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 1,034,530 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Alexei Rykov is the 1,365th most popular politician (up from 1,402nd in 2019), the 155th most popular biography from Russia (down from 152nd in 2019) and the 55th 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 1,365 out of 15,710Before him are Pelagius of Asturias, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Randal Cremer, Yuan Shao, Stephen V of Hungary, and Mohammed Zahir Shah. After him are Franklin Pierce, William McKinley, Ernst Thälmann, Ladislaus IV of Hungary, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and Algirdas.

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Among people born in 1881, Alexei Rykov ranks 23Before him are Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Hans Kelsen, Ettore Bugatti, Erwin von Witzleben, Georg von Küchler, and Clinton Davisson. After him are Hermann Staudinger, Alcide De Gasperi, George Enescu, Maximilian von Weichs, Hans Fischer, and Juan Ramón Jiménez. Among people deceased in 1938, Alexei Rykov ranks 16Before him are Kanō Jigorō, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Karl Kautsky, Robert Johnson, Thomas Wolfe, and Carl von Ossietzky. After him are Genrikh Yagoda, Muhammad Iqbal, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Mary Mallon, Suzanne Valadon, and Osip Mandelstam.

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Among people born in Russia, Alexei Rykov ranks 155 out of 2,688Before him are Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Stenka Razin (1630), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), and Andrey Vlasov (1901). After him are Sergei Diaghilev (1872), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Dmitry Donskoy (1350), Alexei Kosygin (1904), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), and Anatoly Karpov (1951).


Among politicians born in Russia, Alexei Rykov ranks 55Before him are False Dmitry I (1581), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Feodor II of Russia (1589), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), and Walther Funk (1890). After him are Genrikh Yagoda (1891), Felix Yusupov (1887), Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690), Öz Beg Khan (1282), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), and Nikolai Bulganin (1895).