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Oct 21 2010
1 Mila Kunis, television actress 16609
2 Ayn Rand, writer (born Alisa Rosenbaum) 11916
3 Leon Trotsky, Bolshevik politician, the founder of the Red Army 8800
4 Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google 7355
5 Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer 7042
6 Roman Abramovich, businessman, owner of Chelsea F.C. >[link]</ref> 6288
7 Regina Spektor, singer-songwriter and pianist 6002
8 Karina Smirnoff, professional dancer (Jewish father) 4463
9 Garry Kasparov, World Champion 2982
10 Marc Chagall, painter from Vitebsk 2842
11 Yakov Smirnoff, American comedian 2721
12 Golda Meir, Israeli Prime Minister (1969-74) 2654
13 Grigori Perelman, mathematician 2595
14 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American film/television actor 2530
15 Lee Strasberg, acting teacher 2277
16 Irving Berlin composer and lyricist </ref> 1914
17 Shimon Peres, Israeli Prime Minister (1984-86), Nobel Prize (1994) 1853
18 Boris Pasternak, writer, Nobel Prize (1958) 1743
19 Menachem Begin, Israeli Prime Minister, Nobel Prize (1978) [link]</ref> 1575
20 Vladimir Horowitz, pianist 1404
21 Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born American animation director 1389
22 Sasha Cohen, figure skater (U.S. National Champion and silver medalist at the 2006 Winter Olympics) 1027
23 Joseph Brodsky, Russian-language poet, Nobel Prize (1987) 1001
24 David Sarnoff, head of RCA 916
25 Lev Landau, physicist, Nobel Prize (1962) 911
26 Louis B. Mayer, co-founder MGM 901
27 Urie Bronfenbrenner, developmental psychologist 887
28 Chaim Weizmann, first President of Israel (1949-52) 784
29 Avigdor Lieberman, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategic Affairs (2006-2008) 776
30 Alla Nazimova, actress 772
31 Evgeny Kissin, pianist 731
32 Dziga Vertov, director --> 687
33 Leonid Hurwicz, economist, Nobel Prize (2007) 672
34 Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Rebbe of the Chabad-Lubavitch branch of Hasidic Judaism 625
35 Oksana Baiul, figure skater (Olympic gold) (Jewish mother) 624
36 El Lissitzky, designer 614
37 Grigory Zinoviev, Soviet politician 570
38 Jascha Heifetz, violinist 564
39 Yisroel ben Eliezer (The Baal Shem Tov), Rabbi, founder of Hasidic Judaism 563
40 Lev Kamenev, Bolshevik leader >[link]</ref> (Jewish father) 559
41 Roman Jakobson, Russian/American linguist 545
42 Sidney Reilly,(Born Shlomo Rosenblum) a Ukrainian-born adventurer and Secret Intelligence Service agent 527
43 Maya Deren, filmmaker 520
44 Gary Shteyngart (Steinhart), writer 514
45 Ilya Ehrenburg, writer 499
46 Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister (1983-84, 1986-92) 467
47 Isaac Stern, violinist 459
48 Alfred Schnittke, composer (Jewish father) 457
49 Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov, physicist, Nobel Prize (2003) 450
50 Louise Nevelson, sculptor 441
51 Max Levchin, co-founder of PayPal 437
52 Sonia Delaunay, painter 430
53 Naum Gabo, sculptor 420
54 Sophie Tucker, singer 399
55 Ze'ev Jabotinsky, founder of British Jewish Legion 398
56 Vitaly Ginzburg, physicist, Nobel Prize (2003) 382
57 Anton Rubinstein, pianist/composer 372
58 Zhores Alferov, physicist, Nobel Prize (2000) 359
59 Vladimir Arnold, mathematician 355
