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Alexey Pajitnov
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Alexey Pajitnov in Barcelona, Spain, 14 June 2008
Born
Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov

April 16, 1955 (1955-04-16) (age 66)
Nationality Russian
Occupation Computer engineer
Known for Creator of Tetris

Alexéy Leonídovich Pájitnov (born 16 April 1955) is a Russian computer engineer who lives in the United States. He is best known for creating the popular video game Tetris. He was born in Moscow, Soviet Union.

Pajitnov created Tetris in 1985. The game was first sold in the Soviet Union. In 1986, the game began being sold in the West. Since then, it has become a very successful series. In 1996, he started The Tetris Company, which owns the trademark to Tetris.

In 1996, GameSpot named him the fourth most influential computer game developer of all time.

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