Famous Russian Coaches

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 1 Alexander Godunov

Alexander Godunov.
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Famous As: Ballet Dancer
Birthdate: November 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sakhalin, Russia
Died: May 18, 1995
Russian ballet dancer Alexander Godunov was part of the Bolshoi Ballet. He defected to the U.S. in 1979, causing significant U.S.-Soviet tension. He had also appeared in many films, such as Anna Karenina and Die Hard. His final days were marked by alcoholism, which also eventually caused his death.

 2 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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 3 Becky Hammon

Becky Hammon.
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Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: March 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

 4 Aliya Mustafina

Aliya Mustafina.
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Famous As: Artistic gymnast
Birthdate: September 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yegoryevsk, Russia

 5 Viacheslav Fetisov

Viacheslav Fetisov.
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Famous As: Ice hockey coach
Birthdate: April 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 6 Valeri Liukin

Valeri Liukin
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Famous As: Gymnastics coach
Birthdate: December 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aktobe, Kazakhstan

 7 Viktor Vasilyevich Tikhonov

Viktor Vasilyevich Tikhonov
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Famous As: Ice hockey player
Birthdate: June 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: November 24, 2014
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 8 Irina Viner-Usmanova

Irina Viner-Usmanova
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: July 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Samarkand, Uzbekistan

 9 Tatiana Tarasova

Tatiana Tarasova
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Famous As: Figure Skating Coach
Birthdate: February 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 10 Evgeniya Kanayeva

Evgeniya Kanayeva
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Famous As: Gymnast
Birthdate: April 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia

 11 Dmitry Tursunov

Dmitry Tursunov
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: December 12, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 12 Alexei Mishin

Alexei Mishin
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Famous As: Figure skating coach
Birthdate: March 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sevastopol, Russia

 13 Alexander Khalifman

Alexander Khalifman
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Famous As: Chess player, Coach
Birthdate: January 18, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

Apart from being a FIDE world champion, Russian grandmaster Alexander Khalifman has also been part of the gold medal-winning Olympiad teams of his country. He had begun playing chess at 6 and gained the grandmaster title at age 24. He is now an acclaimed chess trainer and runs a chess academy.

 14 Alexander Zhulin

Alexander Zhulin
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Famous As: Ice dancer, Figure skaters
Birthdate: July 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Currently a popular ice dancing coach, Alexander Zhulin was also a renowned figure skater. Paired with Maya Usova, he not only won bronze and silver in the Olympics, but also several other competitions including the World and the European Championships. Retired in 1994, he now serves as a coach and choreographer. He has also appeared in movies like Muzhchina v moey golove.

 15 Talant Dujshebaev

Talant Dujshebaev
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Famous As: Handball player, Handball coach
Birthdate: June 2, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

 16 Anatoly Tarasov

Anatoly Tarasov
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Famous As: Ice Hockey Coach
Birthdate: December 10, 1918
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: June 23, 1995

 17 Vladimir Alekno

Vladimir Alekno
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Famous As: Volleyball player
Birthdate: December 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Polatsk, Belarus

 18 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

 19 Dmitry Bilozerchev

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

 20 Daria Kondakova

Daria Kondakova
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Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: July 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sochi, Russia

 21 Olga Kaniskina

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

 22 Miron Sher

Miron Sher
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: June 29, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukrainian SSR,[1] USSR
Died: August 20, 2020

Russian-American grandmaster Miron Sher had not just won various tournaments but was also a renowned coach who had groomed top-notch chess players such as world no. 2 grandmaster Fabiano Caruana. He had also attended grad school for physical education. He was married to Woman Grandmaster Alla Grinfeld.

 23 Tamara Moskvina

Tamara Moskvina
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Famous As: Coach, Figure skaters
Birthdate: June 26, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia

 24 Vera Shatalina

Vera Shatalina
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Famous As: Rhythmic gymnast
Birthdate: May 27, 1966
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 25 Lidiya Skoblikova

Lidiya Skoblikova
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Famous As: Skater
Birthdate: March 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Zlatoust, Russia

 26 Arkady Vorobyov

Arkady Vorobyov
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Famous As: Weightlifter
Birthdate: October 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tambov Oblast, Russia
Died: December 22, 2012

 27 Stanislav Zhuk

Stanislav Zhuk
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Famous As: Russian skating coach
Birthdate: January 25, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: November 1, 1998

 28 Vladimir Nazlymov

Vladimir Nazlymov
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Famous As: Fencer
Birthdate: November 1, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Makhachkala, Daghestan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

 29 Galina Zybina

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

 30 Leonid Arkaev

Leonid Arkaev
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Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: June 3, 1940
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

 31 Valentin Muratov

Valentin Muratov
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Famous As: Coach, Gymnast
Birthdate: July 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow Oblast, Russia
Died: October 6, 2006

 32 Evgeny Sveshnikov

Evgeny Sveshnikov
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Famous As: Chess player, Writer
Birthdate: February 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Died: August 18, 2021

 33 Mark Dvoretsky

Mark Dvoretsky
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Famous As: Chess coach, Writer
Birthdate: December 9, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: September 26, 2016