Eduard Schmieder
Eduard Schmieder (born 2 May 1948 in Lviv, Soviet Union) is a violinist, teacher and conductor. He is a highly regarded violin pedagogue. Lord Yehudi Menuhin said, "Eduard Schmieder is one of the out...
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Jaan Laaman
Jaan Karl Laaman (born 1948) was a member of the United Freedom Front.He grew up in Roxbury, Massachusetts and Buffalo, New York. His family emigrated to the United States from Estonia when he was a c...
Nicholas Timasheff
Nicholas Sergeyevitch Timasheff (Russian: Никола́й Серге́евич Тима́шев) (November 9, 1886–March 9, 1970) was a Russian sociologist, professor of jurisprudence and writer.Timasheff "came from...
Lenny Krayzelburg
Lenny Krayzelburg (born September 28, 1975, as Leonid Krayzelburg; Ukrainian: Леонід Крайзельбург, Russian: Леонид Крайзельбург) is an American former backstroke swimmer, and Olympic gold meda...
Lydia T. Black
Lydia T. Black (December 16, 1925 – March 12, 2007) was an American anthropologist. She won an American Book Award for Russians in Tlingit America: The Battles of Sitka, 1802 And 1804.
She g...
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Julia Ioffe
Julia Ioffe (Russian: Юлия Иоффе) (born 1982) is a Russian-American journalist and blogger, whose writings have been published by The Columbia Journalism Review, The Washington Post, The New Yorke...
Lucille Roberts
Lucille Roberts (December 7, 1943 – July 17, 2003) was an American businesswoman and entrepreneur who founded the Lucille Roberts chain of health clubs. A self-proclaimed "exercise nut", she turned he...
Ivan Lebedeff
Ivan Lebedeff (18 June 1894 – 31 March 1953) was a Russian film actor. He appeared in 66 films between 1926 and 1953.He was born in Ushpol (later Užpaliai), Lithuania, then part of the Russian E...
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Alexei Tsvetkov
Alexei Petrovich Tsvetkov (also spelled as Aleksei Cvetkov; Russian: Алексе́й Петро́вич Цветко́в; born in Stanyslaviv, Ukraine on February 2, 1947) is a Russian poet and essayist. Not to be confus...
Joseph Berger (author)
Joseph Berger (born 1945) is the author of several books, and has been a staff reporter and editor for The New York Times since 1984.
Berger was born in the Soviet Union and immigrated to the Unit...
Mubeyyin Batu Altan
Mubeyyin Batu Altan is an American Tatar scholar, activist and leading figure in the American Tatar community.
Altan was born in Crimea in the Ukrainian SSR to a displaced Tatar family from Sudak....
Gary Shteyngart
Gary Shteyngart (born Igor Semyonovich Shteyngart; July 5, 1972) is an American writer born in Leningrad, USSR. Much of his work is satirical.
Shteyngart spent the first seven years of his childho...
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Roberta Achtenberg
Roberta Achtenberg (born July 20, 1950) is an American politician. She currently serves as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. She served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S...
Mark Krikorian
Mark Krikorian has been the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a think-tank in Washington, D.C since 1995. The Center describes itself as an "independent, non-partisan research ...
Yury Verlinsky
Yury Verlinsky (1 September 1943 – 16 July 2009) was a Russian-American medical researcher specializing in embryo and cellular genetics (genetic cytology). He is best known as a pioneer in pren...
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Gokor Chivichyan
Gokor Chivichyan (Armenian: Գոքոր Չիվիչյան; born 1963) is an Armenian Judo, submission grappling, and mixed martial arts instructor. Chivichyan currently trains professional and amateur fighters a...
Michael Kuchmiak
Michael Kuchmiak, C.Ss.R. (February 5, 1923 in Obertyn, Ukraine – August 26, 2008 in Saskatoon, Canada) was a bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and titular bishop of Agathopolis since 1988...
Jack Delano
Jack Delano (August 1, 1914 – August 12, 1997) was an American photographer for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and a composer noted for his use of Puerto Rican folk material.
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Dimitri Simes
Dimitri K. Simes (Russian: Дмитрий Константинович Симис; b. 1947) is a foreign policy analyst and author who serves as president of The Center for the National Interest (formerly, the The Nixon Ce...
Vera Nazarian
Vera Nazarian (born May 25, 1966 in Moscow, Russia) is an Armenian-Russian (by ethnicity) American writer of fantasy, science fiction and other "wonder fiction" including Mythpunk, an artist, and the ...
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Leonard Koppett
Leonard Koppett (September 15, 1923 - June 22, 2003) was a 20th Century sportswriter.Born in Moscow, Koppett moved with his family from Russia to the United States when he was five years old. They liv...
Andrei Navrozov
Andrei Navrozov, poet and writer, was born in Moscow in 1956, grandson of the playwright Andrei Navrozov (1899–1941) and son of the essayist and translator Lev Navrozov (born 1928).
Navrozov was ...
Olga Baclanova
Olga Vladimirovna Baclanova (Russian: О́льга Влади́мировна Бакла́нова; 19 August 1896 – 6 September 1974) was a Russian-born actress of stage and screen and operatic singer, and ballerina. She ach...
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Eugene Levinson
Eugene Levinson is the former principal double bassist of the New York Philharmonic and teaches at the Juilliard School.
According to the New Method for Double Bass (Carl Fischer edition), Levinso...
Alexei Haieff
Alexei Vasilievich Haieff, (August 25, 1914 – March 1, 1994) was an American composer of orchestral and choral works. He is known for following Stravinsky's neoclassicism, observing an austere econom...