Kazan Federal University

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Historical alumni

Sergey Aksakov (1791 – 1859)

Writer, critic, social thinker

Studied 1804 – 1807

Semyon Altshuler (1911 – 1983)

Theoretical physicist, discoverer of electron paramagnetic resonance

Studied 1928 – 1932

Alexander Arbuzov (1877 – 1968)

Organic chemist

Studied 1896 – 1900

Alexander Butlerov (1828 – 1886)

Founder of organic chemistry in Russia, lepidopterologist, apiarist, Rector of Imperial Kazan University (1860 – 1863)

Studied 1844 – 1849

Nikolay Chetayev (1902 – 1959)

Mathematician, mechanician, contributor to aviation science and ballistic science

Studied 1920 – 1924

Stanislav Govorukhin (1936 – 2018)

Film director, actor, elected official

Studied 1953 – 1958

Velimir Khlebnikov (1885 – 1922)

Poet, writer, prominent representative of Russian Futurism

Studied 1903 – 1908

Vladimir Khvostov (1905 – 1972)

Historian of the Modern Era, diplomat, Academician of the Soviet Academy of Sciences

Studied 1921 – 1926

Vladimir Krat (1911 – 1983)

Astronomer, Director of Pulkovo Observatory (1964 – 1979)

Studied 1928 – 1932

Nikolay Lobachevsky (1792 – 1856)

Mathematician, founder of non-Euclidean geometry, Rector of Imperial Kazan University (1827 – 1846)

Studied 1807 – 1811

Rashid Nezhmetdinov (1912 – 1974)

Chess and checkers player, International Master

Studied 1930 – 1937

Mikhail Nuzhin (1914 – 1983)

Mathematician, Rector of Kazan State University (1954 – 1979)

Studied 1933 – 1938

Aleksey Petrov (1910 – 1972)

Physicist, author of Petrov classification of gravitational fields

Studied 1932 – 1937

Ivan Simonov (1794 – 1855)

Astronomer, explorer of the Antarctic, Rector of Imperial Kazan University (1846 – 1854)

Studied 1809 – 1812

Yevgeny Zavoisky (1907 – 1976)

Physicist, discoverer of electron paramagnetic resonance (1944)

Studied 1926 – 1931

Nikolay Zinin (1812 – 1880)

Chemist, synthesizer of aniline (1842)

Studied 1830 – 1833

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