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List of famous politicians from Russia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Russian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Russian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Russia and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Russia, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Aaron Soltz is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 73 (1872-1945) Aaron Aleksandrovich Soltz was an Old Bolshevik and a Soviet politician and lawyer. He was informally known as the "conscience of the Party". While partially responsible for the Soviet ...more

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Adolph Joffe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 44 (1883-1927) Adolph Abramovich Joffe was a Communist revolutionary, a Bolshevik politician and a Soviet diplomat of Karaite descent.

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Aleksandr Bokovikov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Aleksandr Bokovikov age 62 Aleksandr Bokovikov was a Russian politician and businessman who served as the Governor of the now defunct Evenk Autonomous Okrug from 1997 until 2001. The Evenk Autonomous Okrug was later ...more

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Aleksandr Danilovich Menshikov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 56 (1673-1729) Prince Alexander Danilovich Menshikov was a Russian statesman, whose official titles included Generalissimus, Prince of the Russian Empire and Duke of Izhora, Prince of the Holy Roman Empire, ...more

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Aleksandr Vasilevsky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 82 (1895-1977) Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky was a Russian career officer in the Red Army who was promoted to the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1943. He was the Chief of the General Staff of the ...more

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Aleksey Kuropatkin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Aleksey Kuropatkin Died at 77 (1848-1925) Alexei Nikolayevich Kuropatkin was the Russian Imperial Minister of War from 1898 to 1904, and often held responsible for major Russian defeats in the Russian-Japanese War, most notably at the ...more

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Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 84 (1777-1861) Aleksey Petrovich Yermolov, or Ermolov, was a Russian Imperial general of the 19th century who commanded Russian troops in the Caucasus War.

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Alexander Ankvab is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 66 Aleksandr Ankvab is an Abkhaz politician and businessman who was President of Abkhazia from May 29, 2011, until his resignation on June 1, 2014. Under President Sergei Bagapsh, he previously ...more

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Alexander Berdnikov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Berdnikov age 65 Alexander Vasilyevich Berdnikov is a Russian politician, current Chairman of the Government of the Altai Republic, and the head of the republic. He took office on January 20, 2006. He was a ...more

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Alexander Bessmertnykh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Bessmertnykh age 85 Alexander Alexandrovich Bessmertnykh is a Russian diplomat who briefly served as foreign minister.

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Alexander Chernyshyov is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Chernyshyov Died at 71 (1786-1857) Alexander Ivanovich Chernyshyov, General of Cavalry, was a Russian military leader, diplomat and statesman, whose career began in the Napoleonic Wars. After the Battle of Austerlitz, he carried ...more

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Alexander Donskoy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 48 Alexander Victorovich Donskoy is the mayor of the Northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk. He was the first Russian politician of national recognition who proclaimed intentions to run for the ...more

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Alexander Drenteln is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 68 (1820-1888) Alexander Romanovich Drenteln was a 19th-century Russian General. He held the rank of General of the Infantry, and held the positions of Adjutant General of the H. I. M. Retinue, Chief of ...more

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Alexander I of Russia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 48 (1777-1825) Alexander I, reigned as Emperor of Russia from 23 March 1801 to 1 December 1825. He was the first Russian King of Poland, reigning from 1815 to 1825, as well as the first Russian Grand Duke of ...more

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Alexander II of Russia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 63 (1818-1881) Alexander II was the Emperor of Russia from 2 March 1855 until his assassination in 1881. He was also the King of Poland and the Grand Prince of Finland. Alexander was the most successful ...more

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Alexander III of Russia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 49 (1845-1894) Alexander III, or Alexander Alexandrovich Romanov was Emperor of Russia, King of Poland and Grand Prince of Finland from 13 March [O.S. 1 March] 1881 until his death on 1 November [O.S. 20 ...more

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Alexander Ilyich Yegorov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Ilyich Yegorov Died at 56 (1883-1939) Alexander Ilyich Yegorov or Egorov, was a Soviet military leader during the Russian Civil War, when he commanded the Red Army's Southern Front and played an important part in defeating the White ...more

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Alexander Ivanovich Ostermann-... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Ivanovich Ostermann-Tolstoy Died at 85 (1772-1857) Alexander Ivanovich Count Osterman-Tolstoy was a Russian nobleman and soldier in the era of the French Revolutionary Wars. He belonged to the famous Tolstoy family.

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Alexander Izvolsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Izvolsky Died at 63 (1856-1919) Count Alexander Petrovich Izvolsky or Iswolsky was a Russian diplomat remembered as a major architect of Russia's alliance with the British Empire during the years leading to the outbreak of the ...more

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Alexander Karelin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 51 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Karelin is a Hero of the Russian Federation and retired Greco-Roman wrestler for the Soviet Union and Russia. Nicknamed the "Russian Bear", "Russian King ...more

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Alexander Kerensky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 89 (1881-1970) Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky was a Russian lawyer and politician, who served as the second Minister-Chairman of the Russian Provisional Government in July–November 1917. A leader of the ...more

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Alexander Khloponin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 53 Alexander Gennadyevich Khloponin was born on March 6, 1965 in Colombo, Ceylon. Khloponin was the governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai in Siberia, Russia. Khloponin has a finance degree from the Finance ...more

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Alexander Lebed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 52 (1950-2002) Alexander Ivanovich Lebed was a Russian military officer and politician. He placed third in the 1996 Russian presidential election, with 14.5% of the vote nationwide. He later served as Russia's ...more

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Alexander Lebedev is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 59 Alexander Yevgenievich Lebedev is a Russian businessman, referred to as one of the Russian oligarchs. In March 2012, he was listed by Forbes magazine as one of the richest Russians with an ...more

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Alexander Yakovlev is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 82 (1923-2005) Alexander Nikolaevich Yakovlev was a Soviet politician and historian. During the 1980s he was a member of the Politburo and Secretariat of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The chief of ...more

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Alexander Nikolayevich Tkachyo... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Nikolayevich Tkachyov age 58 Alexander Nikolayevich Tkachyov is the governor of Krasnodar Krai in the southern European part of Russia. He was elected to Krasnodar Krai's legislative assembly in 1994. Subsequently, he was ...more

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Alexander Novak is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Novak age 47 Alexander Valentinovich Novak, is a Russian politician, and the current minister of energy of Russia. In 1993 he graduated from Norilsk Industrial Institute as a specialist on Economy and ...more

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Alexander Parvus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 57 (1867-1924) Alexander Lvovich Parvus, born Israel Lazarevich Gelfand, was a Marxist theoretician, revolutionary, and a controversial activist in the Social Democratic Party of Germany.

