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Nikolai Podgorny

1903 - 1983

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Nikolai Viktorovich Podgorny (18 February [O.S. 5 February] 1903 – 12 January 1983) was a Soviet statesman who served as the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet, the head of state of the Soviet Union, from 1965 to 1977. Podgorny was born to a Ukrainian working-class family in the city of Karlovka in 18 February 1903. He later graduated from a local worker's school in 1926 before completing his education at the Kyiv Technological Institute of Food Industry in 1931. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nikolai Podgorny has received more than 287,857 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Nikolai Podgorny is the 1,856th most popular politician (up from 1,955th in 2019), the 59th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 65th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Ukrainian Politician.

Nikolai Podgorny was the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet from 1964 to 1977. He was also the First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine from 1960 to 1977.

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Among politicians, Nikolai Podgorny ranks 1,856 out of 15,577Before him are Alexios V Doukas, Luís I of Portugal, Boris Johnson, Kenan Evren, Andrey Vyshinsky, and Edward, King of Portugal. After him are Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Herman Van Rompuy, Naram-Sin of Akkad, King Wen of Zhou, Laurent-Désiré Kabila, and Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.

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Among people born in 1903, Nikolai Podgorny ranks 24Before him are Andrey Kolmogorov, Yasujirō Ozu, Anaïs Nin, Adolf Butenandt, C. F. Powell, and José Antonio Primo de Rivera. After him are Karl Hanke, Alec Douglas-Home, Jan Tinbergen, Mustafa Barzani, Irène Némirovsky, and Hans Jonas. Among people deceased in 1983, Nikolai Podgorny ranks 13Before him are Hergé, Idris of Libya, Tennessee Williams, Jon Brower Minnoch, David Niven, and Meyer Lansky. After him are Felix Bloch, Arthur Koestler, Raymond Aron, Albert Claude, Gloria Swanson, and George Cukor.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Nikolai Podgorny ranks 59 out of 1,083Before him are Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Nikolai Berdyaev (1874), David Oistrakh (1908), Levi Eshkol (1895), Lesya Ukrainka (1871), and Andrey Vyshinsky (1883). After him are Selman Waksman (1888), Daniel of Galicia (1201), John Demjanjuk (1920), Andrzej Żuławski (1940), Isaac Babel (1894), and Moshe Sharett (1894).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Nikolai Podgorny ranks 25Before him are Vladimir II Monomakh (1053), Symon Petliura (1879), Lazar Kaganovich (1893), Rodion Malinovsky (1898), Levi Eshkol (1895), and Andrey Vyshinsky (1883). After him are Daniel of Galicia (1201), Moshe Sharett (1894), Fanny Kaplan (1890), Volodymyr Zelensky (1978), Yaropolk I of Kiev (955), and Karl Radek (1885).