Viktor Chernomyrdin

1938 - 2010

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Viktor Stepanovich Chernomyrdin (Russian: Ви́ктор Степа́нович Черномы́рдин, IPA: [ˈvʲiktər sʲtʲɪˈpanəvʲɪtɕ tɕɪrnɐˈmɨrdʲɪn]; 9 April 1938 – 3 November 2010) was a Russian politician and businessman. He was the first chairman of the Gazprom energy company and the second-longest-serving Prime Minister of Russia (1992–1998) based on consecutive years. He was a key figure in Russian politics in the 1990s, and a participant in the transition from a planned to a market economy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Chernomyrdin has received more than 231,375 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Viktor Chernomyrdin is the 23rd most popular diplomat (down from 21st in 2019), the 344th most popular biography from Russia (down from 335th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Russian Diplomat.

Viktor Chernomyrdin is most famous for being the Prime Minister of Russia from 1992 to 1998. He was instrumental in Russia's transition from a centrally planned economy to a market economy.

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Among diplomats, Viktor Chernomyrdin ranks 23 out of 51Before him are Hasekura Tsunenaga, Chiune Sugihara, Alva Myrdal, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, George F. Kennan, and Chaim Herzog. After him are Thomas Klestil, Megasthenes, John Mott, Giovanni Villani, Irina Bokova, and Édith Cresson.

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Among people born in 1938, Viktor Chernomyrdin ranks 68Before him are J. J. Cale, Anthony James Leggett, Bill Withers, Ayaz Mutallibov, Dean Reed, and Derek Jacobi. After him are Etta James, Wim Kok, Issey Miyake, Frank Langella, Eddie Cochran, and Ted Turner. Among people deceased in 2010, Viktor Chernomyrdin ranks 34Before him are Henryk Górecki, Néstor Kirchner, John Forsythe, Francesco Cossiga, Harry Mulisch, and Blake Edwards. After him are Algirdas Brazauskas, Paul Schäfer, Joan Sutherland, Enzo Bearzot, Alice Miller, and Vladimir Arnold.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Viktor Chernomyrdin ranks 344 out of 2,688Before him are Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933), Naum Gabo (1890), Roman Abramovich (1966), Vasily Zhukovsky (1783), Nikolai Kuznetsov (1904), and Oleg Penkovsky (1919). After him are Yury of Moscow (1281), Leonid Govorov (1897), Andrei Bely (1880), Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923), Anton Arensky (1861), and Nikolay Semyonov (1896).

Among DIPLOMATS In Russia

Among diplomats born in Russia, Viktor Chernomyrdin ranks 2Before him are Alexandra Kollontai (1872). After him are Vatslav Vorovsky (1871).