List of the most influential Russian century

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Forbes magazine has compiled a list of the most influential Russians in the last century. Among the hundred Russians, who played a key role in the world, was Vladimir Putin, Yuri Gagarin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Alla Pugacheva and Leonid Brezhnev.

It is noted that the editors and experts of the magazine chose Russian, which had «a huge impact on the economy, business, science, society and politics 1917 to 2017».

«Among them was Vladimir Lenin and Leonid Brezhnev, Ivan Pavlov and Nikolai Vavilov, Maya Plisetskaya, Fedor Shalyapin, Leonid Gaidai and Sergei Eisenstein,» — said in a press release ACMG media group, which publishes Forbes magazine in Russia.

Among the hundred most influential people of the century included 21 contemporary, including President Vladimir Putin, the ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov, the physicist Zhores Alferov, the Creator of Vkontakte and Telegram, Pavel Durov, film Director Nikita Mikhalkov, hockey players Alexander Ovechkin and Vladislav Tretiak, the singer Alla Pugacheva, mathematician Grigory Perelman, ex-Minister of Finance Alexey Kudrin and others.

The youngest is the Creator of Ethereum cryptocurrency Vitalik Buterin 23.

The list is published in the September issue of the journal and the special project «100 years of Forbes». In addition, Forbes magazine invited readers to participate in drawing up their own list of the most influential countrymen, and started voting on the website.