Forbes has named 100 most influential Russians of the last century. The list of places where not ranked, published on Thursday, August 31, in the September issue of the magazine and on the website.
As noted, the main body of the occupied people, whose work, political or scientific activities occurred at the beginning of the century. This, in particular, the leader of group “Cinema” Victor Tsoy, the writers Alexander Solzhenitsyn and Mikhail Bulgakov, revolutionary Leon Trotsky.
Listed and 21 contemporary. Among them is Nobel prize winner in physics Zhores Alferov, the star dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, the Creator of cryptocurrency platform Ethereum Vitalik Buterin, the first and last President of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev, former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin, singer Alla Pugacheva, tennis player Maria Sharapova.
Nominations for the list were formed in five areas: economy and business, science, politics, society, culture and the arts. They were selected by vote of experts. Taking into account the international recognition of the nominees, the number of people whose lives changed due to their influence and the cash component.
By the readers of the magazine, the most influential Russian in the last 100 years — the first cosmonaut of the planet Yuri Gagarin (52.2%). Second place voters gave Soviet leader Joseph Stalin — 44.6 percent of the vote. The current President of Russia Vladimir Putin took third place with 43.6 percent.
The top five included the poet and musician Vladimir Vysotsky, a scientist and engineer in the field of Astronautics and rocketry Sergei Korolev. Completing the top ten the Creator of Vkontakte and Telegram Pavel Durov and physicist and one of the founders of the first Soviet hydrogen bomb Andrei Sakharov.
Earlier in August, Forbes talked about the richest man in the world. The magazine also published a ranking of the most successful business dynasties Russia to 2017, the list of the richest women in the country and the richest wives of Russian officials.