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 1,772,886 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Aleksandr Karelin is the 6th most popular wrestler (up from 14th in 2019), the 384th most popular biography from Russia (up from 579th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Wrestler.

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  • 53

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  • 3.11

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Among wrestlers, Aleksandr Karelin ranks 6 out of 700Before him are André the Giant, Hulk Hogan, The French Angel, Kane, and John Cena. After him are Masahiko Kimura, Antonio Inoki, Anton Geesink, Dave Bautista, Chyna, and Rocky Johnson.

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Among people born in 1967, Aleksandr Karelin ranks 20Before him are Denis Villeneuve, Carrie-Anne Moss, Mark Rutte, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Benicio del Toro, and Mark Ruffalo. After him are Pamela Anderson, Mike Portnoy, Matt LeBlanc, Javier Sotomayor, Massimiliano Allegri, and Boris Becker.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Aleksandr Karelin ranks 384 out of 3,262Before him are Boris Nemtsov (1959), Leonid Andreyev (1871), Duchess Anna of Prussia (1576), Svetlana Savitskaya (1948), Vladimir K. Zworykin (1888), and Anna Dostoevskaya (1846). After him are Tamara Karsavina (1885), Mathilde Kschessinska (1872), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), Naina Yeltsina (1932), Sergey Nechayev (1847), and Pavel Nakhimov (1802).

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), Ivan Yarygin (1948), Buvaisar Saitiev (1975), Soslan Andiyev (1952), Artur Taymazov (1979), Abdulrashid Sadulaev (1996), Hüseyin Özkan (1972), Adam Saitiev (1977), and Magomed Ibragimov (1974).