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Zinoviev, Zinovyev, Zinovieff (Russian: Зиновьев), or Zinovieva (feminine; Зиновьева), as a Russian surname, derives from the personal name Zinovi, from Greek Zenobios. Notable people with the surname include:
- Aleksandr Zinovyev (1922–2006), a Russian logician, sociologist, writer, and satirist
- Alexander S. Zinoviev, a diplomat
- Boris Zinovyev (1874–1900), a Russian revolutionary
- Georgi Zinovyev (1887–1934), a Soviet military leader
- Grigory Zinoviev (1883–1936), a Bolshevik revolutionary and Soviet politician;
- Ivan Zinovyev (1905–1942), an NKVD captain and Hero of the Soviet Union
- Peter Zinovieff, a British inventor
- Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal (1866–1907), a Russian writer
- Sofka Zinovieff (b. 1961), a British journalist and author
- Hanks, Patrick; Hodges, Flavia (1988). A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 594. ISBN 0-19-211592-8.
Zinovyev [-] Russian:patr. from the given name Zinovi, a Russ. form of Gk Zenobios [...] Its popularity in E. Europe is largely due to the veneration in the Orthodox Church of an early Christian martyr, a priest and physician who was killed in Asia Minor at the end of the 3rd century.
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