Valery Asapov

1966 - 2017

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Valery Grigorievich Asapov (Russian: Валерий Григорьевич Асапов; 1 January 1966 – 23 September 2017) was a Russian military leader who last served as the Lieutenant General of Russian Ground Forces. According to the Russian Defence Ministry, he was killed on 23 September 2017 by mortar fire from ISIL terrorists near the city of Deir ez-Zor during the Russian military intervention in the Syrian Civil War making him the most senior Russian officer killed in action to date in the course of the Syrian Civil War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valery Asapov has received more than 205,563 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Valery Asapov is the 17,198th most popular politician (down from 15,578th in 2019), the 2,528th most popular biography from Russia (down from 2,165th in 2019) and the 477th most popular Russian Politician.

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Among politicians, Valery Asapov ranks 17,198 out of 19,576Before him are Drest IV, Mike Moore, Catherine Tizard, Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon, Riikka Purra, and Björn Þórðarson. After him are Caleb Cushing, Mike Mansfield, Leni Robredo, Kai Wegner, Claude Onesta, and Hiram Fong.

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Among people born in 1966, Valery Asapov ranks 441Before him are Gretchen Carlson, Tigran Keosayan, Aasif Mandvi, Magnus Andersson, Liu Boming, and Nobuyuki Kojima. After him are Jodi Picoult, Valdas Ivanauskas, Hito Steyerl, Bruno Gudelj, Leonardo Rodríguez, and Jacqueline Obradors. Among people deceased in 2017, Valery Asapov ranks 566Before him are Benjamin Whitrow, John B. Anderson, Jim Nabors, Howard Hodgkin, George Steele, and Carlos Gómez. After him are Zdravko Hebel, Ed Lee, Connie Hawkins, Muhal Richard Abrams, Carme Chacón, and Ricardo Vidal.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Valery Asapov ranks 2,528 out of 3,761Before him are Einari Teräsvirta (1914), Tigran Keosayan (1966), Vera Anisimova (1952), Aleksandr Kokorin (1991), Alexander Borodai (1972), and Vladimir Dezhurov (1962). After him are Olga Kuzenkova (1970), Oleg Kopayev (1937), Ilya Segalovich (1964), Yakov Eliashberg (1946), Sergei Avdeyev (1956), and Alfred Kuchevsky (1931).


Among politicians born in Russia, Valery Asapov ranks 477Before him are Yevgeny Roizman (1962), Arsen Fadzaev (1962), Alexander Gusev (1947), Vilis Krištopans (1954), Igor Shuvalov (1967), and Alexander Borodai (1972). After him are Natalia Shaposhnikova (1961), Magomedsalam Magomedov (1964), Sergey Menyaylo (1960), Natalya Petrusyova (1955), Rustem Khamitov (1954), and Nina Rocheva (1948).