Anatoly Marchenko

1938 - 1986

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Anatoly Tikhonovich Marchenko (Russian: Анато́лий Ти́хонович Ма́рченко, 23 January 1938 – 8 December 1986) was a Soviet dissident, author, and human rights campaigner, who became one of the first two recipients (along with Nelson Mandela) of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought of the European Parliament when it was awarded to him posthumously in 1988. Marchenko, originally an apolitical oil driller from a poor background, turned to writing and politics as a result of several episodes of incarceration starting in 1958, during which he began to associate with other dissidents. Marchenko gained international fame in 1969 through his book, My Testimony, an autobiographical account written after his arrival in Moscow in 1966 about his then-recent sentences in Soviet labour camps and prisons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Anatoly Marchenko has received more than 60,106 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Anatoly Marchenko is the 336th most popular social activist (down from 285th in 2019), the 1,209th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,050th in 2019) and the 24th most popular Russian Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Anatoly Marchenko ranks 336 out of 544Before him are Alice Paul, Edna Parker, Yagan, Medgar Evers, Marie Popelin, and Lev Chernyi. After him are Hector Hodler, Huey P. Newton, William Luther Pierce, Hannie Schaft, Louise Bryant, and Wei Jingsheng.

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Among people born in 1938, Anatoly Marchenko ranks 274Before him are Manuel Blum, Prince Buster, Jaki Liebezeit, Paul Morrissey, Barry Dennen, and Ron Ely. After him are Bahram Beyzai, Ants Antson, Frans van der Lugt, Paolo Romeo, Karl Schranz, and Leonid Zhabotinsky. Among people deceased in 1986, Anatoly Marchenko ranks 140Before him are Fumiko Enchi, Adolfo Baloncieri, Herma Szabo, John Alcott, Hank Mobley, and Moderato Wisintainer. After him are Keenan Wynn, W. Averell Harriman, Vicente Trueba, Helen B. Taussig, Vilmos Kohut, and Hermione Baddeley.

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Among people born in Russia, Anatoly Marchenko ranks 1,209 out of 2,688Before him are Vladimir Zeldin (1915), Jürgen Moser (1928), Albert Shesternyov (1941), Boris Gryzlov (1950), Rostislav Alexeyev (1916), and Lev Chernyi (1890). After him are Viktor Grishin (1914), Innokenty Annensky (1855), Sergei Vasilenko (1872), Andrejs Pumpurs (1841), Tatyana Kuznetsova (1941), and Nadezhda Chizhova (1945).


Among social activists born in Russia, Anatoly Marchenko ranks 24Before him are Feodosia Morozova (1632), Pavel Pestel (1793), Natalya Estemirova (1958), Catherine Breshkovsky (1844), Yuri Levitan (1914), and Lev Chernyi (1890). After him are Sergei Petrovich Trubetskoy (1790), Raisa Aronova (1920), Alexei Navalny (1976), Nikolay Bauman (1873), Sigizmund Levanevsky (1902), and Fazu Aliyeva (1932).