Viktor Kulikov

1921 - 2013

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Viktor Georgiyevich Kulikov (Russian: Виктор Георгиевич Куликов; 5 July 1921 – 28 May 2013) was the Warsaw Pact commander-in-chief from 1977 to 1989. He was awarded the rank of the Marshal of the Soviet Union on 14 January 1977. Kulikov was born into a peasant family and joined the Red Army in 1940. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Kulikov has received more than 104,106 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Viktor Kulikov is the 404th most popular military personnel (up from 445th in 2019), the 361st most popular biography from Russia (up from 379th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular Military Personnel.

Viktor Kulikov is most famous for being the first person to ever survive a direct hit from a nuclear bomb.

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Among military personnels, Viktor Kulikov ranks 404 out of 1,468Before him are Otto von Below, Herbert Gille, Zhang He, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, François Achille Bazaine, and Dmitry Pavlov. After him are Nathan Bedford Forrest, Lü Meng, Imru' al-Qais, Johannes Frießner, Archduke Karl Ferdinand of Austria, and Alexander von Falkenhausen.

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Among people born in 1921, Viktor Kulikov ranks 59Before him are James Jones, Sugar Ray Robinson, Telmo Zarra, Seretse Khama, Robert Bruce Merrifield, and Alexandra of Yugoslavia. After him are Gérard Debreu, Harald Quandt, Zizinho, Dobrica Ćosić, Yoichiro Nambu, and Peter Benenson. Among people deceased in 2013, Viktor Kulikov ranks 45Before him are Ieng Sary, Ronald Dworkin, Jerome Karle, Nagisa Oshima, Jesús Franco, and Richard Matheson. After him are Lawrence Klein, Manfred Rommel, J. J. Cale, Princess Lilian, Duchess of Halland, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, and Hiroshi Yamauchi.

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Among people born in Russia, Viktor Kulikov ranks 361 out of 3,262Before him are Princess Louise of Prussia (1808), Anton Arensky (1861), Yakov Yurovsky (1878), Léon Theremin (1896), Galina Ulanova (1910), and Dmitry Pavlov (1897). After him are Henri Troyat (1911), Sergey Ilyushin (1894), Vasily Dokuchaev (1846), Vladimir Kryuchkov (1924), Nikolay Karamzin (1766), and Anna Netrebko (1971).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Viktor Kulikov ranks 32Before him are Kirill Meretskov (1897), Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov (1737), Vasily Arkhipov (1926), Leonid Govorov (1897), Nikolai Kuznetsov (1904), and Dmitry Pavlov (1897). After him are Pavel Nakhimov (1802), Zinovy Rozhestvensky (1848), Roza Shanina (1924), Lauri Törni (1919), Dmitry Pozharsky (1577), and Fyodor Ushakov (1745).