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Famous People Named Vladimir

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Who knew there were so many famous people named Vladimir in the world? Our list of celebrities named Vladimir includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Vladimirs below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Vladimir, actors named Vladimir, and much more. Vladimir Putin, Vladimir Lenin, and Vladimir Guerrero are only a few of the well-known people named Vladimir on this list.
  • Vladimir Putin



    BirthplaceLeningrad, USSR

    Alternative NameVladimir Putin

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Пу́тин, romanized: Vladímir Vladímirovič Pútin; born 7 October 1952) is the President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the...  more

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  • Vladimir Lenin

    Politician, Economist

    AgeDec. at 53 (1870-1924)

    BirthplaceUlyanovsk, Russia

    Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov (22 April 1870 – 21 January 1924), better known by his alias Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as head of government of Soviet...  more

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  • Vladimir Guerrero

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceDon Gregorio, Dominican Republic

    Vladimir Alvino Guerrero Sr. (born February 9, 1975), is a Dominican former professional baseball player and Hall of Famer, who spent 16 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a right fielder and...  more
  • Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 78 (1899-1977)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Набо́ков [vɫɐˈdʲimʲɪr nɐˈbokəf] (listen), also known by the pen name Vladimir Sirin (Russian: Влади́мир Си́рин); 22 April [O.S. 10...  more
  • Vladimir Horowitz

    Pianist, Composer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1903-1989)

    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian SSR

    Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz (; Russian: Владимир Самойлович Горовиц; Ukrainian: Володимир Самійлович Горовиць; Yiddish: וולאדימיר סאַמוילאָוויטש האָראָוויץ‎; October 1 [O.S. September 18] 1903 –...  more
  • Vladimir Ashkenazy

    Conductor, Musician


    BirthplaceNizhny Novgorod, Russia

    Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (Russian: Влади́мир Дави́дович Ашкена́зи, Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazi; born 6 July 1937) is an internationally recognized solo pianist, chamber music performer, and...  more
  • Age34

    BirthplaceChelyabinsk Oblast, Russia

    Vladimir Ivanov is an athlete....  more
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky

    Poet, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 36 (1893-1930)

    BirthplaceBaghdati, Georgia

    Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky (; Russian: Влади́мир Влади́мирович Маяко́вский; 19 July [O.S. 7 July] 1893 – 14 April 1930) was a Soviet poet, playwright, artist, and actor. During his early,...  more
  • Vladimir Vysotsky

    Songwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 42 (1938-1980)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky (Russian: Влади́мир Семёнович Высо́цкий, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr sʲɪˈmʲɵnəvʲɪtɕ vɨˈsotskʲɪj]; 25 January 1938 – 25 July 1980) was a Soviet singer-songwriter, poet, and actor...  more
  • Vladimir Vladimirovich Matyushenko (Belarusian: Владимир Владимирович Матюшенко, Uladzimir Uladzimiravič Maciušenka; born 4 January 1971) is a retired Belarusian mixed martial artist who fought in...  more
  • Vladimir Stojković

    Soccer Player


    BirthplaceLoznica, Serbia

    Vladimir Stojković (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Стојковић, pronounced [ʋlǎdimiːr stǒːjkoʋitɕ]; born 28 July 1983) is a Serbian professional footballer who plays for FK Partizan and the Serbia national...  more
  • Vladimir K. Zworykin

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 94 (1888-1982)

    BirthplaceMurom, Russia

    Vladimir Kosmich Zworykin (Russian: Влади́мир Козьми́ч Зворы́кин, Vladimir Koz'mich Zvorykin; July 29 [O.S. July 17] 1888 – July 29, 1982) was a Russian-American inventor, engineer, and pioneer of...  more

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  • Age37

    BirthplaceLuga, Leningrad Oblast, Russia

    Vladimir Sergeyevich Bystrov (Russian: Владимир Серге́евич Быстров, born 31 January 1984) is a Russian footballer. He plays as a right winger....  more
  • Vladimir Lisin



    BirthplaceIvanovo, Russia

    Vladimir Sergeyevich Lisin (born 7 May 1956 in Ivanovo) is a Russian steel tycoon. He is chairman and the majority shareholder of Novolipetsk or NLMK, one of the four largest steel companies in...  more
  • Vladimir Tarasenko

    Ice Hockey Player, Athlete


    BirthplaceYaroslavl, Russia

    Vladimir Andreyevich Tarasenko (Russian: Влади́мир Андре́евич Тарасе́нко; born 13 December 1991) is a Russian professional ice hockey right winger currently serving as an alternate captain for the...  more


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  • Vladimir Potanin



    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Vladimir Olegovich Potanin (Владимир Олегович Потанин in Russian; born 3 January 1961) is a Russian billionaire, entrepreneur and oligarch. He acquired his wealth notably through the controversial...  more
  • Vladimir Nikolaevich Konstantinov (Russian: Владимир Николаевич Константинов; born March 19, 1967) is a Russian-American retired professional ice hockey player who played his entire National Hockey...  more
  • Vladimir Kozlov

    Wrestler, Actor


    BirthplaceTashkent, Uzbekistan

    Oleg Aleksandrovich Prudius (Russian: Олег Александрович Прудиус; Ukrainian: Олег Олександрович Прудіус, Oleh Oleksandrovych Prudius; born April 27, 1979) better known by his ring name Vladimir...  more
  • Vladimir Mikhaylovich Smirnov (Russian: Влади́мир Миха́йлович Смирно́в; born 7 March 1964) is a Kazakhstani former cross-country skier who raced from the 1982 until 1991 for the USSR and, later, for...  more
  • Vladimir Komarov

    Astronaut, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 40 (1927-1967)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov (Russian: Влади́мир Миха́йлович Комаро́в, IPA: [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr mʲɪˈxaɪləvʲɪtɕ kəmɐˈrof]; 16 March 1927 – 24 April 1967) was a Soviet test pilot, aerospace engineer, and...  more
  • Vladimir Cosma

    Conductor, Film Score Composer


    BirthplaceBucharest, Romania

    Vladimir Cosma (born 13 April 1940) is a Romanian-born French composer, conductor and violinist. He was born into a family of musicians. His father, Teodor Cosma, was a pianist and conductor, his...  more
  • Vladimir Zhirinovsky

    Politician, Singer


    BirthplaceAlmaty, Kazakhstan

    Vladimir Volfovich Zhirinovsky (Russian: Влади́мир Во́льфович Жирино́вский; né Eidelstein (Russian: Эйдельште́йн); born 25 April 1946) is a Russian politician and leader of the LDPR party (formerly...  more
  • Vladimir Mashkov

    Theatre Director, Actor


    BirthplaceTula, Russia

    Vladimir Lvovich Mashkov, PAR (born 27 November 1963) is a Soviet and Russian theater actor and director of cinema, known to Western audiences for his work in the 2001 film Behind Enemy Lines and...  more
  • Vladimir Vernadsky

    Geochemist, Mineralogist

    AgeDec. at 81 (1863-1945)

    BirthplaceNorthwestern Federal District, Eurasia, Russia, Saint Petersburg

    Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky (Russian: Влади́мир Ива́нович Верна́дский; Ukrainian: Володи́мир Іва́нович Верна́дський; 12 March [O.S. 28 February] 1863 – 6 January 1945) was a Russian, Ukrainian, and...  more
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