15 famous Russians as kids (PHOTOS)

It's already in their bright little eyes: Fame. Success. Greatness.

It's already in their bright little eyes: Fame. Success. Greatness.

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Of course you know these great Russians, but how did they look when they were in their first decades of life?

1. Mikhail Gorbachev (b. 1931), the only President of the USSR

2. Yuri Gagarin (1934-1968), the first man in space

3. Boris Yeltsin (1931-2007), the first President of the Russian Federation

4. Anna Kournikova (b. 1981), former professional tennis player

5. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), writer

In this photo (L), Leo Tolstoy is not a kid – he's 17. However, there are no earlier photos of Leo Tolstoy.

6. Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881), writer

7. Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924), the leader of the Bolshevik party

8. Pyotr Chaikovsky (1840-1893), composer

9. Alexander Ovechkin (b. 1985), NHL hockey player

10. Maria Sharapova (b. 1987), tennis player

11. Anna Netrebko (b. 1971), opera singer

12. Mikhail Baryshnikov (b. 1948), ballet dancer

13. Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996), poet

14. Irina Shayk (b. 1986), model

15. Natalya Vodianova (b. 1982), model

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