Saint Petersburg State University

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Discover the notable alumni of Saint Petersburg State University. The list includes people like Katerina Tikhonova, Andrey Arshavin, Ivan Turgenev, Nikolai Gogol & Pyotr Stolypin. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, leaders, miscellaneous and media personalities etc.
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 1 
Ayn Rand
(Writer and Philosopher Known for Her Best-Selling Novels ‘The Fountainhead’ and ‘Atlas Shrugged’)
Ayn Rand
37
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1905
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: March 6, 1982
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 2 
Nikolai Gogol
(Playwright)
Nikolai Gogol
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 1, 1809
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Velyki Sorochyntsi, Ukraine
Died: March 4, 1852
 3 
Vladimir Putin
(President of Russia (2000 - 2008, Incumbent Since 2012))
Vladimir Putin
254
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 7, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 4 
Anatoly Karpov
(One of the Greatest Chess Players of All Time)
Anatoly Karpov
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Zlatoust, Russia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 5 
Peter Kropotkin
(Anarchist, Socialist & Historian)
Peter Kropotkin
2
Birthdate: December 9, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 8, 1921
 6 
Alexander Alekhine
(Russian-French Former Chess Champion)
Alexander Alekhine
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1892
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: March 24, 1946
 7 
Katerina Tikhonova
(The Second Daughter of Russian President Vladimir Putin)
Katerina Tikhonova
36
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 31, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
 8 
Alexander Kerensky
(Minister-President of the Russian Republic (September 1917 - November 1917))
Alexander Kerensky
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 4, 1881
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ulyanovsk, Russia
Died: June 11, 1970
 9 
Dalia Grybauskaitė
(4th President of Lithuania (2009 - 2019))
Dalia Grybauskaitė
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
 10 
Ksenia Sobchak
(Host of the Reality Show 'Dom-2' on the Russian channel TNT)
Ksenia Sobchak
2
Birthdate: November 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 11 
Pavel Durov
(French entrepreneur who is best known for being the founder of the social networking site VK and later of Telegram Messenger)
Pavel Durov
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 12 
Mariss Jansons
(Conductor)
Mariss Jansons
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 14, 1943
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riga, Latvia
Died: November 30, 2019
 13 
Julius Martov
(Politician)
Julius Martov
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1873
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: April 4, 1923
 14 
Andrey Markov
(Mathematician)
Andrey Markov
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 14, 1856
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ryazan, Russia
Died: July 20, 1922
 15 
Anatoly Sobchak
(First democratically elected mayor of Saint Petersburg)
Anatoly Sobchak
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 10, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chita, Russia
Died: February 19, 2000
 16 
Olga Buzova
(Singer)
Olga Buzova
0
Birthdate: January 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leningrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Alexander Stepanovich Popov
1
Birthdate: March 16, 1859
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Krasnoturinsk, Russia
Died: January 13, 1906
 18 
Sergei Ivanov
(Chief of the Presidential Administration of Russia (2011–2016))
Sergei Ivanov
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 31, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 19 
Dmitry Medvedev
(Deputy Chairman of the Security Council)
Dmitry Medvedev
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 14, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 20 
Viktor Korchnoi
(Soviet-Swiss Chess Grandmaster)
Viktor Korchnoi
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: June 6, 2016
 21 
Viktor Shklovsky
0
Birthdate: January 24, 1893
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 6, 1984
 22 
Sergey Nechayev
(Revolutionary)
Sergey Nechayev
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1847
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ivanovo, Russia
Died: December 3, 1882
 23 
Nikolay Chernyshevsky
0
Birthdate: July 24, 1828
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saratov, Russia
Died: October 29, 1889
 24 
Sergei Winogradsky
(Russian Microbiologist and Ecologist Who Pioneered the Concept of the Cycle of Life)
Sergei Winogradsky
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 1, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kiev, Ukraine
Died: February 25, 1953
 25 
Valentin Glushko
1
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: September 2, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Odesa, Russian Empire
Died: January 10, 1989
 26 
Svetlana Kapanina
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shchuchinsk, Kazakhstan
 27 
Aleksandr Ulyanov
(Russian Revolutionary and Elder Brother of Vladimir Lenin)
Aleksandr Ulyanov
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 12, 1866
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: May 20, 1887
 28 
Osip Mandelstam
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 14, 1891
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: December 27, 1938
 29 
Dmitri Ivanovsky
(Russian Botanist, the Co-Discoverer of Viruses and One of the Founders of Virology)
Dmitri Ivanovsky
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 28, 1864
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gdov, Russia
Died: June 20, 1920
 30 
Georgy Chicherin
(Revolutionary)
Georgy Chicherin
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 24, 1872
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Tambov Governorate, Russian Empire
Died: July 7, 1936
 31 
Boris Grebenshchikov
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 32 
Vladimir Bekhterev
(Russian Neurologist and the Father of Objective Psychology Known for Noting the Role of the 'Hippocampus' in Memory)
Vladimir Bekhterev
0
Birthdate: January 20, 1857
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sorali, Russia
Died: December 24, 1927
 33 
Nikolai Kondratiev
0
Birthdate: March 4, 1892
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kostroma Governorate
Died: September 17, 1938
 34 
Alexander Friedmann
(Physicist and Mathematician Best Known for His Pioneering Theory That the Universe Was Expanding)
Alexander Friedmann
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: September 16, 1925
 35 
Diana Arbenina
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Vałožyn, Belarus
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 36 
Boris Savinkov
(Revolutionary)
Boris Savinkov
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1879
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Died: May 7, 1925
 37 
Alexei Kudrin
(4th Chairman of the Accounts Chamber)
Alexei Kudrin
0
Birthdate: October 12, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dobele, Latvia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Mikhail Vrubel
1
Birthdate: March 17, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Omsk, Russia
Died: April 14, 1910
 39 
Nikolay Nekrasov
(Poet who Introduced Ternary Meters and the Technique of Dramatic Monologue into Russian Poetry)
Nikolay Nekrasov
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 10, 1821
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nemyriv, Ukraine
Died: January 8, 1878
 40 
Gregory Ratoff
(Russian-Born American Director, Actor and Producer)
Gregory Ratoff
1
Birthdate: April 20, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Samara, Russia
Died: December 14, 1960
 41 
Tatyana Tolstaya
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 3, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 42 
Valery Durov
(Philologist, Educator)
Valery Durov
0
Birthdate: July 13, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 43 
Valery Leontyev
(Soviet-Russian Pop Singer and Actor)
Valery Leontyev
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 19, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ust'-Usa, Russia
 44 
Vasily Dokuchaev
(Geologist)
Vasily Dokuchaev
0
Birthdate: March 1, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milyukovo, Russia
Died: November 8, 1903
 45 
Edita Piekha
(Singer, Actress)
Edita Piekha
0
Birthdate: July 31, 1937
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Noyelles-sous-Lens, France
 46 
Boris Groys
(Art Critic)
Boris Groys
1
Birthdate: March 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 47 
Ivan Kalyayev
(Poet, Revolutionary)
Ivan Kalyayev
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 6, 1877
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: May 23, 1905
 48 
Galina Starovoytova
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 17, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chelyabinsk, Russia
Died: November 20, 1998
 49 
Andrei Lankov
(Scholar)
Andrei Lankov
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 26, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
 50 
Vladimir Fock
(Physicist)
Vladimir Fock
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 22, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg, Russia
Died: December 27, 1974