Boris Savinkov

1879 - 1925

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Boris Viktorovich Savinkov (Russian: Бори́с Ви́кторович Са́винков; 19 January 1879 – 7 May 1925) was a Russian writer and revolutionary. As one of the leaders of the Fighting Organisation of the Socialist Revolutionary Party, he became involved in the assassinations of several high-ranking imperial officials in 1904 and 1905. After the February Revolution of 1917, he became Assistant War Minister (in office from July to August 1917) in the Provisional Government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Savinkov has received more than 198,699 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Boris Savinkov is the 65th most popular extremist (down from 62nd in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 160th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Ukrainian Extremist.

Boris Savinkov was a Russian revolutionary who was a key figure in the 1905 Russian Revolution. He was also a member of the Socialist Revolutionary Party and was instrumental in the assassination of the Minister of Interior, Vyacheslav Plehve.

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Among extremists, Boris Savinkov ranks 65 out of 205. Before him are Pavlik Morozov, Willi Herold, Timothy McVeigh, Henri Désiré Landru, Friedrich Jeckeln, and Edmund Kemper. After him are Oskar Gröning, Aileen Wuornos, Marc Dutroux, Vincenzo Peruggia, Anders Behring Breivik, and Jean II, Duke of Alençon.

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Among people born in 1879, Boris Savinkov ranks 38Before him are Joseph Wirth, Chen Duxiu, Léon Jouhaux, Friedrich Adler, Francis Peyton Rous, and Franz Reichelt. After him are Karl Bühler, William Beveridge, Knud Rasmussen, Pál Teleki, Wanda Landowska, and Edward Steichen. Among people deceased in 1925, Boris Savinkov ranks 45Before him are Aleksey Kuropatkin, Eugen Sandow, August von Wassermann, Moritz Moszkowski, Nariman Narimanov, and Michel Verne. After him are Vincenzo Peruggia, Robert Koldewey, Cyril Genik, Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow, Khải Định, and Pier Giorgio Frassati.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Boris Savinkov ranks 136 out of 913. Before him are Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902), Nikolay Nekrasov (1821), Otto Preminger (1905), Shvarn (1230), Kunigunda of Halych (1245), and Nikolai Ryzhkov (1929). After him are Anastasia of Kiev (1023), Dimitri Tiomkin (1894), Władysław Tarnowski (1836), Alfred Redl (1864), Serge Lifar (1904), and Richard von Mises (1883).

Among EXTREMISTS In Ukraine

Among extremists born in Ukraine, Boris Savinkov ranks 2Before him are Andrei Chikatilo (1936). After him are Anatoly Onoprienko (1959).