Greatest Russian is the project of
the Russia TV channel aimed to elect the most notable personality in
Russian history through voting via the Internet, radio and
television. The program is similar to British 100 Greatest
Britons and other such projects held in different countries.
The Russia TV Channel initially nominated 500 names who
"played significant role in Russia's history". On June 12, 2008 the
list was shortened to 50 by voting.
In December 2008 the name of
total of nearly 4.5 million people voted.
(Read more about this competition
Here are the top twelve: