Moscow State University

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Mikhail Gorbachev
(President of the Soviet Union (1990-91))

Mikhail Gorbachev
22
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Privol'noe, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 2 
Anton Chekhov
(Playwright, Short-story writer)

Anton Chekhov
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1860
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taganrog, Russia
Died: July 15, 1904

 3 
Lev Vygotsky
(Psychologist)

Lev Vygotsky
2
Birthdate: November 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Orsha, Belarus
Died: June 11, 1934

 4 
Katerina Tikhonova
(Vladimir Putin's Daughter)

Katerina Tikhonova
27
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany

 5 

Saule Omarova
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 2, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: West Kazakhstan Province, Kazakhstan

 6 
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)

 7 
Andrey Melnichenko
(Industrialist)

Andrey Melnichenko
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 8, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gomel, Belarus
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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 8 
Tony Hoare
(Computer scientist)

Tony Hoare
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: January 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

 9 
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

 10 
Andrei Sakharov
(Nuclear physicist)

Andrei Sakharov
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 14, 1989

 11 
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

 12 

Margarita Louis-Dreyfus
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 13 

Mahmoud Darwish
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 13, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Al-Birwa
Died: August 9, 2008

 14 
Georgy Lvov
(Politician)

Georgy Lvov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 2, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: March 7, 1925

 15 

Sergei Yesenin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1895
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Konstantinovo, Russia
Died: December 28, 1925

 16 
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

 17 

Irina Baeva
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 18 

Immanuel Velikovsky
0
Birthdate: June 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vitebsk
Died: November 17, 1979

 19 
Julia Apostoli
(Tennis player)

Julia Apostoli
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 13, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 20 
Eugene Kaspersky
(computer scientist, programmer, inventor)

Eugene Kaspersky
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Novorossiysk

 21 
John Dramani Mahama
(President of Ghana)

John Dramani Mahama
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Damongo

 22 
Roman Jakobson
(Linguist)

Roman Jakobson
0
Birthdate: October 11, 1896
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow
Died: July 18, 1982

 23 
Lyubov Sobol
(Political Activist)

Lyubov Sobol
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moscow Oblast, Russia

 24 
Irina Abramovich
(Roman Abramovich's Ex-Wife)

Irina Abramovich
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1967 AD
Birthplace: Russia

 25 
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

 26 
Boris Berezovsky
(Businessman)

Boris Berezovsky
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 23, 2013
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 27 
Anna Politkovskaya
(Journalist)

Anna Politkovskaya
4
Birthdate: August 30, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 7, 2006

 28 
Yuri Bezmenov
(Journalist)

Yuri Bezmenov
1
Birthdate: 1939 AD
Birthplace: Mytishchi, Russia
Died: January 5, 1993

 29 

Vasily Grossman
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 12, 1905
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Berdychiv, Ukraine
Died: September 14, 1964

 30 
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)

 31 
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)

 32 

Marina Granovskaia
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Russia

 33 

Alexander Ostrovsky
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 12, 1823
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: June 14, 1886

 34 
Vsevolod Meyerhold
(Theatre Director)

Vsevolod Meyerhold
1
Birthdate: February 9, 1874
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Penza, Russia
Died: February 2, 1940

 35 

Sergei Bodrov Jr.
0
Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 20, 2002
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 36 
Dariga Nazarbayeva
(Politician)

Dariga Nazarbayeva
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 7, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Temirtau, Kazakhstan

 37 
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

 38 
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

 39 
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

 40 
Yegor Gaidar
(Economist)

Yegor Gaidar
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 16, 2009

 41 
Dmitry Rogozin
(Journalist, Politician, Diplomat)

Dmitry Rogozin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Norilsk

 43 
Kim Yong-ju
(Politician)

Kim Yong-ju
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1920 AD
Birthplace: Mangyongdae, Pyongyang, North Korea

 44 
Ion Iliescu
(Former President of Romania)

Ion Iliescu
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Oltenița

 45 
Raisa Gorbacheva
(Mikhail Gorbachev's wife)

Raisa Gorbacheva
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 5, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rubtsovsk, Russia
Died: September 20, 1999

 46 

Vladimir Sokoloff
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1889
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 15, 1962

 47 
Ivan Goncharov
(Novelist)

Ivan Goncharov
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1812
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: September 1, 1891

 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 
Yury Dud
(Journalist, & YouTuber)

Yury Dud
0
Birthdate: October 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Potsdam, Germany
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)