Lazar Kaganovich

1893 - 1991

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Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich (Russian: Лазарь Моисеевич Каганович; 22 November [O.S. 10 November] 1893 – 25 July 1991), was a Soviet politician and administrator, and one of the main associates of Joseph Stalin. He was one of several associates who helped Stalin seize power. Born to Jewish parents in 1893, Kaganovich worked as a shoemaker and became a member of the Bolsheviks, joining the party around 1911. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lazar Kaganovich has received more than 1,428,872 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Lazar Kaganovich is the 1,598th most popular politician (down from 1,551st in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 51st in 2019) and the 26th most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Lazar Kaganovich was a Soviet politician and engineer who was responsible for many of the industrialization projects in the Soviet Union, including the construction of the White Sea-Baltic Canal. He was also one of the most influential members of the Soviet leadership.

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Over the past year Lazar Kaganovich has had the most page views in the with 212,238 views, followed by English (199,645), and Ukrainian (23,107). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Kurdish (Sorani) (297.74%), Portuguese (188.97%), and Uzbek (123.62%)


Among politicians, Lazar Kaganovich ranks 1,598 out of 19,576Before him are Hu Yaobang, Bernard Tapie, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, René of Anjou, John Kerry, and Elsa Einstein. After him are Baasha of Israel, Mentuhotep II, David Duke, Juho Kusti Paasikivi, William II, Prince of Orange, and Hans Fritzsche.

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Among people born in 1893, Lazar Kaganovich ranks 15Before him are Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Carol II of Romania, Alexander of Greece, Soong Ching-ling, Draža Mihailović, and Chaim Soutine. After him are Roland Freisler, Harold Lloyd, Palmiro Togliatti, Edward Adelbert Doisy, Karl Mannheim, and Albert Szent-Györgyi. Among people deceased in 1991, Lazar Kaganovich ranks 18Before him are Klaus Barbie, John Bardeen, Miles Davis, Gustáv Husák, Soichiro Honda, and Graham Greene. After him are Frank Capra, Michael Landon, Marcel Lefebvre, Rajiv Gandhi, Oona O'Neill, and Arno Breker.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Lazar Kaganovich ranks 63 out of 1,365Before him are Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), Petro Poroshenko (1965), Vasily Grossman (1905), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), Fanny Kaplan (1890), and Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880). After him are Nikolai Berdyaev (1874), Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Stanislaw Ulam (1909), Daniel of Galicia (1201), and Sviatoslav Richter (1915).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Lazar Kaganovich ranks 26Before him are Yulia Tymoshenko (1960), Symon Petliura (1879), Andrei Zhdanov (1896), Yitzhak Ben-Zvi (1884), Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), and Petro Poroshenko (1965). After him are Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Daniel of Galicia (1201), Sergey Bubka (1963), Yuri Dolgorukiy (1095), Andrey Vyshinsky (1883), and Nikolai Podgorny (1903).