Viktor Bout

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Viktor Bout

Viktor Anatolyevich Bout (; Russian: Ви́ктор Анато́льевич Бут; born 13 January 1967) is a Russian arms dealer. Bout, an entrepreneur and former Soviet military translator, reportedly used his multiple air transport companies to smuggle weapons since the collapse of communism from Eastern Europe to Africa and the Middle East during the 1990s and early 2000s. Bout was nicknamed the Merchant of Death and Sanctions Buster for his reported wide-reaching operations, extensive clientele, and willingness to bypass embargoes.On 6 March 2008, Bout was arrested in Thailand on terrorism charges by the Royal Thai Police in cooperation with American authorities, and the United States ambassador requested his extradition under the Extradition Act with Thailand, which was eventually mandated by the Thai High Court in August 2010. Bout was accused of intending to smuggle arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) for use against U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Bout has received more than 1,048,676 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 145th most popular extremist.

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  • 24

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  • 2.54

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Among extremists, Viktor Bout ranks 144 out of 182Before him are Luis Garavito, Brigitte Mohnhaupt, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, Guy Burgess, Dennis Nilsen, and Matteo Messina Denaro. After him are Ibn al-Khattab, Stanley Williams, Irmgard Möller, Dick Turpin, John Christie, and Gary Gilmore.

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Among people born in 1967, Viktor Bout ranks 121Before him are Ty Burrell, Satya Nadella, Izumi Sakai, Criss Angel, Tom Kristensen, and John Myung. After him are Günther, George Eads, Savanna Samson, Akshay Kumar, Takehito Koyasu, and Sophie, Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein.

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In Tajikistan

Among people born in Tajikistan, Viktor Bout ranks 12 out of 16Before him are Abu-Mahmud Khojandi (940), Rahmon Nabiyev (1930), Oqil Oqilov (1944), Vladimir Voinovich (1932), Qahhor Mahkamov (1932), and Nellie Kim (1957). After him are Kokhir Rasulzoda (1959), Dilshod Nazarov (1982), Rasul Boqiev (1982), Khasan Baroyev (1982), and Alan Kasaev (1986).

Among EXTREMISTS In Tajikistan

Among extremists born in Tajikistan, Viktor Bout ranks 1

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