Famous People Born In Rostov-on-Don

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Antonina Krivoshapka
(Russian Athlete)
Antonina Krivoshapka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Sabina Spielrein
(Psychiatrist)
Sabina Spielrein
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Birthdate: October 25, 1885
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 11, 1942

Sabina Spielrein was a Russian physician who also worked as a psychoanalyst, psychiatrist, and teacher during an illustrious professional career that spanned 30 years. A pioneer of psychoanalysis, Spielrein was the first person to bring in and popularize the concept of the death instinct. Sabina Spielrein was also one of the earliest psychoanalysts to study schizophrenia in detail. 

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Efrem Zimbalist
(Composer, Conductor, Music educator, Violinist, University teacher)
Efrem Zimbalist
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 21, 1889
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: February 22, 1985
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Nodar Kumaritashvili
(Athlete)
Nodar Kumaritashvili
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: February 12, 2010
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Yuri Oganessian
(Nuclear physicist known for co-discoverer of the heaviest elements in the periodic table; element oganesson named after him)
Yuri Oganessian
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 14, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
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Jānis Timma
(Basketball player)
Jānis Timma
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Vladislava Urazova
(Russian Artistic Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Vladislava Urazova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 14, 2004
Sun Sign: Leo
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Nikita Nagornyy
(Russian Artistic Gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist)
Nikita Nagornyy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
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Basta
(Russian rapper who has won fans with solo singles like)
Basta
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 20, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Alexander Kaidanovsky
(Russian-Soviet Actor and Director Known for His Films: 'Stalker', 'The Bodyguard' and 'At Home Among Strangers')
Alexander Kaidanovsky
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Birthdate: July 23, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 3, 1995

Russian actor and director Alexander Kaidanovsky initially trained to be a welder but switched to acting later. Known for his roles in Soviet films such as At Home Among Strangers and Stalker, he also directed the drama A Simple Death, which was featured at the Cannes. His career was eventually ruined by alcoholism.

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Natalia Shaposhnikova
(Former Russian Artistic Gymnast and Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
Natalia Shaposhnikova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 24, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
(Politician)
Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Yelena Produnova
(Russian Former Competitive Gymnast)
Yelena Produnova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Irina Allegrova
(Singer)
Irina Allegrova
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Alexei Eremenko
(Finnish Former Professional Footballer Who Played as a 'Attacking Midfielder')
Alexei Eremenko
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries

Former footballer Alexei Eremenko is the son of legendary Russian footballer Alexei Eremenko Sr. The Russian-born sports star grew up in Finland and made his senior debut with the Finnish club FC Jokerit. He later also won the Russian Cup with Rubin Kazan and the Finnish Cup with HJK Helsinki.

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Savielly Tartakower
(Polish-French Chess Player and Former International Grandmaster)
Savielly Tartakower
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 21, 1887
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 4, 1956

Polish and French chess-professional Savielly Tartakower achieved several feats including winning the Polish Chess Championship twice. Counted among the most distinguished chess personalities of his time, Tartakower received the title of International Grandmaster (IGM) in 1950, the year FIDE created the title. Tartakower was also noted for his numerous aphorisms, often called Tartakoverisms; and as a chess journalist and author.

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Konstantin Lavronenko
(Soviet-Russian Actor Best Known for His Films: 'The Return' and 'The Banishment')
Konstantin Lavronenko
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Birthdate: April 20, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus

Soviet and Russian actor Konstantin Lavronenko is best known for his role in The Return. His performance in the 2007 film The Banishment won him a Cannes Best Actor award. He has been decorated with state awards such as the Order of Friendship. He has also appeared in the series Liquidation.

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Ginta Lapina
(Model)
Ginta Lapina
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 30, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Nina Kaptsova
(Ballet dancer)
Nina Kaptsova
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: October 16, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra

Nina Kaptsova is a Russian ballet dancer who is currently associated with the internationally acclaimed dance company, Bolshoi Ballet. Over the course of her career, Kaptsova has played various roles in popular ballet acts. She has also won prestigious awards and prizes.

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Dina Agisheva
(Belarusian Individual Rhythmic Gymnast and 2020 Junior European Champion with Rope)
Dina Agisheva
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 17, 2005
Sun Sign: Aries

Belarusian individual rhythmic gymnast Dina Aliaksandraŭna Agisheva represents Belarus since 2020. She was part of the national team at the 2020 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships and competed at the Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior European Championships becoming the 2020 Junior European champion with Rope winning a gold medal, and finishing fifth with Ribbon as a junior individual.

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Maria Kryuchkova
(Russian Artistic gymnast)
Maria Kryuchkova
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: March 8, 2015
Height: 4'11" (150 cm)
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Maxim Staviski
(Ice dancer)
Maxim Staviski
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Maxim Staviski is a Russian-born Bulgarian ice dancer who has won gold medals at the World Figure Skating Championships and Grand Prix Final along with his fiancée and skating partner Albena Denkova. Staviski and Denkova are the first Bulgarians to win a medal at World Championships. Staviski has also won two silver medals and a bronze medal at European Championships.

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Eva Rivas
(Singer)
Eva Rivas
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Jean-Jacques Conceição
(Basketball player)
Jean-Jacques Conceição
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)