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Lifetime: 1791-1859

Sergei Aksakov - a famous Russian writer of the 19th-century. He was born on October 1 1791 in Ufa. He was educated at the Kazan Gymnasium and then, in 1805 (in the first year after its founding), at Kazan University, though he himself said he was ill prepared for a university education.

Lifetime: 1938 - 1993
No male dancer ever had more influence on the history, style and public perception of ballet than Rudolf Nureyev. He changed people's expectations. Starting out from inauspicious beginnings in a remote town in the Urals, he ended up changing the whole face of the art
Kravchuk began his hockey career with Salavat Yulaev (Ufa) in 1983. He played with the Salavat Yulaev club in both the second and the first divisions over a five year period.
Lifetime: 1916- 2003

Form of activity: soviet composer, teacher and musical public figure.

Merits: the people’s artist of SSU, honoree of the State award named after M.I.Glinka, honoree of the State award of Bashkortostan Republic named after Salavat Yulaev.

Zemfira, officially Zemfira Talgatovna Ramazanova, Russian rock musician, she was born on August 26, 1976 in Ufa, Bashkortostan. She has been performing since 1998 and has been popular in Russia and other former Soviet republics.

Vladimir Teodorovich Spivakov, born September 12, 1944 in Ufa is a well-known to orchestras and audiences as one of the leading violinists of our time, equally enjoys a multifaceted career as a respected conductor and committed humanitarian. He is an artistic director and principal conductor of the National Philharmonic of Russia and president of the Moscow Performing Arts Centre since 2003.

Yuri Shevchuk is a Soviet and Russian musician, poet, and composer. He is the founder and the lead singer of the rock-band DDT, one of the most significant bands on the contemporary Russian rock scene. The main theme of DDT’s songs is social protest.

Dovlatov Sergei Donatovich was born on September 3, 1941 in Ufa, Republic of Bashkortostan, where his family had been evacuated during World War II from Leningrad. His mother was an Armenian and his father was half Jewish. After 1945 he lived with his mother in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).