Andrei Zhdanov

1896 - 1948

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Andrei Aleksandrovich Zhdanov (Russian: Андрей Александрович Жданов, IPA: [ɐnˈdrʲej ɐlʲɪkˈsandrəvʲɪdʑ ˈʐdanəf] ; 26 February [O.S. 14 February] 1896 – 31 August 1948) was a Soviet politician. He was the Soviet Union's "propagandist-in-chief" after the Second World War, and was responsible for developing the Soviet cultural policy, the Zhdanov Doctrine, which remained in effect until the death of Joseph Stalin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrei Zhdanov has received more than 635,340 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Andrei Zhdanov is the 1,365th most popular politician (down from 1,105th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 40th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Andrei Zhdanov was a Soviet politician and the head of the Communist Party in the Soviet Union. He was most famous for being the first secretary of the Communist Party of the Karelo-Finnish SSR and the Leningrad Oblast.

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Among politicians, Andrei Zhdanov ranks 1,365 out of 19,576Before him are Jovian, Sali Berisha, Polycrates, Ahaz, Scipio Aemilianus, and Töregene Khatun. After him are Sarah Palin, Ernst Thälmann, Harold Macmillan, Rodolfo Graziani, Jean-Marie Le Pen, and Joachim Gauck.

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Among people born in 1896, Andrei Zhdanov ranks 16Before him are Paula Hitler, Konstantin Rokossovsky, Antonin Artaud, Trygve Lie, Klement Gottwald, and Gerty Cori. After him are Leslie Groves, Milena Jesenská, Felix Steiner, Dziga Vertov, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, and Eugenio Montale. Among people deceased in 1948, Andrei Zhdanov ranks 13Before him are Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Hideki Tojo, Walther von Brauchitsch, Edgar de Wahl, Antonin Artaud, and Folke Bernadotte. After him are Nikolai Berdyaev, Karl Brandt, Johannes Blaskowitz, Witold Pilecki, Babe Ruth, and Jan Masaryk.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Andrei Zhdanov ranks 52 out of 1,365Before him are Simon Wiesenthal (1908), George Gamow (1904), Anne of Kiev (1025), Symon Petliura (1879), Joseph Roth (1894), and Sholem Aleichem (1859). After him are Semyon Timoshenko (1895), Baal Shem Tov (1700), Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Valeriy Lobanovskyi (1939), Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), and Petro Poroshenko (1965).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Andrei Zhdanov ranks 22Before him are Grigory Zinoviev (1883), Leonid Kravchuk (1934), Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), Levi Eshkol (1895), Yulia Tymoshenko (1960), and Symon Petliura (1879). After him are Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), Petro Poroshenko (1965), Lazar Kaganovich (1893), Rodion Malinovsky (1898), and Daniel of Galicia (1201).