Soviet stand-up comedian, actor, and director Arkady Raikin remains one of the most revered Soviet humorists of the 20th century. Starting his career with state theaters and variety shows, he later established his own theater in Leningrad. He also founded the Satyricon Theater in Moscow and was made a Hero of Socialist Labor.
Latvian adventurer and hunter Sasha Siemel is best known for hunting down over 300 jaguars that were killing cattle in the Patanal region, mostly using just bows and arrows. He is also known for his books such as Tigrero! and Jungle Wife. He and his wife lived in the Brazilian jungles.