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

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Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 79 (1891-1970) Abram Samoilovitch Besicovitch was a Russian mathematician, who worked mainly in England. He was born in Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov to a Karaite family.

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Albert Shiryaev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Albert Shiryaev age 83 Albert Nikolayevich Shiryaev is a Soviet and Russian mathematician. He is known for his work in probability theory, statistics and financial mathematics. He graduated from Moscow State ...more

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Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandr... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 87 (1912-1999) Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, was a Soviet/Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher and mountaineer.

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Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 63 (1908-1971) Alexander Gennadyevich Kurosh was a Soviet mathematician, known for his work in abstract algebra. He is credited with writing the first modern and high-level text on group theory, his The Theory ...more

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Aleksandr Korkin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Aleksandr Korkin Died at 71 (1837-1908) Aleksandr Nikolayevich Korkin was a Russian mathematician. He made contribution to the development of partial differential equations, and was second only to Chebyshev among the founders of the ...more

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Aleksandr Lyapunov is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 61 (1857-1918) Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov was a Russian mathematician, mechanician and physicist. His surname is sometimes romanized as Ljapunov, Liapunov, Liapounoff or Ljapunow. Lyapunov is known for ...more

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Aleksandr Nekrasov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Aleksandr Nekrasov Died at 74 (1883-1957) Aleksandr Ivanovich Nekrasov was a Russian mathematician known for his mathematical contributions to hydromechanics and aeromechanics. Nekrasov was born in Moscow, Russia, where he would remain ...more

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Alexander Friedmann is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 37 (1888-1925) Alexander Alexandrovich Friedmann was a Russian and Soviet physicist and mathematician. He is best known for his pioneering theory that the universe was expanding, governed by a set of equations ...more

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Alexander Beilinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 60 Alexander A. Beilinson is the David and Mary Winton Green University Professor at the University of Chicago and works on mathematics. His research has spanned representation theory, algebraic ...more

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Alexander Gelfond is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 62 (1906-1968) Alexander Osipovich Gelfond was a Soviet mathematician. Gelfond's theorem is named after him.

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Alexander Razborov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 55 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Razborov, sometimes known as Sasha Razborov, is a Soviet and Russian mathematician and computational theorist.

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Alexander Volberg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 62 Alexander Volberg is a Russian mathematician. He is working in operator theory, complex analysis and harmonic analysis. He received the Salem Prize in 1988 for his work in harmonic analysis. ...more

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Alexandre Kirillov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 81 Alexandre Aleksandrovich Kirillov is a Soviet and Russian mathematician, renowned for his works in the fields of representation theory, topological groups and Lie groups. In particular he ...more

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Alexei Borodin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 42 Alexei Borodin is Professor of Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Anatoli Georgievich Vitushkin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Anatoli Georgievich Vitushkin Died at 73 (1931-2004) Anatoli Georgievich Vitushkin was a Soviet mathematician noted for his work on mathematical analysis and analytic capacity.

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Anatoly Maltsev is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Anatoly Maltsev Died at 58 (1909-1967) Anatoly Ivanovich Maltsev was born in Misheronsky, near Moscow, and died in Novosibirsk, USSR. He was a mathematician noted for his work on the decidability of various algebraic groups. Malcev ...more

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Anatoly Vershik is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Anatoly Vershik age 84 Anatoly Moiseevich Vershik is a Soviet and Russian mathematician. He is most famous for his joint work with Sergey V. Kerov on representations of infinite symmetric groups and applications to ...more

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Andrei Bolibrukh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Andrei Bolibrukh Died at 53 (1950-2003) Andrei Andreevich Bolibrukh was a Soviet and Russian mathematician. He was known for his work on ordinary differential equations especially Hilbert's twenty-first problem. Bolibrukh was the ...more

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Andrei Okounkov is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 48 Andrei Yuryevich Okounkov is a Russian mathematician who works on representation theory and its applications to algebraic geometry, mathematical physics, probability theory and special ...more

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Andrei Suslin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Andrei Suslin age 67 Andrei Suslin is a Russian mathematician who has made contributions to the field of algebra, especially algebraic K-theory and its connections with algebraic geometry. He is currently a Trustee ...more

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Andrey Kolmogorov is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 84 (1903-1987) Andrey Nikolaevich Kolmogorov was a 20th-century Soviet mathematician who made significant contributions to the mathematics of probability theory, topology, intuitionistic logic, turbulence, ...more

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Andrey Markov is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Andrey Markov Died at 66 (1856-1922) Andrey Andreyevich Markov was a Russian mathematician. He is best known for his work on stochastic processes. A primary subject of his research later became known as Markov chains and Markov ...more

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Andrey Nikolayevich Tikhonov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Andrey Nikolayevich Tikhonov Died at 87 (1906-1993) Andrey Nikolayevich Tikhonov was a Soviet and Russian mathematician known for important contributions to topology, functional analysis, mathematical physics, and ill-posed problems. He was also ...more

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Askold Ivanovich Vinogradov is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Askold Ivanovich Vinogradov Died at 76 (1929-2005) Askold Ivanovich Vinogradov was a Russian mathematician working in number theory. A major result he proved was the Bombieri–Vinogradov theorem.

