Nikolai Bukharin

1888 - 1938

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Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin (Russian: Николай Иванович Бухарин, IPA: [nʲɪkɐˈlaj ɪˈvanəvʲɪt͡ɕ bʊˈxarʲɪn]; 9 October [O.S. 27 September] 1888 – 15 March 1938) was a Russian revolutionary, Soviet politician, and Marxist theorist. A prominent Bolshevik described by Vladimir Lenin as a "most valuable and major theorist" of the Communist Party, Bukharin was active in the Soviet leadership from 1917 to his purge in the 1930s. Bukharin joined the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1906, and studied economics at Moscow Imperial University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Bukharin has received more than 1,701,137 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Nikolai Bukharin is the 813th most popular politician (up from 940th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from Russia (up from 112th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Russian Politician.

Nikolai Bukharin was a Russian revolutionary and Bolshevik, as well as a Soviet politician. He was a member of the Politburo, the Central Committee, and the Orgburo. He was also editor-in-chief of Pravda. He was executed during the Great Purge.

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Among politicians, Nikolai Bukharin ranks 813 out of 19,576Before him are Charles XIII of Sweden, Publius Quinctilius Varus, Alexis of Russia, Leonid Kuchma, Roger II of Sicily, and Mary of Hungary. After him are Ehud Olmert, William I of the Netherlands, Farah Pahlavi, Shapur I, Ardashir I, and Bashar al-Assad.

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Among people born in 1888, Nikolai Bukharin ranks 7Before him are Heinz Guderian, T. E. Lawrence, Fernando Pessoa, Dale Carnegie, José Raúl Capablanca, and Otto Stern. After him are Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Carl Schmitt, Giorgio de Chirico, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, and Nestor Makhno. Among people deceased in 1938, Nikolai Bukharin ranks 7Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Edmund Husserl, Karel Čapek, Georges Méliès, Charles Édouard Guillaume, and Konstantin Stanislavski. After him are Kanō Jigorō, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Béla Kun, Faustina Kowalska, and Karl Kautsky.

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Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Bukharin ranks 95 out of 3,761Before him are Dmitry Medvedev (1965), Alexander Borodin (1833), Alexandra Kollontai (1872), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Mikhail Kalinin (1875), and Alexis of Russia (1629). After him are Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Ivan Konev (1897), Alexander Glazunov (1865), Lev Kamenev (1883), Sofia Kovalevskaya (1850), and Alexander Alekhine (1892).


Among politicians born in Russia, Nikolai Bukharin ranks 35Before him are Michael of Russia (1596), Feodor I of Russia (1557), Alexander Kerensky (1881), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Dmitry Medvedev (1965), and Alexis of Russia (1629). After him are Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Lev Kamenev (1883), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Tokhtamysh (1342), Sergey Lavrov (1950), and Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797).