List of Russian Americans

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This is a list of notable Russian Americans, including both original immigrants who obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.

To be included in this list, the person must have a Wikipedia article showing they are Russian American or must have references showing they are Russian American and are notable.



Visual arts[edit]

 Regina Khidekel, Russian born art historian and curator, author: "It's real Thing. Soviet Sots Art and American Pop Art", "Lazar Khidekl and Suprematism" (Prestel 2014) 







Julia Steyn, Russian born CEO of Maven (GM)




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  2. ^ [1] "They called her the Russian Tigress. Olga Baclanova (pronounced bahk-LAH-no-vah), sultry Russian actress of stage and film..."
  3. ^ [2] "One night in June 1974, the Russian dancer stepped from a stage in Toronto where he was appearing as a guest star with the Bolshoi Ballet concert group and literally ran to freedom. He stepped outside, followed by a crowd of confused fans, and sprinted to a waiting car that spirited him away from Soviet agents into a life of independence in the United States."
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  9. ^ Palm, Matthew J. "Pianist Olga Kern is 'citizen of the world'". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 8 March 2017. 
  10. ^ Momsen, Taylor (July 8, 2013). "Twitter: taylormomsen: @Zheka_Kinoman yes, I'm part Russian". Retrieved July 16, 2013. 
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  12. ^ "Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky Biography". A&E Television Networks. 2016-01-18. Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
  13. ^ [3][permanent dead link] "Although now an American national, Isaac Asimov was Russian by birth..."
  14. ^ Vladimir Nabokov - The *Natalia Duxbury, poet, Planetary/Space scientist, mathematician, professor and bilingual writer: Marquis Whio is Who in the World Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research
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  16. ^ Ayn Rand: The Russian Radical: Books: Chris Matthew Sciabarra
  17. ^ E. R. Bevan: The House of Ptolemy • Preface
  18. ^ Shteyngart - [4] "Jewish Russian American writer"
  19. ^ Lera Boroditsky Archived 2006-07-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  20. ^ Vladimir Zworykin - Electronic Television System
  21. ^ Adventures in CyberSound: Zworykin, Vladimir Kosma Archived 2006-06-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  22. ^ "Interview with Ice Dancers Benjamin Agosto and Tanith Belbin". April 28, 2003. Archived from the original on July 5, 2008. Retrieved April 23, 2008. 
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  24. ^ "Her Party Life Over, She Returned to Bars" Diane Pucin, Los Angeles Times, July 19, 2001
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2011-02-12.  "Some background - my father's name is Herschel Bird and his family is originally from Russia. In fact, our last name is really "Boorda." My great grandfather brought his family through Ellis Island in the early 1900's and we were soon known simply as Bird. This makes me half-Russian (not Czech!). So in my dad's eyes, this gave him a false sense of belonging. Every time I'd say "Dad, stop acting like an American" he would come back with "No one can tell I am not from here" and then attempt to say one of the three Russian words he remembers from his college days. He truly believed that no one would notice, which makes this story even better."
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  27. ^ Paul Farhi, "Goldberg: A David in Goliath's Shoes", Washington Post, December 9, 1999.
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  29. ^ "Russian-born Kournikova now an American citizen". Retrieved 2016-12-12. 
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  31. ^ Barron, David (August 9, 2008). "Nastia Liukin a gymnast by birth". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  32. ^ "No fear for Mir". 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  33. ^ O'Neal, Tatum (14 Oct 2004). "Excerpt from 'A Paper Life'". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  34. ^ USA Today, December 22, 2005: "U.S. Ice Dancers Keep it in the Family"
  35. ^ Berger, Ralph. "Andy Seminick Biography at The Baseball Biography Project". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  36. ^ Bill Nowlin, "The Kid: Ted Williams in San Diego", p. 324
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