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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. 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...
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. 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...
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. 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...
8. 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...
9. 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...
10. Aleksandr Rou Aleksandr Rou Director, Frosty
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. Ivan Ivanov-Vano Ivan Ivanov-Vano Director, The Battle of Kerzhenets
13. Mikhail Kaufman Mikhail Kaufman Cinematographer, Man with a Movie Camera
14. Yakov Protazanov Yakov Protazanov Director, Aelita: Queen of Mars
15. Sergey Gerasimov Sergey 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...
16. Mark Donskoy Mark Donskoy Director, The Childhood of Maxim Gorky
17. Kim Philby Kim Philby Uncategorised
18. Aleksandr Ptushko Aleksandr Ptushko Director, Sadko
19. 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...
20. Igor Ilyinsky Igor Ilyinsky Actor, Carnival in Moscow 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...
21. 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...
22. Yuliya Solntseva Yuliya Solntseva Director, The Story of the Flaming Years
23. Grigoriy Roshal Grigoriy Roshal Director, Mussorgsky
24. Sergey Urusevskiy Sergey Urusevskiy Cinematographer, The Cranes are Flying
25. Anton Makarenko Anton Makarenko Writer, Road to Life
26. Vladimir Tikhonov Vladimir Tikhonov Actor, Russkoye pole
27. Eduard Tisse Eduard Tisse Cinematographer, Battleship Potemkin
28. Abram Room Abram Room Director, Tretya meshchanskaya
29. Ivan Pyryev Ivan Pyryev Director, Bratya Karamazovy
30. 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...
31. Lev Atamanov Lev Atamanov Director, The Snow Queen
32. 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...
33. Aleksei Tolstoy Aleksei Tolstoy Writer, Peter the First
34. Nikolay Erdman Nikolay Erdman Writer, Frosty
35. Olga Preobrazhenskaya Olga Preobrazhenskaya Director, Tikhiy Don
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. Ilya Averbakh Ilya Averbakh Director, Fantazii Faryateva
39. Yuriy Demich Yuriy Demich Actor, Neobyknovennoye leto Yuri Aleksandrovich Demich was born on August 18, 1948, in Magadan, USSR. His father, Aleksandr Ivanovich Demich, was an actor at the Ermolova Drama Theatre in Moscow. In 1966, he graduated from the Acting Studio at Gorky Theatre in Kuibyshev (now Samara). From 1964-1973 he was an actor of Gorky Theatre in Kuibyshev (now Samara) in Russia...
40. 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...
41. 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...
42. 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...
43. 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...
44. Valentina Serova Valentina Serova Actress, Four Hearts
45. Gennady Shpalikov Gennady Shpalikov Writer, Walking the Streets of Moscow
46. Valentin Kataev Valentin Kataev Writer, Vremya, vperyod! Russian novelist and playwright Valentin Katayev was born in 1897 in the Ukraine, to a middle-class background: his father was a schoolteacher and his grandfather was a general in the Czarist army. He joined the army in 1917 during World War I, was assigned to an artillery unit, and was wounded twice...
47. Efim Dzigan Efim Dzigan Director, If War Comes Tomorrow
48. Andrey Fayt Andrey Fayt Actor, Aladdin and His Magic Lamp
49. Leonid Trauberg Leonid Trauberg Director, Yunost Maksima
50. Ivan Lapikov Ivan Lapikov Actor, Andrei Rublev
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