Death Place Matching "Moscow, Russia" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Sergei M. Eisenstein

Director | Ivan Groznyy

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 ...

2. Anatoliy Solonitsyn

Actor | Stalker

The famous Russian actor was discovered by Andrei Tarkovsky. He was looking for an actor to play the part of Andrei Rublev for his second full-length film and accidentally found the completely unknown Solonitsyn in Chelyabinsk. He worked there as an amateur actor. After Andrei Rublev, he played ...

3. Elem Klimov

Director | Idi i smotri

Elem Klimov was born on July 9, 1933 in Stalingrad, Nizhne-Volzhskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Elem Germanovich Klimov. He was a director and actor, known for Come and See (1985), Rasputin (1981) and Pokhozhdeniya zubnogo vracha (1965). He was married to Larisa Shepitko. He died on October 26, 2003 in ...

4. Sergey Bondarchuk

Actor | Voyna i mir I: Andrey Bolkonskiy

Sergei Bondarchuk was one of the most important Russian filmmakers, best known for directing an Academy Award-winning film epic War and Peace (1966), based on the book by Leo Tolstoy, in which he also starred as Pierre Bezukhov.

He was born Sergei Fedorovich Bondarchuk on September, 25, 1920, in the ...

5. Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy

Actor | Stalker

Alexandr Kajdanovsky, Russian actor, director and screenwriter, now best remembered for his work in Andrei Tarkovsky's films. Kajdanovsky left Junior High School to enroll in technical college where he was training to become a welder. Apparently a prospect of becoming a worker did not appeal to him...

6. Vyacheslav Tikhonov

Actor | Voyna i mir

Vyacheslav Tikhonov was one of Russian cinema's best known faces, he survived hardship during the Second World War, and became renown for his portrayal of Russian aristocrats and intellectuals in several award-winning films, such as War and Peace (1966) and White Bim Black Ear (1977).

He was born ...

7. 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, ...

8. Yuriy Nikulin

Actor | Brilliantovaya ruka

Yuri Nikulin was a Russian film actor, comedian, mime, and circus clown who was also Artistic Director of Moscow Circus and popular TV show host.

He was born Yuri Vladimirovich Nikulin on December 18, 1921, in the town of Demidov, Smolensk province, Central Russia. His father, Vladimir Andreevich ...

9. Mikhail Kalatozov

Director | Letyat zhuravli

Mikhail Kalatozov was born on December 28, 1903 in Tiflis, Russian Empire as Mikhail Kalatozishvili. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Cranes Are Flying (1957), True Friends (1954) and Zagovor obrechyonnykh (1950). He died on March 27, 1973 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.

10. Tatyana Samoylova

Actress | Letyat zhuravli

Tatiana Samoilova (Tatyana Samojlova) is a Russian film actress known for the leading roles in The Cranes Are Flying (1957) and Anna Karenina (1967).

She was born Tatiana Evgenievna Samoilova on May 4, 1934, in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Russia. Her father, Evgeniy Samoylov, was a notable Russian ...

11. Lyubov Polishchuk

Actress | Tayna chyornykh drozdov

Lyubov Polishchuk was born on May 21, 1949 in Omsk, RSFSR, USSR as Lyubov Grigoryevna Polishchuk. She was an actress, known for Tayna chyornykh drozdov (1983), Persiki i perchiki. Kurtuaznye istorii (2003) and Moya prekrasnaya nyanya (2004). She was married to Sergey Tsigal and Valeriy Makarov. She...

12. Zhanna Friske

Actress | Dnevnoy dozor

Zhanna Friske was born on July 8, 1974 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Zhanna Vladimirovna Kopylova. She was an actress, known for Day Watch (2006), Night Watch (2004) and What Men Talk About (2010). She died on June 15, 2015 in Moscow, Russia.

13. Joseph Stalin

Actor | Ostrov myortvykh

Joseph Stalin (a code name meaning "Man of Steel") was born Iosif (Joseph) Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili in 1878 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 ...

14. Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Writer | Zemlya

Aleksandr Dovzhenko was born on September 10, 1894 in Vyunishche, Sosnitsa Ueyzd, Chernigov Governorate, Russian Empire as Aleksandr Petrovich Dovzhenko. He was a writer and director, known for Earth (1930), Shors (1939) and Life in Bloom (1949). He was married to Yuliya Solntseva. He died on ...

15. Oleg Yankovskiy

Actor | Lyubovnik

Yankovsky was named best actor in a 1984 reader poll by Soviet Screen for his role in "In Love Because He Wants to Be." He was awarded the State Prize in 1987 for his role in "Flying Asleep and Awake." In 1989 he received the Vasiliev State Prize for his role in "The Kreutzer Sonata." Yakovsky was ...

16. Dziga Vertov

Director | Chelovek s kino-apparatom

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).

17. Konstantin Stanislavski

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 ...

18. Lyudmila Gurchenko

Actress | Ma-ma

Lyudmila Gurchenko was a popular actress in the Soviet Union during the 1950s - 1980s, she was best known for Carnival in Moscow (1956), Five Evenings (1979) and Siberiade (1979).

