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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. Anatoliy Solonitsyn Anatoliy Solonitsyn Actor, Stalker The famous russian actor was actually discovered by Andrei Tarkovsky. He was looking for Andrei Rublov for his second full-lengh fiim and acccidentaly found absolutely unkown by the public Solonitsyn in Chelyabinsk. He worked there as unprofessional actor. After the Rublov role he played main parts in tens of russian best movies.
3. Dmitri Shostakovich Dmitri Shostakovich Soundtrack, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 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. Mikhail Kalatozov Mikhail Kalatozov Director, The Cranes Are Flying
5. Sergei Prokofiev Sergei Prokofiev Soundtrack, Avengers: Age of Ultron Prokofiev was a multi-talented man and an innovative composer. He learned piano from his mother and chess from his father. He always had a chess set on his piano, and was able to play against the chess champions of his time. He studied music with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, graduated with highest marks from the St...
6. Dziga Vertov Dziga Vertov Director, Man with a Movie Camera Born in Bialystok, Poland, studied music and enrolled in St. Petersburg Neurological Institute in 1916. Worked on first Soviet newsreel, Kinonedelia (1918-1919), then on subsequent newsreel series (inc. Kinopravda, 1922-1925).
7. Aleksandr Dovzhenko Aleksandr Dovzhenko Writer, Arsenal
8. 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...
9. Aram Khachaturyan Aram Khachaturyan Music Department, 2001: A Space Odyssey Aram Khachaturyan was born in 1903, in Tiflis, Russian Empire (now Tbilisi, Georgia). He was the fourth son in a modest Armenian family. His father was a book-binder and a craftsman; he noticed the son's musical talent and got him a used piano, but he did not have money for a music teacher. Khachaturyan was self-taught until the age of 19...
10. Yuliya Solntseva Yuliya Solntseva Director, Povest plamennykh let
11. 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...
12. Grigoriy Aleksandrov Grigoriy Aleksandrov Director, October (Ten Days that Shook the World) Grigori Aleksandrov was a Soviet-Russian filmmaker best known as director of Volga - Volga, Tsirk, and October (Ten Days that Shook the World), as well as co-star in Battleship Potemkin by director Sergei M. Eisenstein. He was born Grigori Vasilyevich Mormonenko on January 23, 1903 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. His father, Vasili Mormonenko...
13. Arkadiy Strugatskiy Arkadiy Strugatskiy Writer, Stalker
14. 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...
15. Anatoliy Papanov Anatoliy Papanov Actor, Brilliantovaya ruka Anatoly Dmitrievich Papanov was born on October 31, 1922, in Vyasma, Smolensk region, USSR. His father, named Dmitri Filippovich Papanov, was a Russian industrial worker. His mother, named Elena Bronislavovna Roskovskaya, was of Polish ancestry. Young Papanov moved to Moscow with his parents in 1929...
16. Lev Kuleshov Lev Kuleshov Director, Po zakonu Lev Kuleshov was a Russian director who used the editing technique known as the "Kuleshov effect." Although some of the editing innovations, such as crosscutting were used by other directors before him, Kuleshov was the first to use it in the Soviet Russia. he was driving a Ford sports car amidst hard situation in the post-Civil war USSR...
17. Mikhail A. Bulgakov Mikhail A. Bulgakov Writer, Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future Mikhail A. Bulgakov was a Russian writer and medical doctor known for big screen adaptations of his books, such as Beg and Master i Margarita. He was born Mikhail Afanasievich Bulgakov on May 15, 1891, in Kiev, Russia (now Kiev, Ukraine). He was the first of six children in the family of a theology professor...
18. Aleksandr Ptushko Aleksandr Ptushko Director, The New Gulliver
19. 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...
20. Sergey Urusevskiy Sergey Urusevskiy Cinematographer, The Cranes Are Flying
21. Nikita Khrushchev Nikita Khrushchev Self, Finlandia-katsaus 334 Nikita Khruschev was born on April 17, 1894, into a family of peasants in the village of Kalinovka, Kursk region, Russian Empire. He was raised among agricultural and mining workers. He studied for only two years at grammar school as a child. After the Russian Revolution he joined the Red Army, then joined the Communist party in 1918 and made a career as a politician...
