Yuri Bezmenov

1939 - 1993

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Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov (Russian: Ю́рий Алекса́ндрович Безме́нов; December 11, 1939 – January 5, 1993; alias: Tomas David Schuman) was a Soviet journalist for Novosti Press Agency (APN). In 1970, as a member of the KGB Soviet mission in New Delhi, India, Bezmenov defected to the West and was re-settled in Canada pursuant to an arrangement between American and Canadian security agencies. After being assigned to a station in India, Bezmenov eventually grew to love the people and the culture of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Yuri Bezmenov has received more than 1,987,427 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Yuri Bezmenov is the 53rd most popular journalist (up from 54th in 2019), the 1,274th most popular biography from Russia (down from 1,227th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Journalist.

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

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Over the past year Yuri Bezmenov has had the most page views in the with 244,001 views, followed by Russian (28,899), and Portuguese (21,400). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are German (456.84%), Armenian (136.95%), and Egyptian Arabic (135.56%)


Among journalists, Yuri Bezmenov ranks 53 out of 196Before him are Marta Hillers, Joaquín Navarro-Valls, Edward R. Murrow, Marion Dönhoff, Mauricio Funes, and Sue Gardner. After him are Kazimierz Nowak, Robbie Ross, Daphne Caruana Galizia, Francesco Alberoni, William Wilson, and Bill Brandt.

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Among people born in 1939, Yuri Bezmenov ranks 258Before him are Ileana Cotrubaș, Stephen Cook, Tigran Mansurian, Ryozo Suzuki, Ekaterina Maximova, and James Burton. After him are Viorica Viscopoleanu, Aleksandër Meksi, Corin Redgrave, Merab Kostava, Fahrudin Jusufi, and Bulle Ogier. Among people deceased in 1993, Yuri Bezmenov ranks 136Before him are Karl Mai, Thurgood Marshall, Friedrich Dickel, Hans Christian Blech, Valentina Grizodubova, and Wilhelm Gliese. After him are Mick Ronson, Mieczysław Horszowski, Max August Zorn, Bertus Aafjes, Erich Leinsdorf, and Steve James.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Yuri Bezmenov ranks 1,274 out of 3,761Before him are Hermann von Struve (1854), Grand Duchess Maria Mikhailovna of Russia (1825), Sergei Bodrov (1948), Sergey Lebedev (1902), Andrey Makarevich (1953), and Grigory Romanov (1923). After him are Andrey Piontkovsky (1940), Vladislav Surkov (1964), Andreï Makine (1957), Mikhail Prokhorov (1965), Nikolai Valuev (1973), and Irina Skobtseva (1927).


Among journalists born in Russia, Yuri Bezmenov ranks 1After him are Vladimir Solovyov (1963), Vladislav Listyev (1956), Dmitry Kiselyov (1954), Alexei Venediktov (1955), Margarita Simonyan (1980), Darya Dugina (1992), Ekaterina Andreeva (1965), Olga Skabeyeva (1984), Zhanna Nemtsova (1984), and Irina Slavina (1973).