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Category Archive: Politics

Fedor Emelianenko – Last Emperor

Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko is a four-time MMA world champion, three-time combat sambo world champion, number one in the world fighters ranking, Honored Master of Sports of Russia in combat sambo, master of sports of international class in judo, winner of many prestigious awards in the field of martial arts.
Thanks to the incredible fight statistics (30 wins in 31 fights) Fedor was nicknamed The Last Emperor. No one has ever been able to knocked Fedor out.
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Nikolai Valuev – biggest boxing champion

Nikolai Valuev

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Nikolai Valuev is a Russian giant with a sensitive soul, also known as the “Beast from the East”. He is the heaviest and tallest heavyweight boxing champion in history.
Valuev was born on August 21, 1973 in Leningrad, Soviet Union (now Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation).
During his youth he played basketball and was a discus thrower.
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Boris Johnson – Mayor of London

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson is a Mayor of London with Russian name and Russian roots.
He was born on June 19, 1964 and his full name is Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.
His great-grandfather, Ali Kemal, a Turkish journalist married a Circassian slave from southern Russia. Johnson’s great-grandmother left her homeland because of the Caucasian war and was enslaved by the Ottomans. Their descendants later moved to the United States, and from there to England, where they took a popular surname Johnson.
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Ella Pamfilova, Russian politician

Ella Pamfilova, Russian politician

Ella Pamfilova, Russian politician


Ella Pamfilova was born on September 12, 1953 in Almalyk, USSR (now Uzbekistan).
She is a Russian politician, former deputy of the State Duma, candidate for President in 2000 and former chairman (2004 – 2010) of the Civil Society Institute and Human Rights Council of the Russian Federation.
In 1976-1989 Ella worked as an engineer at the trade union committee of the Central Repair and Engineering Plant Production Association Mosenergo. Then she became a People’s Deputy of the USSR and member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR.
From 1991 to 1994, she had led The Ministry of Social Care under President Boris Yeltsin. Between 1994 and 1999, Pamfilova was elected three times as a member of the Russian Duma.
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Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian Billionaire

Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian Billionaire

Mikhail Prokhorov, Russian Billionaire


Mikhail Prokhorov is a skilled businessman with a background in finance and natural resources, Russian billionaire and owner of the American basketball team the Brooklyn Nets. Mikhail participated in the presidential election on March 4, 2012 and took 3rd place (2nd place in Moscow and St. Petersburg), received 7.98% of the votes.
Mikhail was born on May 3, 1965 in Moscow. His sister Irina Prokhorova is a literary critic, editor and publisher of New Literary Review magazine. At school he had the nickname “Giraffe” because of his height.
While he was running Norilsk Nickel, the company became the world’s largest producer of nickel and palladium. He is the former chairman of Polyus Gold, Russia’s largest gold producer, and former President of ONEXIM Group. He entered politics in June 2011. In June 2012 he became the leader of a new party – Civic Platform Party.
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Natalia Narochnitskaya – Russian politician, historian

Natalia Narochnitskaya - Russian politician

Natalia Narochnitskaya – Russian politician, historian


Natalia Narochnitskaya is a Russian politician, historian and political scientist, Doctor of Historical Sciences.
Natalia was born on December 23, 1948 in Moscow. She graduated with honors from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.
She was a member of the State Duma of the Russian Federation from 2003 to 2007, where she represented the Rodina (Motherland) Party. She was Vice-Chairman of the Dumas Foreign Affairs Committee; Chairman of the Committee for the Study of the Practice and Implementation of Human Rights and Civil Liberties; and a member of the Russian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. From 1982 to 1989 she worked in the UN Secretariat in New York.
Narochnitskaya is an author of several developments in Russian foreign policy, issues of relations between the Russian national philosophy of consciousness and Western liberalism.
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Marat Safin, politician and tennis player

Marat Safin, politician and tennis player

Marat Safin, politician and tennis player

Marat Safin is a Russian politician and retired tennis player, Honored Master of Sports of Russia, Commander of the Order of Honor, winner of two Grand Slam singles titles (US Open-2000, Australian Open-2005), two-time winner of the Davis Cup (2002, 2006), winner of 17 ATP tournaments (15 of them – in singles). Safin reached the World No. 1 ranking during his career. His younger sister, Dinara Safina, is a professional tennis player and a silver medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. They are the first brother-sister tandem in tennis history to both achieve No. 1 rankings.
Marat was born on January 27, 1980 in Moscow, USSR (now Russia). Safin began his professional career in 1997, and held the No. 1 world ranking for a total of 9 weeks between November 2000 and April 2001. He won his first Grand Slam title at the 2000 U.S. Open.
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