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Who Is The Most Famous Yuri In The World?

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List RulesVote up all of the Yuris you've heard of.

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 Gagarin

    Astronaut, Military aviator

    AgeDec. at 34 (1934-1968)

    BirthplaceKlushino, Russia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin  (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet Air Forces pilot and cosmonaut who became the first human to journey into outer space, achieving a major milestone in the Space...  more

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  • Yuri Ebihara

    Fashion Model, Model

    Age40

    BirthplaceMiyazaki Prefecture, Japan

    GenderFemale

    Yuri Ebihara (蛯原 友里, Ebihara Yuri) (born 3 October 1979) in Miyazaki Prefecture is a Japanese model and actress. She is a graduate of Kyushu Sangyo University, where she studied fine arts....  more
  • Yuri

    Actor, Singer

    Age56

    BirthplaceVeracruz, Mexico

    GenderFemale

    Yuridia Valenzuela Canseco, commonly known as Yuri, (born, 6 January 1964) is a Mexican singer, actress and television host. Yuri began her career as a teenage singer in her native country. In 1978...  more
  • Yuri Andropov

    Politician

    AgeDec. at 70 (1914-1984)

    BirthplaceStavropol, Russia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov (; Russian: Ю́рий Влади́мирович Андро́пов, tr. Júrij Vladímirovič Andrópov, IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ɐnˈdropəf]; 15 June [O.S. 2 June] 1914 – 9 February 1984) was...  more
  • Yuri Podladchikov

    Snowboarder, Athlete

    Age32

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    GenderMale

    Iouri Iourеvich Podladtchikov (Russian: Юрий Юрьевич Подладчиков, born 13 September 1988) is a Russian-born Swiss snowboarder. He rides goofy stance. He has competed since 2000. He won the gold medal...  more
  • Yuri Lowenthal

    Television producer, Entrepreneur

    Age49

    BirthplaceAlliance, Ohio, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameSean Roberts^! Yuri Lowenthal

    Yuri Lowenthal (born March 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer and screenwriter known chiefly for his voice-over work in animations, anime and video games. Some of his prominent roles in...  more
  • Yuri Malenchenko

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot

    Age58

    BirthplaceSvitlovodsk, Ukraine

    GenderFemale

    Yuri Ivanovich Malenchenko (Russian: Юрий Иванович Маленченко; born December 22, 1961) is a retired Russian cosmonaut. Malenchenko became the first person to marry in space, on 10 August 2003, when...  more
  • Yuri Gidzenko

    Pilot, Astronaut

    Age58

    BirthplaceRussia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko (Russian: Юрий Павлович Гидзенко; born March 26, 1962) is a Russian cosmonaut. He was a test cosmonaut of the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (TsPK). Gidzenko has flown...  more
  • Yuri Nikitin

    Trampoline Gymnast

    Age42

    BirthplaceKherson, Ukraine

    GenderMale

    Yuri Nikitin (born July 15, 1978) is a Ukrainian gymnast and Olympic champion. He won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He also competed at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics....  more
  • Yuri Shargin

    Aerospace Engineer, Engineer

    Age60

    BirthplaceEngels, Saratov Oblast, Russia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Georgiyevich Shargin (Russian: Юрий Георгиевич Шаргин) is a retired cosmonaut of the Russian Space Forces. He was born March 20, 1960, in Engels, Saratov Oblast, Russian SFSR. He is divorced and...  more
  • Yuri Galanskov

    Publisher, Poet

    AgeDec. at 33 (1939-1972)

    BirthplaceSoviet Union

    GenderMale

    Yuri Timofeyevich Galanskov (Russian: Ю́рий Тимофе́евич Галанско́в, 19 June 1939, Moscow - 4 November 1972, Mordovia) was a Russian poet, historian, human rights activist and dissident. For his...  more
  • Yuri Baturin

    Astronaut

    Age71

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    GenderFemale

    Yuri Mikhailovich Baturin (Russian: Юрий Михайлович Батурин; born 12 June 1949, in Moscow), is a Russian cosmonaut and former politician.Baturin graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and...  more
  • Yuri Nikulin

