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10 Russians you LOVE included in Forbes’ 100 most influential Russians list

Forbes has chosen Russians who had tremendous impact on economy, business, science, society and politics in the period from 1917 to 2017.

Maria Sharapova

On Thursday, Forbes Russia published the list of 100 most influential Russians of the past century, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the first issue of the magazine in 1917.

As Sputnik reports,

“The editorial staff and experts have chosen Russians who had tremendous impact on economy, business, science, society and politics in the period from 1917 to 2017. The majority of the personalities belong to the beginning of the century.”

Here are some of the famous personalities who made it to the top-100:

1. Vladimir Putin, Russian President

2. Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut 

3. Mikhail Gorbachev, Former President of the Soviet Union 

4. Alexei Kudrin, former Russian Finance Minister

5. Ivan Pavlov, scientist

6. Alla Pugacheva, singer

7. Alexander Ovechkin, hockey player 

8. Maria Sharapova, tennis player 

9. Feodor Chaliapin, opera singer

10. Sergei Eisenstein, film director

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