Famous Russian Spiritual & Religious Leaders

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 1 George Gurdjieff

George Gurdjieff
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: January 13, 1866
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gyumri, Armenia
Died: October 29, 1949

Born to a poet and carpenter, George Gurdjieff grew up reading a lot of science books in his hometown, Kars. He later laid down the concept of The Fourth Way, stating that humans can overcome their state of waking sleep through methods involving a combination of music, dance, and lectures.

 2 Olga of Kiev

Olga of Kiev
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Pskov, Russia
Died: July 11, 0969
Although revered as a saint, Olga, the first Kiev royal member to adopt Christianity, is remembered for the brutal revenge on her husband Igor I’s murderers. She got her men to capture the Drevlians who suggested she marry Prince Mal, who had killed Igor, and watched them being buried alive. 

 3 Alexander Nevsky

Alexander Nevsky
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Famous As: Prince of Novgorod
Birthdate: May 13, 1221
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia
Died: November 14, 1263
One of the key figures of medieval Rus', Alexander Nevsky rose to legendary status during some of the most difficult times in Kievan Rus' history.  He protected Russian Orthodoxy and Russian statehood. He was canonized as a saint of the Russian Orthodox Church in 1547 by Macarius.
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 4 Zinovia Dushkova

Zinovia Dushkova
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: July 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kongaz, Moldova

Zinovia Dushkova is a Russian poet, historian, philosopher, and author. A prominent writer, Dushkova's works have been translated into seven languages. In 2015, she was honored with the 20 Years of Gagauzia Medal. In 2017, Zinovia Dushkova’s book, The Call of the Heart, was honored at the Nautilus Book Awards with a silver medal in the United States of America.

 5 Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow

Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow
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Famous As: Bishop
Birthdate: November 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg

 6 Sergius of Radonezh

Sergius of Radonezh
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: May 14, 1314
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rostov, Russia
Died: September 25, 1392

 7 Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow

Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow
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Famous As: Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia
Birthdate: January 31, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Klin, Russia
Died: April 7, 1925
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 8 Patriarch Nikon of Moscow

Patriarch Nikon of Moscow
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Famous As: Russian patriarch
Birthdate: May 7, 1605
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Veldemanovo, Russia
Died: August 17, 1681

 9 Zinaida Nikolayevna Gippius

Zinaida Nikolayevna Gippius
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: November 20, 1869
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Belyov, Russia
Died: September 9, 1945

 10 Andrei Bogolyubsky

Andrei Bogolyubsky
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 1111 AD
Died: June 28, 1174

 11 Patriarch Alexy I of Moscow

Patriarch Alexy I of Moscow
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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: November 8, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: April 17, 1970

 12 Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin

Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: November 20, 1816
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mir, Russia
Died: August 10, 1893

 13 Macarius, Metropolitan of Moscow

Macarius, Metropolitan of Moscow
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Famous As: Cleric
Birthdate: 1482 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: January 12, 1563

 14 Theophan Prokopovich

Theophan Prokopovich
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: June 18, 1681
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kyiv, Ukraine
Died: September 19, 1736

 15 Nilus of Sora

Nilus of Sora
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Famous As: Mystic
Birthdate: 1433 AD
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: May 7, 1508

 16 Antony (Khrapovitsky)

Antony (Khrapovitsky)
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Famous As: Archbishop
Birthdate: March 1, 1863
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Veliky Novgorod
Died: August 10, 1936

 17 David Günzburg

David Günzburg
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Famous As: Orientalist
Birthdate: July 5, 1857
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kam'yanets'-Podil's'kyi, Ukraine
Died: December 22, 1910

 18 Alexius, Metropolitan of Kiev

Alexius, Metropolitan of Kiev
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Famous As: metropolitan of Moscow
Birthdate: 1296 AD
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 12, 1378

 19 Jonah of Moscow

Jonah of Moscow
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Famous As: Religious Leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1461 AD

 20 Laurus Škurla

Laurus Škurla
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Famous As: Cleric
Birthdate: January 1, 1928
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ladomirovo, Slovakia
Died: March 16, 2008

 21 Macarius Bulgakov

Macarius Bulgakov
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Famous As: Metropolitan
Birthdate: October 1, 1816
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1882 AD

 22 Jampel Lodoy

Jampel Lodoy
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Birthdate: August 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Khondergey, Russia
Died: June 23, 2020

 23 Gennady of Novgorod

Gennady of Novgorod
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Famous As: Archbishop
Birthdate: 1410 AD
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 4, 1505

 24 Anthony Of Novgorod

Anthony Of Novgorod
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Famous As: Archbishop
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: October 8, 1232

 25 Meyer Waxman

Meyer Waxman
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Famous As: Rabbi
Birthdate: 1887 AD
Birthplace: Slutsk, Belarus
Died: 1969 AD

 26 Ioann

Ioann
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Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Russia
Died: 1417 AD