60 Genrikh Yagoda, head of Secret Police in the Stalin era (1934-1936) [link]</ref> 352
61 Mikhail Botvinnik, World Champion 344
62 David Oistrakh, violinist 343
63 Alexander Luria, neuropsychologist 335
64 Natan Sharansky, Israeli politician 326
65 Osip Mandelstam, poet 323
66 Levi Eshkol, Israeli Prime Minister (1963-69) [link]</ref> 319
67 Simon Kuznets, economist, Nobel Prize (1971) [link]</ref> 314
68 Vladimir Zhirinovsky - a Russian politician, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR), Vice-Chairman of the State Duma, and a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe." [link] BBC News</ref> 311
69 Mikhail Fridman, businessman 308
70 Selman Waksman, biochemist, Nobel Prize (1952) 289
71 Isaac Levitan, painter 289
72 Nudie Cohn, fashion designer 286
73 Maya Plisetskaya, ballerina 274
74 Maxim Vengerov, prominent violinist 266
75 Emil Gilels, pianist 258
76 Lazar Kaganovich, Soviet politician [link]</ref> 255
77 Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Hebrew-language writer 238
78 Lew Grade, impressario, Chairman of ATV from 1962 217
79 Viktor Shklovsky, writer and critic (Jewish father) 216
80 Viktor Korchnoi, World Championship challenger 215
81 Georgy Arbatov, Soviet politician, academic & political advisor >[link]</ref> 214
82 Yitzhak Sadeh, Palmach commander and one of the IDF founders. 210
83 Vasily Grossman, writer 210
84 Israel Gelfand, mathematician, 210
85 Anatole Litvak, director 207
86 Yakov Sverdlov, Bolshevik leader, the first head of state of the Russian SFSR 200
87 Ilya Frank, physicist, Nobel Prize (1958) 200
88 Irina Slutskaya, figure skater (Jewish father) 198
89 Anatol Rapoport, game theorist 187
90 Moshe Sharett, Israeli Prime Minister (1954-55) 186
91 Mikhail Fradkov, Prime Minister 182
92 Rodion Malinovsky, Soviet front commander, WWII, Minister of Defence (Jewish origin is disputed) 181
93 Nathan Milstein, violinist 179
94 Vasily Smyslov, World Champion (Jewish mother) 172
95 Karl Radek, Soviet politician 170
96 Michael Marks, co-founder of Marks & Spencer 169
97 Julius Martov, Menshevik leader [link]</ref> 158
98 Anthony Fedorov, singer, American Idol finalist 158
99 Solomon Lefschetz, mathematician 157
100 Joseph Trumpeldor, founder of British Jewish Legion and early pioneer-settler in Israel (born in Pyatigorsk) 153
101 Efrem Zimbalist, Russian-born American violinist 151
102 Vladimir Gusinsky, exile, former media tycoon 150
103 David Bronstein, World Championship challenger 150
104 Shura Cherkassky, pianist 148
105 Evgeny Lifshitz, physicist 142
106 Grigory Margulis, mathematician, Fields Medal (1978) 142
107 Tamara & Irina Press, sister athletes (5 Olympic golds, 1 silver in total) 141
108 Boris Podolsky, physicist 138
109 Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, second President of Israel (1952-63) 138
110 Hayyim Nahman Bialik, poet 137
111 Maxim Litvinov, Soviet ambassador and Minister of Foreign Affairs 137
112 Yevgenia Ginzburg, writer 135
113 Boris Gelfand >[link]</ref> 134
114 Oscar Zariski, mathematician 131
115 Lev Shestov, philosopher 127
116 Arcadi Gaydamak, owner of Portsmouth F.C., AJ Auxerre, and Bnei Sakhnin F.C. 123
117 Leonid Kogan, violinist 122
118 Ida Rubinstein, dancer --> 122
119 Anatoly Chubais, Deputy Prime Minister, now Chairman of UES 121
120 Chudnovsky brothers, amateur mathematicians 119
