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List of famous politicians from Soviet Union, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Soviet 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 Soviet politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Soviet Union 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 Soviet Union, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Akhmed Zakayev is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
age 59 Akhmed Khalidovich Zakayev is a former Deputy Prime Minister and Prime Minister of the unrecognised Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. He was also the Foreign Minister of the Ichkerian government, ...more

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Aleksandr Vasilevsky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
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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Andrei Grechko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 73 (1903-1976) Andrei Antonovich Grechko was a Soviet general, Marshal of the Soviet Union and Minister of Defense.

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Andrei Zhdanov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 52 (1896-1948) Andrei Alexandrovich Zhdanov was a Soviet politician.

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Andrey Vyshinsky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 71 (1883-1954) Andrey Yanuarevich Vyshinsky was a Soviet politician, jurist and diplomat. He is known as a state prosecutor of Joseph Stalin's Moscow trials and in the Nuremberg trials. He was the Soviet ...more

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Arnold Meri is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Arnold Meri Died at 90 (1919-2009) Arnold Meri was an Soviet Red Army veteran of World War II and Hero of the Soviet Union who was charged with genocide for his role in the deportation of Estonians to the inhospitable regions of ...more

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Chinghiz Aitmatov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 80 (1928-2008) Chyngyz Aitmatov was a Soviet and Kyrgyz author who wrote in both Russian and Kyrgyz. He is the best known figure in Kyrgyzstan's literature.

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Christian Rakovsky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 68 (1873-1941) Christian Rakovsky was a Bulgarian socialist revolutionary, a Bolshevik politician and Soviet diplomat; he was also noted as a journalist, physician, and essayist. Rakovsky's political career ...more

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Dmitry Yazov is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
age 94 Dmitry Timofeyevich Yazov was the last Marshal of the Soviet Union to be appointed before the collapse of the Soviet Union. He was the only Marshal of the Soviet Union to be born in Siberia. A ...more

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Eldar Shengelaia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
age 85 Eldar Shengelaia is a Georgian and Soviet film director and screenwriter who directed ten films between 1957 and 1996. From 1990 to 2004, he was member of the Parliament of Georgia. He has been ...more

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Felix Dzerzhinsky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 49 (1877-1926) Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky, nicknamed Iron Felix, was a Soviet statesman and a prominent member of Polish and Russian revolutionary movements. His party pseudonyms were Yatsek, Yakub, ...more

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Galina Brezhneva is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 69 (1929-1998) Galina Leonidovna Brezhneva was the daughter of Soviet politician and longtime General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev and Viktoria Brezhneva.

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Garry Kasparov is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
age 55 Garry Kimovich Kasparov is a Russian chess Grandmaster, former World Chess Champion, writer, and political activist, considered by many to be the greatest chess player of all time. From 1986 ...more

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Gennady Zyuganov is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Gennady Zyuganov age 74 Gennady Andreyevich Zyuganov is a Russian politician, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Union of Communist Parties - Communist Party of the Soviet ...more

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Genrikh Yagoda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 47 (1891-1938) Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda, born Yenokh Gershevich Iyeguda was a Soviet secret police official who served as director of the NKVD, the Soviet Union's security and intelligence agency, from 1934 ...more

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Georgy Chicherin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 64 (1872-1936) Georgy Vasilyevich Chicherin was a Marxist revolutionary and a Soviet politician. He served as People's Commissar for Foreign Affairs in the Soviet government from March 1918 to 1930.

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Georgy Malenkov is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 86 (1902-1988) Georgy Maximilianovich Malenkov was a Soviet politician and Communist Party leader. His family connections with Lenin speeded his promotion in the party, and in 1925 he was put in charge of the ...more

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Giorgi Kvinitadze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Giorgi Kvinitadze Died at 96 (1874-1970) Giorgi Kvinitadze was a Georgian military commander who rose from an officer in the Imperial Russian army to commander-in-chief of the Democratic Republic of Georgia. After sovietization of ...more

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Ilie Ilașcu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Ilie Ilașcu age 66 Ilie Ilașcu is a Moldovan-born Romanian politician, famous for being sentenced to death by the separatist Transnistrian government for alleged involvement in two murders and for actions which ...more

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Ion Mistreţ is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Ion Mistreţ Ion Mistreţ is a politician and activist from Moldova. He served as Mayor of Paşcani, Criuleni.

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Joseph Stalin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 75 (1878-1953) Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian ...more

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Jüri Tamm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
age 61 Jüri Tamm is a former Estonian hammer thrower. Representing USSR, he won a bronze medal in the 1980 and 1988 Summer Olympics and a silver medal at the 1987 World Championships in

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Kliment Voroshilov is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 88 (1881-1969) Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov, popularly known as Klim Voroshilov was a prominent Soviet military officer and politician during the Stalin era.

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Konrad Wolf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 57 (1925-1982) Konrad Wolf was an East German film director. He was the son of writer, doctor and diplomat Friedrich Wolf, and the younger brother of Stasi spymaster Markus Wolf.

