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Ever wondered how many famous people named Leonid there are? This list of celebrities named Leonid includes photos and information about each person when available. The famous Leonids on this list come in all shapes and sizes, but all ended up achieving some kind of fame in their respective fields. This includes singers and musicians named Leonid, actors named Leonid, and even athletes named Leonid. Well-known Leonids like Leonid Brezhnev, Leonid Kogan, and Leonid Rozhetskin are just the start of this list.
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Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Politician, Engineer Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, presiding over the country from 1964 until his death in 1982. His ...more

Leonid Kogan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Violinist Leonid Borisovich Kogan was a preeminent Soviet violinist during the 20th century. He is considered to have been one of the greatest representatives of the Soviet School of violin playing.

Leonid Rozhetskin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Lawyer Leonid Borisovich Rozhetskin was a financier and lawyer who went missing under suspicious circumstances after disappearing from his villa in Jūrmala, Latvia. In 2013, remains found nearby the ...more

Leonid Kizim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Pilot, Astronaut Leonid Denisovich Kizim was a Soviet cosmonaut. Kizim was born in Krasnyi Lyman, Donetsk Oblast, Soviet Union. He graduated from Higher Air Force School in 1975; and served as a test pilot in ...more

Leonid Popov is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Pilot, Astronaut Leonid Ivanovich Popov is a former Soviet cosmonaut.

Leonid Hurwicz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Professor, Scientist, Economist Leonid "Leo" Hurwicz was a Polish-American economist and mathematician, born in Moscow. He originated incentive compatibility and mechanism design, which show how desired outcomes are ...more

Leonid the Magnificent is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Drag queen Leonid the Magnificent is a Russian performance artist born in 1973 in Siberia who now lives in Brooklyn, New York City. Leonid has been performing on stage since the age of 12. He finished ...more

Leonid Kantorovich is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Mathematician, Scientist, Economist 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

Leonid Gaidai is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director Leonid Iovich Gaidai was one of the most popular Soviet comedy directors, enjoying immense popularity and broad public recognition in the former USSR & modern Russia. His movies broke ...more

Leonid Bykov is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Actor Leonid Bykov was a Soviet-Ukrainian actor, film director, and script writer. Bykov contributed to several Soviet World War II films and significantly delivered to the cliche image of a Soviet ...more

Leonid Andreyev is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Writer Leonid Nikolaievich Andreyev was a Russian playwright, novelist and short-story writer. He is one of the most talented and prolific representatives of the Silver Age period in Russian history. ...more

Leonid Hambro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Hambro Pianist Leonid Hambro was an American concert pianist and composer.

Leonid Bichevin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Bichevin Actor Leonid Alexandrovich Bichevin is a Russian actor. He is probably the best known for his roles in films Cargo 200 and Morphine by Alexei Balabanov. Bichevin has been the member of the Vakhtangov ...more

Leonid Vereshchagin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Vereshchagin Film Producer Leonid Vereshchagin is a film and TV producer.

Leonid Myasin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Choreographer, Actor, Dancer Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin, better known in the West by the French transliteration as Léonide Massine, was a Russian choreographer and ballet dancer.

Leonid Leonov is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Novelist, Writer, Playwright Leonid Maximovich Leonov was a Soviet novelist and playwright. He has been dubbed the 20th-century Dostoyevsky for the deep psychological torment of his prose.

Leonid Markov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Markov Actor Leonid Markov was an actor.

Leonid Pasternak is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Painter Leonid Pasternak is the father of Boris Pasternak.

Leonid Kinskey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Actor, Singer Leonid Kinskey was a Russian-born film and television actor who enjoyed a long career. Kinskey is best known for his role as Sascha in the film Casablanca.

Leonid Kuzmin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Kuzmin Pianist Leonid Kuzmin is a Belarussian pianist. He won the Belarussian State Competition and the Prague Competition before settling in the United States in the 80s. He subsequently shared the 1991 ...more

Leonid Kogan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Kogan

Leonid Trauberg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director Leonid Zakharovich Trauberg (Russian: Леонид Захарович Трауберг, 17 January 1902 – 14 November 1990) was an Ukrainian Soviet film director and screenwriter. He directed 17 films between 1924 and ...more

Leonid Khachiyan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Mathematician, Computer scientist Leonid Genrikhovich Khachiyan was a Soviet mathematician of Armenian descent who taught Computer Science at Rutgers University. He was most famous for his Ellipsoid algorithm for linear ...more

Leonid Buryak is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Yosipovich Buryak is a Ukrainian football coach and former Olympic bronze-medal-winning player. Buryak, who is Jewish, was a midfielder for the USSR national football team, and competed ...more

Leonid Levin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Mathematician, Computer scientist Leonid Anatolievich Levin is a Soviet-American computer scientist.

