Lazar Kaganovich

1893 - 1991

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Lazar Moiseyevich Kaganovich, also Kahanovich (Russian: Ла́зарь Моисе́евич Кагано́вич; 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 is known for helping Stalin come to power and for his harsh treatment and execution of those deemed threats to Stalin's regime. Born to Jewish parents in modern Ukraine, 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 888,986 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Lazar Kaganovich is the 1,627th most popular politician (down from 1,602nd in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 58th in 2019) and the 20th 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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Among politicians, Lazar Kaganovich ranks 1,627 out of 15,710Before him are Horst Köhler, Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Diadumenian, Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium, Empress Lü, and Maria Josepha of Bavaria. After him are Atia, Theodore II Laskaris, James I of Scotland, Lucius Caesar, Bao Zheng, and Lü Buwei.

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Among people born in 1893, Lazar Kaganovich ranks 17Before him are Alexander of Greece, Draža Mihailović, Karl Mannheim, Soong Ching-ling, Harold Lloyd, and Roland Freisler. After him are George Grosz, Chaim Soutine, Harold Urey, Albert Szent-Györgyi, Andrés Segovia, and Hattie McDaniel. Among people deceased in 1991, Lazar Kaganovich ranks 20Before him are Gustáv Husák, Carl David Anderson, Soichiro Honda, Frank Capra, John Bardeen, and Michael Landon. After him are Margot Fonteyn, Martha Graham, David Lean, Marcel Lefebvre, Max Frisch, and Oona O'Neill.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Lazar Kaganovich ranks 52 out of 913Before him are Andrey Vyshinsky (1883), Anne of Kiev (1025), Vasily Grossman (1905), Moshe Sharett (1894), Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), and Leonid Kuchma (1938). After him are Levi Eshkol (1895), Nikolai Berdyaev (1874), Isaac Babel (1894), Symon Petliura (1879), Anton Makarenko (1888), and John Demjanjuk (1920).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Lazar Kaganovich ranks 20Before him are Ivan Mazepa (1639), Viktor Yushchenko (1954), Andrey Vyshinsky (1883), Moshe Sharett (1894), Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), and Leonid Kuchma (1938). After him are Levi Eshkol (1895), Symon Petliura (1879), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Yulia Tymoshenko (1960), and Boris Shcherbina (1919).