She was born Lyudmila Markovna Gurchenko on 12 November 1935, in Kharkov, Ukrainian Soviet Republic of the USSR. She ...

19. Evgeniy Leonov

Actor | Osenniy marafon

Evegeni Leonov was a Russian actor best known for leading roles in comedies, such as Kin-dza-dza! (1986) and Gentlemen of Fortune (1971).

He was born Evgeni Pavlovich Leonov on September 2, 1926, in Moscow, Russia, USSR (now Moscow, Russia). He was the second son in the family. His father, Pavel ...

20. Aleksandr Kuznetsov

The Bourne Supremacy

Aleksandr Kuznetsov was born on December 2, 1959 in Petrovka, Primorskiy kray, RSFSR, USSR as Aleksandr Konstantinovich Kuznetsov. He was an actor and writer, known for The Bourne Supremacy (2004), Space Cowboys (2000) and The Peacemaker (1997). He was married to Christina, Yuliya Rutberg and ...

21. Leonid Gaidai

Director | Brilliantovaya ruka

Leonid Iovich Gaidai was born on January 30, 1923, in the town of Svobodny, Amur region of Siberia, USSR. He was the third child in the family of a railroad worker. His father, named Iov Isidorovich Gaidai, was exiled to Siberia from Poltava, Ukraine. His mother, named Maria Ivanovna Lubimova, came...

22. Georgiy Daneliya

Director | Kin-dza-dza!

Georgi Daneliya was born on August 25, 1930 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 1939 the family lived in Moscow, where Danelia's father was the chief engineer for the Moscow Underground Metro System. Daneliya's father became a decorated WWII General, specializing in construction of underground bunkers for ...

23. Nikolay Gogol

Writer | The Inspector General

Nikolai (Mykola) Gogol was a Russian humorist, dramatist, and novelist of Ukrainian origin. His ancestors were bearing the name of Gogol-Janovsky and claimed belonging to the upper class Polish Szlachta. Gogol's father, a Ukrainian writer living on his old family estate, had five other children. He...

24. Vladimir Vysotskiy

Soundtrack | Atomic Blonde

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...

25. Aleksey Petrenko

Actor | 12

Aleksey Petrenko was born on March 26, 1938 in Chemer, Chernigov Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR as Alexei Vassilyevich Petrenko. He was an actor, known for 12 (2007), How Czar Peter the Great Married Off His Moor (1976) and King Lear (1970). He was married to Azima Abdumaminova, Galina ...

26. Boris Andreyev

Actor | Padenie Berlina

Boris Andreyev was born on February 9, 1915 in Saratov, Russian Empire as Boris Fyodorovich Andreyev. He was an actor, known for The Fall of Berlin (1950), Symphony of Life (1948) and Bolshaya semya (1954). He was married to Galina Vasilievna. He died on April 24, 1982 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now ...

27. Leonid Filatov

Writer | Sukiny deti

Leonid Filatov was born on December 24, 1946, in Kazan, Tatarstan, Soviet Union (now Kazan, Tatarstan Russia). His father, Aleksei Eremeyevich Filatov, was a radio engineer who traveled frequently, and his parents divorced when he was 7 years old. Young Leonid Filatov moved with his mother, Klavdia...

28. Nadezhda Rumyantseva

Actress | Devchata

Nadezhda Vasilevna Rumyantseva (sometimes spelled Rumiantseva) was a sort of Russian combination of Gidget + Tammy + Lucille Ball. Rumyantseva first acted on the stage, at Moscow's Central Children's Theater, when she was a teenager in the 1940s. She made her film debut at 22 in "Encountering Life....

29. Mikhail A. Bulgakov

Writer | Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu

Mikhail A. Bulgakov was a Russian writer and medical doctor known for big screen adaptations of his books, such as Beg (1971) and Master i Margarita (1994).

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 ...

30. Sergei Prokofiev

Soundtrack | Red Heat

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 ...

31. Eldar Ryazanov

Director | Nebesa obetovannye

Eldar Aleksandrovich Ryazanov was born on November 18, 1927 in Samara, Russia. He graduated with honors from the Soviet State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in 1950, as a film director. He was making documentaries for five years. In 1955 Ryazanov came to work at the Mosfilm Studios under the ...

32. Oleg Tabakov

Actor | Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova

Oleg Tabakov was a renown Russian actor, director, and public figure, who played over 100 roles in film and on TV. He is best known for his roles as Count Nikita Rostov in War and Peace (1966) by Sergey Bondarchuk, and as Oblomov in the eponymous film by Nikita Mikhalkov.

He was born Oleg Pavlovich ...

33. Aleksey Batalov

Actor | Letyat zhuravli

Aleksei Vladimirovich Batalov was born on November 20, 1928, into the family of famous Russian theatrical actor Vladimir Batalov. He was born in the city of Vladimir, near Moscow, where his grandmother was the Doctor General at the Vladimir city hospital. His parents, Vladimir Petrovich Batalov and...

34. Lev Kuleshov

Director | Velikiy uteshitel

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 ...

