Russian political system is a framework styled in federal semi-presidential republic that is laid under the rules of the Constitution of Russia. As per the Constitution, the executive powers of running the country lies with the Prime Minister of Russia, as the President takes up a largely ceremonial role. Russian politics has witnessed a strong influx of political leaders ever since its inception. While some failed to exert great political control, there were others who exceled with their sharp acumen and administrative skills and still others who became a dominant political figure not just in Russia but the world over. Boris Yeltin was one such political figure of Russia. He served as the head of the government of the Russian Federation. Some other powerful political figures of Russia include Sergei Vladilenovich Kiriyenko, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, Viktor Borisovich Khristenko, Mikhail Yefimovich Fradkov, current Prime Minister Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev and so on. Each of them and others pushed Russia towards becoming a prosperous nation thus advancing its socio-economic and political structure and defending its national interests. To know more about the Russian political leaders, their life and their administrative and political powers, read through this section.
Joseph StalinJoseph Stalin
18 December 1878
Communist Revolutionary & Ruler of former USSR
Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin
07 October 1952
President of Russia

Mikhail GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev
02 March 1931
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of

Vladimir LeninVladimir Lenin
22 April 1870
Russian Revolutionary & Head of Communist Party

Leon TrotskyLeon Trotsky
07 November 1879
Founder and first leader of the Red Army

Nikita KhrushchevNikita Khrushchev
15 April 1894
Prime Minister of Soviet Union
Boris YeltsinBoris Yeltsin
01 February 1931
 

Roman AbramovichRoman Abramovich
24 October 1966
Business Tycoon

Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev
19 December 1906
 

Yuri AndropovYuri Andropov
15 June 1914
Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of
Vyacheslav MolotovVyacheslav Molotov
09 March 1890
Politician

Georgy MalenkovGeorgy Malenkov
08 January 1902
Politician
Mikhail ProkhorovMikhail Prokhorov
03 May 1965
Business Tycoon

Alexander KerenskyAlexander Kerensky
22 April 1881
Political Leader

Nikolai BulganinNikolai Bulganin
11 June 1895
Former Premier of the Soviet Union
Nicholas IINicholas II
18 May 1868
 

Alexei KosyginAlexei Kosygin
20 February 1904
Former Premier of the Soviet Union
Anatoly ChubaisAnatoly Chubais
16 June 1955
Politician

Pavel GrudininPavel Grudinin
20 October 1960
Politician

Valeriya NovodvorskayaValeriya Novodvorskaya
17 May 1950
Russian Politician
Nicholas II of RussiaNicholas II of Russia
18 May 1868
Emperor

Dmitry MedvedevDmitry Medvedev
14 September 1965
Jurist, Politician, Photographer, Blogger, Lawyer,
Nicholas I of RussiaNicholas I of Russia
06 July 1796
Emperor of Russia

Ramzan KadyrovRamzan Kadyrov
05 October 1976
Politician, Warrior

Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko
24 September 1911
Politician

Catherine I of RussiaCatherine I of Russia
15 April 1684
Former Emperor of All Russia
Pyotr StolypinPyotr Stolypin
14 April 1862
politician
Nikolai YezhovNikolai Yezhov
19 April 1895
politician

Anna of RussiaAnna of Russia
07 February 1693
Former Emperor of All Russia

Grigory PotemkinGrigory Potemkin
11 October 1739
linguist, military personnel

Peter II of RussiaPeter II of Russia
23 October 1715
Emperor of Russia
Ivan VI of RussiaIvan VI of Russia
23 August 1740
Emperor of Russia

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Nikolai BukharinNikolai Bukharin
09 October 1888
Russian Politician

Boris GodunovBoris Godunov
1551 AD
Tsar of Russia

Sergey ShoyguSergey Shoygu
21 May 1955
Politician, Military personnel, Economist

Ivan III of RussiaIvan III of Russia
22 January 1440
 
Kliment VoroshilovKliment Voroshilov
04 February 1881
Military officer

Lazar KaganovichLazar Kaganovich
22 November 1893
Politician
Yakov SverdlovYakov Sverdlov
03 June 1885
Politician

Feodor III of RussiaFeodor III of Russia
09 June 1661
 

Feodor I of RussiaFeodor I of Russia
31 May 1557
 
Sergey LavrovSergey Lavrov
21 March 1950
Diplomat, Politician

Vladimir ZhirinovskyVladimir Zhirinovsky
25 April 1946
Jurist, Politician, Lawyer
Akhmad KadyrovAkhmad Kadyrov
23 August 1951
Politician, Theologian

