The first cosmonaut of the planet, Yuri Gagarin, topped the Forbes magazine’s “Most Influential Russian Centuries” rating, which includes one hundred people who left their mark on Russian history, according to the publication.
According to Gazeta.ru, during the preliminary voting, in which the readers of the magazine participated, 52.2% voted for Yuri Gagarin. In addition to Gagarin, the top three included Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Putin.
As noted in the publication itself, the process of compiling the rating was a very painstaking work and took place in several stages. Several dozen experts and consultants helped Forbes to select the “great Russians”, including rectors of the country’s leading universities, film critic Yuri Gladilshchikov, music critic Artemy Troitsky, publicist Konstantin Eggert and many others.
The top 100 “Most Influential Russians” included mainly personalities of the 20th century, but contemporaries from the 21st century were also given 21 rating lines.
So, the rating includes the former president of the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev, Vladimir Lenin, opera singer Fyodor Chaliapin, Leonid Gaidai, Alla Pugacheva, Sergei Mikhalkov, the creator of VKontakte and Telegram Pavel Durov, hockey players Alexander Ovechkin and Vladislav Tretyak.
Earlier, the iz.ru portal wrote that Forbes compiled a list of the country’s richest families over the past year, where the first place went to the Gutseriev family for the third time.