History wouldn’t be half as interesting as it is had it not been for the famous and iconic personalities. These iconic personalities shaped the events of the past and consequently affected our present and future. Russia has been home to numerous such personalities that have gained worldwide fame for their acts and deeds. However, there were some like Ivan Vasilyevich ‘The Terrible’ who were famous for their notoriety. Though Ivan was the first Tsar of Russia and is remembered for expanding Russian empire through military conquests, he was infamous for his madness and violence. It was Peter the Great that Russia owes much of its modern existence including founding of many till-date running government institutions. Catherine the Great presided of what was Russia’s Golden Age. She helped cement Russia’s status as a dominant country of the world. In the field of art and literature, there were several renowned personalities in Russia, like Leo Tolstoy, Alexandr Borodin, Pyotor Tchaikovsky, Anna Pavlova and so on. Joseph Stalin was famous as the ‘bad man’ of the 20th century Russia. A leader and dictator, he suppressed any form of oppression against his governance and ruthlessly denounced any dissent. To know more about famous Russian historical personalities, check out this section.
Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin

18 December 1878

Vladimir LeninVladimir Lenin

22 April 1870

Peter the GreatPeter the Great

09 June 1672

Ivan the TerribleIvan the Terrible

25 August 1530

Paul I of RussiaPaul I of Russia

01 October 1754

Peter III of RussiaPeter III of Russia

21 February 1728

Elizabeth of RussiaElizabeth of Russia

29 December 1709

Nicholas IINicholas II

18 May 1868

Nicholas II of RussiaNicholas II of Russia

18 May 1868

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Alexander I of RussiaAlexander I of Russia

23 December 1777

Nicholas I of RussiaNicholas I of Russia

06 July 1796

Olga of KievOlga of Kiev

0915 AD

Catherine I of RussiaCatherine I of Russia

15 April 1684

Alexander NevskyAlexander Nevsky

13 May 1221

Anna of RussiaAnna of Russia

07 February 1693

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Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia

25 March 1875

Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of RussiaGrand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia

04 December 1878

Ivan VI of RussiaIvan VI of Russia

23 August 1740

Peter II of RussiaPeter II of Russia

23 October 1715

Frederick I of PrussiaFrederick I of Prussia

11 July 1657

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia

01 June 1882

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Olga Constantinovna of RussiaOlga Constantinovna of Russia

03 September 1851

Alexis of RussiaAlexis of Russia

29 March 1629

Catherine II of RussiaCatherine II of Russia

02 May 1729

Feodor III of RussiaFeodor III of Russia

09 June 1661

Peter I of RussiaPeter I of Russia

09 June 1672

Ivan V of RussiaIvan V of Russia

27 August 1666

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Prince Paul of YugoslaviaPrince Paul of Yugoslavia

27 April 1893

Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of RussiaGrand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia

21 September 1827

Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia

22 January 1872

Michael I of RussiaMichael I of Russia

12 July 1596

Ivan VIIvan VI

23 August 1740

False Dmitriy IFalse Dmitriy I

19 October 1582

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Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of RussiaGrand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia

07 February 1708

Eudoxia LopukhinaEudoxia Lopukhina

10 July 1669

Catherine DolgorukovCatherine Dolgorukov

02 November 1847

Ivan I of MoscowIvan I of Moscow

1288 AD

Daniel of MoscowDaniel of Moscow

1261 AD

Grand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of RussiaGrand Duke Constantine Pavlovich of Russia

27 April 1779

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Ivan IVIvan IV

03 September 1530

Dmitry PozharskyDmitry Pozharsky

17 October 1577

Alexis I of RussiaAlexis I of Russia

29 March 1629

Catherine IICatherine II

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of RussiaGrand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia

26 June 1899

Albert I, Duke of PrussiaAlbert I, Duke of Prussia

17 May 1490

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Ivan I of RussiaIvan I of Russia

1288 AD

Simeon of RussiaSimeon of Russia

07 November 1316

Vasili I of RussiaVasili I of Russia

30 December 1371

Maria Alexandrovna of HesseMaria Alexandrovna of Hesse

08 August 1824

Vasili II of RussiaVasili II of Russia

10 March 1415

Ivan II of RussiaIvan II of Russia

26 March 1326