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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin was born into Russian nobility in Moscow. His matrilineal great grandfather was Abram Gannibal, who was brought over as a slave from what is now Cameroon. Pushkin published his first poem at the age of fifteen, and was widely recognized by the literary establishment by the time of his graduation from the Tsarskoye Selo Lyceum. While under the strict surveillance of the Tsar's political police and unable to publish, Pushkin wrote his most famous play, the drama Boris Godunov. His novel in verse, Eugene Onegin, ...more

Age: Died at 38 (1799-1837)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

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#71 on The Best Writers of All Time

#1 on The Best Russian Authors

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#31 on The Greatest Playwrights in History

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Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolsto... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Count Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, often referred to as A. K. Tolstoy, was a Russian poet, novelist and playwright, considered to be the most important nineteenth-century Russian historical dramatist, primarily on the strength of his dramatic trilogy The Death of Ivan the Terrible, Tsar Fyodor Ioannovich, and Tsar Boris. He also gained fame for his satirical works, published under his own name and under the collaborational pen name of Kozma Prutkov. His fictional works include the novella The Vampire, and the historical novel Prince Serebrenni. Aleksey was a member of the Tolstoy family, and a second cousin of Leo Tolstoy. Due to his mother's closeness with the court of the Tsar, Aleksey ...more

Age: Died at 58 (1817-1875)

Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

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#28 on The Best Russian Authors

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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, nicknamed the Comrade Count, was a Russian and Soviet writer who wrote in many genres but specialized in science fiction and historical novels. During World War II, he served on an Extraordinary State Commission which "ascertained without reasonable doubt" the mass extermination of people in gas vans by the German occupiers. His work in the investigation of atrocities committed in the Stavropol region was recognized by Soviet prosecutors during the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals. ...more

Age: Died at 62 (1883-1945)

Birthplace: Pugachyov, Russia

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#25 on The Best Russian Authors

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Alexander Galich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Russia
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Alexander Galich was a Russian poet, screenwriter, playwright, singer-songwriter, and dissident. ...more

Age: Died at 59 (1918-1977)

Birthplace: Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

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