Sergei WitteSergei Witte
17 June 1849
politician

Boris NemtsovBoris Nemtsov
09 October 1959
Politician, Physicist

Ivan V of RussiaIvan V of Russia
27 August 1666
monarch

Vladislav SurkovVladislav Surkov
21 September 1964
Politician
Nikolai RyzhkovNikolai Ryzhkov
28 September 1929
Politician, Officer, Engineer

Gennady ZyuganovGennady Zyuganov
26 June 1944
Politician

Alexandra KollontaiAlexandra Kollontai
31 March 1872
Politician, Diplomat, Feminist

Vasili IV of RussiaVasili IV of Russia
22 September 1552
Monarch
Sergey KirovSergey Kirov
27 March 1886
Politician

Viktor ZubkovViktor Zubkov
15 September 1941
Politician, Entrepreneur, Economist
Ivan SerovIvan Serov
25 August 1905
 

Michael I of RussiaMichael I of Russia
12 July 1596
 

Vasili III of RussiaVasili III of Russia
25 March 1479
 
Ivan SavvidisIvan Savvidis
27 March 1959
Politician

Aslan MaskhadovAslan Maskhadov
21 September 1951
Political leader
Valentina MatviyenkoValentina Matviyenko
07 April 1949
Q4379628, Diplomat, Politician

Gennady YanayevGennady Yanayev
26 August 1937
Politician

Georgi DimitrovGeorgi Dimitrov
18 June 1882
Bulgarian Politician
Vladimir KryuchkovVladimir Kryuchkov
29 February 1924
Politician, Military personnel, Writer

Julius MartovJulius Martov
12 November 1873
politician
Eduard LimonovEduard Limonov
22 February 1943
Writer, Dissident, Politician, Poet, Human rights

Ivan SilayevIvan Silayev
21 October 1930
Politician, Engineer

Sergei IvanovSergei Ivanov
31 January 1953
Politician, Diplomat

Georgy LvovGeorgy Lvov
02 November 1861
statesman, politician
Andrei ZhdanovAndrei Zhdanov
14 February 1896
politician, military personnel
Dmitry YazovDmitry Yazov
08 November 1924
Politician

Rodion MalinovskyRodion Malinovsky
10 November 1898
politician, officer, writer

Sergey SobyaninSergey Sobyanin
21 June 1958
Engineer, Jurist, Politician

Igor SechinIgor Sechin
07 September 1960
Politician, Entrepreneur
Yevgeny PrimakovYevgeny Primakov
29 October 1929
Geopolitician, Politician, Diplomat, Journalist,

Nikolai TikhonovNikolai Tikhonov
14 May 1905
Politician, Engineer, Metallurgist

Andrey VyshinskyAndrey Vyshinsky
1883 AD
Politician

Yegor GaidarYegor Gaidar
19 March 1956
Economist, Politician, Professor

Viktor ChernomyrdinViktor Chernomyrdin
09 April 1938
Politician, Diplomat, Economist
Viktor AbakumovViktor Abakumov
11 April 1908
officer

Mikhail KasyanovMikhail Kasyanov
08 December 1957
Politician, Economist
Ivan IV of RussiaIvan IV of Russia
03 September 1530
 

Dmitry RogozinDmitry Rogozin
21 December 1963
Journalist, Politician, Diplomat

Alexander RutskoyAlexander Rutskoy
16 September 1947
Politician, Military personnel, Economist
Anatoly LunacharskyAnatoly Lunacharsky
11 November 1875
playwright, politician, writer, diplomat

Alexander LebedAlexander Lebed
20 April 1950
Politician, Officer
Pavel GrachevPavel Grachev
01 January 1948
Politician, Military personnel

Vladimir GusinskyVladimir Gusinsky
06 October 1952
Politician, Businessperson

Elvira NabiullinaElvira Nabiullina
29 October 1963
Economist, Politician, Banker

Dmitriy UstinovDmitriy Ustinov
30 October 1908
 
Yury LuzhkovYury Luzhkov
21 September 1936
Politician, Scientist

Igor SmirnovIgor Smirnov
23 October 1941
Politician, Engineer, Economist
Mikhail FradkovMikhail Fradkov
01 September 1950
Politician, Economist

Imam ShamilImam Shamil
26 June 1797
Political leader
Sergey NaryshkinSergey Naryshkin
27 October 1954
Politician, Economist

Andrei BubnovAndrei Bubnov
22 March 1884
politician
Alu AlkhanovAlu Alkhanov
20 January 1957
Politician