Mikhail Suslov

1902 - 1982

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Mikhail Andreyevich Suslov (Russian: Михаи́л Андре́евич Су́слов; 21 November [O.S. 8 November] 1902 – 25 January 1982) was a Soviet statesman during the Cold War. He served as Second Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 1965, and as unofficial chief ideologue of the party until his death in 1982. Suslov was responsible for party democracy and power separation within the Communist Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Suslov has received more than 397,566 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Mikhail Suslov is the 2,283rd most popular politician (up from 2,742nd in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from Russia (up from 268th in 2019) and the 71st most popular Russian Politician.

Mikhail Suslov was a Soviet politician who served as the chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1964 to 1982. He was a key figure in the country's transition from a one-party system to a multi-party system.

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Among politicians, Mikhail Suslov ranks 2,283 out of 15,710Before him are Isaias Afwerki, Edward Rydz-Śmigły, Vasily II of Moscow, Śuddhodana, Vincent Auriol, and Isma'il Pasha. After him are Francis II of the Two Sicilies, Jean Sylvain Bailly, Emperor Go-Momozono, Marcelo Caetano, Louis I, Duke of Bourbon, and Alexander Jagiellon.

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Among people born in 1902, Mikhail Suslov ranks 31Before him are Arne Tiselius, Kurt Alder, Meyer Lansky, Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Reinhard Gehlen, and Alexander Luria. After him are Juscelino Kubitschek, Walter Houser Brattain, André Michel Lwoff, Felix Wankel, Émile Benveniste, and Alva Myrdal. Among people deceased in 1982, Mikhail Suslov ranks 33Before him are Hans Selye, Hugh Everett III, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Helen of Greece and Denmark, E. H. Carr, and John Belushi. After him are Curd Jürgens, Cevdet Sunay, Lee Strasberg, Ivan Bagramyan, Walther Wenck, and Peter Weiss.

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Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Suslov ranks 231 out of 2,688Before him are Ivan I of Moscow (1288), Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (1895), Alexei Alexeyevich Abrikosov (1928), Alexander Luria (1902), Vasily II of Moscow (1415), and Leonid Kantorovich (1912). After him are Viktor Vasnetsov (1848), Dmitry Yazov (1924), Nikolay Basov (1922), Anna Netrebko (1971), Igor Kurchatov (1903), and Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich of Russia (1876).


Among politicians born in Russia, Mikhail Suslov ranks 71Before him are Yuri Dolgorukiy (1095), Raisa Gorbacheva (1932), Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia (1891), Ivan I of Moscow (1288), Princess Irina Alexandrovna of Russia (1895), and Vasily II of Moscow (1415). After him are Pharnaces II of Pontus (-95), Anastasia Romanovna (1530), Gustav Bauer (1870), Gennady Yanayev (1937), Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (1788), and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1786).