Famous Russian Athletes

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 1 Sergey Bubka

Sergey Bubka
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Famous As: Pole Vaulter
Birthdate: December 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luhansk, Ukraine

Russian star pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka had started training at age 9. He soared to fame after winning the world championship in Finland at age 15 and later became the first to jump 6.1m. He won the 1988 Seoul Olympic gold and shattered the global men’s pole vault record 35 times.

 2 Daniil Kvyat

Daniil Kvyat
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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: April 26, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ufa

 3 Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov
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Famous As: Coach, Athletic
Birthdate: December 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sil'di, Russia
Died: July 3, 2020
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 4 Yelena Isinbayeva

Yelena Isinbayeva
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Famous As: Pole vaulter
Birthdate: June 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Volgograd, Russia

 5 Evgeni Plushenko

Evgeni Plushenko
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Famous As: Figure Skater
Birthdate: November 3, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dzhamku, Russia

 6 Mariya Lasitskene

Mariya Lasitskene
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Prokhladny, Russia

 7 Alexander Radulov

Alexander Radulov
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: July 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nizhny Tagil
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 8 Sergei Bobrovsky

Sergei Bobrovsky
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: September 20, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Novokuznetsk

 9 Darya Klishina

Darya Klishina
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Famous As: Long jumper
Birthdate: January 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tver, Russia

 10 Larisa Latynina

Larisa Latynina
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: December 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kherson, Ukraine

 11 Alexei Nemov

Alexei Nemov
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: May 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tengushevsky District, Russia

 12 Tatyana McFadden

Tatyana McFadden
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Famous As: Paralympic athlete
Birthdate: April 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 13 Irena Szewińska

Irena Szewińska
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: May 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 29, 2018

 14 Yuliya Stepanova

Yuliya Stepanova
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: July 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kursk, Russia

 15 Artem Anisimov

Artem Anisimov
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: May 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yaroslavl

 16 Mariya Savinova

Mariya Savinova
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: August 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia

 17 Nikolai Andrianov

Nikolai Andrianov
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: October 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vladimir, Russia
Died: March 21, 2011

 18 Boris Shakhlin

Boris Shakhlin
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ishim, Russia
Died: May 30, 2008

 19 Ruslan Karaev

Ruslan Karaev
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Famous As: Heavyweight kickboxer
Birthdate: May 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Vladikavkaz, Russia

 20 Yury Sedykh

Yury Sedykh
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Novocherkassk, Russia

 21 Anton Sikharulidze

Anton Sikharulidze
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Famous As: Pair Skater
Birthdate: October 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 22 Yelena Slesarenko

Yelena Slesarenko
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Famous As: High jumper
Birthdate: February 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Volgograd

 23 Valery Brumel

Valery Brumel
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Razvedki, Russia
Died: January 26, 2003

 24 Inna Deriglazova

Inna Deriglazova
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: March 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kurchatov, Kursk Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

 25 Viktor Saneyev

Viktor Saneyev
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sokhumi, Georgia

 26 Yana Egorian

Yana Egorian
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: December 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yerevan, Armenia

 27 Sergey Beloglazov

Sergey Beloglazov
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kaliningrad, Russia

 28 Alexey Zaitsev

Alexey Zaitsev
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Starotitarovskaya, Russia

 29 Lyukman Adams

Lyukman Adams
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Famous As: Triple jumper
Birthdate: September 24, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 30 Vladimir Kuts

Vladimir Kuts
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Famous As: Long-distance Runner
Birthdate: February 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trostyanets'kyi district, Ukraine
Died: August 16, 1975

 31 Sofya Velikaya

Sofya Velikaya
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Famous As: Fencers
Birthdate: June 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alma-Ata, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union

 32 Dmitry Bilozerchev

Dmitry Bilozerchev
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: December 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 33 Olga Kaniskina

Olga Kaniskina
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Napol'naya Tavla, Russia

 34 Tatyana Kazankina

Tatyana Kazankina
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: December 17, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saratov Oblast, Russia

 35 Raisa Smetanina

Raisa Smetanina
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Famous As: Olympic Athlete
Birthdate: February 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Komi, Soviet Union

 36 Magomed Ibragimov

Magomed Ibragimov
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: July 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Khebda, Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, RSFSR, USSR

 37 Antonina Krivoshapka

Antonina Krivoshapka
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: July 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rostov-on-Don, Russia

 38 Galina Kulakova

Galina Kulakova
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 29, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Udmurt Republic, Russia

 39 Nadezhda Sergeeva

Nadezhda Sergeeva
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Famous As: Bobsledder
Birthdate: June 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kemerovo, Russia

 40 Nadezhda Skardino

Nadezhda Skardino
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: March 27, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leningrad, Soviet Union

 41 Nina Ponomaryova

Nina Ponomaryova
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: April 27, 1929
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Nizhny Tagil, Russia
Died: August 19, 2016

 42 Tatyana Ledovskaya

Tatyana Ledovskaya
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Famous As: Hurdler
Birthdate: May 21, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shchyokino, Tula Oblast

 43 Yevgeny Grishin

Yevgeny Grishin
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: March 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tula, Russia
Died: July 9, 2005

 44 Valentina Yegorova

Valentina Yegorova
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Famous As: Long-Distance Runner
Birthdate: February 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Russia

 45 Anna Alminova

Anna Alminova
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Famous As: Runner
Birthdate: January 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kirov, Russia

 46 Karina Aznavourian

Karina Aznavourian
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Famous As: Olympic athlete
Birthdate: September 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union

 47 Galina Zybina

Galina Zybina
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: January 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 48 Svetlana Paramygina

Svetlana Paramygina
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Famous As: Biathlete
Birthdate: February 5, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yekaterinburg, Russia

 49 Svetlana Nageykina

Svetlana Nageykina
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: February 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tambov, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

 50 Yelena Belevskaya

Yelena Belevskaya
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: October 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yevpatoria, Russia