Sergei Skripal

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Sergei Viktorovich Skripal (Russian: Серге́й Ви́кторович Скрипáль, IPA: [sʲɪrˈɡʲej ˈvʲiktərəvʲɪtɕ skrʲɪˈpalʲ]; born 23 June 1951) is a former Russian military intelligence officer who acted as a double agent for the UK's intelligence services during the 1990s and early 2000s. In December 2004, he was arrested by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) and later tried, convicted of high treason, and sentenced to 13 years in prison. He settled in the UK in 2010 following the Illegals Programme spy swap. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergei Skripal has received more than 2,004,203 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Sergei Skripal is the 619th most popular military personnel (up from 773rd in 2019), the 536th most popular biography from Russia (up from 654th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Sergei Skripal ranks 619 out of 1,468Before him are Raoul Salan, Carl Gustav Rehnskiöld, Živojin Mišić, Takijirō Ōnishi, Artur Phleps, and Ma Dai. After him are Ivan Panfilov, Henri de la Rochejaquelein, Yevhen Konovalets, Dominique Vandamme, Zhou Tai, and Hans Langsdorff.

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Among people born in 1951, Sergei Skripal ranks 61Before him are Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Kim Peek, Don Rosa, Olivia Hussey, Glenn Hughes, and Roberto Durán. After him are Gustavo Santaolalla, Christian Lacroix, Frank Wilczek, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Barry Marshall, and Michèle Mouton.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Sergei Skripal ranks 536 out of 3,262Before him are Mikhail Fradkov (1950), Pavel Axelrod (1850), Natalia Pushkina (1812), Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg (1838), Hadji Murad (1795), and Mirsaid Sultan-Galiev (1892). After him are Ivan Panfilov (1893), Sergei Bulgakov (1871), Valentin Ivanov (1934), Vasily Degtyaryov (1880), Maria Miloslavskaya (1624), and Anatoly Lyadov (1855).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Sergei Skripal ranks 48Before him are Alexander Pokryshkin (1913), Valery Gerasimov (1955), Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), Sergey Akhromeyev (1923), Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), and Werner Kempf (1886). After him are Ivan Panfilov (1893), Mikhail Skobelev (1843), Sergey Biryuzov (1904), Nikolai Ogarkov (1917), Markian Popov (1902), and Vasily Petrov (1917).