Pavlik Morozov

1918 - 1932

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Pavel Trofimovich Morozov (Russian: Па́вел Трофи́мович Моро́зов; 14 November 1918 – 3 September 1932), better known by the diminutive Pavlik, was a Soviet youth praised by the Soviet press as a martyr. Evidence has emerged since the dissolution of the Soviet Union of the fabrication of the Pavlik Morozov legend, as well as what Soviet officials thought of him. His story, dated to 1932, is that of a 13-year-old boy who denounced his father to the authorities and was in turn killed by his family. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pavlik Morozov has received more than 570,649 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Pavlik Morozov is the 49th most popular extremist (down from 47th in 2019), the 364th most popular biography from Russia (down from 311th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Extremist.

Pavlik Morozov was a 13-year-old boy who was killed by his father for informing the authorities about his father's plans to join the kulaks.

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Among extremists, Pavlik Morozov ranks 49 out of 283Before him are Fritz Haarmann, Gudrun Ensslin, Madame de Brinvilliers, Timothy McVeigh, George Jung, and Karl Denke. After him are Edmund Kemper, Butch Cassidy, Issei Sagawa, Friedrich Jeckeln, Aileen Wuornos, and Sawney Bean.

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Among people born in 1918, Pavlik Morozov ranks 52Before him are Birgit Nilsson, Günther Rall, Fanny Blankers-Koen, Paul D. Boyer, Richard Winters, and André Bazin. After him are João Goulart, Kenichi Fukui, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Rosemary Kennedy, Anna Mani, and François Tombalbaye. Among people deceased in 1932, Pavlik Morozov ranks 21Before him are Frederick Augustus III of Saxony, Joseph Babinski, Edgar Wallace, Margaret Brown, Sophia of Prussia, and André Maginot. After him are Jules Chéret, Eugen d'Albert, Georg Kerschensteiner, Ferdinand Buisson, Pierre De Geyter, and Franz von Hipper.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Pavlik Morozov ranks 364 out of 3,761Before him are Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich of Russia (1858), Vasily Zhukovsky (1783), Mengu-Timur (1235), Vasily Dokuchaev (1846), Irving Berlin (1888), and Avvakum (1620). After him are Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831), Duchess Anna of Prussia (1576), Fyodor Tyutchev (1803), Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883), Rinat Dasayev (1957), and Zinovy Rozhestvensky (1848).

Among EXTREMISTS In Russia

Among extremists born in Russia, Pavlik Morozov ranks 1After him are Shamil Basayev (1965), Wilhelm Voigt (1849), Dokka Umarov (1964), Dmitry Ilyich Ulyanov (1874), Alexander Pichushkin (1974), and Mikhail Popkov (1964).