Sergey Kirov

1886 - 1934

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Sergei Mironovich Kirov (born Kostrikov; 27 March 1886 – 1 December 1934) was a Russian and Soviet politician and Bolshevik revolutionary. Kirov was an early revolutionary in the Russian Empire and member of the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergey Kirov has received more than 601,796 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Sergey Kirov is the 1,031st most popular politician (down from 893rd in 2019), the 118th most popular biography from Russia (down from 105th in 2019) and the 46th most popular Russian Politician.

Sergey Kirov was a Russian communist party leader and a close ally of Joseph Stalin. He was assassinated in 1934, which led to the Great Purge.

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Among politicians, Sergey Kirov ranks 1,031 out of 19,576Before him are Bolesław I the Brave, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Clement Attlee, Harold Godwinson, Frederick V of the Palatinate, and Sasaki Kojirō. After him are Maximinus Thrax, Injo of Joseon, Ptolemy VIII Physcon, Ferdinand VI of Spain, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

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Among people born in 1886, Sergey Kirov ranks 9Before him are Robert Schuman, Diego Rivera, Oskar Kokoschka, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Manne Siegbahn, and Béla Kun. After him are Marc Bloch, René Guénon, Jean Arp, Ernst Thälmann, Karl Barth, and Wilhelm Furtwängler. Among people deceased in 1934, Sergey Kirov ranks 11Before him are Edward Elgar, Ernst Röhm, Albert I of Belgium, Raymond Poincaré, Kurt von Schleicher, and Alexander I of Yugoslavia. After him are Nestor Makhno, Engelbert Dollfuss, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Gregor Strasser, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, and Tōgō Heihachirō.

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Among people born in Russia, Sergey Kirov ranks 118 out of 3,761Before him are Grigory Potemkin (1739), Alexander Kolchak (1874), Olga of Kiev (890), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), and Ivan V of Russia (1666). After him are Mikhail Bakhtin (1895), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Vasily Chuikov (1900), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), False Dmitry I (1581), and Joseph Brodsky (1940).


Among politicians born in Russia, Sergey Kirov ranks 46Before him are Sergey Lavrov (1950), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Grigory Potemkin (1739), Alexander Kolchak (1874), Dzhokhar Dudayev (1944), and Ivan V of Russia (1666). After him are Feodor III of Russia (1661), False Dmitry I (1581), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Vasili III of Russia (1479), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), and Alexei Rykov (1881).