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Alexander Petrov is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Petrov Alexander Petrov and two other men were responsible for DDoS for hire and extortion. A multinational law enforcement group of British, American, and Russian private individuals and law ...more

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Alexander Poskrebyshev is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Poskrebyshev Died at 74 (1891-1965) Alexander Nikolaevich Poskrebyshev was a Soviet Major-General. He was a USSR political, state and communist party functionary and a Member of Soviet Communist Party since March 1917. He was ...more

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Alexander Rutskoy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 71 Alexander Vladimirovich Rutskoy is a Russian politician and a former Soviet military officer. Rutskoy served as the only Vice President of Russia from 10 July 1991 to 4 October 1993, and as the ...more

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Alexander Sergeyevich Menshiko... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov Died at 82 (1787-1869) Prince Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov was a Finnish-Russian nobleman, military commander and statesman. He was made adjutant general in 1817 and admiral in 1833. A great-grandson of Alexander ...more

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Alexander Shelepin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Shelepin Died at 76 (1918-1994) Alexander Nikolayevich Shelepin was a Soviet state security officer and party statesman. He was a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and its Politburo and ...more

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Alexander Vinnikov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander Vinnikov age 63 Alexander Aronovich Vinnikov is a Russian politician and currently the governor of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast.

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Alexander Vladimirovich Konova... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 50 Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov is a Russian lawyer and politician. Since May 2008, he is minister of justice.

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Alexander von Wrangell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexander von Wrangell Died at 91 (1896-1987)

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Alexandra Kollontai is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 80 (1872-1952) Alexandra Mikhailovna Kollontai was a Russian Communist revolutionary, first as a member of the Mensheviks, then from 1914 on as a Bolshevik. In 1923, Kollontai was appointed Soviet Ambassador ...more

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Alexei Ivanovich Abrikosov is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 80 (1875-1955) Alexei Ivanovich Abrikosov was a Russian/Soviet pathologist, full member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences and Soviet Academy of Medical Sciences. He published a lot of works about pathological ...more

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Alexei Ivanovich Hegay is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexei Ivanovich Hegay Died at 45 (1908-1953) Alexei Ivanovich Hegai, also known as Ho Ka-i, was a Soviet political operative in North Korea and leader of the Soviet Korean faction within the early political structure of North Korea. He was ...more

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Alexei Kosygin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 76 (1904-1980) Alexei Nikolayevich Kosygin was a Soviet-Russian statesman during the Cold War. Kosygin was born in the city of St. Petersburg in 1904 to a Russian working-class family. He was conscripted into ...more

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Alexei Kudrin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 58 Alexei Leonidovich Kudrin is a Russian political figure who served in the government of Russia as Minister of Finance from 18 May 2000 to 26 September 2011. After graduating with degrees in ...more

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Alexei Polivanov is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexei Polivanov Died at 65 (1855-1920) Alexei Andreyevich Polivanov was a Russian military figure, infantry general. He served as Russia's Minister of War from June 1915 until his Tsarina Alexandra forced his removal from office in ...more

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Alexei Rykov is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexei Rykov Died at 57 (1881-1938) Alexei Ivanovich Rykov was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet politician most prominent as Premier of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1929 and 1924 to 1930 respectively. ...more

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Alexey Bestuzhev-Ryumin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alexey Bestuzhev-Ryumin Died at 75 (1693-1768) Count Alexey Petrovich Bestuzhev-Ryumin, Grand Chancellor of Russia, was one of the most influential and successful European diplomats of the 18th century. He was chiefly responsible for Russian ...more

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Alfred Koch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 57 Alfred Reingoldovich Kokh is a Russian writer, mathematician-economist and businessman of German origin. He served as a deputy prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin and was an ally of ...more

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Alina Kabaeva is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 35 Alina Maratovna Kabaeva is a Russian Honored Master of Sports, retired rhythmic gymnast, and politician. Between 2007 and 2014 she was a State Duma deputy from the United Russia party. Since ...more

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Alu Alkhanov is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Alu Alkhanov age 61 Alu Dadashevich Alkhanov is a Russian politician, the former president of Russia's Chechen Republic. Alkhanov is a career police officer who fought within the ranks of the Russian Armed Forces ...more

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Anastas Mikoyan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Died at 83 (1895-1978) Anastas Ivanovich Mikoyan was an Old Bolshevik and Soviet statesman during the mandates of Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev. Dubbed the Vicar of Bray of politics, he was the only Soviet ...more

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Anatoliy Serdyukov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
Anatoliy Serdyukov age 56 Anatoliy Eduardovich Serdyukov is a Russian politician and businessman who was the defense minister from 15 February 2007 to 6 November 2012. During his tenure as defense minister, he launched ...more

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Anatoly Chubais is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Russia
age 63 Anatoly Borisovich Chubais is a Russian politician and businessman who was responsible for privatization in Russia as an influential member of Boris Yeltsin's administration in the early 1990s. ...more