I remembered we had a discussion in TMG a year ago for most prominent
tatars in 1997.
Please see attached mail.
From: SabirzyanB [SabirzyanB@...
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 1998 8:35 AM
Subject: TMG Top Ten Most Prominent Tatars in the World
1. Rudolf Nureyev
( Considered by many to be the greatest ballet dancer in history. The
recent book about him, "Perpetual Motion", was written by Otis Stuart in
and published by Simon and Shuster.)
2. Roald Sagdeev
( As Director of Moscow's Space Research Institute he was in charge of
USSR's space research program for more than 10 years. Before the USSR's
collapse he worked as President Gorbachev's science advisor. R. Sagdeev
married to late Presedent Eisenhower's granddaughter, Susan Eisenhower.
Together with Susan he wrote a book "The Making of a Soviet Scientist",
published in 1995 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux).
3. Albert Galeev
(Current Director of Russia's Space Research Institute.)
4. Rinat Akchurin
(One of the world's leading cardiologists. He perforemed the bypass
on President Yeltsin. In 1997 Akchurin participated in the II World
Congress as an honorary delegate).
5. Mintimer Shaimiev
(President of Tatarstan. He is revered as the author of a new concept
federalism, the so-called 'Tatarstan Model', that envisages fullest
degree of autonomy short of an outright independence).
6. Farid Gazizullin
(Deputy Prime Minister of Russia in charge of privatization. He is the
highest-ranking Tatar official in Moscow.)
7. Sofia Gubaidullina
(Considered to the most prominent female composer in the world).
8. Gata Kamsky
(Gata is the highest-rated chess player in the USA, which makes him the
strongest chess player in the whole Western hemisphere).
9. Alisa Galliamova
(Russia's current chess champion among women. After the recentley held
Candidates' Tournament in Groningen, Alisa is just two steps away from
becoming the world champion).
10. Vil Mirzayanov
(A scientist who exposed Russia's blatant violations of the Chemical
Reduction Treaty. He was arrested in 1992 by the successor to the KGB
describing the development of 'Novichok', a deadly binary nervous gas
8 to 10 times more powerful than anything in America's arsenal. He
subsequently emigrated to the US.)
The list of the top ten most prominent Tatars in the world could be
to include such personalities as:
11. Fikret Tabeev (USSR's former ambassador to Afghanistan and the
Chairman of the State Property Committee in Moscow.)
12. Makhmud Gareev (general, former member of Russia's Joint Chiefs of
Staff. He is currently the President of Russia's Military Academy).
13. Vadim Abdrashitov (one of Russia's most prominent film directors).
14. Rodion Gataullin (Olympic champion, pole vaulter).
15. Anis Mukhametshin (millionaire businessman. His company, "Anis",
official sponsor of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.)
16. Roza Galieva (Olympic champion, gymnast, member of the Russian
17. Rustam Sharipov (Olympic champion, gymnast, member of the Ukrainian
18. Zinatulla Bilaletdinov (ice hockey player. He is currently the
trainer of the Moscow's Dinamo team).
19. Nikolai Khabibullin (ice hockey player, goaltender of the Phoenix
20. Bella Akhmadullina (poetess, one of Russia's most prominent
>From: Vil Mirzayanov [SMTP:mirzayanov@...]
>Sent: Saturday, April 10, 1999 4:34 AM
>Subject: [tatar-l] Re: Most influential Tatars of the Century
>Do you have any idea about Reza Fachrutdin? If you have I think everybody
>be ashamed off all you artificial searches of famous tatar
>all of us are slaves of brainwashing machine of Russian Impire and really
>> In my opinion, naming the most influential Tatars of the century is a good
>> idea. Tatars, especially the younger generation, need to know the people
>> achieved greatness or prominence in different areas of human endeavour.
>> we have to be specific and answer the following questions first:
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