|Born||Alexey Leonidovich Pajitnov
March 14, 1956
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Known for||Creator of Tetris|
Alexéy Leonídovich Pájitnov (born 14 March 1956) 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.
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