyczewski, or Mikhah Yosef Bin-Gorion, was a Ukrainian-born writer of Hebrew, a journalist, and a scholar. He appealed for the Jews to change their way of thinking, freeing ...more

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Natalia Morar is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Natalia Morar age 34 Natalia Morari is a Moldovan investigative journalist for the Russian magazine New Times. She was a permanent resident of Russia until she was expelled in December 2007, presumably for exposing ...more

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Natalya Estemirova is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Natalya Estemirova Died at 51 (1958-2009) Natalya Khusainovna Estemirova was an award-winning Russian human rights activist and board member of the Russian human rights organization Memorial. Estemirova was abducted by unknown persons ...more

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Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Nikita Khrushchev Died at 77 (1894-1971) Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was a Russian politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to ...more

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Nikolay Alexeyev is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Nikolay Alexeyev age 40 Nikolay Alexandrovich Alexeyev is a Russian LGBT rights activist, lawyer and journalist. On 21 October 2010 Nikolay Alexeyev won the first ever case at the European Court of Human Rights on LGBT ...more

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Nikolay Chernyshevsky is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Nikolay Chernyshevsky Died at 61 (1828-1889) Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky was a Russian revolutionary democrat, materialist philosopher, critic, and socialist. He was the leader of the revolutionary democratic movement of the 1860s, ...more

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Oleg Kashin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Oleg Kashin age 37 Oleg Kashin is a former seaman and a prominent Russian journalist.

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Olga Lipovskaya is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Olga Lipovskaya age 64 Olga Lipovskaya is a Russian poet and feminist. Working in Leningrad during the glasnost period from 1989 to 1991 Lipovskaya edited Women's Reading, a samizdat journal of about 30 copies per ...more

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Osip Senkovsky is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Osip Senkovsky Died at 58 (1800-1858) Osip Ivanovich Senkovsky, born Józef Julian SÄ™kowski, was a Polish-Russian orientalist, journalist, and entertainer. Senkovsky was born into an old family of Polish szlachta. During his ...more

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Pavel Felgenhauer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Pavel Felgenhauer age 66 Pavel E. Felgenhauer is a Russian military analyst who allegedly has insider sources in the Russian military. He is known for his publications critical of Russia's political and military

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Pyotr Vyazemsky is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Pyotr Vyazemsky Died at 86 (1792-1878) Prince Pyotr Andreyevich Vyazemsky or Petr Andreevich Viazemsky was a leading personality of the Golden Age of Russian poetry.

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Tina Kandelaki is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Tina Kandelaki age 42 Tina Kandeláki is a Georgian-born Russian journalist, public figure, TV presenter and producer. A co-owner of the Apostol company.

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Varlam Shalamov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Varlam Shalamov Died at 75 (1907-1982) Varlam Tikhonovich Shalamov, baptized as Varlaam, was a Russian writer, journalist, poet and Gulag survivor.

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Victor Erofeyev is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Victor Erofeyev age 70 Victor Vladimirovich Erofeyev is a Russian writer. As son of a high-ranking Soviet diplomat Vladimir Erofeyev, he spent some of his childhood in Paris, which accounts for why much of his work ...more

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Viktor Nekrasov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Viktor Nekrasov Died at 76 (1911-1987) Viktor Platonovich Nekrasov was a Russian writer, journalist and editor.