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Alexander Litvinenko

1962 - 2006

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Alexander Valterovich "Sasha" 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. A prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, he advised British intelligence and coined the term "mafia state".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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Litvinenko has received more than 3,811,917 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexander Litvinenko is the 735th most popular writer (up from 932nd in 2019), the 260th most popular biography from Russia (up from 308th in 2019) and the 30th 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 735 out of 5,755Before him are Raymond Carver, Julius Fučík, Alexander Griboyedov, Epicharmus of Kos, A. J. Cronin, and Marie Mancini. After him are Kōbō Abe, Mary Higgins Clark, Aubrey Beardsley, Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, Émile Verhaeren, and Christa Wolf.

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Among people born in 1962, Alexander Litvinenko ranks 15Before him are Nicolás Maduro, Demi Moore, David Fincher, Steve Irwin, Jon Bon Jovi, and Sandra. After him are Olga Tokarczuk, Steve Carell, Abdullah II of Jordan, Jordan Belfort, Wesley Snipes, and Izzy Stradlin. Among people deceased in 2006, Alexander Litvinenko ranks 33Before him are Robert Altman, Johannes Rau, Steve Irwin, John Kenneth Galbraith, Markus Wolf, and Lennart Meri. After him are Jack Palance, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Muriel Spark, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Shelley Winters, and Bülent Ecevit.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Litvinenko ranks 260 out of 3,262Before him are Leonid Kantorovich (1912), Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia (1827), Bruno Taut (1880), Alexander Griboyedov (1795), Daniel of Moscow (1261), and Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (1788). After him are Ivan II of Moscow (1326), Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917), Iziaslav I of Kiev (1024), Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia (1553), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), and Michel Fokine (1880).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Alexander Litvinenko ranks 30Before him are Ivan Krylov (1769), Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Ivan Goncharov (1812), Alexander Blok (1880), and Alexander Griboyedov (1795). After him are Fyodor Tyutchev (1803), Viktor Shklovsky (1893), Varlam Shalamov (1907), Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz (1843), Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933), and Arthur Adamov (1908).