Sergey Kirov

1886 - 1934

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Sergei Mironovich Kirov (born Sergei Mironovich Kostrikov, 27 March 1886 – 1 December 1934) was a Soviet politician and Bolshevik revolutionary whose assassination led to the first Great Purge. 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 530,485 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Sergey Kirov is the 872nd most popular politician (up from 952nd in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Russia (up from 112th in 2019) and the 41st 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 872 out of 15,710Before him are Nikephoros I, Charles I of Hungary, Frederick VI of Denmark, Nadezhda Krupskaya, Josiah, and Emperor Gaozu of Tang. After him are Justin Trudeau, John VIII Palaiologos, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Leo VI the Wise, Stefan Dušan, and Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden.

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Among people born in 1886, Sergey Kirov ranks 9Before him are Robert Schuman, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Oskar Kokoschka, Jean Arp, and Béla Kun. After him are Marc Bloch, Karl von Frisch, Karl Barth, Ernst Thälmann, Manne Siegbahn, and Gerda Wegener. Among people deceased in 1934, Sergey Kirov ranks 10Before him are Ernst Röhm, Edward Elgar, Fritz Haber, Albert I of Belgium, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, and Kurt von Schleicher. After him are Raymond Poincaré, Nestor Makhno, Engelbert Dollfuss, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Gregor Strasser, and John Dillinger.

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Among people born in Russia, Sergey Kirov ranks 107 out of 2,688Before him are Nikolai Bukharin (1888), Alexander Alekhine (1892), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Ivan V of Russia (1666), and Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869). After him are Lev Kamenev (1883), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Nikolai Vavilov (1887), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), and Olga of Kiev (890).


Among politicians born in Russia, Sergey Kirov ranks 41Before him are Alexander Kerensky (1881), Ivan VI of Russia (1740), Nikolai Bukharin (1888), Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan (1797), Ivan V of Russia (1666), and Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869). After him are Lev Kamenev (1883), Vasili IV of Russia (1552), Feodor III of Russia (1661), Alexander Kolchak (1874), Vasili III of Russia (1479), and Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897).