Sergey Kirov

1886 - 1934

Sergey Kirov

Sergei Mironovich Kirov (born Sergei Mironovich Kostrikov, 27 March 1886 – 1 December 1934) was a Soviet politician and revolutionary whose assassination was used as a pretext to launch 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 488,244 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 958th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Sergey Kirov ranks 953 out of 14,801Before him are Ali Pasha of Ioannina, William I of the Netherlands, Balbinus, Antigonus I Monophthalmus, Pedro II of Brazil, and Richard Cromwell. After him are Jalal Talabani, Alexandra of Denmark, Nikephoros II Phokas, Zedekiah, Irma Grese, and Amenhotep II.

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Among people born in 1886, Sergey Kirov ranks 11Before him are Alfonso XIII of Spain, Oskar Kokoschka, Jean Arp, Béla Kun, Manne Siegbahn, and Marc Bloch. After him are Karl Barth, Gerda Wegener, Ernst Thälmann, Karl von Frisch, Wilhelm Furtwängler, and René Guénon. Among people deceased in 1934, Sergey Kirov ranks 11Before him are Fritz Haber, Ernst Röhm, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Albert I of Belgium, Raymond Poincaré, and Kurt von Schleicher. After him are Engelbert Dollfuss, Nestor Makhno, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, John Dillinger, Gregor Strasser, and Alice Liddell.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Sergey Kirov ranks 110 out of 2,050Before him are Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia (1878), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Ivan V of Russia (1666), Lev Kamenev (1883), Mikhail Sholokhov (1905), and Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893). After him are Adam Weishaupt (1748), Grigory Potemkin (1739), Mily Balakirev (1837), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), and Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926).


Among politicians born in Russia, Sergey Kirov ranks 38Before him are Michael of Russia (1596), Alexis of Russia (1629), Nikolai Yezhov (1895), Nikolai Bukharin (1888), Ivan V of Russia (1666), and Lev Kamenev (1883). After him are Grigory Potemkin (1739), Nadezhda Krupskaya (1869), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), Maurice, Prince of Orange (1567), Feodor III of Russia (1661), and Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897).

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