Gennady Yanayev

1937 - 2010

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Gennady Ivanovich Yanayev (Russian: Геннадий Иванович Янаев; 26 August 1937 – 24 September 2010) was a Soviet politician. Yanayev's political career spanned the rules of Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Andropov and Chernenko, and culminated during the Gorbachev years. Yanayev was born in Perevoz, Gorky Oblast. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gennady Yanayev has received more than 731,150 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Gennady Yanayev is the 2,438th most popular politician (down from 1,966th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from Russia (down from 199th in 2019) and the 72nd most popular Russian Politician.

Gennady Yanayev is most famous for his attempted coup d'état in the Soviet Union in 1991.

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Among politicians, Gennady Yanayev ranks 2,438 out of 19,576Before him are Atossa, Najib Mikati, Thaïs, John of Brienne, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, and Sogdianus of Persia. After him are Pierre Trudeau, Mentuhotep I, Stanley Baldwin, Bilgä Qaǧan, Lij Iyasu of Ethiopia, and Henry II, Count of Champagne.

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Among people born in 1937, Gennady Yanayev ranks 37Before him are Colin Powell, Alain Badiou, Karel Schwarzenberg, Bill Cosby, Jared Diamond, and Warren Beatty. After him are Sajida Talfah, Avram Hershko, Philip Glass, Juvénal Habyarimana, Claude Lelouch, and Jacques Santer. Among people deceased in 2010, Gennady Yanayev ranks 22Before him are Ali Hassan al-Majid, Maurice Allais, Vasily Smyslov, Marshall Warren Nirenberg, Zecharia Sitchin, and Néstor Kirchner. After him are Francesco Cossiga, Bruno Cremer, Alois Brunner, Dino De Laurentiis, Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah, and Viktor Chernomyrdin.

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Among people born in Russia, Gennady Yanayev ranks 231 out of 3,761Before him are Vasily I of Moscow (1371), Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy (1883), Oleg Antonov (1906), Bruno Taut (1880), Sabina Spielrein (1885), and Ivan Kramskoi (1837). After him are Algirdas Julien Greimas (1917), Ilya Frank (1908), Daniel of Moscow (1261), Pyotr Kapitsa (1894), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), and Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904).


Among politicians born in Russia, Gennady Yanayev ranks 72Before him are Vasily II of Moscow (1415), Mikhail Suslov (1902), Gennady Zyuganov (1944), Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), Gustav Bauer (1870), and Vasily I of Moscow (1371). After him are Boris Nemtsov (1959), Viktor Zubkov (1941), Iziaslav I of Kiev (1024), Pharnaces II of Pontus (-95), Dmitry Ustinov (1908), and Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia (1847).