André Eglevsky
André Eglevsky (21 December 1917 – 4 December 1977) was a Russian-born ballet dancer and teacher who studied in France and, from 1932, danced with Colonel W. de Basil's Ballet Russe de ...
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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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Semyon Bychkov (conductor)
Semyon Mayevich Bychkov (Russian: Семён Маевич Бычков, [sʲɪˈmʲɵn ˈmaɪvʲɪtɕ bɨtɕˈkof]; born November 30, 1952) is a Soviet-born conductor.
Born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) to Jewish paren...
Nikolai Sokoloff
Nikolai Sokoloff (28 May 1886 – 25 September 1965) was a Russian-American conductor and violinist. He was born in Kiev, and studied music at Yale. From 1916 to 1917 he was musical director of th...
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Martin Abern
Martin "Marty" Abern (né Martin Abramowitz) (1898–1949) was a Marxist politician who was an important leader of the Communist youth movement of the 1920s as well as a founder of the American Trotskyis...
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Abba Hillel Silver
Abba Hillel Silver (January 28, 1893 – November 28, 1963) was an American Rabbi and Zionist leader. He was a key figure in the mobilization of American support for the founding of the State of I...
Philippe Quint
Philippe Quint (in Russian: Филипп Квинт, ) is a Russian-American classical violinist,chamber musician, andartistic director.
Quint, whose surname is of Italian origin, was born in St. Petersburg...
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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...
Leonid Kinskey
Leonid Kinskey (18 April 1903 – 8 September 1998) was a Russian-born film and television actor who enjoyed a long career. Kinskey is best known for his role as Sascha in the film Casablanca (1942).
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Vova and Olga Galchenko
Vladimir (born September 15, 1987), known as Vova, and Olga Galchenko (born July 31, 1990) are a brother and sister juggling team originally from Russia. They specialize in club juggling, particularly...
Henry Voth
Heinrich (Henry) Richert Voth (15 April 1855 – 2 June 1931) was an ethnographer and Mennonite missionary and minister. He was born in Alexanderwohl, Southern Russia. Voth was sent by the Mission Board...
Nicolai Berezowsky
Nicolai Tikhonovich Berezowsky (May 17, 1900 – August 27, 1953) was a Russian-born American violinist and composer.He was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on May 17, 1900, graduating from...
Sammy Berk
Sammy Berk (1894 - August 5, 1983), was a vaudeville entertainer at the beginning of the 20th century. He is best known for being part of a dancing duo, Berk & Saun, with his wife, Juanita Saun.
Michael Cores
Michael Cores (1885 – June 12, 1934) was a violist.Born in Kiev when it was part of the Russian Empire, Cores earned a Doctor of Natural Science degree from Kiev University and a doctorate from the Un...
Alexey Brodovitch
Alexey Cheslavovich Brodovitch (also Brodovich; Russian: Алексей Чеславович Бродович; 1898 – April 15, 1971) was a Russian-born photographer, designer and instructor who is most famous f...
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Sofia Panina
Countess Sofia Vladimirovna Panina (1871–1956) was Vice Minister of State Welfare and Vice Minister of Education in the Provisional Government following the Russian February Revolution, 1917.
Coun...
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Gregory Gaye
Gregory Gaye (October 10, 1900 – August 23, 1993) was a Russian-American actor. The son of an actor, he was born Gregory De Gay in St. Petersburg, Russia.He was a cadet in the Russian navy and began h...
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Viktor Chernov
Viktor Mikhailovich Chernov (Russian: Ви́ктор Миха́йлович Черно́в; December 7, 1873 — April 15, 1952) was a Russian revolutionary and one of the founders of the Russian Socialist-Revolutionary Par...
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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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Yuriy Polyakov
Yuriy Sergeyevich Polyakov (Russian: Юрий Сергеевич Поляков, born September 3, 1980 in Moscow, Soviet Union) is a Russian-American scientist at USPolyResearch. He is best known for his work in chemica...
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...
Aaron Rubashkin
Abraham Aaron Rubashkin, or Aaron Rubashkin, an ultra-Orthodox Jew of the Lubavitcher hasidic movement born in the Russian town Nevel in the former Soviet Union, is the owner of a kosher butcher shop ...