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Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya

1923 - 1941

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Zoya Anatolyevna Kosmodemyanskaya (Russian: Зо́я Анато́льевна Космодемья́нская, IPA: [ˈzojə kəsmədʲɪˈmʲjanskəjə]; September 13, 1923 – November 29, 1941) was a Soviet partisan. She was executed after acts of sabotage against the invading armies of Nazi Germany; after stories emerged of her defiance towards her captors, she was posthumously declared a Hero of the Soviet Union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya has received more than 425,806 page views. Her biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya is the 111th most popular social activist (up from 113th in 2019), the 336th most popular biography from Russia (up from 347th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Russian Social Activist.

Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya was a Soviet partisan during World War II. She was captured by the Nazis and tortured to death. She is most famous for her bravery and her defiance in the face of death.

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Among social activists, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya ranks 111 out of 538Before her are Kim Hyong-jik, Paul Schäfer, Frank Costello, Mordechai Anielewicz, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, and Jody Williams. After her are Vinoba Bhave, Georgy Gapon, Hans Scholl, Hilda Gadea, Rashid ad-Din Sinan, and Vesna Vulović.

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Among people born in 1923, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya ranks 38Before her are Antoni Tàpies, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Frederick Herzberg, René Girard, Mauno Koivisto, and Diane Arbus. After her are Morris, Alice Miller, Cliff Robertson, Jorge Semprún, Edgar F. Codd, and Stephanie Kwolek. Among people deceased in 1941, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya ranks 36Before her are Günther Prien, Gottfried Feder, Alexej von Jawlensky, Christian Rakovsky, Frederick Griffith, and Émile Bernard. After her are Kurt Koffka, Louis Chevrolet, Dmitry Pavlov, Günther Lütjens, Mikhail Kirponos, and Pál Teleki.

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Among people born in Russia, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya ranks 336 out of 3,262Before her are Eduard Limonov (1943), Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (1860), Lila Kedrova (1918), Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Leonid Govorov (1897), and Arthur Adamov (1908). After her are Otto Nicolai (1810), Nikolai Trubetzkoy (1890), Vasily Vereshchagin (1842), Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (1893), Anatoly Sobchak (1937), and Nikolai Kuznetsov (1904).


Among social activists born in Russia, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya ranks 7Before her are Peter Kropotkin (1842), Yemelyan Pugachev (1742), Stenka Razin (1630), Alexey Stakhanov (1906), Witold Pilecki (1901), and Aleksandr Ulyanov (1866). After her are Sergey Nechayev (1847), Ilya Ulyanov (1831), Alexei Navalny (1976), Vladimir Bukovsky (1942), Grigory Mikhaylovich Semyonov (1890), and Maria Spiridonova (1884).