Discover the notable alumni of Moscow State University. The list includes people like Mikhail Gorbachev, Sergey Brin, Oleg Deripaska, Lev Vygotsky & Boris Pasternak. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, leaders, scientists and business people etc.
Mikhail GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev
02 March 1931, Russian
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of
Sergey BrinSergey Brin
21 August 1973, Russian, American
Computer scientist

Alisher UsmanovAlisher Usmanov
09 September 1953, Russian
Business Magnate

Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak
10 February 1890, Russian, Russian
Poet & Writer Vygotsky
17 November 1896, Russian

Anna ChapmanAnna Chapman
23 February 1982, Russian
Media Personality
Andrei SakharovAndrei Sakharov
21 May 1921, Russian
The Father of Soviet nuclear bomb’

Oleg Vladimirovich Deripaska Oleg Deripaska
02 January 1968, Russian
Entrepreneur, Investor, Businessperson

Ivan TurgenevIvan Turgenev
09 November 1818, Russian
Raisa GorbachevaRaisa Gorbacheva
05 January 1932, Russian
First Lady of U.S.S.R

Ion IliescuIon Iliescu
03 March 1930, Romanian
Former President of Romania
Mahmoud DarwishMahmoud Darwish
13 March 1941, Palestinian

Immanuel VelikovskyImmanuel Velikovsky
10 June 1895, Israeli

Imre LakatosImre Lakatos
09 November 1922, Hungarian

Ivan BuninIvan Bunin
22 October 1870, Russian

Alexander HerzenAlexander Herzen
06 April 1812, Russian
Father of Russian socialism
John Dramani MahamaJohn Dramani Mahama
29 November 1958, Ghanaian
President of Ghana

Igor Yevgenyevich TammIgor Tamm
08 July 1895, Russian

Andrey MelnichenkoAndrey Melnichenko
08 March 1972, Russian

Suleyman RustamSuleyman Rustam
27 November 1906, Azerbaijani
Grigory PotemkinGrigory Potemkin
11 October 1739, Russian
linguist, military personnel

Tony HoareTony Hoare
11 January 1934, British
Computer scientist, Engineer, Programmer, Writer,
Vladimir ZhirinovskyVladimir Zhirinovsky
25 April 1946, Kazakh, Russian
Jurist, Politician, Lawyer

Andrey KolmogorovAndrey Kolmogorov
25 April 1903, Russian

Nadezhda TolokonnikovaNadezhda Tolokonnikova
07 November 1989, Russian
Roman JakobsonRoman Jakobson
11 October 1896, Russian

L. L. ZamenhofL. L. Zamenhof
15 December 1859, Polish
Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet,
Sergei YeseninSergei Yesenin
21 September 1895, Russian
poet, writer

Georgy LvovGeorgy Lvov
02 November 1861, Russian
statesman, politician

P. D. OuspenskyP. D. Ouspensky
04 March 1878, Russian
philosopher, writer
Grigory MargulisGrigory Margulis
24 February 1946, American, Russian

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Vsevolod MeyerholdVsevolod Meyerhold
09 February 1874, Russian
Theatre Director
Eugene KasperskyEugene Kaspersky
04 October 1965, Russian
computer scientist, programmer, inventor

Yevgeny PrimakovYevgeny Primakov
29 October 1929, Russian
Geopolitician, Politician, Diplomat, Journalist,

Pafnuty ChebyshevPafnuty Chebyshev
04 May 1821, Russian
mathematician, statistician

Boris AkuninBoris Akunin
20 May 1956, Georgian, Russian
Writer, Translator, Historian, Science fiction
Lev ShestovLev Shestov
31 January 1866, Russian
philosopher, university teacher
Vladimir ArnoldVladimir Arnold
12 June 1937, Ukrainian, Russian
Mathematician, Topologist, Professor, Scientist

Yegor GaidarYegor Gaidar
19 March 1956, Russian
Economist, Politician, Professor

Alexander OparinAlexander Oparin
02 March 1894, Russian
biologist, biochemist, chemist

Viktor ChernovViktor Chernov
07 December 1873, Russian
Political leader
Petr MitrichevPetr Mitrichev
19 March 1985, Russian
Computer scientist

Israel GelfandIsrael Gelfand
20 August 1913, American, Russian
mathematician, biologist, university teacher

