Yuri Andropov

1914 - 1984

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Yuri Vladimirovich Andropov (; Russian: Юрий Владимирович Андропов, tr. Yuriy Vladimirovich Andropov, IPA: [ˈjʉrʲɪj vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ɐnˈdropəf]; 15 June [O.S. 2 June] 1914 – 9 February 1984) was the sixth paramount leader of the Soviet Union and the fourth General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuri Andropov has received more than 3,418,554 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Yuri Andropov is the 259th most popular politician (down from 217th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Russia (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 15th most popular Russian Politician.

Yuri Andropov was the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union from 12 November 1982 to 9 February 1984. He is most famous for his anti-alcohol campaign, which was an attempt to combat alcoholism in the Soviet Union.

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Among politicians, Yuri Andropov ranks 259 out of 15,710Before him are Edward III of England, Edward I of England, Oleg of Novgorod, Leopold II of Belgium, Georgy Zhukov, and Ariel Sharon. After him are Theodore Roosevelt, Yitzhak Rabin, Charles XII of Sweden, Beatrix of the Netherlands, Martin Bormann, and Cleisthenes.

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Among people born in 1914, Yuri Andropov ranks 1After him are Louis de Funès, Thor Heyerdahl, Tove Jansson, Hedy Lamarr, Marguerite Duras, Tenzing Norgay, Romain Gary, Michael Wittmann, Jiang Qing, Julio Cortázar, and William S. Burroughs. Among people deceased in 1984, Yuri Andropov ranks 3Before him are Michel Foucault and Richard Burton. After him are Indira Gandhi, Ray Kroc, François Truffaut, Paul Dirac, Johnny Weissmuller, Ed Gein, Truman Capote, Martin Niemöller, and Mikhail Sholokhov.

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Among people born in Russia, Yuri Andropov ranks 40 out of 2,688Before him are Alexander III of Russia (1845), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Paul I of Russia (1754), Vladimir Nabokov (1899), Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), and Georgy Zhukov (1896). After him are Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Alexander II of Russia (1818), David Hilbert (1862), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), and E. T. A. Hoffmann (1776).


Among politicians born in Russia, Yuri Andropov ranks 15Before him are Kim Jong-il (1941), Alexander I of Russia (1777), Nicholas I of Russia (1796), Alexander III of Russia (1845), Paul I of Russia (1754), and Georgy Zhukov (1896). After him are Alexander II of Russia (1818), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Rurik (830), and Vladimir the Great (958).