Igor Strelkov

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Igor Vsevolodovich Girkin (Russian: И́горь Все́володович Ги́ркин, IPA: [ˈiɡərʲ ˈfsʲevələdəvʲɪdʑ ˈɡʲirkʲɪn]; born 17 December 1970), also known by the alias Igor Ivanovich Strelkov (Russian: И́горь Ива́нович Стрелко́в, IPA: [ˈiɡərʲ ɪˈvanəvʲɪtɕ strʲɪlˈkof]), is a Russian political prisoner, army veteran and former Federal Security Service (FSB) officer who played a key role in the Russian annexation of Crimea, and then in the Donbas War as an organizer of militant groups in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR). Girkin admitted responsibility for sparking the Donbas War in eastern Ukraine when, in April 2014, he led a group of armed Russian militants who seized Sloviansk. His role in the siege gained him influence and attention, and he was appointed to the position of Minister of Defense in the Donetsk People's Republic, a puppet state of Russia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Igor Strelkov has received more than 15,100 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Igor Strelkov is the 9,616th most popular politician (up from 11,670th in 2019), the 972nd most popular biography from Russia (up from 1,303rd in 2019) and the 266th most popular Russian Politician.

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Among politicians, Igor Strelkov ranks 9,616 out of 19,576Before him are Erik Axelsson Tott, Salchak Toka, Princess Tatiana Constantinovna of Russia, Peter Struve, Lalu Prasad Yadav, and Theobald I, Count of Bar. After him are Mieczysław Rakowski, Mikhail Rodzianko, Duchess Charlotte Felicitas of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Tashfin ibn Ali, Æthelred of Mercia, and Gilbert Horal.

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Among people born in 1970, Igor Strelkov ranks 57Before him are Djalminha, Alen Bokšić, DMX, Sibel Can, Ronald de Boer, and Amaury Nolasco. After him are Saad Hariri, Sadiq Khan, Malena Ernman, Chris O'Donnell, Leonid Pasechnik, and Tina Fey.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Igor Strelkov ranks 972 out of 3,761Before him are Valery Nepomnyashchy (1943), Mikhail Romm (1901), Viktor Afanasyev (1948), Patriarch Pimen I of Moscow (1910), Princess Tatiana Constantinovna of Russia (1890), and Peter Struve (1870). After him are Elisaveta Bykova (1913), Viktoria Brezhneva (1907), Pavel Grachev (1948), Sergei Ivanovich Mosin (1849), Olga Rozanova (1886), and Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov (1869).


Among politicians born in Russia, Igor Strelkov ranks 266Before him are Anatoly Dobrynin (1919), Dmitry of Tver (1299), Sergei Kruglov (1907), Eudoxia Streshneva (1608), Princess Tatiana Constantinovna of Russia (1890), and Peter Struve (1870). After him are Viktoria Brezhneva (1907), Sergei Ivanovich Mosin (1849), Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov (1869), Princess Olga Paley (1865), Dmitry Peskov (1967), and Vadim Bakatin (1937).