Alexander Litvinenko

1962 - 2006

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Alexander Valterovich Litvinenko (30 August 1962 or 4 December 1962 – 23 November 2006) was a British-naturalised Russian defector and former officer of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) who specialised in tackling organized crime.In November 1998, Litvinenko and several other FSB officers publicly accused their superiors of ordering the assassination of the Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky. Litvinenko was arrested the following March on charges of exceeding the authority of his position. He was acquitted in November 1999 but re-arrested before the charges were again dismissed in 2000. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Litvinenko has received more than 2,598,070 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Alexander Litvinenko is the 932nd most popular writer (up from 1,097th in 2019), the 309th most popular biography from Russia (up from 359th in 2019) and the 37th most popular Russian Writer.

Alexander Litvinenko was a former Russian spy and KGB officer who defected to the United Kingdom in 2000. He was later accused of being involved in the death of Russian oligarch and Kremlin critic, Boris Berezovsky. Litvinenko died in 2006 from poisoning by radioactive polonium-210.

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Among writers, Alexander Litvinenko ranks 932 out of 5,794Before him are Ivan Gundulić, Emanuel Schikaneder, Dio Chrysostom, Ban Gu, Johannes Tauler, and Jacques Clément. After him are Julian Barnes, Lafcadio Hearn, John Malalas, August Kubizek, Robert Graves, and Silius Italicus.

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Among people born in 1962, Alexander Litvinenko ranks 17Before him are Abdullah II of Jordan, Steve Irwin, Olga Tokarczuk, David Fincher, Jon Bon Jovi, and Sandra. After him are Clyde Drexler, Kelly Preston, Jordan Belfort, Evander Holyfield, Wesley Snipes, and Mohammed Omar. Among people deceased in 2006, Alexander Litvinenko ranks 42Before him are Markus Wolf, Melvin Schwartz, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Bülent Ecevit, Alida Valli, and Anna Politkovskaya. After him are Shelley Winters, Ta Mok, Shohei Imamura, Romano Mussolini, Karel Appel, and Glenn Ford.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Litvinenko ranks 309 out of 2,688Before him are Boris Berezovsky (1946), Vasily Vereshchagin (1842), Karl Bryullov (1799), Fyodor Tyutchev (1803), Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia (1860), and Léon Theremin (1896). After him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (1860), Henri Troyat (1911), Yuri Lotman (1922), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Michael Chekhov (1891), and Nikita Mikhalkov (1945).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Alexander Litvinenko ranks 37Before him are Arthur Adamov (1908), Nikolay Karamzin (1766), Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), Alexander Griboyedov (1795), Varlam Shalamov (1907), and Fyodor Tyutchev (1803). After him are Henri Troyat (1911), Alexander Ostrovsky (1823), Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933), Vasily Zhukovsky (1783), Andrei Bely (1880), and Nikolai Leskov (1831).