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Leonid Sobolev

1844 - 1913

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Leonid Nikolayevich Sobolev (Russian: Леонид Николаевич Соболев) (9 June 1844 – 13 October 1913) was an Imperial Russian Army general and politician. A veteran of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78, General Sobolev was the main proponent of the strand of Russian foreign and military policy that saw for the Russians a duty to expel the Ottoman Empire from Europe and to take the Bosphorus for Russia in order to ensure full access to the Mediterranean Sea. Recognising that the United Kingdom maintained a policy of preventing this Sobolev advocated mobilising forces near Afghanistan and British India in order to distract British attention from the Ottomans and give a Russia a free hand in that region.Sobolev was one of two young Russian generals appointed to the Bulgarian cabinet in April 1882 by Alexander. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonid Sobolev has received more than 21,377 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Leonid Sobolev is the 13,778th most popular politician, the 1,656th most popular biography from Russia and the 401st most popular Russian Politician.

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Among politicians, Leonid Sobolev ranks 13,778 out of 15,577Before him are Norman Mineta, Ramón Barros Luco, Stefan Konstantin, Ture Nerman, Bagrat Shinkuba, and Eugene McCarthy. After him are Teodor Teodorov, Stefanos Skouloudis, Jüri Jaakson, Sergey Ling, Miro Cerar, and James Prinsep.

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Among people born in 1844, Leonid Sobolev ranks 85Before him are Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ahmet Mithat, Miguel Ángel Juárez Celman, Vladan Đorđević, Robert Themptander, and Alexei Fedchenko. After him are Émile Oustalet, Numa Droz, Vassily Maximov, Georgios Theotokis, Edward Carpenter, and Simon Gregorčič. Among people deceased in 1913, Leonid Sobolev ranks 67Before him are Juhan Liiv, Nicolás de Piérola, Edwin Klebs, Johannes Linnankoski, Louis Hémon, and Angelo de Gubernatis. After him are Camille Jenatzy, Elena Guro, Gregorio María Aguirre y García, Garnet Wolseley, 1st Viscount Wolseley, Henry Flagler, and Miroslav Kraljević.

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Among people born in Russia, Leonid Sobolev ranks 1,656 out of 3,262Before him are Natalya Kovshova (1920), Viktor Tsaryov (1931), Semyon Farada (1933), Oleg Losev (1903), Boris Babochkin (1904), and Tatyana Tolstaya (1951). After him are Dmitry Rybolovlev (1966), Lila Tretikov (1978), Anahit Tsitsikian (1926), Klavdiya Boyarskikh (1939), Boris Rybakov (1908), and Yevgeny Nesterenko (1938).


Among politicians born in Russia, Leonid Sobolev ranks 401Before him are Galina Starovoytova (1946), Gavriil Popov (1936), Ramazan Abdulatipov (1946), Gennady Voronov (1910), Ivan Osterman (1725), and Sergei Zubatov (1864). After him are Klavdiya Boyarskikh (1939), Teuvo Aura (1912), Viktor Khristenko (1957), Sergey Oldenburg (1863), Vladislav Surkov (1964), and Karandash (1901).