Rising Stars from Saint Petersburg

Saint Petersburg is the most western city in Russia and is famed for its stunning architecture and ever changing climate.

The city has produced a vast amount of successful and influential people over the years and still continue to do so to this day. Here is a look at some of their most successful exports as well as a glance at those coming through.

Nikolai Valuev Boxer from Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sport is huge in Russia and Saint Petersburg has a fine record producing talented sportsmen and women. One of them is gigantic boxer Nikolai Valuev, who stands at seven foot tall and is a former world champion, winning the WBA heavyweight title off of David Ruiz in 2007 and then again off the same man in 2008, only to lose it to David Haye in 2009.

Andrei Arshavin Footballer from Saint Petersburg, Russia

Arsenal midfielder Andrei Arshavin is another sportsman for the region and began his career at local side Zenit Saint Petersburg and has 75 caps for Russia.

Svetlana Abrosimova Basketball Player from Saint Petersburg, Russia
Elsewhere, Svetlana Abrosimova plays basketball in America in the Women’s NBA for the Seattle Storm and also played for Russia in the 2008 Olympic Games.

Tatiana Nabieva gymnast from Saint Petersburg, Russia
Gymnastic is a huge sport in Russia and rising star Tatiana Nabieva, who despite being just 17-years old has won gold at the World Champions, European Championships, World Cup and Russian Cup.

Kseniya Rappoport Actor from Saint Petersburg, Russia

There is also a fine tradition of acting in Russia and with their domestic cinema ever growing it’s worth keeping an eye on some of the rising stars. One name worth watching out for is Kseniya Rappoport who started life as a theatre actress and has since gone on to TV series such as The Russian Bride, Empire Under Fire and Homicide.

Anton Yelchin Actor from Saint Petersburg, Russia

One name more familiar than most to fans of cinema is Anton Yelchin. The Saint Petersburg-born actor has starred in many famous films, including Alpha Dog, Star Trek, The Smurfs and Fright Night and has an ever growing international reputation.

Margarita Levieva gymnast from Saint Petersburg, Russia

Born in Saint Petersburg but growing up in America, Margarita Levieva, has gone on to compete asa gymnast before then embarking on a career as an actress, going on to star in films such as Adventure land and the Lincoln Lawyer.

Natalya Rudakova Actor From Saint Petersburg, Russia

Transporter 3 actress Natalya Rudakova had an interesting start to the business when she was actually spotted running for work by a producer of the film and was subsequently put on an intensive acting course. That has led to a Hollywood career and the actress must be delighted that she was late for work that day.

Konstantin Khabenskiy Actor From Saint Petersburg, Russia

Another actor from Saint Petersburg is Konstantin Khabenskiy who has appeared in films Night Watch and Day Watch, as well as being a prolific stage actor who has stared in versions of Hamlet and Duck Hunt.

Diana Vishneva Actor from Saint Petersburg, Russia

Finally, another passion of the Russians is ballet and Diana Vishneva is one of its rising stars, having stared in productions of Don Quixote, Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake.

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Gareth Williams

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