Aleksander Kosolapov (born 1943) is a Russian artist who works in many different mediums. He attended the Surikov Moscow Art Institute in the 1950s and emigrated to America in 1975. He works and resides in New York City. He is famous for his controversial tones, combining iconic Soviet imagery and ideology with comical Western cultural references. One of his most famous works is the painting "Lenin: Coca Cola It's The Real Thing."