    Ringmaster, Comedian

    AgeDec. at 76 (1921-1997)

    BirthplaceDemidov, Smolensk Oblast, Russia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin (Russian: Юрий Владимирович Никулин; 18 December 1921 – 21 August 1997) was a well-known Soviet and Russian actor and clown who starred in many popular films. He was...  more
  • Yuri Gennadievich Butsayev (born October 11, 1978) is a Russian former professional ice hockey winger. He played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Detroit Red Wings and the Atlanta...  more
  • Yuri Kondratyuk

    Scientist, Aerospace Engineer

    AgeDec. at 45 (1897-1942)

    BirthplacePoltava, Ukraine

    GenderMale

    Yuri Vasilievich Kondratyuk (real name Oleksandr Ignatyevich Shargei, Ukrainian: Олександр Гнатович Шаргей, Oleksandr Hnatovych Sharhei) (21 June 1897 – February 1942) was a Ukrainian Soviet engineer...  more
  • Yuri Zhirkov

    Footballer

    Age37

    BirthplaceTambov, Russia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Valentinovich Zhirkov (Russian: Ю́рий Валенти́нович Жирко́в, IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj vəlʲɪnˈtʲinəvʲɪtɕ ʐɨrˈkof]; born 20 August 1983) is a Russian footballer who plays for Zenit Saint Petersburg. A...  more

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  • Yuri German

    Screenwriter, Writer

    AgeDec. at 57 (1910-1967)

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Pavlovich German (Russian: Ю́рий Па́влович Ге́рман) (April 4 [O.S. March 22] 1910 – January 16, 1967) was a Soviet Russian writer, playwright, screenwriter, and journalist. ...  more
  • Yuri Milner

    Investor, Entrepreneur

    Age58

    BirthplaceMoscow, Russia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Borisovich (Bentsionovich) Milner (Russian: Ю́рий Бори́сович Бенцио́нович Ми́льнер; born 11 November 1961) is an Israeli-Russian entrepreneur, venture capitalist and physicist. Milner is...  more
  • AgeDec. at 42 (1947-1989)

    BirthplaceRiga, Latvia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Georgiyevich Bogatyryov was a Soviet film and theater actor, best known for his roles in five Nikita Mikhalkov films, including At Home Among Strangers. Bogatyryov, well known for his work in...  more
  • Yuri Foreman

    Professional Boxer

    Age40

    BirthplaceGomel, Belarus

    GenderMale

    Yuri Foreman (born August 5, 1980) is an Israeli professional boxer who held the WBA super welterweight title from 2009 to 2010. He was born in Gomel, Belarus, but currently fights out of Brooklyn,...  more
  • Yuri Landman

    Guitarist, Inventor

    Age47

    BirthplaceZwolle, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    GenderMale

    Yuri Landman (born February 1, 1973) is a Dutch inventor of musical instruments and musician who has made several experimental electric string instruments for a number of artists including Lee...  more
  • Yuri Arbachakov

    Professional Boxer

    Age53

    BirthplaceKemerovo Oblast, Russia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Arbachakov (born October 22, 1966 in Kemerovo Oblast, Russia) was a boxing champion in the flyweight division. He was the first Russian professional boxing champion....  more
  • Yuri Shevchuk

    Singer

    Age63

    BirthplaceMagadan Oblast, Russia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Yulianovich Shevchuk (Russian: Ю́рий Юлиа́нович Шевчу́к; born 16 May 1957, Yagodnoye, Magadan Oblast) is a Soviet and Russian rock musician and singer/songwriter who leads the rock band DDT,...  more
  • AgeDec. at 73 (1906-1979)

    BirthplaceSaint Petersburg, Russia

    GenderMale

    Yuri Vladimirovich Tolubeyev (Russian: Юрий Владимирович Толубеев, May 1, 1906, St. Petersburg, Russian Empire - December 28, 1979, Leningrad, USSR) was a Soviet theatrical and cinema actor. People's...  more
  • Yuri Lodigin

    Soccer Player

    Age30

    BirthplaceVladimir, Russia

    GenderMale

    Yuriy Lodigin is a Russian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Zenit Saint Petersburg and the Russian national team....  more