Moscow State University

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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.
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 1 
Mikhail Gorbachev
(Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union)
Mikhail Gorbachev
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Privol'noe, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
Anton Chekhov
(One of the Greatest Writers of All Time)
Anton Chekhov
11
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia
Died: July 15, 1904
 3 
Wassily Kandinsky
(Russian Painter, Art Theorist and a Pioneer in Abstract Art)
Wassily Kandinsky
5
Birthdate: December 16, 1866
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 13, 1944
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
Evgenia Medvedeva
(Former Competitive Russian Figure Skater)
Evgenia Medvedeva
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 5 
Lev Vygotsky
(Psychologist)
Lev Vygotsky
2
Birthdate: November 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orsha, Belarus
Died: June 11, 1934
 6 
Katerina Tikhonova
(The Second Daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin)
Katerina Tikhonova
36
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
 7 
Saule Omarova
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan
 8 
Anna Chapman
(Media Personality)
Anna Chapman
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Andrey Melnichenko
(Industrialist)
Andrey Melnichenko
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gomel, Belarus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 10 
Oleg Deripaska
(Entrepreneur, Investor, Businessperson)
Oleg Deripaska
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dzerzhinsk, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russian SFSR
 11 
Andrei Sakharov
(Soviet Nuclear Physicist, Dissident and Winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for Peace)
Andrei Sakharov
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 14, 1989
 12 
Tony Hoare
(Computer scientist)
Tony Hoare
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka
 13 
Ivan Turgenev
(Novelist, Short Story Writer, Poet & Popularizer of Russian Literature in the West)
Ivan Turgenev
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 9, 1818
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oryol, Russia
Died: September 3, 1883
 14 
Mahmoud Darwish
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Al-Birwa
Died: August 9, 2008
 15 
Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 16 
Irina Abramovich
(Roman Abramovich's Ex-Wife)
Irina Abramovich
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Russia
 17 
Raisa Gorbacheva
(Russian Activist and Wife of the Former President of the Soviet Union ‘Mikhail Gorbachev’)
Raisa Gorbacheva
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rubtsovsk, Russia
Died: September 20, 1999
 18 
Georgy Lvov
(8th Prime Minister of Russia (March 1917 - July 1917))
Georgy Lvov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: March 7, 1925
 19 
L. L. Zamenhof
(Linguist, Ophthalmologist, Inventor, Poet, Translator, Esperantist, Physician, Writer, Bible translator)
L. L. Zamenhof
0
Birthdate: December 15, 1859
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Białystok
Died: April 14, 1917
 20 
Irina Baeva
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 21 
Sergei Yesenin
(One of the Most Popular Russian Lyric Poets of the 20th Century)
Sergei Yesenin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Konstantinovo, Russia
Died: December 28, 1925
 22 
Immanuel Velikovsky
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vitebsk
Died: November 17, 1979
 23 
Julia Apostoli
(Tennis player)
Julia Apostoli
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 24 
Vladimir Pozner Jr.
(Journalist, TV Personality)
Vladimir Pozner Jr.
1
Birthdate: April 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 25 
Eugene Kaspersky
(computer scientist, programmer, inventor)
Eugene Kaspersky
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novorossiysk
 26 
Elvira Nabiullina
(Chairwoman of the Bank of Russia since 2013, Former Minister of Economic Development of Russia)
Elvira Nabiullina
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia
 27 
John Dramani Mahama
(President of Ghana)
John Dramani Mahama
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Damongo
 28 
Boris Berezovsky
(Russian Business Oligarch, Government Official, Engineer and Mathematician)
Boris Berezovsky
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 23, 2013
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 29 
Anna Politkovskaya
(Russian Journalist and Human Rights Activist)
Anna Politkovskaya
4
Birthdate: August 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 7, 2006
 30 
Marina Granovskaia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Russia
 31 
Roman Jakobson
(Linguist)
Roman Jakobson
0
Birthdate: October 11, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: July 18, 1982
 32 
Yuri Bezmenov
(Journalist)
Yuri Bezmenov
1
Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Mytishchi, Russia
Died: January 5, 1993
 33 
Vasily Grossman
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berdychiv, Ukraine
Died: September 14, 1964
 34 
Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Member of the State Duma since 1993)
Vladimir Zhirinovsky
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 35 
Alexander Ostrovsky
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: June 14, 1886
 36 
Lyubov Sobol
(Russian Political Leader and Lawyer)
Lyubov Sobol
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow Oblast, Russia
 37 
Sergei Bodrov Jr.
(Russian Actor Who Died While Filming Due to a Ice-Slide in Kolka Glacier )
Sergei Bodrov Jr.
0
Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 20, 2002
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 38 
Jang Song-thaek
(Former Minister of the State Security Department)
Jang Song-thaek
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 22, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chongjin, Northern Korea
Died: December 12, 2013
 39 
Dmitry Rogozin
(Russian Politician and Former Director General of Roscosmos (2018 - 2022))
Dmitry Rogozin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow
 40 
Ivan Ilyin
(Philosopher, Opinion journalist)
Ivan Ilyin
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 9, 1883
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russian Empire
Died: December 21, 1954
 41 
Vsevolod Meyerhold
(One of the Seminal Forces in Modern International Theatre Executed Due to His Experiments Dealing Symbolism )
Vsevolod Meyerhold
1
Birthdate: February 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Penza, Russia
Died: February 2, 1940
 42 
Lev Shestov
(Former existentialist and religious philosopher best known for his critiques of both philosophic rationalism and scientism)
Lev Shestov
1
Birthdate: February 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: November 19, 1938
 43 
Dariga Nazarbayeva
(Politician)
Dariga Nazarbayeva
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Temirtau, Kazakhstan
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norilsk
 45 
Yury Dud
(Journalist, & YouTuber)
Yury Dud
0
Birthdate: October 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 46 
Kim Yong-ju
(Politician)
Kim Yong-ju
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1920 AD
Birthplace: Mangyongdae, Pyongyang, North Korea
 47 
Ion Iliescu
(Former President of Romania)
Ion Iliescu
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oltenița
 48 
Kim Kyong-hui
(Military officer)
Kim Kyong-hui
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pyongyang, North Korea
 49 
Vladimir Voevodsky
(Mathematician)
Vladimir Voevodsky
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 30, 2017
 50 
Varlam Shalamov
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vologda, Russia
Died: January 17, 1982