Famous Alumni

Throughout the rich history of the University, graduates have become the Nobel Prize laureates; ruled the country; headed ministries and departments; have become Olympic champions, poets, and discoverers.

Among them are

8 Nobel Prize winners

Ivan Pavlov

Physiology and Medicine, 1904

Nikolay Semenov

Chemistry, 1956 (with Sir Cyril Hinshelwood)

Lev Landau

Physics, 1962

Alexander Prokhorov

Physics, 1964 (with Charles Hard Townes and Nikolay Basov)

Wassily Leontief

Economics, 1973

Leonid Kantorovich

Economics, 1975 (with Tjalling Charles Koopmans)

Ilya Mechnikov

Physiology and Medicine, 1908

Joseph Brodsky

Literature, 1987

World-renowned researchers

Mikhail Lomonosov

Dmitri Mendeleev

Andrey Beketov

Vasily Dokuchaev

Alexander Popov

Kliment Timiryazev

Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky

Vladimir Fock

Vasily Struve

Sergei Zhebelev

Nikolai Marr

Boris Piotrovsky

Mikhail Piotrovsky

Viktor Ambartsumian

Lyudmila Verbitskaya

Mikhail Kovalchuk

Vladimir Komarov

Nikolai Nikandrov

Grigori Perelman

Stanislav Smirnov

Dmitry Likhachev

Vladimir Vernadsky

Figures in arts

Sergei Diaghilev

Igor Stravinsky

Boris Strugatsky

Alexandre Benois

Alexander Blok

Olga Bergholz

Nicholas Roerich

Diana Arbenina

Boris Grebenshchikov

Mikhail Vrubel

Vasily Polenov

Ivan Bilibin

Igor Grabar

Ivan Turgenev

Dmitry Merezhkovsky

Fyodor Abramov

yn Rand

Athletes and Olympic champions

Nikolai Panin-Kolomenkin

Tatiana Kazankina

Yuko Kavaguti

Anatoly Karpov

Boris Spassky

Gennadiy Shatkov

Natalia Kuchinskaya

Elvīra Ozoliņa

Andrey Krylov

Irina Levitina

Jüri Tarmak

Figures in sports

Vyacheslav Sreznevsky

Georges Duperron

Ivan Lebedev

Heads of the country

Vladimir Putin

Dmitry Medvedev

Vladimir Lenin

Alexander Kerensky

Pyotr Stolypin

Boris Shturmer

Alexander Krivoshein

Entrepreneurs and public figures

Igor Sechin

Konstantin Ernst

Boris Kovalchuk

Pavel Durov

Andrey Murov

Aleksei Feliksov

Dmitry Baikov

Political figures

Alexander Bastrykin

Igor Artemyev

Andrei Fursenko

Anatoly Sobchak

Aleksandr Konovalov

Antanas Smetona

Viktor Evtukhov

Mikhail Amosov

Jean-Claude Gacosso