Alexander Shelepin

1918 - 1994

Alexander Shelepin

Alexander Nikolayevich Shelepin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Шеле́пин; 18 August 1918 – 24 October 1994) was a Soviet politician and security and intelligence officer. A long-time member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he served as First Deputy Prime Minister, as a full member of the Politburo and as the Chairman of the KGB from December 1958 to November 1961. He continued to maintain decisive influence in the KGB until 1967; his successor as KGB Chairman, Vladimir Semichastny, was his client and protégé.Intelligent, ambitious and well-educated, Shelepin was the leader of a hard-line faction within the Communist Party that played a decisive role in overthrowing Nikita Khrushchev in 1964. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Shelepin has received more than 85,389 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8,302nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Alexander Shelepin ranks 8,258 out of 14,801Before him are Duchess Amelia of Württemberg, Jean-Yves Le Drian, Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders, Azarmidokht, Michail Stasinopoulos, and Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After him are Herman II, Duke of Swabia, John Turner, Charan Singh, Ariadne, Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, and Vasily of Kostroma.

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Among people born in 1918, Alexander Shelepin ranks 107Before him are Ángel Labruna, Cornell Capa, Marie Smith Jones, George Mosse, Lo Wei, and Adolfo Pedernera. After him are Anna Mani, Jay Wright Forrester, Thomas Gordon, Gottfried von Einem, Hermann Zapf, and Ida Lupino. Among people deceased in 1994, Alexander Shelepin ranks 111Before him are Christian-Jaque, Harry Nilsson, Manos Hatzidakis, Aleksandar Petrović, Mario Brega, and Oldřich Černík. After him are Derek Jarman, Luis Donaldo Colosio, Vazgen I, Haim Bar-Lev, Antoine Pinay, and Stanisław Maczek.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Shelepin ranks 792 out of 2,050Before him are Yuri Averbakh (1922), Alexander Rodimtsev (1905), Pavel Rotmistrov (1901), Aleksey Arakcheyev (1769), Nikolay Dobrolyubov (1836), and Alexander Sokurov (1951). After him are Vasily of Kostroma (1241), Konstantin Balmont (1867), Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky (1827), Aleksey Batalov (1928), Irena Szewińska (1946), and Aleksey Khomyakov (1804).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexander Shelepin ranks 220Before him are Vladimir Kokovtsov (1853), Mikhail Fradkov (1950), Nikolai Krylenko (1885), Mikhail Speransky (1772), Viacheslav I of Kiev (1083), and Aleksey Arakcheyev (1769). After him are Vasily of Kostroma (1241), Igor Ivanov (1945), Irina Rodnina (1949), Yuriy Yekhanurov (1948), Ludmilla Tourischeva (1952), and Oleg Gordievsky (1938).

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