List of Famous people named Viktor
Viktor Robertovich Tsoi 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.
Viktor Mikhailovich Koklyushkin is a Soviet and Russian satirist and television host.
Viktor Hovland is a Norwegian professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He became the first Norwegian to win on the PGA Tour when he won the 2020 Puerto Rico Open. He picked up his second PGA Tour win at the 2020 Mayakoba Golf Classic. Hovland is also the winner of the 2018 U.S. Amateur
Viktor Vladimirovich Saltykov is a Soviet and Russian singer. He is known as a solo artist, as well as the singer with the bands Manufaktura, Forum and Electroclub.
Viktor Lvovich Korchnoi was a Soviet and Swiss chess grandmaster and writer. He is considered one of the strongest players never to have become World Chess Champion.
Viktor Petrovich Bryukhanov is the former manager of construction of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and the director of the plant from 1970 to 1986.
Viktor Mikhailovich Vasnetsov
Viktor Mikhaylovich Vasnetsov was a Russian artist who specialized in mythological and historical subjects. He is considered the co-founder of Russian folklorist and romantic nationalistic painting, and a key figure in the Russian revivalist movement.
Viktor Mihály Orbán is a Hungarian politician who has been Prime Minister of Hungary since 2010; he was also Prime Minister from 1998 to 2002. He has also been President of Fidesz, a national conservative political party, since 1993, with a brief break between 2000 and 2003.
Viktor Ivanovich Sukhorukov PAR is a Russian actor. He has appeared in more than 50 films and television shows since 1974. He starred in Happy Days (1991), which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.
Viktor Axelsen is a Danish badminton player. He was the 2017 World Champion and the bronze medalist at the 2016 Summer Olympics. He won the 2010 World Junior Championships, beating Korea's Kang Ji-wook in the final to become the first ever European player to hold the title. Axelsen was crowned European men's singles champion in 2016 and 2018.
Viktor Fedorovych Yanukovych is a Ukrainian politician who served as the fourth President of Ukraine. After rejecting the Ukrainian-European Association Agreement, Yanukovych was ousted from office in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution. He currently lives in exile in Russia.
Viktor Borisovich Khristenko is a Russian politician who was Chairman of the board of the Eurasian Economic Commission from 1 February 2012 to 1 February 2016. He was First Deputy Prime Minister of Russia from 31 May 1999 to 10 January 2000 and Minister of Industry from 9 March 2004 to 31 January 2012.
Victor Vasilievich Mokhov is a Russian criminal who in 2000 kidnapped two girls, then 14 and 17 years old, kept them in a basement and raped them for almost four years.
Viktor Hermann Brack was a German Nazi war criminal, an organiser of the euthanasia programme Action T4, where the Nazi state systematically murdered over 70,000 disabled German and Austrian people. Following this, Brack was one of the men responsible for the gassing of Jews in the extermination camps, and he conferred with Odilo Globočnik about the practical implementation of the Final Solution. Brack was sentenced to death in 1947 and executed by hanging in 1948.
Viktor Ivanovich Belenko is an American aerospace engineer and former Soviet pilot who defected to the West while flying his MiG-25 jet fighter and landed in Hakodate, Japan. George H. W. Bush, the Director of Central Intelligence at the time, called the opportunity to examine the plane up close an "intelligence bonanza" for the West. Belenko later became a U.S. aerospace engineer.
Viktor Semyonovich Abakumov was a high-level Soviet security official from 1943 to 1946, the head of SMERSH in the USSR People's Commissariat of Defense, and from 1946 to 1951 Minister of State Security or MGB (ex-NKGB). He was removed from office and arrested in 1951 on fabricated charges of failing to investigate the Doctors' Plot. After the death of Joseph Stalin, Abakumov was tried for fabricating the Leningrad Affair, sentenced to death and executed in 1954.
Viktor Volodymyrovych Medvedchuk is a Ukrainian politician, lawyer, and business oligarch. People's Deputy of Ukraine from 29 August 2019.
Viktor Petrovich Astafyev also spelled Astafiev or Astaf'ev, was a Soviet and Russian writer, playwright and screenwriter. Hero of Socialist Labour (1989).
Viktor Vasilyevich Zolotov is the current Director of the National Guard of Russia (Rosgvardiya) and a member of the Security Council of Russia. Generalissimo is his nickname.
Viktor Andriyovych Yushchenko is a Ukrainian politician who was the third President of Ukraine from 23 January 2005 to 25 February 2010.