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Zinoviev, Zinovyev, Zinovieff (Russian: Зино́вьев), or Zinovieva (feminine; Зино́вьева), as a Russian surname, derives from the personal name Zinovi, from Greek Zenobios. Notable people with the surname include:
- Aleksandr Zinovyev (1922–2006), Russian logician, sociologist, writer, and satirist
- Grigory Zinoviev (1883–1936), Bolshevik revolutionary and Soviet politician
- Ivan Zinoviev (1905–1942), NKVD captain and Hero of the Soviet Union
- Peter Zinovieff, British inventor
- Lydia Zinovieva-Annibal (1866–1907), a Russian writer
- Sauli Zinovjev (b. 1988), Finnish composer
- Sergei Zinovjev, Russian Ice Hockey player
- Sofka Zinovieff (b. 1961), a British journalist and author
- Nikolai Zinoviev, fictional character from the video game Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
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 Eastern 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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