Aleksandr Karelin

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Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Karelin (kah-RE-lin, Russian: Александр Александрович Карелин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvʲɪtɕ kəˈrʲelʲɪn]; born 19 September 1967) is a Russian politician and retired athlete. Karelin competed in Greco-Roman wrestling, representing the Soviet Union and Russia between 1987 and 2000. Nicknamed the "Russian Bear", "Russian King Kong", "Alexander the Great" and "The Experiment", he is widely considered to be the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aleksandr Karelin has received more than 1,689,807 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Aleksandr Karelin is the 14th most popular wrestler (up from 15th in 2019), the 580th most popular biography from Russia (up from 674th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Wrestler.

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  • 52

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  • 6.17

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.45

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among wrestlers, Aleksandr Karelin ranks 14 out of 703Before him are John Cena, Anton Geesink, Bruno Sammartino, The Undertaker, Ric Flair, and Isao Inokuma. After him are Dave Bautista, El Santo, Rikidōzan, Giant Baba, Triple H, and Ivan Poddubny.

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Among people born in 1967, Aleksandr Karelin ranks 34Before him are Javier Sotomayor, Emily Watson, Anna Nicole Smith, Claudio Caniggia, Matthias Sammer, and Andrés Escobar. After him are R. Kelly, Serj Tankian, Richard Z. Kruspe, Guy Pearce, Jamie Foxx, and Denis Villeneuve.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Aleksandr Karelin ranks 580 out of 2,688Before him are Lauri Kristian Relander (1883), Yaroslav of Tver (1230), Denis Fonvizin (1745), Otto Braun (1872), Vasily Petrov (1917), and Sheikh Mansur (1750). After him are Tanya Savicheva (1930), Anna Dostoevskaya (1846), Nikolai Polikarpov (1892), Vasily Kalinnikov (1866), Andor Lilienthal (1911), and Jean Béraud (1849).

Among WRESTLERS In Russia

Among wrestlers born in Russia, Aleksandr Karelin ranks 2Before him are The French Angel (1903). After him are Khabib Nurmagomedov (1988), Oskari Friman (1893), Buvaisar Saitiev (1975), Soslan Andiyev (1952), Artur Taymazov (1979), Adam Saitiev (1977), David Musulbes (1972), Hüseyin Özkan (1972), Khetag Gazyumov (1983), and Ihar Makarau (1979).