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1. Sergei M. Eisenstein Sergei M. Eisenstein Director, Battleship Potemkin The son of a 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. 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).
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. Joseph Stalin Joseph Stalin Self, Universal Newsreel Joseph Stalin (a code name meaning "Man of Steel") was born Iosif (Joseph) Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in 1879 in Gori, Georgia, the Transcaucasian part of the Russian Empire. His father was a cobbler named Vissarion Dzhugashvili, a drunkard who beat him badly and frequently and left the family when Joseph was young...
5. Aleksandr Dovzhenko Aleksandr Dovzhenko Director, Arsenal
6. 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...
7. Maxim Gorky Maxim Gorky Writer, The Lower Depths Maksim Gorky is a pseudonym of Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov, who was born into a poor Russian family in Nizhnii Novgorod on Volga river. Gorky lost his father at an early age, he was beaten by his stepfather and became an orphan at age 9, when his mother died. He was brought up by his grandmother, who helped his development as a storyteller...
8. Vladimir Vysotskiy Vladimir Vysotskiy Actor, Interventsiya 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. 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...
10. 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...
11. 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...
12. Aleksandr Ptushko Aleksandr Ptushko Director, The New Gulliver
13. Sergei Gerasimov Sergei Gerasimov Director, And Quiet Flows the 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...
14. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita: Queen of Mars
15. Mikhail Kaufman Mikhail Kaufman Cinematographer, Man with a Movie Camera
16. 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...
17. Kim Philby Kim Philby Uncategorised
18. Mark Donskoy Mark Donskoy Director, The Childhood of Maxim Gorky
19. Sergey Urusevskiy Sergey Urusevskiy Cinematographer, The Cranes are Flying
20. Aleksandr Rou Aleksandr Rou Director, Frosty
21. Igor Ilyinsky Igor Ilyinsky Actor, Volga - Volga Igor Ilyinsky was a notable Russian actor of Maly Theatre in Moscow, who was best known for his roles in Soviet comedies, such as Byvalov in Volga - Volga. He was born Igor Vladimirovich Ilyinsky on June 24, 1901, in Moscow, Russia. Young Ilyinsky was fond of theatre, he was involved in drama class while a student of Moscow Gymnasium...
22. Abram Room Abram Room Director, Tretya meshchanskaya
23. Dmitri Kabalevsky Dmitri Kabalevsky Soundtrack, 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...
24. Yuliya Solntseva Yuliya Solntseva Director, The Story of the Flaming Years
25. Anton Makarenko Anton Makarenko Writer, Road to Life
26. Aleksandr Alov Aleksandr Alov Director, Assassination Attempt
27. 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...
28. Vladimir Fogel Vladimir Fogel Actor, Chess Fever
29. Lev Atamanov Lev Atamanov Director, The Snow Queen
30. Aleksei Tolstoy Aleksei Tolstoy Writer, Peter the First
31. Ivan Pyryev Ivan Pyryev Director, Bratya Karamazovy
32. Ivan Ivanov-Vano Ivan Ivanov-Vano Director, The Battle of Kerzhenets
33. 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...
34. Anastas Mikoyan Anastas Mikoyan Self, 25 vuotta ystävyyttä
35. Vladimir Tikhonov Vladimir Tikhonov Actor, Russkoye pole
36. Yelizaveta Svilova Yelizaveta Svilova Director, The Fall of Berlin
37. Lilya Brik Lilya Brik Actress, Shackled by Film 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...
38. Eduard Tisse Eduard Tisse Cinematographer, Battleship Potemkin
39. Ivan Lapikov Ivan Lapikov Actor, Andrei Rublev
40. Esfir Shub Esfir Shub Editor, The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty 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...
41. Valentina Serova Valentina Serova Actress, Four Hearts
42. Efim Dzigan Efim Dzigan Director, If War Comes Tomorrow
43. Yevgeniya Khanayeva Yevgeniya Khanayeva Actress, Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears
44. Ilya Averbakh Ilya Averbakh Director, Fantazii Faryateva
45. Aleksei Arbuzov Aleksei Arbuzov Writer, Tanya
46. Grigori Roshal Grigori Roshal Director, Mussorgsky
47. 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...
48. Anatoli Ktorov Anatoli Ktorov Actor, War and Peace Anatoli Ktorov, a brilliant Russian actor who was stuttering in real life but was perfectly eloquent in acting roles, had a career spanning from silent films to Academy Award-winning epic War and Peace. He was born Anatoli Petrovich Ktorov on April 24, 1898, in Moscow, Russia. His grandfather was a successful merchant...
49. Yuri Andropov Yuri Andropov Uncategorised
50. Olga Androvskaya Olga Androvskaya Actress, Medved Olga Androvskaya was an actress of Moscow Art Theatre best known for her role opposite Mikhail Zharov in Medved. She was born Olga Nikolaevna Shultz, on July 31, 1898, in Moscow, Russia. From 1916 - 1918 she studied acting at the Studio of Feodor Chaliapin Sr., then attended the 2nd MKhAT Studio of Michael Chekhov...
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