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Boris Berezovsky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 67 (1946-2013) Boris Abramovich Berezovsky was a Russian business oligarch, government official and mathematician. He was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Berezovsky was politically opposed to the ...more

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Boris Delaunay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 90 (1890-1980) Boris Nikolaevich Delaunay or Delone was one of the first Russian mountain climbers and a Soviet/Russian mathematician, and the father of physicist Nikolai Borisovich Delone. The spelling Delone ...more

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Boris Galerkin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Boris Galerkin Died at 74 (1871-1945) Boris Grigoryevich Galerkin, born in Polotsk, Vitebsk Governorate, Russian Empire, was a Jewish Soviet mathematician and an engineer.

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Christian Goldbach is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Christian Goldbach Died at 74 (1690-1764) Christian Goldbach was a German mathematician who also studied law. He is remembered today for Goldbach's conjecture.

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Dmitri Egorov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 62 (1869-1931) Dmitri Fyodorovich Egorov was a Russian and Soviet mathematician known for significant contributions to the areas of differential geometry and mathematical analysis.

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Dmitri Anosov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Dmitri Anosov Died at 78 (1936-2014) Dmitri Victorovich Anosov was a Soviet and Russian mathematician, known for his contributions to dynamical systems theory. He was a full member of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a laureate ...more

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Efim Zelmanov is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 62 Efim Isaakovich Zelmanov is a Russian mathematician, known for his work on combinatorial problems in nonassociative algebra and group theory, including his solution of the restricted Burnside ...more

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Fedor Nazarov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Fedor Nazarov age 51 Fedor L'vovich Nazarov is a Russian mathematician working in the United States. He had done research in mathematical analysis and its applications, in particular in functional analysis and ...more

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Ferdinand Minding is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Ferdinand Minding Died at 79 (1806-1885) Ferdinand Minding was a German-Russian mathematician known for his contributions to differential geometry. He continued the work of Gauss concerning differential geometry of surfaces, especially ...more

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Georgy Adelson-Velsky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 96 Georgy Maximovich Adelson-Velsky was a Soviet and Israeli mathematician and computer scientist. Born at Samara, Adelson-Velsky was originally educated as a pure mathematician. His first paper, ...more

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Georgy Voronoy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 40 (1868-1908) Georgy Feodosevich Voronoy was a Russian and Ukrainian mathematician. Among other things, he defined the Voronoi diagram. Voronoy was born in the village of Zhuravky, district of Pyriatin, in ...more

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Gleb Vladimirovich Nosovsky is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Gleb Vladimirovich Nosovsky age 60 Gleb Vladimirovich Nosovsky or Nosovskiy is a Russian mathematician. He was born in Moscow, Russia. He is a supporter of revising chronological history.

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Grigori Perelman is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 51 Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman is a Russian mathematician who made landmark contributions to Riemannian geometry and geometric topology before apparently withdrawing from mathematics. In 1994, ...more

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Grigory Margulis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 72 Gregori Aleksandrovich Margulis is a Russian mathematician known for his work on lattices in Lie groups, and the introduction of methods from ergodic theory into diophantine approximation. He ...more

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Gury Marchuk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Gury Marchuk Died at 88 (1925-2013) Gury Ivanovich Marchuk was a prominent Soviet and Russian scientist in the fields of computational mathematics, and physics of atmosphere. Academician; the President of the USSR Academy of ...more

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Igor Ansoff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 84 (1918-2002) H. Igor Ansoff was a Russian American applied mathematician and business manager. He is known as the father of strategic management.

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Igor Shafarevich is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Igor Shafarevich age 94 Igor Rostislavovich Shafarevich is a Russian mathematician who has contributed to algebraic number theory and algebraic geometry. He has written books and articles that criticize socialism, and ...more

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Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 80 (1929-2009) Ilya Piatetski-Shapiro was a Soviet-born Israeli mathematician. During a career that spanned 60 years he made major contributions to applied science as well as theoretical mathematics. In the ...more

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Isaak Russman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 67 (1938-2005) Isaak Borisovich Russman was a Russian mathematician and economist. He studied and worked at Voronezh State University. Isaak Borisovich Russman was born on March 7, 1938 in Voronezh. Although ...more

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Israel Gelfand is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 96 (1913-2009) Israel Moiseevich Gelfand, also written Israïl Moyseyovich Gel'fand, or Izrail M. Gelfand was a Soviet mathematician who made major contributions to many branches of mathematics, including ...more

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Ivan Ivanovich Zhegalkin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Ivan Ivanovich Zhegalkin Died at 78 (1869-1947) Ivan Ivanovich Zhegalkin was a Russian mathematician. He is best known for his formulation of Boolean algebra as the theory of the ring of integers mod 2, via what are now called Zhegalkin ...more

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Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 92 (1891-1983) Ivan Matveevich Vinogradov ForMemRS was a Soviet mathematician, who was one of the creators of modern analytic number theory, and also a dominant figure in mathematics in the USSR. He was born ...more

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Ivan Privalov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Ivan Privalov Died at 50 (1891-1941) Ivan Ivanovich Privalov was a Russian mathematician best known for his work on analytic functions.

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I͡U︡. I. Manin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
age 81 Yuri Ivanovitch Manin is a Soviet/Russian/German mathematician, known for work in algebraic geometry and diophantine geometry, and many expository works ranging from mathematical logic to ...more

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Ladislaus Bortkiewicz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 63 (1868-1931) Ladislaus Josephovich Bortkiewicz was Russian economist and statistician of Polish ancestry, who lived most of his professional life in Germany, where he taught at Strassburg University and ...more

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Leonid Kantorovich is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Mathematicians from Russia
Died at 74 (1912-1986) Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich was a Soviet mathematician and economist, known for his theory and development of techniques for the optimal allocation of resources. He is regarded as the ...more