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Lavrentiy Beriya is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 54 (1899-1953) Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria was a Soviet politician, Marshal of the Soviet Union and state security administrator, chief of the Soviet security and secret police apparatus under Joseph Stalin ...more

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Lazar Kaganovich is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 98 (1893-1991) Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich was a Soviet politician and administrator and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin. At his death in 1991, he was the last surviving Old Bolshevik, outlived by ...more

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Leon Trotsky is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 61 (1879-1940) Leon Trotsky was a Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founder and first leader of the Red Army. Trotsky initially supported the Menshevik Internationalists faction of ...more

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Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 76 (1906-1982) Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, presiding over the country from 1964 until his death in 1982. His ...more

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Lev Kamenev is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 53 (1883-1936) Lev Borisovich Kamenev, born Rozenfeld, was a Bolshevik revolutionary and a prominent Soviet politician. He served briefly as the first head of state of Soviet Russia in 1917, and from 1923-24 ...more

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Maxim Litvinov is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 75 (1876-1951) Maxim Maximovich Litvinov was a Russian revolutionary and prominent Soviet diplomat.

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Meir Dagan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
age 73 Aluf Meir Dagan is a former Israel Defense Forces officer and former Director of Mossad.

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Mikhail Gorbachev is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
age 87 Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is a former Soviet statesman. He was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union, having served as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union ...more

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Mikhail Kalinin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 71 (1875-1946) Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, known familiarly by Soviet citizens as "Kalinych", was a Bolshevik revolutionary and Stalinist functionary, who served as the nominal head of state of Russia ...more

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Mikhail Suslov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 80 (1902-1982) Mikhail Andreyevich Suslov was a Soviet statesman during the Cold War. He served as Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1965, and as unofficial Chief Ideologue of ...more

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Musa Manarov is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
age 67 Musa Khiramanovich Manarov is a Soviet Azerbaijani cosmonaut who has spent 541 days in space. He was a colonel at the Soviet Air Force and graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute with an ...more

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Nadezhda Alliluyeva is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 31 (1901-1932) Nadezhda Sergeevna Alliluyeva was the second wife of Joseph Stalin.

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Nadezhda Krupskaya is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 70 (1869-1939) Nadezhda Konstantinovna "Nadya" Krupskaya was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary and politician, and the wife of Vladimir Lenin from 1898 until his death in 1924.

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Nikita Khrushchev is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 77 (1894-1971) Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev was a Russian politician who led the Soviet Union during part of the Cold War. He served as First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1953 to ...more

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Nikolai Bulganin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 80 (1895-1975) Nikolai Alexandrovich Bulganin was a prominent Soviet politician, who served as Minister of Defence and Premier of the Soviet Union.

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Olga Kameneva is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Olga Kameneva Died at 58 (1883-1941) Olga Davidovna Kameneva was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet politician. She was the sister of Leon Trotsky and the first wife of Lev Kamenev.

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Otto Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 65 (1891-1956) Otto Yulyevich Schmidt was a Soviet scientist, mathematician, astronomer, geophysicist, statesman, academician, Hero of the USSR, and member of the Communist Party.

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Pēteris Stučka is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 67 (1865-1932) Pēteris Stučka, sometimes spelt Pyotr Ivanovich Stuchka was the head of the Bolshevik government in Latvia during the Latvian War of Independence, one of the leaders of the New Current movement ...more

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Petro Shelest is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 88 (1908-1996) Petro Yukhymovych Shelest was the First Secretary of the Communist party in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and a ...more

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Pyotr Krasikov is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Pyotr Krasikov Died at 69 (1870-1939) Pyotr Ananyevich Krasikov was a functionary of the All-Union Communist Party and the Soviet Union. He was the first Procurator General of the Soviet Union, serving from 1924 to 1933. Pyotr ...more

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Roman Rudenko is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Roman Rudenko Died at 74 (1907-1981) Roman Andriyovych Rudenko was a Ukrainian Soviet lawyer. He was the prosecutor of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1944-1953 and Chief prosecutor of the entire Soviet Union from ...more

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Semyon Timoshenko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Died at 75 (1895-1970) Semyon Konstantinovich Timoshenko was a Soviet military commander and senior professional officer of the Red Army at the beginning of the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939.

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Serzh Sargsyan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
age 64 Serzh Sargsyan is the third and current President of Armenia. He won the February 2008 presidential election with the backing of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, a party in which he ...more

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Stanislav Shushkevich is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Stanislav Shushkevich age 84 Stanislav Stanislavovich Shushkevich is a Belarusian politician and scientist. In the early 1960s, he was in charge of teaching Lee Harvey Oswald Russian when Oswald lived in Minsk. From ...more

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Svetlana Savitskaya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
age 70 Svetlana Yevgenyevna Savitskaya is a former Soviet aviator and cosmonaut who flew aboard Soyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space some 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova.

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Valentin Varennikov is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Soviet Union
Valentin Varennikov Died at 86 (1923-2009) Valentin Ivanovich Varennikov was a Soviet/Russian Army general and politician, best known for being one of the planners and leaders of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, as well as one of the ...more