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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 from 1943 to 1946, the head of SMERSH in the USSR People's Commissariat of Defense, and from 1946 to 1951 Minister of State Security or MGB (ex-NKGB). He was removed from office and arrested in 1951 on fabricated 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 293,688 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Viktor Abakumov is the 5,338th most popular politician (down from 5,290th in 2019), the 511th most popular biography from Russia (down from 505th in 2019) and the 153rd most popular Russian Politician.

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Among politicians, Viktor Abakumov ranks 5,338 out of 15,577Before him are Vologases IV, Matthias Erzberger, Dhu Nuwas, Willem Drees, Sverker II of Sweden, and As-Salih Ayyub. After him are Tiridates I of Armenia, Kurt von Hammerstein-Equord, Birsa Munda, Fu Hao, Wanyan Liang, and Henry III, Margrave of Meissen.

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Among people born in 1908, Viktor Abakumov ranks 75Before him are Max Bill, Cus D'Amato, Tex Avery, Amintore Fanfani, Lionel Stander, and André Martinet. After him are Giovannino Guareschi, Remedios Varo, Eduard Roschmann, Rómulo Betancourt, Atahualpa Yupanqui, and Michael Redgrave. Among people deceased in 1954, Viktor Abakumov ranks 36Before him are Clemens Krauss, Franco Alfano, Gideon Sundback, Archduke Eugen of Austria, Stig Dagerman, and Aristides de Sousa Mendes. After him are Sadriddin Ayni, Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels, Ivan Ilyin, Princess Margaret of Prussia, Oscar Straus, and Marianne Weber.

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Among people born in Russia, Viktor Abakumov ranks 511 out of 3,262Before him are Mikhail Alekseyev (1857), Sergey Akhromeyev (1923), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), Mukhtar Auezov (1897), Boris Kustodiev (1878), and Mikhail Chigorin (1850). After him are Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), Sergei Ivanov (1953), Helena of Moscow (1476), Vyacheslav Menzhinsky (1874), Martiros Saryan (1880), and Gabdulkhay Akhatov (1927).


Among politicians born in Russia, Viktor Abakumov ranks 153Before him are Grand Duke Nicholas Mikhailovich of Russia (1859), Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia (1864), Pavel Milyukov (1859), Mikhail of Tver (1271), Yevgeny Mravinsky (1903), and Ivan Maisky (1884). After him are Sergei Ivanov (1953), Helena of Moscow (1476), Vyacheslav Menzhinsky (1874), Vasily Chapayev (1887), Boris Pugo (1937), and Sheikh Mansur (1750).