Leonid Parfyonov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Editor, Television director, Journalist 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

Leonid Desyatnikov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Film Score Composer, Composer Leonid Arkadievich Desyatnikov is a Russian composer who first made a reputation with a number of film scores, then achieving greater fame when his controversial opera Rosenthal's Children was ...more

Leonid Kvinikhidze is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Television director, Theatre Director, Screenwriter Leonid Kvinikhidze is a television and film director, screenwriter and theatre director.

Leonid Yengibarov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Actor, Clown, Writer Leonid Georgievich Yengibarov was a Soviet clown and actor. Leonid Yengibarov was born in Moscow to an Armenian father and a Russian mother. He started his career as a boxer. In 1955 he joined ...more

Leonid Taranenko is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Arkadevich Taranenko is a former Soviet/Belarusian weightlifter. His 266 kg clean and jerk in 1988 is still the largest amount ever lifted in competition, though no longer an official ...more

Leonid Mandelstam is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Physicist, Scientist Leonid Isaakovich Mandelstam or Mandelshtam was a Soviet physicist of Belarusian-Jewish background.

Leonid Leonidov is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Theatre Director, Actor, Teacher Leonid Mironovich Leonidov was a Russian actor and stage director.

Leonid Lyubashevsky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Screenwriter, Actor Leonid Lyubashevsky is an actor and a screenwriter.

Leonid Amalrik is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Animator, Animation Director, Film Director Leonid Alekseyevich Amalrik was a Russian animator and animation director. He was born on July 8, 1905 in Moscow. He graduated from the State college of cinema in 1928. From 1926, he worked in ...more

Leonid Kadeniuk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Astronaut Leonid Kostyantynovych Kadenyuk, born 28 January 1951 in Klishkivtsi, Chernivtsi Oblast of the Ukrainian SSR is the first astronaut of independent Ukraine. He made his flight on NASA's Columbia ...more

Leonid Polterovich is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Mathematician Leonid Polterovich is a Russian-Israeli mathematician at Tel Aviv University. His research field includes symplectic geometry and dynamical systems. A native of Moscow, Polterovich earned his ...more

Leonid Kuravlyov is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Actor Leonid Vyacheslavovich Kuravlyov is a Soviet/Russian actor and People's Artist of the RSFSR. Leonid Kuravlyov was born in Moscow in 1936. He lost his father when he was still a little boy. In ...more

Leonid Solovyov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Solovyov Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright Leonid Vasilyevich Solovyov was a Russian writer and playwright.

Leonid Shvartsman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Film Art Director Leonid Shvartsman is a Russian animator and artist. He spent most of his creative career at the Soyuzmultfilm Studio, in Moscow, where he served as art director on Cheburashka, 38 Parrots, The ...more

Leonid Sednev is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Cook, Chef Leonid Ivanovich Sednev (Russian: Леонид Иванович Седнев) (1903-1929) was a kitchen boy (chef's assistant) who served the former Russian Imperial Family during their exile to the Siberian ...more

Leonid Kuchma is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Politician Leonid Danylovych Kuchma was the second President of independent Ukraine from 19 July 1994 to 23 January 2005. Kuchma took office after winning the 1994 presidential election against his rival, ...more

Leonid Kovel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Footballer Leanid Kovel is a Belarussian footballer who is currently playing for Minsk. Before coming to Saturn Moscow Oblast in 2008, he played for Karpaty Lviv for 2 years. Kovel made his debut with the ...more

Leonid Bakshtayev is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Bakshtayev Actor Leonid Bakshtayev is an actor.

Leonid Yarmolnik is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Film Producer, Actor, Presenter Leonid Isaakovich Yarmolnik is a Soviet and Russian actor and film producer.

Leonid Shamkovich is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Shamkovich Leonid Aleksandrovich Shamkovich was a chess Grandmaster, and chess writer. He was born in a Jewish family in Rostov-on-Don in Russia.

Leonid Govorov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Govorov Leonid Aleksandrovich Govorov was a Soviet military commander. An artillery officer, he joined the Red Army in 1920. He graduated from several Soviet military academies, including the Military ...more

Leonid Snegoff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Actor Leonid Snegoff was an actor.

Leonid Tsypkin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Tsypkin Writer Leonid Borisovich Tsypkin was a Soviet writer and medical doctor, best known for his book Summer in Baden-Baden.

Leonid Kristi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Kristi Screenwriter, Film Director Leonid Kristi is a film director and screenwriter.

Leonid Nechayev is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People Named Leonid
Leonid Nechayev Screenwriter, Film Director Leonid Nechayev was a Russian children's film director.