Famous Poets from Russia

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

List people range from Aleksandr Pushkin to Maya Deren.

This historic poets from Russia list can help answer the questions "Who are some Russian poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Russia?" These prominent poets of Russia may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Russian poets.

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  • Aleksandr Pushkin
    Dec. at 37 (1799-1837)
    • Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
    Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (English: ; Russian: Александр Сергеевич Пушкин, tr. Aleksándr Sergéyevich Púshkin, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr sʲɪrˈɡʲe(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ ˈpuʂkʲɪn] (listen); 6 June [O.S. 26 May] 1799 – ...more
  • Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy
    Dec. at 58 (1817-1875)
    • Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
    Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, often referred to as A. K. Tolstoy (Russian: Алексе́й Константи́нович Толсто́й) (September 5 [O.S. August 24] 1817 – October 10 [O.S. September 28] 1875), was a ...more
  • Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy
    Dec. at 62 (1883-1945)
    • Birthplace: Saratov Oblast, Eurasia, Russia, Pugachyov
    Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Russian: Алексе́й Никола́евич Толсто́й; 10 January 1883 [O.S. 29 December 1882] – 23 February 1945), nicknamed the Comrade Count, was a Russian and Soviet writer who ...more
  • Alexander Galich
    Dec. at 59 (1918-1977)
    • Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
    Alexander Arkadievich Galich (Russian: Алекса́ндр Арка́дьевич Га́лич, Ukrainian: Олександр Аркадійович Галич; born Alexander Aronovich Ginzburg, Russian: Алекса́ндр Аро́нович Ги́нзбург, Ukrainian: ...more
  • Alexander Sumarokov
    Dec. at 59 (1717-1777)
    Alexander Petrovich Sumarokov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Петро́вич Сумаро́ков; 25 November 1717 [O.S. 14 November], Moscow – 12 October 1777 [O.S. 1 October], Moscow) was a Russian poet and playwright who ...more
  • Alexander Vertinsky
    Dec. at 68 (1889-1957)
    • Birthplace: Kiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
    Alexander Nikolayevich Vertinsky (Russian: Александр Николаевич Вертинский, 21 March [O.S. 9 March] 1889 — 21 May 1957) was Russian and Soviet artist, poet, singer, composer, cabaret artist and actor ...more