22. Anna Orochko Anna Orochko Actress, The Day the Earth Froze
23. Valentin Zubkov Valentin Zubkov Actor, Ivan's Childhood
24. Vladimir Fogel Vladimir Fogel Actor, Shakhmatnaya goryachka
25. Lyudmila Semyonova Lyudmila Semyonova Actress, Tretya meshchanskaya
26. 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...
27. 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...
28. Mark Donskoy Mark Donskoy Director, The Childhood of Maxim Gorky
29. Aleksandr Antonov Aleksandr Antonov Actor, Battleship Potemkin
30. Sergey Gerasimov Sergey Gerasimov Director, Tikhiy Don Sergei Gerasimov was born in the village of Kundravy in Urals area of the Russian Empire, in 1906. He studied at the Leningrad College of Arts and graduated from the Actors Department of the Leningrad Institute for Stage Arts in 1928. He started his film career in 1924 as an actor, continued as an assistant director and joined the "FEKS" film group...
31. Abram Room Abram Room Director, Tretya meshchanskaya
32. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita
33. Leonid Brezhnev Leonid Brezhnev Writer, Brezhnev Leonid Brezhnev was a communist leader of the Soviet Union who restored Stalinist-type dictatorship thus causing economic stagnation and disproportionate military growth that exhausted the Soviet economy and eventually led to collapse of the Soviet Union. Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was born on December 19...
34. Aleksandr Rou Aleksandr Rou Director, Frosty
35. Aleksandr Medvedkin Aleksandr Medvedkin Director, Happiness
36. 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...
37. Mikhail Kaufman Mikhail Kaufman Cinematographer, Man with a Movie Camera
38. Ivan Pyrev Ivan Pyrev Director, Bratya Karamazovy
39. Rina Zelyonaya Rina Zelyonaya Actress, Operatsiya 'Y' i drugie priklyucheniya Shurika
40. Izolda Izvitskaya Izolda Izvitskaya Actress, The Forty-First
41. Yelena Kuzmina Yelena Kuzmina Actress, Girl No. 217
42. Vsevolod Meyerhold Vsevolod Meyerhold Actor, Portret Doryana Greya Vsevolod Meyerhold was born Karl Theodor Kazimir Emil Meyerhold in 1874, in Penza, Russia, into the Russian-German family of Emil Meyerhold. He converted to Orthodox Christianity on his 21st birthday and took the name of Vsevolod in memory of the Russian writer Vsevolod Garshin. After conversion Meyerhold married Olga Mikhailovna (nee Munt) and the couple had three daughters...
43. Aleksandr Khvylya Aleksandr Khvylya Actor, Frosty
44. Faina Ranevskaya Faina Ranevskaya Actress, Karlson vernulsya Faina Ranevskaya was born Faina Georgievna Feldman in Taganrog. Her father was the head of the local synagogue. Her family eventually left the country, but Faina stayed in the Soviet Union and went on to become one of the country's most acclaimed stage and screen actresses. One of her most famous movie...
45. Yuri Bogatyryov Yuri Bogatyryov Actor, At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own
46. Ivan Ivanov-Vano Ivan Ivanov-Vano Director, Secha pri Kerzhentse
47. Tatyana Lukashevich Tatyana Lukashevich Director, Podkidysh
48. Aleksandra Khokhlova Aleksandra Khokhlova Actress, Po zakonu
49. Lavrenti Beria Lavrenti Beria Self, Parad Pobedy Lavrenti Pavlovich Beria, the head of Joseph Stalin's dreaded secret police apparatus, was born in Merkheuli, Russia, on March 29, 1899. He joined the Bolshevik wing of the Communist Party in 1917 and was active in Stalin's native Georgia during the October 1917 Revolution. Beria joined the All-Russian Extraordinary Commission for Combating Counter-Revolution and Sabotage (Cheka)...
50. Vladimir Tikhonov Vladimir Tikhonov Actor, Russkoye pole
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