Viktor Abakumov

1908 - 1954

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Viktor Semyonovich Abakumov (Russian: Виктор Семёнович Абакумов; 24 April 1908 – 19 December 1954) was a high-level Soviet security official who from 1943 to 1946 was the head of SMERSH in the USSR People's Commissariat of Defense, and from 1946 to 1951 of the Minister of State Security or MGB (ex-NKGB). He was removed from office and arrested in 1951 on charges of failing to investigate the Doctors' Plot. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Abakumov has received more than 333,712 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Viktor Abakumov is the 6,630th most popular politician (down from 5,270th in 2019), the 612th most popular biography from Russia (down from 509th in 2019) and the 178th most popular Russian Politician.

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Over the past year Viktor Abakumov has had the most page views in the with 280,895 views, followed by English (42,992), and German (9,787). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Chinese (261.60%), Thai (73.09%), and Slovenian (62.55%)


Among politicians, Viktor Abakumov ranks 6,630 out of 19,576Before him are Sergius I of Constantinople, Valerian Kuybyshev, Anna of Hohenstaufen, Akhmet Baitursynov, Histiaeus, and Zhang Chunqiao. After him are Arame of Urartu, Augusta Marie of Holstein-Gottorp, Magnus, Duke of Saxony, Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Prince Harald of Denmark, and Eugénie de Beauharnais.

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Among people born in 1908, Viktor Abakumov ranks 86Before him are Remedios Varo, Giovannino Guareschi, Yousuf Karsh, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Leroy Anderson, and Cus D'Amato. After him are Bjarni Benediktsson, Giacomo Manzù, Afet İnan, Lev Pontryagin, Sicco Mansholt, and Gustavo Marzi. Among people deceased in 1954, Viktor Abakumov ranks 43Before him are Marianne Weber, Princess Margaret of Prussia, Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels, Günther Quandt, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and Ahmed Nihad. After him are Gideon Sundback, Oscar Straus, Lionel Barrymore, Stig Dagerman, Theodor Kaluza, and Claude Cahun.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Viktor Abakumov ranks 612 out of 3,761Before him are Dersu Uzala (1849), Nikolay Voronov (1899), Mikhail Leonidovich Gromov (1943), Valerian Kuybyshev (1888), Sophia Perovskaya (1853), and George Sanders (1906). After him are Boris Sheremetev (1652), Georgy Sviridov (1915), Iosif Gurko (1828), Duchess Alexandra of Oldenburg (1838), Hans Pfitzner (1869), and Aleksei N. Leontiev (1903).


Among politicians born in Russia, Viktor Abakumov ranks 178Before him are Yuri II of Vladimir (1188), Ludmilla Tourischeva (1952), Alexander Lebed (1950), Pavel Axelrod (1850), Dersu Uzala (1849), and Valerian Kuybyshev (1888). After him are Maria Miloslavskaya (1624), Mikhail Semyonovich Vorontsov (1782), Grand Duchess Elizabeth Mikhailovna of Russia (1826), Viktor Chernov (1873), Alexander Bortnikov (1951), and Pavel Tsitsianov (1754).