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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
age 44
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
Dec. 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. He served on an ...more

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Aleksey Suvorin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Aleksey Suvorin Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 81
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
age 56
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
age 65
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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 54
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 Dec. 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
age 53
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
Dec. 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
Dec. at 48 (1958-2006)
Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya was a Russian journalist, writer, and human rights activist. Politkovskaya made her reputation reporting from Chechnya. Her post-1999 articles about conditions in ...more

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Artyom Borovik is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Journalists from Russia
Dec. 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
age 49
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
age 88
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
Dec. 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
Dec. 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
age 58
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
age 39
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 Dec. 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