Alexander Zinoviev

1922 - 2006

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Alexander Alexandrovich Zinoviev (Russian: Алекса́ндр Алекса́ндрович Зино́вьев; October 29, 1922 – May 10, 2006) was a Soviet philosopher, writer, sociologist, and journalist. Coming from a poor peasant family, a participant in World War II, Alexander Zinoviev in the 1950s and 1960s was one of the symbols of the rebirth of philosophical thought in the Soviet Union. After the publication in the West of the screening book Yawning Heights, which brought Zinoviev world fame, in 1978 he was expelled from the country and deprived of Soviet citizenship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Zinoviev has received more than 195,593 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Alexander Zinoviev is the 685th most popular philosopher (up from 717th in 2019), the 697th most popular biography from Russia (up from 772nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Russian Philosopher.

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Over the past year Alexander Zinoviev has had the most page views in the with 208,141 views, followed by English (69,849), and French (13,131). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are English (169.78%), Latin (84.41%), and Esperanto (70.09%)


Among philosophers, Alexander Zinoviev ranks 685 out of 1,267Before him are Rudolph Goclenius, Anania Shirakatsi, Maximus of Tyre, Zhang Zai, Johannes Sturm, and Zalmoxis. After him are Theophan Prokopovich, Georges Politzer, Pyotr Lavrov, Alvin Plantinga, Hakuin Ekaku, and François Bernier.

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Among people born in 1922, Alexander Zinoviev ranks 127Before him are Manuel Fraga, Guy Hamilton, Guy Thys, Olga Ladyzhenskaya, Juan Antonio Bardem, and Pierre Hadot. After him are Taro Kagawa, Yuri Averbakh, Ivry Gitlis, Luis Somoza Debayle, Gershon Kingsley, and Cyd Charisse. Among people deceased in 2006, Alexander Zinoviev ranks 98Before him are Rudolf Vrba, Óscar Míguez, Robert Plutchik, Walerian Borowczyk, Richard Kuklinski, and Pierre Clostermann. After him are Jane Jacobs, Alberto Spencer, Rocío Dúrcal, Trevor Berbick, Igor Sergeyev, and Ibolya Csák.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Zinoviev ranks 697 out of 3,761Before him are Dokka Umarov (1964), Walter Weiß (1890), Irina Godunova (1557), Vladimir Minorsky (1877), Faina Ranevskaya (1896), and Ivan Panfilov (1893). After him are Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova (1743), Aleksandr Akimov (1953), Mikhail of Vladimir (1145), Pyotr Lavrov (1823), Fyodor Okhlopkov (1908), and Grand Duke Dmitry Konstantinovich of Russia (1860).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Alexander Zinoviev ranks 15Before him are Ivan Ilyin (1883), P. D. Ouspensky (1878), Yuri Lotman (1922), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700), and Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov (1829). After him are Pyotr Lavrov (1823), Nikolai Amosov (1913), Volin (1882), Konstantin Leontiev (1831), Aleksey Khomyakov (1804), and Vasily Rozanov (1856).