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 116,829 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Alexander Zinoviev is the 727th most popular philosopher (up from 766th in 2019), the 775th most popular biography from Russia (up from 785th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Philosopher.

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Among philosophers, Alexander Zinoviev ranks 727 out of 1,081Before him are Hermann von Keyserling, Peter John Olivi, Daisaku Ikeda, Jakob Lorber, Pantaenus, and Anania Shirakatsi. After him are Li Zhi, Jean Vanier, Wonhyo, Leontion, Mario Bunge, and Hossein Nasr.

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Among people born in 1922, Alexander Zinoviev ranks 145Before him are Tadeusz Borowski, Kingsley Amis, Bernardin Gantin, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Hohenberg, Albert Lamorisse, and Eileen Essell. After him are Clair Cameron Patterson, Gerda Steinhoff, Margherita Hack, John Edward Williams, Anatoli Papanov, and Anker Jørgensen. Among people deceased in 2006, Alexander Zinoviev ranks 106Before him are P. F. Strawson, Shin Sang-ok, William Auld, Óscar Míguez, Elias Hrawi, and Anna Moffo. After him are Lee Jong-wook, Red Buttons, Marek Grechuta, Coretta Scott King, Basil Poledouris, and Jerry Brudos.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexander Zinoviev ranks 775 out of 3,262Before him are Evgeny Pashukanis (1891), Boris Stürmer (1848), Yevgeny Dragunov (1920), Sergei Sobolev (1908), Samuil Marshak (1887), and Aleksey Arakcheyev (1769). After him are Beate Uhse-Rotermund (1919), Elisaveta Bykova (1913), Leonid Krasin (1870), Ludmila Belousova (1935), Georgy Flyorov (1913), and Semyon Kurkotkin (1917).


Among philosophers born in Russia, Alexander Zinoviev ranks 17Before him are Sergei Bulgakov (1871), Ivan Ilyin (1883), Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700), Nikolai Fyodorovich Fyodorov (1829), Pyotr Lavrov (1823), and Volin (1882). After him are Nikolai Amosov (1913), Aleksey Khomyakov (1804), Konstantin Leontiev (1831), Boris Parygin (1930), Vasily Rozanov (1856), and Alexander Men (1935).