Famous Russian Inventors

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 1 Mikhail Kalashnikov

Mikhail Kalashnikov.
Famous As: Inventor of AK-47 Assault Rifle
Birthdate: November 10, 1919
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kurya, Russia
Died: December 23, 2013
Russian military leader Mikhail Kalashnikov is remembered for inventing the AK-47 assault rifle, along with other weapons such as the AKM, the AK-74, the PK machine gun, and the RPK light machine gun. He was named the Hero of the Russian Federation and received the Order of Military Merit.

 2 Sergei Korolev

Sergei Korolev.
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: January 1, 1907
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zhytomyr, Ukraine
Died: January 14, 1966
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 3 Igor Sikorsky

Igor Sikorsky.
Famous As: Aviator
Birthdate: May 25, 1889
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: October 26, 1972

Igor Sikorsky was a Russian-American aviator known for his pioneering contributions to the development of both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Born in Russia, he immigrated to US as a young man and founded the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in 1923. He is also credited for developing the first of Pan American Airways' ocean-crossing flying boats. 

 4 Peter Carl Fabergé

Peter Carl Fabergé.
Famous As: jeweller, inventor, artist
Birthdate: May 18, 1846
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: September 24, 1920

 5 Vladimir K. Zworykin

Vladimir K. Zworykin.
Famous As: engineer, physicist, inventor
Birthdate: July 17, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Murom
Died: July 29, 1982

 6 Alexander Stepanovich Popov

Alexander Stepanovich Popov
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: March 16, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnoturinsk, Russia
Died: January 13, 1906

 7 Pavel Florensky

Pavel Florensky
Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: January 22, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yevlakh, Azerbaijan
Died: December 8, 1943
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 8 Léon Theremin

Léon Theremin
Famous As: Inventor, Engineer, Physicist, Scientist
Birthdate: August 15, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: November 3, 1993

 9 Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov

Mikhail Mikhaylovich Gerasimov
Famous As: Archaeologist
Birthdate: September 2, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: July 21, 1970

 10 Rashid Sunyaev

Rashid Sunyaev
Famous As: Astrophysicist
Birthdate: March 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Tashkent, Uzbekistan

 11 Svyatoslav Fyodorov

Svyatoslav Fyodorov
Famous As: Ophthalmologist
Birthdate: August 8, 1927
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine
Died: June 2, 2000

 12 Stephen of Perm

Stephen of Perm
Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: 1340 AD
Birthplace: Veliky Ustyug, Russia
Died: April 26, 1396

 13 Sergey Lebedev

Sergey Lebedev
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 13, 1874
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lublin, Poland
Died: May 2, 1934

 14 Boris Borisovich Golitsyn

Boris Borisovich Golitsyn
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 18, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: May 4, 1916

 15 Nikolay Pirogov

Nikolay Pirogov
Famous As: Physician, Scientist
Birthdate: November 25, 1810
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 5, 1881