Alexey Stakhanov

1906 - 1977

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Alexei Grigoryevich Stakhanov (Russian: Алексе́й Григо́рьевич Стаха́нов, IPA: [stɐˈxanəf], Alekséy Grigór'yevich Stakhánov; 3 January 1906 – 5 November 1977) was a Soviet miner, Hero of Socialist Labour (1970), and a member of the CPSU (1936). He became a celebrity in 1935 as part of what became known as the Stakhanovite movement—a campaign intended to increase worker productivity and to demonstrate the superiority of the socialist economic system. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexey Stakhanov has received more than 570,954 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Alexey Stakhanov is the 50th most popular social activist (up from 51st in 2019), the 152nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 159th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Social Activist.

Alexey Stakhanov is most famous for his record-breaking coal mining production in 1935.

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Among social activists, Alexey Stakhanov ranks 50 out of 840Before him are Jamāl al-Dīn al-Afghānī, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Pheidippides, Emma Goldman, Lê Đức Thọ, and Yemelyan Pugachev. After him are Lal Bahadur Shastri, Carl von Ossietzky, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Fanny Kaplan, and Alfred Hermann Fried.

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Among people born in 1906, Alexey Stakhanov ranks 31Before him are Emmanuel Levinas, Ilse Koch, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Soichiro Honda, Ed Gein, and Hermann Fegelein. After him are Giuseppe Farina, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Léon Degrelle, Hans Asperger, Josef Kramer, and Klaus Mann. Among people deceased in 1977, Alexey Stakhanov ranks 15Before him are Ludwig Erhard, René Goscinny, Roberto Rossellini, Jacques Prévert, Aleksandr Vasilevsky, and Makarios III. After him are Kurt Schuschnigg, Anaïs Nin, Ernst Bloch, Joan Crawford, Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, and Clarice Lispector.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexey Stakhanov ranks 152 out of 3,761Before him are Alexei Kosygin (1904), Sergey Shoygu (1955), Gala Dalí (1894), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Genrikh Yagoda (1891), and Semyon Budyonny (1883). After him are Andrey Kolmogorov (1903), Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884), Käthe Kollwitz (1867), Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Feodor II of Russia (1589), and Boris Berezovsky (1946).


Among social activists born in Russia, Alexey Stakhanov ranks 3Before him are Peter Kropotkin (1842), and Yemelyan Pugachev (1742). After him are Stenka Razin (1630), Alexei Navalny (1976), Witold Pilecki (1901), Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), Dmitry Muratov (1961), Sergey Nechayev (1847), Ales Bialiatski (1962), Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923), and Maria Spiridonova (1884).