Alexei Rykov

1881 - 1938

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Alexei Ivanovich Rykov (25 February 1881 – 15 March 1938) was a Russian Bolshevik revolutionary and a Soviet politician and statesman, most prominent as premier of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1924 to 1929 and 1924 to 1930 respectively. He was one of the accused in Joseph Stalin's show trials during the Great Purge. Rykov joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1898, and after it split into Bolshevik and Menshevik factions in 1903, he joined the Bolsheviks, which were led by Vladimir Lenin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexei Rykov has received more than 1,524,449 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Alexei Rykov is the 1,258th most popular politician (down from 1,173rd in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from Russia (down from 130th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Russian Politician.

Alexei Rykov was a Russian politician who served as the Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars from 1924 to 1930. He also served as the first Soviet ambassador to the United States from 1933 to 1936.

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Among politicians, Alexei Rykov ranks 1,258 out of 19,576Before him are Constantine VI, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, 2nd Dalai Lama, Karl Haushofer, Faisal I of Iraq, and Fritz Sauckel. After him are Theodoric the Great, Wenceslaus III of Bohemia, Ludvík Svoboda, Andronikos III Palaiologos, Louis III of France, and John V Palaiologos.

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Among people born in 1881, Alexei Rykov ranks 22Before him are Roger Martin du Gard, Clinton Davisson, Guccio Gucci, Fernand Léger, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, and Sveinn Björnsson. After him are Alcide De Gasperi, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Ettore Bugatti, Hans Fischer, Georg von Küchler, and Juan Ramón Jiménez. Among people deceased in 1938, Alexei Rykov ranks 14Before him are Kanō Jigorō, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Béla Kun, Faustina Kowalska, and Karl Kautsky. After him are Suzanne Valadon, Genrikh Yagoda, Carl von Ossietzky, Robert Johnson, Muhammad Iqbal, and Osip Mandelstam.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexei Rykov ranks 133 out of 3,761Before him are Anatoly Karpov (1951), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Vasili III of Russia (1479), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Sergei Yesenin (1895), and Valery Legasov (1936). After him are Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), Dmitry Donskoy (1350), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Pyotr Bagration (1765), Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899), and Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexei Rykov ranks 52Before him are Sergey Kirov (1886), Feodor III of Russia (1661), False Dmitry I (1581), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Vasili III of Russia (1479), and Nikolai Yezhov (1895). After him are Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Walther Funk (1890), Sergey Shoygu (1955), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), Feodor II of Russia (1589), and Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia (1779).