Nikolai Patrushev

1951 - Today

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Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev (Russian: Никола́й Плато́нович Па́трушев; born 11 July 1951) is a Russian politician, security officer and former intelligence officer who served as the secretary of the Security Council of Russia from 2008 to 2024. He previously served as the director of the Federal Security Service (FSB) from 1999 to 2008. Belonging to the siloviki faction of president Vladimir Putin's inner circle, Patrushev is believed to be one of the closest advisors to Putin and a leading figure behind Russia's national security affairs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Patrushev has received more than 1,096,573 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Nikolai Patrushev is the 3,207th most popular politician (up from 8,149th in 2019), the 312th most popular biography from Russia (up from 802nd in 2019) and the 96th most popular Russian Politician.

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Among politicians, Nikolai Patrushev ranks 3,207 out of 19,576Before him are Constantine III, Muhammad I of Granada, Concino Concini, Pieter van der Aa, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, and Frederick I, Duke of Swabia. After him are Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, Marcel Cerdan, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Hilderic, Li Peng, and Liuvigild.

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Among people born in 1951, Nikolai Patrushev ranks 36Before him are Jill Biden, Kevin Keegan, Sergei Skripal, Blaise Compaoré, Queen Noor of Jordan, and Elio Di Rupo. After him are Bertie Ahern, Chris Rea, Kenny Dalglish, Johnny Rep, Nicu Ceaușescu, and Anjelica Huston.

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Among people born in Russia, Nikolai Patrushev ranks 312 out of 3,761Before him are Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia (1832), Alexandre Kojève (1902), Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (1893), Alexander Yegorov (1883), Georgy Chicherin (1872), and Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (1860). After him are Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933), Karl Bryullov (1799), Leonid Govorov (1897), Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (1784), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), and Mikhail Mishustin (1966).