121 Leo Ornstein, composer 110
122 Yuri Lotman, prominent linguist and historian of culture 109
123 Ilya Kabakov, conceptual artist (Jewish father) 108
124 Efim Zelmanov, mathematician, Fields Medal (1994) --> 104
125 Lenny Krayzelburg, swimmer (3 Olympic golds) 103
126 Zellig Harris, linguist 103
127 Tina Karol, singer 101
128 Ariel Durant, historian, 101
129 Shlomo Mintz, violinist 100
130 Moisei Uritsky, communist revolutionary 97
131 Mark Taimanov 97
132 Alexander Parvus, revolutionary 96
133 Alexander Gomelsky, Soviet basketball coach 95
134 Sergei Dovlatov, writer (Jewish father) 95
135 Gregor Piatigorsky, cellist 94
136 Zalman Shazar, third President of Israel (1963-73) 94
137 Yuri Bashmet, violist 93
138 Alexander Gerschenkron, economic historian --> 93
139 Walter Krivitsky, Soviet spy 92
140 Josef Gingold (1909-1995) violinist 92
141 Komar and Melamid, art-duo 91
142 Morris Lapidus, architect 86
143 Bella Davidovich, pianist 86
144 Abraham Goldfaden (1840-1908), playwright and theatre director 86
145 Semyon Krivoshein, Soviet mechanized corps commander, WWII 84
146 Leonid Nevzlin, businessman 84
147 Jules Olitski, painter 83
148 Efim Geller 83
149 Vasily Aksyonov, writer (Jewish mother) 82
150 Lera Auerbach, composer/pianist 80
151 Mischa Elman, violinist 80
152 Yakov G. Sinai, applied mathematician 80
153 Yuri Averbakh 79
154 Joseph Schillinger, composer, music theorist, and composition teacher 78
155 Yevgeny Khaldei, photographer 78
156 Mikhail Gurevich, co-inventor of the MiG >[link]</ref> 76
157 Salo Flohr >[link]</ref> 76
158 Ossip Zadkine, sculptor (Jewish father) 75
159 Alexander Khalifman, FIDE World Champion 75
160 Ephraim Katzir, fourth President of Israel (1973-78) 75
161 Maria Yudina, pianist 74
162 Olga Kameneva, Russian Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet politician (sister of Leon Trotsky) 73
163 Lev Kopelev, author and dissident 72
164 Antoine Pevsner, sculptor 71
165 Boris Nemtsov, Deputy Prime Minister 70
166 Samuil Marshak, poet 70
167 Alexander Nove, economist (Jewish Year Book, 1990, p.202) 69
168 Adolph Joffe, Bolshevik diplomat >[link]</ref> 69
169 Boris Iofan, architect 68
170 Boris Aronson, painter & designer 68
171 Aleksandr Khinchin, mathematician 68
172 Rachel Bluwstein, poet 67
173 Jacob Adler, actor 66
174 Peter Svidler 66
175 Natalia Gutman, cellist 66
176 Lazar Berman, pianist 65
177 Yuli Daniel, writer 64
178 Nadezhda Mandelstam, writer 64
179 Nikolai Rubinstein, pianist/composer 62
180 Shlomo Ganzfried, Rabbi 62
181 Pyotr Aven, businessman 61
182 Nathan Altman, painter and stage designer from Vinnytsia 61
183 Igor Oistrakh, violinist (Jewish father) 60
184 Zhanna Pintusevich-Block, sprinter (World Championship gold) 60
185 Dawid Janowski 60
186 Alexander Rosenbaum, singer/songwriter 59
187 Waldemar Haffkine, biologist, vaccine against colera and plague 59
188 Eugene Dynkin, mathematician 58
189 Raya Dunayevskaya, founder of Marxist humanism in the U.S. 58
190 Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Soviet Front Commander, WWII 57
191 Yevno Azef, revolutionary 57
192 Boris Volynov, Soviet Astronaut; the first Jewish person in space (Jewish mother) 57
193 Victor Mikhalevski 57
194 Boris Kaufman, cinematographer 56
195 Leonid Pasternak, painter 56

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