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Dmitry Yazov

1924 - 2020

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Dmitry Timofeyevich Yazov (Russian: Дми́трий Тимофе́евич Я́зов; 8 November 1924 – 25 February 2020) was a Marshal of the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dmitry Yazov has received more than 550,162 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Dmitry Yazov is the 300th most popular military personnel (down from 271st in 2019), the 271st most popular biography from Russia (down from 232nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Dmitry Yazov is most famous for his role in the 1991 coup against Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Among military personnels, Dmitry Yazov ranks 300 out of 1,468Before him are Toyotomi Hideyori, Alexander Yegorov, John J. Pershing, Emilio De Bono, Juan Pujol García, and Alexander Löhr. After him are Arthur Nebe, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Karl Philipp, Prince of Schwarzenberg, John Franklin, Xiahou Dun, and Qutayba ibn Muslim.

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Among people born in 1924, Dmitry Yazov ranks 37Before him are Robert Solow, Jin Yong, Eva Marie Saint, Kōbō Abe, Lys Assia, and Amílcar Cabral. After him are Roger Guillemin, Francisco Macías Nguema, Christopher Tolkien, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ed Wood, and Karmapa. Among people deceased in 2020, Dmitry Yazov ranks 38Before him are Qasem Soleimani, Oliver E. Williamson, Jiří Menzel, Brian Dennehy, Lee Kun-hee, and Mary Higgins Clark. After him are Rob Rensenbrink, Little Richard, George Steiner, Michael Lonsdale, Lucia Bosè, and Christopher Tolkien.

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Among people born in Russia, Dmitry Yazov ranks 271 out of 3,262Before him are Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Michel Fokine (1880), Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839), Alexander Yegorov (1883), Grand Duke George Alexandrovich of Russia (1871), and Alexandre Koyré (1892). After him are Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1786), Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia (1832), Alexander Stepanovich Popov (1859), Fyodor Tolbukhin (1894), Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia (1860), and Nikolai Yudenich (1862).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Dmitry Yazov ranks 22Before him are Vasily Stalin (1921), Yermak Timofeyevich (1532), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), Boris Shaposhnikov (1882), Vasily Blyukher (1889), and Alexander Yegorov (1883). After him are Fyodor Tolbukhin (1894), Nikolai Yudenich (1862), Andrei Grechko (1903), Kirill Meretskov (1897), Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737), and Vasily Arkhipov (1926).