Nikolai Ogarkov

1917 - 1994

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Nikolai Vasilyevich Ogarkov (Russian: Николай Васильевич Огарков; 30 October 1917 – 23 January 1994) was a prominent Soviet military personality. He was promoted to Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1977. Between 1977 and 1984, he was Chief of the General Staff of the USSR. He became widely known in the West when he became the Soviet military's spokesman following the shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007 near Moneron Island in September 1983. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Ogarkov has received more than 96,243 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Nikolai Ogarkov is the 656th most popular military personnel (up from 697th in 2019), the 567th most popular biography from Russia (up from 592nd in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Nikolai Ogarkov ranks 656 out of 1,468Before him are Meliton Kantaria, Maximilian von Prittwitz, Johan Laidoner, Charles Huntziger, Hans Karl von Diebitsch, and Iphicrates. After him are Jules Brunet, Helmuth von Pannwitz, Takeo Kurita, Hermocrates, Charles Sweeney, and Bardas Skleros.

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Among people born in 1917, Nikolai Ogarkov ranks 87Before him are Pedro Infante, Harold Garfinkel, Buddy Rich, Alparslan Türkeş, Zhang Chunqiao, and Asmahan. After him are Vera Lynn, Irving Penn, Otto Kittel, Giuseppe De Santis, Vasily Petrov, and Maurice Trintignant. Among people deceased in 1994, Nikolai Ogarkov ranks 74Before him are James Clavell, Cab Calloway, Lionel Stander, Clement Greenberg, Kuvempu, and Jacques Ellul. After him are Howard Martin Temin, Yevgeny Leonov, Johannes Steinhoff, Jean Borotra, Walter Lantz, and Tengiz Abuladze.

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Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Ogarkov ranks 567 out of 3,262Before him are Wilhelm Voigt (1849), Nikolai Kardashev (1932), Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813), Zinaida Portnova (1926), Vasily Bartold (1869), and Korney Chukovsky (1882). After him are Zeki Velidi Togan (1890), Mikhail Gurevich (1892), Mikhail Lazarev (1788), Galina Vishnevskaya (1926), Vasily Alekseyev (1942), and Praskovia Saltykova (1664).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Nikolai Ogarkov ranks 52Before him are Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), Werner Kempf (1886), Sergei Skripal (1951), Ivan Panfilov (1893), Mikhail Skobelev (1843), and Sergey Biryuzov (1904). After him are Markian Popov (1902), Vasily Petrov (1917), Walter Weiß (1890), Iosif Gurko (1828), Boris Sheremetev (1652), and Nikolay Voronov (1899).