Shamil Basayev

1965 - 2006

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Shamil Salmanovich Basayev (Chechen: Salman vol Shamil, Russian: Шамиль Салманович Басаев; 14 January 1965 – 10 July 2006) was a senior leader of the Chechen independence movement and a army general of Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Starting as a field commander in the Transcaucasus, Basayev led guerrilla campaigns against Russian forces for years, as well as launching mass-hostage takings of civilians, with his goal being the withdrawal of Russian soldiers from Chechnya. Beginning in 2003, Basayev used the nom de guerre and title of "Emir Abdallah Shamil Abu-Idris". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Shamil Basayev has received more than 995,632 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia. Shamil Basayev is the 82nd most popular extremist (up from 86th in 2019), the 496th most popular biography from Russia (up from 610th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Extremist.

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Among extremists, Shamil Basayev ranks 82 out of 205Before him are Dennis Rader, Johann Rattenhuber, Ma Barker, Wilhelm Voigt, Susan Atkins, and Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova. After him are Luciano Leggio, Taha Yassin Ramadan, Jacques Mesrine, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Armin Meiwes, and Delphine LaLaurie.

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Among people born in 1965, Shamil Basayev ranks 29Before him are Slash, José Luis Chilavert, Aamir Khan, Hans-Dieter Flick, Khaled Hosseini, and Sam Mendes. After him are Nicholas Sparks, Dragan Stojković, Diane Lane, Michael Bay, Viola Davis, and Connie Nielsen. Among people deceased in 2006, Shamil Basayev ranks 70Before him are Gillo Pontecorvo, Lee Jong-wook, Tāufaʻāhau Tupou IV, Paul Marcinkus, Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Reinhart Koselleck. After him are Allan Kaprow, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, Jane Jacobs, James Van Allen, Dürrüşehvar Sultan, and Pierre Clostermann.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Shamil Basayev ranks 496 out of 2,688Before him are Vasily Chapayev (1887), Valery Gergiev (1953), Alexander Butlerov (1828), Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826), Patriarch Tikhon of Moscow (1865), and Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov (1806). After him are Valeri Polyakov (1942), Rodion Shchedrin (1932), Mikhail Gurevich (1892), Anund Gårdske (1004), Agrippina Vaganova (1879), and Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813).

Among EXTREMISTS In Russia

Among extremists born in Russia, Shamil Basayev ranks 3Before him are Pavlik Morozov (1918) and Wilhelm Voigt (1849). After him are Dmitry Ilyich Ulyanov (1874), Dokka Umarov (1964), and Alexander Pichushkin (1974).