Viktor Tsoi

1962 - 1990

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Viktor Robertovich Tsoi (Russian: Ви́ктор Ро́бертович Цой; 21 June 1962 – 15 August 1990) was a Soviet and Russian singer and songwriter 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 1,079,302 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Viktor Tsoi is the 353rd most popular singer (up from 410th in 2019), the 596th most popular biography from Russia (up from 670th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Russian Singer.

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Among singers, Viktor Tsoi ranks 353 out of 3,541Before him are Youssou N'Dour, Sabrina Salerno, Sacha Distel, Ricky Martin, Warda Al-Jazairia, and Joe Lynn Turner. After him are Iva Zanicchi, Joseph Kobzon, Ali Farka Touré, Kim Carnes, Mariah Carey, and Chubby Checker.

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Among people born in 1962, Viktor Tsoi ranks 44Before him are Ismail Haniyeh, Arnold Vosloo, Matthew Broderick, Thomas Kretschmann, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Dmitri Hvorostovsky. After him are Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Andreas Köpke, Aleksandr Dugin, Flea, Takashi Murakami, and Dino Merlin. Among people deceased in 1990, Viktor Tsoi ranks 68Before him are Nina Kulagina, Delphine Seyrig, Dexter Gordon, Manuel Puig, Curtis LeMay, and Volodymyr Shcherbytsky. After him are J. C. R. Licklider, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Tadeusz Kantor, Gerald Bull, Vaso Čubrilović, and Michel Leiris.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Viktor Tsoi ranks 596 out of 2,688Before him are Valerian Kuybyshev (1888), Nikolai Chernykh (1931), Olga Ladyzhenskaya (1922), Nikolai Ogarkov (1917), Matvei Zakharov (1898), and Mykola Azarov (1947). After him are Mukhtar Auezov (1897), Sergei Belov (1944), Naina Yeltsina (1932), Georges Gurvitch (1894), Fedor Tokarev (1871), and Pavel Alexandrov (1896).

Among SINGERS In Russia

Among singers born in Russia, Viktor Tsoi ranks 9Before him are Feodor Chaliapin (1873), Eduard Khil (1934), Valery Leontiev (1949), Georg Ots (1920), Galina Vishnevskaya (1926), and Dmitri Hvorostovsky (1962). After him are Elena Obraztsova (1939), Martti Talvela (1935), Lyudmila Zykina (1929), Bob Martin (1922), Valentina Tolkunova (1946), and Julia Volkova (1985).