In this article we take a look at some of the most famous Russian
One of the most prominent features of Russian society is the fact that Russian people are very hard working, and they desire to achieve new heights in any endeavour they undertake.
For this very reason, it is not surprising that any list of high achievers in the fields of science, art, music, literature, sport (and indeed almost any field at all), will feature many people from Russia.
Here are just a few of the many Russian men who are famous for their high achievements throughout the modern era...
Mikhail Baryshnikov - ballet dancer. One of the most accomplished dancers of the 20th century.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - famous writer. Author of Crime and Punishment.
Yuri Gagarin - Astronaut. The first human in outer space.
Wassily Kandinsky - famous artist. First of the abstract painters.
Aleksei Leonov - Astronaut. The first person to walk in space.
Boris Pasternak - famous writer. Author of Doctor Zhivago.
Marat Safin - Tennis player. Winner of 2000 US Open and 2005 Australian Open.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn - famous writer. Won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Dmitri Shostakovich - famous musical composer.
Pyotr Tchaikovsky - famous musical composer. Most notable compositions include the ballets Swan Lake and The Nutcracker.
Leo Tolstoy - famous writer. Author of War and Peace.
Vladimir Zworykin - Inventor who made significant contributions towards the first technology for television.