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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. 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...
3. 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).
4. Aleksandr Dovzhenko Aleksandr Dovzhenko Writer, Arsenal
5. 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...
6. Andrey Fayt Andrey Fayt Actor, Brilliantovaya ruka
7. Aleksandr Ptushko Aleksandr Ptushko Director, The New Gulliver
8. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita
9. 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...
10. Nikolay Erdman Nikolay Erdman Writer, Frosty
11. Isaak Babel Isaak Babel Writer, Bezhin lug
12. Feliks Dzierzynski Feliks Dzierzynski
13. Tatyana Barysheva Tatyana Barysheva Actress, Korolevstvo krivykh zerkal
14. Naum Trakhtenberg Naum Trakhtenberg Director, Sovershenno seryozno
15. Ivan Ivanov-Vano Ivan Ivanov-Vano Director, Secha pri Kerzhentse
16. Vasili Kachalov Vasili Kachalov Actor, Propavshaya gramota
17. Mikhail Maklyarsky Mikhail Maklyarsky Writer, Secret Agent
18. 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...
19. Zinaida Brumberg Zinaida Brumberg Director, Noch pered Rozhdestvom
20. Aleksey Konsovskiy Aleksey Konsovskiy Actor, Cinderella
21. Nikolai Plotnikov Nikolai Plotnikov Actor, Nine Days of One Year Nikolai Plotnikov was a Russian actor and director at Vakhtangov Theatre in Moscow. He was born Nikolai Sergeyevich Plotnikov on November 5, 1897, in Vyazma, Smolensk province, Russian Empire (now Vyazma, Russia). His father, Sergei Plotnikov, was a barber, his mother was a homemaker. In 1910, when Plotnikov was 12...
22. Vladimir Fogel Vladimir Fogel Actor, Shakhmatnaya goryachka
23. Anton Makarenko Anton Makarenko Writer, Road to Life
24. Stanislav Weiting-Radzinsky Stanislav Weiting-Radzinsky Writer, Put v Damask
25. Vasiliy Zaychikov Vasiliy Zaychikov Actor, We Are from Kronstadt
26. Vasiliy Grossman Vasiliy Grossman Writer, The Commissar
27. Vissarion Shebalin Vissarion Shebalin Composer, The Great Glinka
28. Efim Dzigan Efim Dzigan Director, If War Comes Tomorrow
29. Valentina Serova Valentina Serova Actress, Four Hearts
30. 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...
31. Mikhail Kaufman Mikhail Kaufman Cinematographer, Man with a Movie Camera
32. Sergey Urusevskiy Sergey Urusevskiy Cinematographer, The Cranes Are Flying
33. Aleksandr Rou Aleksandr Rou Director, Frosty
34. Ivan Pyryev Ivan Pyryev Director, Bratya Karamazovy
35. Yuliya Solntseva Yuliya Solntseva Director, Povest plamennykh let
36. Lilya Brik Lilya Brik Actress, Zakovannaya filmoi 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...
37. Kim Philby Kim Philby
38. Leonid Trauberg Leonid Trauberg Director, Yunost Maksima
39. 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...
40. Aleksei Tolstoy Aleksei Tolstoy Writer, Peter the First
41. Nikolai Batalov Nikolai 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...
42. Gennady Shpalikov Gennady Shpalikov Writer, Ya shagayu po Moskve
43. Sergei Tretyakov Sergei Tretyakov Writer, Salt for Svanetia
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. 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...
46. Roman Karmen Roman Karmen Director, Grenada, Grenada, Grenada moya
47. 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...
48. Maksim Shtraukh Maksim Shtraukh Actor, Stachka
49. Abram Room Abram Room Director, Tretya meshchanskaya
50. Eduard Tisse Eduard Tisse Cinematographer, Battleship Potemkin
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