Viktor Suvorov

1947 - Today

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Vladimir Bogdanovich Rezun (Russian: Владимир Богданович Резун; born 20 April 1947), known by his pseudonym of Viktor Suvorov (Виктор Суворов) is a former Soviet GRU officer who is the author of non-fiction books about World War II, the GRU and the Soviet Army, as well as fictional books about the same and related subjects. After defecting to the United Kingdom in 1978, Suvorov began his writing career, publishing his first books in the 1980s about his own experiences and the structure of the Soviet military, intelligence, and secret police. He writes in Russian with a number of his books translated into English, including his semi-autobiographical The Liberators (1981). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Suvorov has received more than 320,974 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Viktor Suvorov is the 1,539th most popular writer (up from 1,687th in 2019), the 520th most popular biography from Russia (up from 561st in 2019) and the 67th most popular Russian Writer.

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Among writers, Viktor Suvorov ranks 1,539 out of 5,794Before him are Hélène Cixous, Robert Silverberg, Per Wahlöö, Josep Pla, Alphonse Allais, and John Edward Williams. After him are Edward Lear, Jules Romains, Trygve Gulbranssen, Valery Bryusov, Rubem Fonseca, and Gil Vicente.

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Among people born in 1947, Viktor Suvorov ranks 99Before him are Rod Evans, Kathrine Switzer, Ron Dennis, Peter Weller, Ljupko Petrović, and Edward James Olmos. After him are Michael Levitt, David Letterman, Kazimierz Deyna, David Byron, Lucas Papademos, and David Helfgott.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Viktor Suvorov ranks 520 out of 2,688Before him are Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), Aleksandr Mikhailovich of Tver (1301), Vyacheslav Tikhonov (1928), Mikhail of Tver (1271), Nikolay Gumilyov (1886), and Leonid Gaidai (1923). After him are Galina Vishnevskaya (1926), Valery Bryusov (1873), Lyudmila Ulitskaya (1943), Valeri Kubasov (1935), Nikolai Medtner (1879), and Viktor Hartmann (1834).

Among WRITERS In Russia

Among writers born in Russia, Viktor Suvorov ranks 67Before him are Yevgenia Ginzburg (1904), Dmitry Merezhkovsky (1866), Aleksandr Kuprin (1870), Korney Chukovsky (1882), Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin (1826), and Alexander Grin (1880). After him are Valery Bryusov (1873), Lyudmila Ulitskaya (1943), Nina Berberova (1901), Alexander Belyaev (1884), Yekaterina Vorontsova-Dashkova (1743), and Lilya Brik (1891).