37 Greatest Russian Inventions

Greatest Russian Inventions

Posted on August 31, 2014 by team

200 years ago people still did not have electricity, good vehicles, television, mobile phones, Internet and other things we cannot do without today.

Some of the most significant inventions were made by Russians, and here they are…

Gleb Kotelnikov is an inventor of a backpack parachute. In a theater he noticed a woman with a folded piece of cloth that after simple manipulations turned into an unfolded kerchief. This is how an operational principle of a parachute came to Gleb’s mind. Some other ideas of Gleb were never realized.

N. D. Zelinskiy invented a carbon filter mask to protect people from poisonous gases used by the enemy at the time of WWI. Absorbent carbon successfully neutralized all of them.

Z. L. N. Gobyato – inventor of a mortar. He invented it in the field conditions of the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-1905. It was made of a light 47 mm naval gun on wheels shooting handmade pole mines at a particular angle and high trajectory.

I. F. Alexandrovskiy – inventor of a mobile mine (torpedo) and the first mechanically driven submarine for the Russian fleet.

V. G. Fedorov is a creator of the world’s first rifle. He started to make it before WWI in 1913. In 1916 it began to be used in combat actions.

A.S. Popov – radio inventor. He showed his radio receiver in May, 1895 at the meeting of the Physical and Chemical Committee in Saint Petersburg. Unfortunately, he didn’t patent it and the Nobel prize for radio invention was given to G. Marconi.

G. G. Ignatyev was the first to make a system of simultaneous telephony and telegraphy with a single cable.

V. K. Zvorykin – inventor of television and telecasting on an electrical basis. It was he who designed an iconoscope, a kinescope, basic color television. However he made most of his inventions in the USA, where he had emigrated in 1919.

A. M. Ponyatov is an inventor of a videotape recorder. Like Zvorykin, he emigrated in the years of the civil war and continued his work in the USA. In 1956, the Ampex company under his direction presented the world’s first commercial videotape recorder.

I. A. Timchenko made the first cine-camera in the world. It was used to show movies on a white sheet in 1893 in Odessa, Ukraine.


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37 Responses to “Greatest Russian Inventions”

  1. p51d007 says:

    Greatest “Russian” inventions? Nope, how about inventions, mostly in the USA, by people who IMMIGRATED from your country, during the communist revolution? Oh, and first rifle? I think the descendants of John Browning might laugh at that one, since he made the rile well before the turn of the century. Does the Winchester rifle ring a bell?

    • Lord Kitchener says:

      Typical American kid with a weird complex (or a weird need for show off). Ezekiel Baker, inventor of the British Baker Rifle is laughing at you.

      • Mister Twister says:

        Typical russian being very very patriotic.

        • Lord Kitchener says:

          I don’t know why some American kids jump when somebody else shows some pride.

          And you’re wrong. I’m British. Next time you better ask, before you become a victim of your own fantasies and strange impulses.

    • Dmitrii says:

      not mostly. only a few of) and all of them had started their works in Russia.

    • zoommer2 says:

      Hello dumbass, from your words I see you are an american well chew on this, the Russians have invented the first antigravitational engine, of LEonovs aconcept your precious West US included, dismissed as a fantasy SCifi impossibility, how is that for ingenuity!

  2. Faith Gorodki says:

    Mortars have existed centuries and rifles before Fedorov was even born…

  3. Arzenij says:

    Nichola Tesla demonstrated the radio as early as 1893, so A.S. Popov wasn’t first.

  4. Daniel says:

    Nikola Tesla demonstrated his radio in 1893 so Mr Popov wasn’t first :)

    • D.Basu says:

      JC Bose demonstrated Radio Transmission in 1893 ( in Calcutta), and in 1884 ( in London,Royal Institution, Marconi was present there). Read IEEE, 1998

  5. Boci says:

    parachute invented Slovak Banic

  6. petrohof says:

    200 years? even 100 years

  7. Nikola P. says:

    I think Tesla invented radio, but Marconi stole it. Later on court he got acknowledge.

  8. Steamed McQueen says:

    I’ve been to the Popov museum in Krohnshdat. Cool place! Popov DID patent his invention, he just didn’t get to the patent office before Marconi.

    It seems that much of the ‘firsts’ in the world had more to do with who got to the patent office first, rather than developing a working model.

  9. Erik Johnson says:

    Some amazing people .
    Thank You

  10. Erik Johnson says:

    The word rifle describes the inside of the barrel .
    Is it rifled , or smooth bore .. the weapon
    in question is possibly the first assault rifle .
    Certainly one of the first .

  11. Bob b says:

    You forgot to mension the first miltary tank invention by Ivan Mendeleev son of Dmitry Mendeleev

  12. montanagood4soul says:

    The great thing about these inventions, regardless of who was first, is that these creations made life easier and better quality for everyone. These accomplishments are impressive when you think about how much effort and energy went into each creation and the hardships along the way.

  13. Beor says:

    I. I. Sikorskiy was an Ukrainian, not Russian.

    • MAXDMG says:

      In russian empire and USSR all proud to be a russian, even they not russian))) (Like Ekaterina 2, she is german, but russian)))

  14. Dmitrii says:

    The first nuclear icebreaker was build in Russia))) And only Russia has civil nuclear fleet)

  15. SSSR says:

    Thousands of years ago in Egypt someone carved a perfect picture of a helicopter on a wall in a building.Someone saw into the far future!I can only dream or things of things that would happen the next day or week!

  16. belzebub says:

    This is ridiculous. I remember when I was a kid (I live in Czech Republic, former part of communist block), we were told that EVERYTHING was invented in russia. But later I learned that most of those “inventions” were either lame and unusable or were just plain lies.
    That was just how that worked. We were told that EVERYTHING is better, bigger, nicer, faster, stronger and smarter in the USSR. But most of it was just a propaganda. This post clearly uses some old USSR source polluted with this nonsense.

    • boci says:

      napríklad škodovka. projekty ktoré rusi zakázali, predbehli vývoj o 30 rokov.kde by už bola škodovka teraz. najlepšie autá tej doby

  17. Tutan Camon says:

    The russians invented warm water and the green apple!Plus summer rain……

  18. The Boy Wonder says:

    Holy stereotypes Batman!

  19. Vasyl says:

    Rusians invented green people in Ukraine.

  20. Watazka says:

    Sikorski, Możajski, Dobrowolski etc – it is typically Polish names. Tu-144 is copy French Concord, similarly: Tu-4 (B-29), Li-2 (DC-3), …

    • boci says:

      jewish name…………..

    • zoommer2 says:

      uhh derp the Tu144 came out 4 years before the concord, so ou’re just being an idiot. because he Russians would not have stolen dwsigns on a plane from the futre that was only a concept for the brits, so FAIL!

  21. WangChai says:

    Rolexei invented the wristwatch, Ferrarin invented the sportscar, Lev DVDovich Trotsky invented the DVD, Apelsinov built the first orange factory in Russia, and Dzerzhinsky invented the Cheka.

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