Yevgeny Rodionov

1977 - 1996

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Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Rodionov (Russian: Евге́ний Алекса́ндрович Родио́нов; 23 May 1977 – 23 May 1996) was a Russian soldier who was taken prisoner of war by Chechen rebels in the First Chechen War and later executed in captivity. He has gained much admiration throughout Russia for the circumstances of his death, as his execution allegedly resulted from his refusal to convert to Islam and defect to the enemy side. Despite widespread popular veneration he has not been glorified by the Russian Orthodox Church as a New Martyr due to lack of evidence about his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yevgeny Rodionov has received more than 199,677 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Yevgeny Rodionov is the 1,455th most popular military personnel (down from 1,195th in 2019), the 2,091st most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,774th in 2019) and the 111th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Yevgeny Rodionov ranks 1,455 out of 1,466Before him are Sékouba Konaté, Lynndie England, Mikhail Tolstykh, Andy Green, Zaza Gogava, and Arnaud Beltrame. After him are Arsen Pavlov, H. R. McMaster, Alexander Windsor, Earl of Ulster, Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Vikram Batra, and Pat Tillman.

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Among people born in 1977, Yevgeny Rodionov ranks 425Before him are Jean-Christophe Péraud, Kaja Kallas, Birgit Minichmayr, Sergei Pareiko, Maria Rita, and John Otto. After him are Obie Trice, Camila Pitanga, Pak Se-ri, Reese Hoffa, Brooks Wackerman, and Omar Daf. Among people deceased in 1996, Yevgeny Rodionov ranks 255Before him are Sultan Rahi, Ron Brown, Dunc Gray, Sim Iness, Dana Hill, and Jonathan Larson. After him are Silk Smitha and Yaki Kadafi.

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Among people born in Russia, Yevgeny Rodionov ranks 2,091 out of 2,688Before him are Basta (1980), Anna Semenovich (1980), Mariya Abakumova (1986), Kristian Kostov (2000), Andrei Borisenko (1964), and Artemy Lebedev (1975). After him are Aleksei Miranchuk (1995), Airat Ichmouratov (1973), Denis Pankratov (1974), Sergey Kovalev (1983), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (1991), and Tanja Mihhailova-Saar (1983).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Yevgeny Rodionov ranks 111Before him are Aleksei Evert (1857), Pavel Kurochkin (1900), Issa Pliyev (1903), Alexander Gorbatov (1891), Vladimir Tributs (1900), and Leonid Khabarov (1947). After him are Arsen Pavlov (1983).