Chulpan KhamatovaChulpan Khamatova
01 October 1975, Russian

Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
29 October 1963, Russian
Economist, Politician, Banker

Maxim KontsevichMaxim Kontsevich
25 August 1964, French, Russian
Mathematician, Topologist
Pavel MilyukovPavel Milyukov
27 January 1859
Diplomat, Historian, Politician, Journalist

Vsevolod PudovkinVsevolod Pudovkin
28 February 1893, Russian
Film director
Ivan GoncharovIvan Goncharov
06 June 1812, Russian
linguist, writer, novelist, translator

Nikolai RubinsteinNikolai Rubinstein
14 February 1835, Russian
composer, pianist, conductor, musician

Vitaly GinzburgVitaly Ginzburg
21 September 1916, Russian
physicist, astronomer, inventor, professor
Dmitry RogozinDmitry Rogozin
21 December 1963, Russian
Journalist, Politician, Diplomat

Leonid AndreyevLeonid Andreyev
21 August 1871, Russian
playwright, writer, journalist, lawyer
Andrei BelyAndrei Bely
14 October 1880, Russian
poet, writer, autobiographer,playwright, literary

Diniyar BilyaletdinovDiniyar Bilyaletdinov
27 February 1985, Russian
Association football player

Fyodor TyutchevFyodor Tyutchev
23 November 1803, Russian
writer, poet, diplomat, philosopher

Vladimir VoevodskyVladimir Voevodsky
04 June 1966, American, Russian

Vasily ZhukovskyVasily Zhukovsky
29 January 1783, Russian
linguist, poet, translator, writer, literary
Roza OtunbayevaRoza Otunbayeva
23 August 1950, Kyrgyz
Politician, Diplomat

Igor ShuvalovIgor Shuvalov
04 January 1967, Russian
Jurist, Politician, Lawyer

Lev PontryaginLev Pontryagin
03 September 1908, Russian

Alexander StepanovAlexander Stepanov
16 November 1950, Russian
Computer scientist
Lyudmila UlitskayaLyudmila Ulitskaya
21 February 1943, Russian

Yuri OrlovYuri Orlov
13 August 1924, American
Physicist, Human rights activist, Nuclear
Alexander OstrovskyAlexander Ostrovsky
31 March 1823, Russian
writer, librettist, playwright, journalist

Yakov SinaiYakov Sinai
21 September 1935, Russian

Alexander ShelepinAlexander Shelepin
18 August 1918, Russian
Mykola AzarovMykola Azarov
17 December 1947, Ukrainian

Yuri KnorozovYuri Knorozov
19 November 1922, Russian
Endre SzemerédiEndre Szemerédi
21 August 1940, Hungarian, American

Vladimir DrinfeldVladimir Drinfeld
14 February 1954, American, Russian

Alexander ZinovievAlexander Zinoviev
29 October 1922, Russian
Andrei OkounkovAndrei Okounkov
26 June 1969, Russian

Jonas BasanavičiusJonas Basanavičius
23 November 1851, Lithuanian
Pyotr AvenPyotr Aven
16 March 1955, Russian
Politician, Banker, Economist

Andrei SinyavskyAndrei Sinyavsky
08 October 1925, Russian

Alexander GuchkovAlexander Guchkov
14 October 1862, Russian

Valery BryusovValery Bryusov
13 December 1873, Russian
Rashid SunyaevRashid Sunyaev
01 March 1943, Russian
Vladimir Nemirovich-DanchenkoVladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko
23 December 1858, Georgian, Russian
Theatre Director

Lev BergLev Berg
14 March 1876, Moldovan, Russian

Vasily RozanovVasily Rozanov
02 May 1856, Russian

Mikhail PokrovskyMikhail Pokrovsky
29 August 1868, Russian
Boris BerezovskyBoris Berezovsky
23 January 1946, British, Russian
entrepreneur, mathematician, politician, economist

Kōki IshiiKōki Ishii
06 November 1940, Japanese

Vyacheslav IvanovVyacheslav Ivanov
28 February 1866, Russian

Aleksey Stepanovich KhomyakovAleksey Stepanovich Khomyakov
13 May 1804, Russian

Yevgeny Bagrationovich VakhtangovYevgeny Bagrationovich Vakhtangov
13 February 1883, American, Russian