Alexei Kosygin

1904 - 1980

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Alexei Nikolayevich Kosygin (Russian: Алексе́й Никола́евич Косы́гин, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsʲej nʲɪkɐˈla(j)ɪvʲɪtɕ kɐˈsɨɡʲɪn]; 21 February [O.S. 8 February] 1904 – 18 December 1980) was a Soviet statesman during the Cold War. He served as the Premier of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1980 and was one of the most influential Soviet policymakers in the mid-1960s along with General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev. Kosygin was born in the city of Saint Petersburg in 1904 to a Russian working-class family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexei Kosygin has received more than 1,279,799 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Alexei Kosygin is the 14th most popular engineer (down from 13th in 2019), the 146th most popular biography from Russia (down from 143rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Engineer.

Alexei Kosygin was a Soviet politician and the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, the head of government, from 1964 to 1980. He helped manage the Soviet Union's economy during the Cold War.

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Among engineers, Alexei Kosygin ranks 14 out of 389Before him are Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Sergei Korolev, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Umberto Nobile, André Citroën, and Otto Lilienthal. After him are Leslie Groves, Anatoly Dyatlov, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Fritz Todt, José Echegaray, and Hans Albert Einstein.

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Among people born in 1904, Alexei Kosygin ranks 14Before him are Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Jean Gabin, B. F. Skinner, Ève Curie, Johnny Weissmuller, and George Gamow. After him are Lal Bahadur Shastri, Graham Greene, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Karl Brandt, René Lacoste, and Pavel Cherenkov. Among people deceased in 1980, Alexei Kosygin ranks 22Before him are Henry Miller, Tamara de Lempicka, Marshall McLuhan, Gianni Rodari, Peter Sellers, and Vladimir Vysotsky. After him are Otto Frank, Hans Asperger, Oswald Mosley, Romain Gary, Milton H. Erickson, and John Bonham.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexei Kosygin ranks 146 out of 3,761Before him are Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Mily Balakirev (1837), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), and Walther Funk (1890). After him are Sergey Shoygu (1955), Gala Dalí (1894), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), Semyon Budyonny (1883), and Alexey Stakhanov (1906).

Among ENGINEERS In Russia

Among engineers born in Russia, Alexei Kosygin ranks 3Before him are Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919), and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky (1857). After him are Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Andrei Tupolev (1888), Sergey Ilyushin (1894), Viktor Belenko (1947), Nikolay Zhukovsky (1847), Mikhail Gurevich (1892), Mikhail Mil (1909), Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev (1906), and Fedor Tokarev (1871).