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List of famous alumni from Kazan State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Kazan State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Kazan State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Kazan State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Kazan State University.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Vladimir Lenin and Leo Tolstoy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Kazan State University?” and “Which celebrities are Kazan State University alumni?”
Vladimir Lenin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Kazan State University Alumni
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Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, alias Lenin was a Russian communist revolutionary, politician and political theorist. He served as head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, the Russian Empire was replaced by the Soviet Union; all wealth including land, industry and business was nationalized. Based in Marxism, his political theories are known as Leninism. Born to a wealthy middle-class family in Simbirsk, Lenin gained an interest in revolutionary leftist politics following the execution of his brother Aleksandr in 1887. Expelled from Kazan State University for participating in ...more

Age: Died at 54 (1870-1924)

Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia

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#49 on The Most Influential People of All Time

#39 on The Most Influential People of the Cold War

#78 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Kazan State University Alumni
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Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, commonly referred to as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright and philosopher who primarily wrote novels and short stories. Tolstoy was a master of realistic fiction and is widely considered one of the greatest novelists of all time. He is best known for two long novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina. Tolstoy first achieved literary acclaim in his 20s with his semi-autobiographical trilogy of novels, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth and Sevastopol Sketches, based on his experiences in the Crimean War. His fiction output also includes two additional novels, dozens of short stories, and several famous novellas, including ...more

Age: Died at 82 (1828-1910)

Birthplace: Yasnaya Polyana, Russia

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#3 on The Best Writers of All Time

#16 on The Best Short Story Writers of All Time

#3 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#4 on The Best Russian Authors

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Alexander Butlerov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Kazan State University Alumni
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Alexander Butlerov

Alexander Mikhaylovich Butlerov was a Russian chemist, one of the principal creators of the theory of chemical structure, the first to incorporate double bonds into structural formulas, the discoverer of hexamine, the discoverer of formaldehyde and the discoverer of the formose reaction. He first proposed the idea of possible tetrahedral arrangement of valence bonds in carbon compounds in 1862. The crater Butlerov on the Moon is named after him. Alexander Butlerov was born in Chistopol into a landowning family. 1951 Alexander Butlerov USSR postage stamp Monument to Alexander Butlerov in Kazan ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1828-1886)

Birthplace: Chistopol, Russia

Alexander Luria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Kazan State University Alumni
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Alexander Romanovich Luria was a Soviet neuropsychologist and developmental psychologist. He was one of the founders of Cultural-Historical Psychology, and a leader of the Vygotsky Circle. Luria's magnum opus was his textbook on neuropsychology, Higher Cortical Functions in Man, which has been translated into multiple languages and which he supplemented with The Working Brain in the 1970s. Apart from his work with Vygotsky, Luria is widely known for two extraordinary psychological case studies: of a man with a highly advanced memory, published as "The Mind of a Mnemonist", and of a man with traumatic brain injury, published as "The Man with a Shattered World". During his career Luria worked ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1902-1977)

Birthplace: Kazan, Russia

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