The largest country in the world, Russia expands from northern Asia to Eastern Europe, spanning through eleven time zones and covering more than one-eighth of the world’s inhabited land area. Quite astounding, isn’t it? Interestingly, the vastness of the country is directly proportional to its greatness, its rich heritage and legacy standing as a testimony of the same. Russia, a world power today, has been ruled by the strongest and bravest leaders who through their administrative skills and military achievements helped Russia hold world records of having the world’s second largest economy, largest standing military, largest mineral and energy reserve, second largest exporter of arms and ammunitions and largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction. Eye-popping as this may seem to read, the achievements of Russian leaders are even more startling. Right from the current president Vladimir Putin to legendary leaders like Joseph Stalin, Nicholas II, Boris Yeltsin, Mikhail Gorbachev, and others, Russian leaders shaped much of Russia’s and world’s political and military future. Read this section and brief yourself with the life and works of legendary Russian leaders. Their amazing contribution in the country’s political, economic and military sphere is spellbinding!
Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin

18 December 1878

Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin

07 October 1952

Vladimir LeninVladimir Lenin

22 April 1870

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky

07 November 1879

Mikhail GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev

02 March 1931

Nikita KhrushchevNikita Khrushchev

15 April 1894

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev

19 December 1906

Roman AbramovichRoman Abramovich

24 October 1966

Boris YeltsinBoris Yeltsin

01 February 1931

Georgy ZhukovGeorgy Zhukov

01 December 1896

Georgy MalenkovGeorgy Malenkov

08 January 1902

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Vyacheslav MolotovVyacheslav Molotov

09 March 1890

Yuri AndropovYuri Andropov

15 June 1914

Vasili ArkhipovVasili Arkhipov

30 January 1926

Alexander KerenskyAlexander Kerensky

22 April 1881

Mikhail BakuninMikhail Bakunin

30 May 1814

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Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin

20 February 1904

Nicholas IINicholas II

18 May 1868

Anatoly ChubaisAnatoly Chubais

16 June 1955

Pavel GrudininPavel Grudinin

20 October 1960

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Nicholas II of RussiaNicholas II of Russia

18 May 1868

Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev

14 September 1965

Ramzan KadyrovRamzan Kadyrov

05 October 1976

Nicholas I of RussiaNicholas I of Russia

06 July 1796

Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko

24 September 1911

Nikolai YezhovNikolai Yezhov

19 April 1895

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Catherine I of RussiaCatherine I of Russia

15 April 1684

Anna of RussiaAnna of Russia

07 February 1693

Ivan III of RussiaIvan III of Russia

22 January 1440

Nikolai BukharinNikolai Bukharin

09 October 1888

RurikRurik

0830 AD

Ivan VI of RussiaIvan VI of Russia

23 August 1740

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Peter II of RussiaPeter II of Russia

23 October 1715

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich

22 November 1893

Boris GodunovBoris Godunov

1551 AD

Kliment VoroshilovKliment Voroshilov

04 February 1881

Mikhail TukhachevskyMikhail Tukhachevsky

16 February 1893

Viktor VekselbergViktor Vekselberg

14 April 1957

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Sergey LavrovSergey Lavrov

21 March 1950

Grigory PotemkinGrigory Potemkin

11 October 1739

Sergey KirovSergey Kirov

27 March 1886

Alexander SuvorovAlexander Suvorov

24 November 1730

Lev KamenevLev Kamenev

18 July 1883

Sergey ShoyguSergey Shoygu

21 May 1955

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Feodor I of RussiaFeodor I of Russia

31 May 1557

Akhmad KadyrovAkhmad Kadyrov

23 August 1951

Vladimir ZhirinovskyVladimir Zhirinovsky

25 April 1946

Boris NemtsovBoris Nemtsov

09 October 1959

Alexandra KollontaiAlexandra Kollontai

31 March 1872

Vasily ChuikovVasily Chuikov

12 February 1900

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Vladislav TretiakVladislav Tretiak

25 April 1952

Andrey VlasovAndrey Vlasov

14 September 1901

Yakov SverdlovYakov Sverdlov

03 June 1885

Ivan KonevIvan Konev

16 December 1897

Dzhokhar DudayevDzhokhar Dudayev

15 February 1944

Aleksandr VasilevskyAleksandr Vasilevsky

18 September 1895

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Ivan V of RussiaIvan V of Russia

27 August 1666

Gotthard HeinriciGotthard Heinrici

25 December 1886

Eugene KasperskyEugene Kaspersky

04 October 1965

Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of RussiaGrand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia

18 September 1891

Dokka UmarovDokka Umarov

13 April 1964

Gennady ZyuganovGennady Zyuganov

26 June 1944

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Feodor III of RussiaFeodor III of Russia

09 June 1661

Viktor ZubkovViktor Zubkov

15 September 1941

Aslan MaskhadovAslan Maskhadov

21 September 1951

Pyotr StolypinPyotr Stolypin

14 April 1862

Lavr KornilovLavr Kornilov

30 August 1870

Sergei WitteSergei Witte

17 June 1849

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Vladislav SurkovVladislav Surkov

21 September 1964

Aleksandr UlyanovAleksandr Ulyanov

31 March 1866

Semyon BudyonnySemyon Budyonny

25 April 1883

Vasili IV of RussiaVasili IV of Russia

22 September 1552

Gennady YanayevGennady Yanayev

26 August 1937

Georgi PlekhanovGeorgi Plekhanov

29 November 1856

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Julius MartovJulius Martov

12 November 1873

Andrei ZhdanovAndrei Zhdanov

14 February 1896

Aleksei BrusilovAleksei Brusilov

31 August 1853