Viktor Tsoi

1962 - 1990

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Viktor Robertovich Tsoi (Russian: Виктор Робертович Цой; pronounced [ˈvʲikt̪ər ˈrobʲɪrt̪əvʲɪtɕ ˈtsoi̯]; 21 June 1962 – 15 August 1990) was a Soviet singer-songwriter and actor who co-founded Kino, one of the most popular and musically influential bands in the history of Russian music. Born and raised in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Tsoi started writing songs as a teenager. Throughout his career, Tsoi contributed a plethora of musical and artistic works, including ten albums. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Viktor Tsoi has received more than 1,857,750 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Viktor Tsoi is the 199th most popular singer (up from 285th in 2019), the 385th most popular biography from Russia (up from 520th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Singer.

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Among singers, Viktor Tsoi ranks 199 out of 4,381Before him are Bob Geldof, Courtney Love, Kyu Sakamoto, Zucchero Fornaciari, Eric Burdon, and Udo Jürgens. After him are Alessandro Moreschi, David Coverdale, Anastacia, Valery Leontiev, Dionne Warwick, and Ben E. King.

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Among people born in 1962, Viktor Tsoi ranks 31Before him are Steve Irwin, Clyde Drexler, Yahya Sinwar, Izzy Stradlin, Joan Laporta, and Evander Holyfield. After him are Stephen Chow, Jeff Bennett, Thomas Kretschmann, Kelly Preston, Ales Bialiatski, and Matteo Messina Denaro. Among people deceased in 1990, Viktor Tsoi ranks 38Before him are Sergio Corbucci, Luigi Nono, Patrick White, Meir Kahane, Robert Noyce, and Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni. After him are Rex Harrison, Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Vasili Kuznetsov, Ugo Tognazzi, Capucine, and Ivan Serov.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Viktor Tsoi ranks 385 out of 3,761Before him are Nikolai Leskov (1831), Basil Fool for Christ (1468), Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1822), Vladimir Kryuchkov (1924), Nathalie Sarraute (1900), and Nikolay Semyonov (1896). After him are Leonid Andreyev (1871), Andrei Bely (1880), George Ostrogorsky (1902), Velimir Khlebnikov (1885), Catherine Pavlovna of Russia (1788), and Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (1890).

Among SINGERS In Russia

Among singers born in Russia, Viktor Tsoi ranks 5Before him are Alla Pugacheva (1949), Anna Netrebko (1971), Feodor Chaliapin (1873), and Eduard Khil (1934). After him are Valery Leontiev (1949), Galina Vishnevskaya (1926), Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962), Lidia Ruslanova (1900), Georg Ots (1920), Martti Talvela (1935), and Elena Obraztsova (1939).