Valery Gerasimov

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Valery Vasilyevich Gerasimov (Russian: Валерий Васильевич Герасимов, IPA: [vɐˈlʲerʲɪj vɐˈsʲilʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ɡʲɪˈrasʲɪməf]; born 8 September 1955) is a Russian army general serving as the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces and First Deputy Minister of Defence. He was appointed by president Vladimir Putin on 9 November 2012 replacing Nikolay Yegorovich Makarov, and currently serves as the commander of all Russian forces in Ukraine. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Valery Gerasimov has received more than 2,474,483 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Valery Gerasimov is the 243rd most popular military personnel (up from 579th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from Russia (up from 489th in 2019) and the 16th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.03

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Valery Gerasimov has had the most page views in the with 879,952 views, followed by English (687,715), and German (112,049). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Central Bicolano (1,567.09%), Portuguese (412.51%), and Chinese (113.89%)


Among military personnels, Valery Gerasimov ranks 243 out of 2,058Before him are Maurice Gamelin, Władysław Sikorski, Albert Pike, Pausanias, Desmond Doss, and Bertrand du Guesclin. After him are Wu Sangui, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Vasily Stalin, Eumenes, and Roger de Flor.

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Among people born in 1955, Valery Gerasimov ranks 26Before him are Akira Toriyama, Angus Young, Mo Yan, Ludovico Einaudi, Héctor Cúper, and Olga Korbut. After him are Whoopi Goldberg, Katalin Karikó, Nina Hagen, Dodi Fayed, Chow Yun-fat, and Marcelo Bielsa.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Valery Gerasimov ranks 197 out of 3,761Before him are Andrei Tupolev (1888), Grigori Perelman (1966), Alexander Herzen (1812), Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599), Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866), and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (1882). After him are Vasily Smyslov (1921), Alexei Petrovich, Tsarevich of Russia (1690), Christian Goldbach (1690), Anna Netrebko (1971), Vasily II of Moscow (1415), and Nikolay Chernyshevsky (1828).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Valery Gerasimov ranks 16Before him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Semyon Budyonny (1883), Felix Steiner (1896), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), and Gotthard Heinrici (1886). After him are Vasily Stalin (1921), Nikolai Vatutin (1901), Gerhard Barkhorn (1919), Vasily Blyukher (1889), Dmitry Yazov (1924), and Boris Shaposhnikov (1882).