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1. Fyodor Dostoevsky Fyodor Dostoevsky Writer, The Double Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky was born on November 11, 1821, in Moscow, Russia. He was the second of seven children of Mikhail Andreevich and Maria Dostoevsky. His father, a doctor, was a member of the Russian nobility, owned serfs and had a considerable estate near Moscow where he lived with his family...
2. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Soundtrack, Black Swan Pyotr (Peter) Ilyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 7, 1840, in Votkinsk, Vyatka region, Russia. He was the second of six children (five brothers and one sister). His father, named Ilya Chaikovsky, was a mining business executive in Votkinsk. His father's ancestors were from Ukraine and Poland. His mother, named Aleksandra Assier, was of Russian and French ancestry...
3. Modest Mussorgsky Modest Mussorgsky Soundtrack, The Big Lebowski In 1856 Moussorgsky joined the Russian army where he met the piano player and composer 'Balakirev' who taught him composition. As he could not finish his studies in music, Moussorgsky did not know all stylistic means of composition perfectly and thus had to follow his instinct in his works becoming...
4. Alexander Pushkin Alexander Pushkin Writer, Onegin Born to noble parents (his father Sergei was a retired major, and his mother, Nadezhda, was the granddaughter of an ennobled Ethiopian general) on the 26th of May, 1799 in Moscow, Alexander Sergeevich Pushkin became involved with a liberal underground revolutionary group that saw him exiled to the Caucasus...
5. Aleksandr Borodin Aleksandr Borodin Soundtrack, Heartbreakers Aleksandr Borodin was born on November 12, 1833 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was in fact the illegitimate son of the Georgian Prince, Lukas Gedevanishvili, who registered his son under the name of his serf and payed for Borodin's private education in music, languages and sciences. Young Borodin grew up becoming fluent in German...
6. Ivan Goncharov Ivan Goncharov Writer, Oblomov Ivan Goncharov was a classic Russian writer whose novel 'Oblomov' was adapted to film by director Nikita Mikhalkov. He was born Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov on June 18, 1812, in Simbirsk, Russian Empire (now Ulyanovsk, Russia). His father, a wealthy merchant, died when Goncharov was only seven, and he was brought up by his Godfather...
7. Nikolai A. Nekrasov Nikolai A. Nekrasov Writer, Svatovstvo gusara Nikolai A. Nekrasov, one of Russian poetry's most eloquent voices who survived through child abuse and poverty in his youth, became a successful publisher and author of some of the most mellifluent verses about women. He was born Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov on December 10, 1821, in Nemirov, Yaroslav province...
8. Nikolai M. Karamzin Nikolai M. Karamzin Writer, Boris Godunov
9. Eduard Napravnik Eduard Napravnik Composer, Dubrovsky
9 names.