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Aleksandr Shirvindt, film and theatre actor

Aleksandra Pakhmutova, composer

Aleksiy Leonov, cosmonaut

Anatoly Karpov, world chess champion

Andrei Dementiev, poet

Artur Chilingarov, Polar explorer and politician, Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of the Russian Federation

Berl Lazar, rabbi

Dima Bilan, pop singer

Evgeniy Primakov, Rissian Prime Minister, 1998-1999

Galina Volchek, theatre director, Artistic Director of Sovremennik Theatre

Ilya Glazunov, painter, Peoples Artist of Russia, Rector of the St Petersburg Academy of Art

Imkhan Aliev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Inna Churikova, film and theatre actress

Irina Rodnina, 10-times world champion figure skater

Konstantin Dziu, world boxing champion

Larisa Dolina, pop singer

Leo Bokeria, Chief Heart Surgeon of the Russian Ministry of Health

Leonid Kuchma, ex-President of Ukraine

Leonid Roshal, childrens doctor

Lyudmila Zykina, Russian folk singer

Mikhail Davydov, President of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the USSR Communist Party, 1985-1991, Head of State of the USSR, 1988-1991
I like Joseph Kobzon, both as a superb singer and a very good man. I have come to know him as an energetic and kind-hearted person, devoted to our country and people. Along with an amazing performing talent, God has given him a talent for communication, for friendship, a willingness to offer help to everybody who needs it. He is always where it is the hardest, where something new is being created. Joseph Kobzon is well-known and loved in our country and abroad but his popularity has failed to po...

Nadezhda Babkina, Russian folk singer

Nikas Safronov, painter

Nikolai Baskov, Bolshoi Opera tenor and pop singer, Peoples Artist of the Russian Federation

Patriarch of Moscow and All Russias Aleksiy II

Philippe Kirkorov, pop singer

Polad Biul-Biul Ogly, Minister of Culture of Azerbaijan

Roman Viktiuk, stage director, Artistic Director of Roman Viktiuks Theatre

Ruslan Aushev, President of Ingushetia, 1993-2001, Hero of the Soviet Union

Sergei Shoigu, politician, Russian Army general, Hero of Russia

Slava Zaitsev, haute couture & theatrical costume designer

Sophia Rotaru, pop singer

Stanislav Govorukhin, Soviet and Russian film director

Tair Salakhov, artist

Tikhon Khrennikov, composer

Valentin Gaft, film and theatre actor, Peoples Artist of Russia

Valentin Yudashkin, fashion designer, National Artist of Russia, member of the Russian Academy of Arts

Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space

Valery Gergiev, conductor, Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Theatre

Valery Meladze, pop singer, Merited Artist of Russia, Peoples Artist of Chechnya

Viktor Chernomyrdin, Prime Minister of Russia, 1992-1998

Vladimir Spivakov, musician

Vladislav Tretyak, goalkeeper of the Soviet National Ice-Hockey Team, current President of the Ice-Hockey Federation of Russia

Walter Zapashny, wild animal trainer, Merited Artist of Russia

Yuri Bashmet, musician

Yuri Grigorovich, Peoples Artist of the USSR

Yuri Luzhkov, Mayor of Moscow

Zurab Sotkilava, Bolshoi Opera singer

Zurab Tsereteli, sculptor

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