35. Nonna Mordyukova

Actress | Brilliantovaya ruka

Nonna Mordyukova, one of the foremost actresses of the Soviet Cinema, was frequently cast as a Russian peasant woman.

She was born Noyabrina (Nonna) Viktorovna Mordyukova on the 25th of November 1925 into a Cossack family in Konstantinovka settlement, Donetsk province, Ukraine, Soviet Union (now ...

36. Lyubov Orlova

Actress | Tsirk

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, ...

37. Grigoriy Aleksandrov

Director | Vesna

Grigori Aleksandrov was a Soviet-Russian filmmaker best known as director of Volga - Volga (1938), The Circus (1936), and October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927), as well as co-star in Battleship Potemkin (1925) by director Sergei M. Eisenstein.

He was born Grigori Vasilyevich Mormonenko on ...

38. Elina Bystritskaya

Actress | Russkiy suvenir

Elina Bystritskaya was a Soviet - Russian actress, known as Aksinya in Quiet Flows the Don (1957) by director Aleksandr Gerasimov.

She was born Elina Avraamovna Bystritskaya on April 4, 1928, in Kiev, Ukraine, Soviet Union. Her father, Avraam Petrovich Bystritsky, was a notable medical doctor in ...

39. Evgeniy Morgunov

Actor | Kavkazskaya plennitsa, ili Novye priklyucheniya Shurika

Evgeniy Morgunov was born on April 27, 1927 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Evgeniy Aleksandrovich Morgunov. He was an actor and director, known for Kidnapping, Caucasian Style (1967), Kogda Kazaki plachut (1963) and Operation 'Y' & Other Shurik's Adventures (1965). He died on June 25, 1999 in Moscow...

40. 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...

41. Yuriy Bogatyryov

Actor | Neskolko dney iz zhizni I.I. Oblomova

Yuriy Bogatyryov was born on March 2, 1947 in Riga, Latvian SSR, USSR as Yuri Georgiyevich Bogatyryov. He was an actor, known for Oblomov (1980), Dead Souls (1984) and At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own (1974). He died on February 2, 1989 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia].

42. Innokentiy Smoktunovskiy

Actor | Gamlet

Innokenti Smoktunovsky (birth name Smoktunovich) was born in Siberian village of Tatianovka near Tomsk in 1925. There were some speculations that his ancestors were of Polish nobility or of Jewish ethnicity and that they were exiled to Siberia for participating in the January Uprising of 1863. But,...

43. Arkadiy Strugatskiy

Writer | Stalker

Arkadiy Strugatskiy was born on August 28, 1925 in Batumi, Georgian SSR, Transcaucasian SFSR, USSR. He was a writer and actor, known for Stalker (1979), Dead Mountaineer's Hotel (1979) and Dark Planet (2009). He died on October 12, 1991 in Moscow, USSR.

44. Aleksandr Ptushko

Director | Kamennyy tsvetok

He has been referred to as the "Walt Disney of the Soviet Union."

45. Yuliya Solntseva

Director | Povest plamennykh let

Yuliya Solntseva was born on August 7, 1901 in Moscow, Russian Empire as Yuliya Ippolitovna Peresvetova. She was a director and actress, known for The Story of the Flaming Years (1961), Aelita: Queen of Mars (1924) and Poem of the Sea (1958). She was married to Aleksandr Dovzhenko. She died on ...

46. Mikhail Kuznetsov

Actor | Taras Shevchenko

Mikhail Kuznetsov was born on February 25, 1918 in Bogorodsk, Moscow Governorate, RSFSR as Mikhail Artemyovich Kuznetsov. He was an actor, known for Taras Shevchenko (1951), Sinyaya tetrad (1964) and Ivan the Terrible, Part I (1944). He died on August 23, 1986 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR.

47. Georgiy Vitsin

Actor | Kavkazskaya plennitsa, ili Novye priklyucheniya Shurika

Georgiy Vitsin was an Honored Artist of the RSFSR (10.04.1959). People's artist of the RSFSR (7.01.1977). People's artist of the USSR (30.10.1990). After graduation, Vitsin entered the Maly Theater School. But he was expelled with the phrase "for frivolous attitude to the learning process." Then he...

48. Yuriy Ozerov

Director | Osvobozhdenie: Napravlenie glavnogo udara

Member of jury at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977

49. Evgeniy Zharikov

Actor | Ivanovo detstvo

Evgeniy Zharikov was born on February 26, 1941 in Moscow, RSFSR, USSR as Yevgeni Ilyich Zharikov. He was an actor, known for Ivan's Childhood (1962), Pervaya konnaya (1986) and It Can't Be! (1975). He was married to Natalya Gvozdikova. He died on January 18, 2012 in Moscow, Russia.

50. V.I. Lenin

Writer | Un'alba

V.I. Lenin was born on April 22, 1870 in Simbirsk, Russian Empire as Vladimir Ilich Uliánov. He was married to Nadezhda Krupskaya. He died on January 21, 1924 in Gorki, Moscow Governorate, Russian SFSR, USSR [now Gorki Leninskiye, Moscow Oblast, Russia].


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