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1. Sergei M. Eisenstein Sergei M. Eisenstein Director, Battleship Potemkin The son of an affluent architect, Eisenstein attended the Institute of Civil Engineering in Petrograd as a young man. With the fall of the tsar in 1917, he worked as an engineer for the Red Army. In the following years, Eisenstein joined up with the Moscow Proletkult Theater as a set designer and then director...
2. Konstantin Stanislavski Konstantin Stanislavski Miscellaneous Crew, Na dne Konstantin Stanislavski was a wealthy Russian businessman turned director who founded the Moscow Art Theatre, and originated the Stanislavski's System of acting which was spread over the world by his students, such as Michael Chekhov, Aleksei Dikij, Stella Adler, Viktor Tourjansky, and Richard Boleslawski among many others...
3. Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich Soundtrack, Children of Men Dmitri Shostakovich, one of Russian culture's most acclaimed intellectuals who was censored under the dictatorship of Joseph Stalin, was an internationally recognized composer whose music was in over 100 films. He was born Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich on September 25, 1906, in St. Petersburg, Russia...
4. Aleksandr Dovzhenko Aleksandr Dovzhenko Writer, Arsenal
5. Boris Pasternak Boris Pasternak Writer, Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow on February 10, 1890 into an artistic family of Russian-Jewish heritage. His father was an acclaimed artist named Leonid Pasternak, who converted to Christianity, and his mother was a renown concert pianist named Rosa Kaufman. Their home was open to family friends such as composers Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin as well as writers Rilke and Leo Tolstoy...
6. Vladimir Vysotskiy Vladimir Vysotskiy Actor, Warrior Vladimir Vysotsky was an iconic Russian actor, singer-songwriter and public figure, who wrote over 700 songs and gave over 2000 public and private performances as an anti-establishment singer of the 60s and 70s in the former Soviet Union. He was one of the Soviet Union's boldest and most celebrated...
7. Mikhail Romm Mikhail Romm Director, Triumph Over Violence Mikhail Romm was born in 1901, into a Russian-Jewish family, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, Russia. He served in the Red Army in 1918-21 as an Inspector of the Special Forces for Food Supplies. He was in charge of confiscations of bread and food from the wealthier farmers (kulaks) in Central Russia...
8. Lyubov Orlova Lyubov Orlova Actress, Spring Lyubov Orlova was a Russian film star of the 1930s who enjoyed the sympathy of Joseph Stalin. She was born Lyubov Petrovna Orlova on January 29, 1902 in Zvenigorod, a suburb of Moscow, Russia. Her father, Petr Orlov, was an officer in the Russian Imperial Army, her mother, Evgenia Sukhotina, belonged to Russian Landed Gentry...
9. Sergey Urusevskiy Sergey Urusevskiy Cinematographer, The Cranes Are Flying
10. Mikhail Kaufman Mikhail Kaufman Cinematographer, Man with a Movie Camera
11. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita
12. Aleksandr Rou Aleksandr Rou Director, Frosty
13. Ivan Pyrev Ivan Pyrev Director, Bratya Karamazovy
14. Esfir Shub Esfir Shub Editor, Padenie dinastii Romanovykh Esfir Shub was born into a family of landowners. She studied literature in Moscow, but after Revolution she began to attend the classes at the Institute for Women's Higher Education and then got a job as a 'theater officer' at the State Commissariat of Education. In the theatre she worked in collaboration with the famous avant-garde director Meyerhold and the poet Mayakovsky...
15. Yuliya Solntseva Yuliya Solntseva Director, Povest plamennykh let
16. Aleksandr Ptushko Aleksandr Ptushko Director, The New Gulliver
17. Abram Room Abram Room Director, Tretya meshchanskaya
18. Eduard Tisse Eduard Tisse Cinematographer, Battleship Potemkin
19. Aleksandr Alov Aleksandr Alov Director, Assassination Attempt
20. Vladimir Tikhonov Vladimir Tikhonov Actor, Russkoye pole
21. Dmitri Kabalevsky Dmitri Kabalevsky Composer, Ice Age Dmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky was born on December 30, 1904, in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was baptized by a Russian Orthodox priest on January 5, 1905, known as the "Bloody Sunday" of the 1st Russian Revolution. His father, named Boris Kabalevsky, was a mathematician. The family of Kabalevskys belonged to Russian Nobility...
