Russian People Famous Politicians from Soviet Union

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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 1953. Among the Bolshevik revolutionaries who took part in the Russian Revolution of ...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