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Who Is The Most Famous Yuri In The World?

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How many celebrities named Yuri can you think of? The famous Yuris below have many different professions, including notable actors named Yuri, famous athletes named Yuri, and even musicians named Yuri.

Yuri Gagarin is certainly one of the most famous Yuris on this list. One of the famous astronauts named Yuri, he is known for his role in the Space Race. He was the first person who traveled into outer space.

Another of the famous people with the first name Yuri is Yuri Ebihara. She is an actress and model. She appeared in Tokumei Kakarichō Tadano Hitoshi and other TV dramas.

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  • Yuri Confortola

    Short Track Speed Skater, Athlete


    BirthplaceTirano, Italy

    Yuri Confortola is a short track speed skater....  more
  • Yuri Felshtinsky

    Historian, Political scientist


    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Yuri Georgievich Felshtinsky (Russian: Ю́рий Гео́ргиевич Фельшти́нский, born 7 September 1956 in Moscow) is a Russian American historian. Felshtinsky has authored a number of books on Russian...  more
  • Yuri Mazurok

    Opera Singer, Actor

    AgeDec. at 74 (1931-2006)

    BirthplaceKraśnik, Second Polish Republic

    Yuri Antónovich Mazurók (Russian Ю́рий Анто́нович Мазуро́к, 18 July 1931 in Kraśnik – April 2006 in Moscow), PAU, was a Russian operatic baritone of Ukrainian ethnicity. He sang leading roles with...  more
  • Age70

    BirthplaceDelhi, India

    Yuri Suri is an actor....  more
  • Yuri Annenkov

    Costume Designer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1889-1974)

    BirthplacePetropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia

    Yury Pavlovich Annenkov (Russian: Юрий Павлович Анненков also known as Georges Annenkov); 23 July [O.S. 11 July 1889] 1889 in Petropavlovsk, Akmolinsk Oblast, Russian Empire – 12 July 1974 in Paris,...  more
  • Yuri Mamin

    Television director, Theatre Director


    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Yuri Mamin is a celebrated Soviet and Russian film director, stage director, screenwriter, composer, author and television host, Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation. His "Window to Paris"...  more
  • Yuri Bashmet

    Conductor, Violist


    BirthplaceRostov-on-Don, Russia

    Yuri Abramovich Bashmet (Russian: Юрий Абрамович Башмет; born 24 January 1953) is a Russian conductor, violinist, and violist....  more
  • Age41

    BirthplaceRussia, Moscow

    Yuri Chursin is an actor....  more
  • Yuri Lemeshev



    BirthplaceSakhalin, Russia

    Yuri Lemeshev (born 1954 or 1955) is an American accordion player and former member of gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello....  more
  • Yuri Matiyasevich

    Mathematician, Computer scientist


    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Yuri Vladimirovich Matiyasevich, (Russian: Ю́рий Влади́мирович Матиясе́вич; born March 2, 1947, in Leningrad) is a Russian mathematician and computer scientist. He is best known for his negative...  more
  • Yuri Arabov

    Screenwriter, Writer


    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Yuri Arabov is a screenwriter and a writer....  more
  • Yuri Zhevnov



    BirthplaceDobrush, Belarus

    Yuri Zhevnov (Belarusian: Юры Жаўноў; born 17 April 1981) is a professional football player from Belarus....  more
  • Yuri Larionov

    Figure Skater, Athlete


    BirthplaceNovosibirsk, Russia

    Yuri Yuryevich Larionov (Russian: Юрий Юрьевич Ларионов, born 19 August 1986) is a Russian pair skater. With former partner Vera Bazarova, he is the 2012–13 Grand Prix Final silver medalist, a...  more
  • Yuri Iosifovich Vizbor (Russian: Юрий Иосифович Визбор; June 20, 1934 – September 17, 1984) was a well-known Soviet bard and poet as well as a theatre and film actor....  more
  • Age74

    BirthplaceVyshny Volochyok, Russia

    Yuri Petrov is an actor....  more
  • Yuri Khanon

    Composer, Writer


    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    Yuri Khanon is a pen name of Yuri Feliksovich Soloviev-Savoyarov (Russian: Юрий Феликсович Соловьёв-Савояров), a Russian composer. Prior to 1993, he wrote under a pen name Yuri Khanin, but later...  more
  • Age38

    BirthplaceWaalwijk, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    Yuri van Gelder (born 20 April 1983) is a Dutch gymnast, whose best discipline is the rings. His nickname is "Lord of the Rings"....  more
  • Yuri Linnik

    Mathematician, Statistician

    AgeDec. at 57 (1915-1972)

    BirthplaceBila Tserkva, Ukraine

    Yuri Vladimirovich Linnik (Russian: Ю́рий Влади́мирович Ли́нник; January 8, 1915 – June 30, 1972) was a Soviet mathematician active in number theory, probability theory and mathematical statistics....  more
  • Yuri Mikhailovich Kovtun (Russian: Юрий Михайлович Ковтун; born 5 January 1970) is a Russian football coach and a former defender, well known as 90's Russia national football team player, as well as...  more
  • Yuri Klepikov

    Screenwriter, Actor


    Yuri Klepikov is a Russian screenwriter and actor. He has written for twelve films since 1966. He was a member of the jury at the 41st Berlin International Film Festival....  more
  • Yuri Stern


    AgeDec. at 57 (1949-2007)

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    Yuri Stern (Hebrew: יורי שטרן‎, Russian: Юрий Штерн, romanized: Yuriy Shtern, 29 March 1949 – 16 January 2007) was a Russian-Israeli politician and journalist. He was a member of the Knesset from...  more
  • Yuri Shevtsov

    Yuri Anatolevich Shevtsov (Belarusian: Юрый Анатольевіч Шаўцоў; Russian: Юрий Анатольевич Шевцов, born 16 December 1959 in Minsk, Belarus) is a Belarusian former handball player who competed for the...  more
  • Yuri Drozdov may refer to: Yuri Drozdov (footballer) (born 1972), Russian football player and coach Yuri Drozdov (general) (1925–2017), Russian KGB general...  more
  • Yuri Ruley

    Musician, Drummer


    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington

    MxPx is an American punk rock band from Bremerton, Washington founded in 1992 as Magnified Plaid. The band has skate punk leanings, with connections to the pop punk and formerly the Christian punk...  more
  • Yuri Dojc



    BirthplaceHumenné, Slovakia

    Yuri Dojc (/doy-dge; born May 12, 1946) is a Slovak-Canadian fine arts photographer. Dojc currently resides in Toronto, Canada, with work internationally exhibited in countries such as Brazil,...  more
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