The Culture is a fictional interstellar post-scarcity civilisation or society created by the Scottish writer Iain M. Banks and features in a number of his space opera novels and works of short fiction, collectively called the Culture series. In the series, the Culture is composed primarily of sentient beings of the pan-human variety, artificially intelligent sentient machines, and a small number of other sentient "alien" life forms. Machine intelligences range from human-equivalent drones to hyper-intelligent Minds. The Culture's economy is maintained automatically by its non-sentient machines, with high-level work entrusted to the Minds' subroutines, which allows its humanoid and drone

Valery Legasov, Russian scientist. He was the chief of the investigation committee of the Chernobyl disaster.

Valeri Liukin, Kazakh-American former Olympic artistic gymnast and current gymnastics coach. Father of Nastia Liukin

The French name Valery (French: [valri]) is a given name or surname of Germanic origin Walaric (see Walric of Leuconay), that has often been confused in modern times with the Latin name Valerius—that explains the variant spelling Valéry (French: [valeri]). The Slavic given name Valery, Valeriy or Valeri comes directly from the Latin name Valerius.

Valery, a character in The Sopranos played by Vitali Baganov. Valery was a member of the Russian mob and acquainted with Tony Soprano.

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Valery Kipelov, Russian heavy metal singer and composer (former member of Aria (band) and current leader of Kipelov bands)

Valery Gerasimov, Russian General, the current Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, and first Deputy Defence Minister. He was appointed by President Vladimir Putin on 9 November 2012. Strategist who conceived the "Gerasimov doctrine" which is currently prevalent in Russian military strategy.