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The Russians call "the principal people in 2011."
The list was headed by Putin, Bezrukov, Arshavin and Kirkorov.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin headed the list of politicians of the year: voted for him 38 percent of respondents. In second place - President Dmitry Medvedev with 19 percent of the vote. In the top politicians also were LDPR leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky, head of the Communist Party Gennady Zyuganov, and the "Fair Russia" Sergei Mironov.
best actor, like a year ago, was Sergei Bezrukov. Second place was shared by Maxim Averin and Yevgeny Mironov.
Sportsman of the Year for the fourth consecutive time becomes footballer Andrei Arshavin. In second place - Olga Zaitseva, Nikolay Valuev and debutant ranking Fedor Emelianenko.
Musician of the Year for the second time named Philip. In the top three, just like last year, included Nicholas Basque and Mihaylov.
list of writers headed by Boris Akunin and Daria Dontsova, who are the leaders of the last two years.
major motion picture was recognized, "Vysotsky. Thanks for a living."
Russian Research Center survey of Public Opinion covered 1,600 people in 138 villages in 46 regions and republics of Russia.