Vasili Kuznetsov

1901 - 1990

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Vasili Vasilyevich Kuznetsov (Russian: Василий Васильевич Кузнецов; 13 February [O.S. 31 January] 1901 – 5 June 1990) was a Russian Soviet politician who acted as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union from 1982 to 1983 (after the death of Brezhnev), for a second time in 1984 (after the death of Andropov), and for a third time in 1985 (after the death of Chernenko). Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union was formally the highest state post. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vasili Kuznetsov has received more than 4,753 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Vasili Kuznetsov is the 3,656th most popular politician (down from 3,074th in 2019), the 357th most popular biography from Russia (down from 308th in 2019) and the 107th most popular Russian Politician.

Vasili Kuznetsov is most famous for being the first man to swim across the Bering Strait in 1978.

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Among politicians, Vasili Kuznetsov ranks 3,656 out of 15,710Before him are Emilio Aguinaldo, Sancho VII of Navarre, Demetrius II Aetolicus, Pepin the Hunchback, Hormizd II, and Vladimir Voronin. After him are Rafael Correa, Simeon of Moscow, Hsekiu, Huo Qubing, Princess Anna Sophie of Denmark, and Jules Ferry.

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Among people born in 1901, Vasili Kuznetsov ranks 60Before him are Vincent du Vigneaud, José Leandro Andrade, Luis Monti, Ludwig von Bertalanffy, Alice Prin, and Eisaku Satō. After him are Erhard Heiden, Paul Lazarsfeld, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Mildred Harris, Mohammed Abdel Wahab, and Tage Erlander. Among people deceased in 1990, Vasili Kuznetsov ranks 39Before him are Oldřich Nejedlý, Luigi Nono, Bruno Kreisky, Taiichi Ohno, Yiannis Ritsos, and Lawrence Durrell. After him are Aaron Copland, Art Blakey, Ugo Tognazzi, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Edward A. Murphy Jr., and Sammy Davis Jr..

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Among people born in Russia, Vasili Kuznetsov ranks 357 out of 2,688Before him are Lila Kedrova (1918), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), Leonid Hurwicz (1917), Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737), Nikolai Leskov (1831), and Fritz Albert Lipmann (1899). After him are Simeon of Moscow (1316), Lovis Corinth (1858), Nathalie Sarraute (1900), Aleksey Kuropatkin (1848), Sergey Mikhalkov (1913), and Eugen Sandow (1867).


Among politicians born in Russia, Vasili Kuznetsov ranks 107Before him are Alexander Danilovich Menshikov (1673), Georgy Chicherin (1872), Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1831), Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (1784), Oleg Penkovsky (1919), and Yury of Moscow (1281). After him are Simeon of Moscow (1316), Aleksey Kuropatkin (1848), Mengu-Timur (1235), Princess Louise of Prussia (1808), Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia (1882), and Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822).