22. Vladimir Fogel Vladimir Fogel Actor, Shakhmatnaya goryachka
23. Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova Writer, Fear and the Muse: The Story of Anna Akhmatova Anna Akhmatova was arguably the greatest Russian woman poet. She was born Anna Andreevna Gorenko on June 23, 1889, in Bolshoi Fontan, a suburb of Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire. Her father, Andrei Antonovich Gorenko, was a Navy Engineer. Her mother, Inna Erazmovna (nee Stogova), belonged to Russian Nobility...
24. Roman Karmen Roman Karmen Director, Grenada, Grenada, Grenada moya
25. Lev Atamanov Lev Atamanov Director, The Snow Queen
26. Kim Philby Kim Philby
27. Nikolay Batalov Nikolay Batalov Actor, Tretya meshchanskaya Nikolai Petrovich Batalov was born on December 6, 1899, in Moscow, Russia, into the family of a clerk. From 1910-1915 he studied at the Moscow Mercantile School named after the Czar Aleksander III. His interest in theatre and literature was supported by his grandmother, who encouraged his voracious reading...
28. Gennady Shpalikov Gennady Shpalikov Writer, Ya shagayu po Moskve
29. Ivan Ivanov-Vano Ivan Ivanov-Vano Director, Secha pri Kerzhentse
30. Leonid Trauberg Leonid Trauberg Director, Yunost Maksima
31. Lilya Brik Lilya Brik Director, Steklyannyy glaz Lily Brik, one of Russian and Soviet culture's most enigmatic women who was admired by many important men, was known for her wit and beauty and helped many talented people to become famous. She was born Lilya Urievna Kagan, in 1891, in Moscow, Russia, into a Jewish family of a lawyer and a music teacher...
32. Anton Makarenko Anton Makarenko Writer, Road to Life
33. Maksim Shtraukh Maksim Shtraukh Actor, Stachka
34. Vasiliy Grossman Vasiliy Grossman Writer, The Commissar
35. Grigoriy Roshal Grigoriy Roshal Director, Mussorgsky
36. Elizaveta Svilova Elizaveta Svilova Director, Nuremberg Trials
37. Aleksei Tolstoy Aleksei Tolstoy Writer, Peter the First
38. Konstantin Rokossovsky Konstantin Rokossovsky Self, Esli dorog tebe tvoy dom... Soviet Army Gen. Konstantin Rokossovsky was born in Warsaw, Poland, which was then part of the Russian Empire (his father had moved the family to Warsaw after being appointed Inspector of the Polish Railways. His mother was Polish). Although the Rokossovsky family was descended from the Polish noble classes and its men had a tradition of service in the Polish cavalry...
39. Kote Marjanishvili Kote Marjanishvili Director, Komunaris chibukhi
40. Vissarion Shebalin Vissarion Shebalin Composer, The Great Glinka
41. Olga Preobrazhenskaya Olga Preobrazhenskaya Director, Tikhiy Don
42. Isaak Babel Isaak Babel Writer, Bezhin lug
43. Yelena Tyapkina Yelena Tyapkina Actress, Moscow Laughs
44. Ilya Ilf Ilya Ilf Writer, The Twelve Chairs Ilya Ilf was born Ilya Arnoldovich Fayzilberg on October 15, 1897, in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Odesa, Ukraine). His father, named Arnold Fayzilberg, was a clerk at a bank. In 1913, he graduated from a Technical School. He worked as a clerk, a telephone technician, and had various industrial jobs in Odessa...
45. Leonid Utyosov Leonid Utyosov Actor, Moscow Laughs Leonid Utyosov was a popular singer and band-leader in the Soviet Union who is best known for the leading role in 'Vesyolyye rebyata' (1934). He was born Lazar Iosifovich Weissbein on March 21, 1895, in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Odesa, Ukraine). His father was a small business owner and his mother was a homemaker...
46. Yevgeniya Khanayeva Yevgeniya Khanayeva Actress, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
47. Aleksey Konsovskiy Aleksey Konsovskiy Actor, Cinderella
48. N. Shpanov N. Shpanov Writer, Generali da zizilebi
49. Nikolay Erdman Nikolay Erdman Writer, Frosty
50. Georgi Malenkov Georgi Malenkov Self, Tasavallan Presidentti J.K. Paasikivi Moskovassa I
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