Russian History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 890

  • 1861-02-19 Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [NS=Mar 3]
  • 1861-02-27 Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland in Castle Square, Warsaw
  • 1861-03-03 Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs [OS=Feb 19].
  • 1861-10-06 Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg
  • 1862-07-01 The Russian State Library is founded.
  • 1862-11-11 Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)
  • 1863-10-01 5 Russian warships welcomed in NYC
  • 1864-05-21 Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning.
  • 1866-04-04 Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.
  • 1866-04-16 Karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia
  • 1867-03-30 US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre - Seward's Folly)
  • 1867-10-18 US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia having paid $7.2 million
  • 1868-09-25 The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.
  • 1869-03-06 Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.
  • 1875-08-22 The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.

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1876-11-17 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.

  • 1877-04-24 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1877-07-31 Second Russian assault on Plevna, Turkey fails, during Russo-Turkish War, 7,300 Russian casualties
  • 1877-11-17 Russia launches a surprise night attack that overruns Turkish forces at Kars, Armenia
  • 1878-01-16 Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.
  • 1878-06-13 Congress of Berlin redraws the terms of Treaty of San Stefano to give Russia less influence in old Ottoman empire
  • 1879-05-16 Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia & English
  • 1880-02-17 Tsar Alexander II of Russia survives an assassination attempt
  • 1881-02-24 China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.
  • 1881-04-27 Pogroms against Russian Jews start in Elisabethgrad
  • 1882-01-25 Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms
  • 1882-07-06 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine
  • 1882-07-13 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
  • 1885-03-30 The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.
  • 1885-11-17 The Serbian Army, with Russian support, invades Bulgaria
  • 1886-10-26 Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in Russia
  • 1886-10-27 Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" performed in Russia
  • 1887-06-18 The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.
  • 1887-08-19 Dmitri Mendeleev makes a solo ascent by balloon to an altitude of 11,500 feet (3.5 km) above Klin, Russia to observe an eclipse
  • 1888-03-20 The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.
  • 1891-04-23 Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia
  • 1892-02-03 Russia closes down the Volozhin Yeshiva, a Lithuanian talmudical college
  • 1892-08-17 Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Double Alliance
  • 1893-12-17 Russia ratifies Double Alliance with France
  • 1893-12-30 Russia signs military accord with France
  • 1894-01-04 France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia

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1894-11-01 Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.

  • 1895-05-07 In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention - the world's first radio receiver. In the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.
  • 1895-06-29 Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
  • 1896-05-18 Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field, Moscow, during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, results in the deaths of 1,389 people
  • 1896-05-26 Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned
  • 1898-10-01 Jews are expelled from Kiev Russia
  • 1898-10-01 Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.
  • 1900-02-14 Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.
  • 1900-03-18 Japan uses its influence over Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a naval station at Korean Port of Masampo, the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war
  • 1900-06-25 Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland
  • 1900-06-26 The Russian Tsar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia's behavior there
  • 1900-07-03 Trying in stem the growing popular resentment, Tsar Nicholas of Russia issues a decree that abolishes the banishment of dissidents and troublemakers to Siberia
  • 1900-07-16 Russia launch an offensive against the Chinese in Manchuria
  • 1900-08-04 An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion
  • 1900-08-05 In Russia, anti-Jewish riots spread from Odessa into other parts of the country
  • 1900-08-15 Russian troops advance further unto Manchuria
  • 1900-09-03 Russian troops now control both sides of the Amur River on the Russo-Manchurian boundary
  • 1900-10-10 In Manchuria, Russia captures the major city of Mukden, part of their own plan to take over the whole province
  • 1900-11-09 China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration
  • 1901-10-16 Baron Hayashi of Japan begins negotiations in London to make an alliance with the British and strengthen Japan's position against Russians
  • 1901-11-27 Prince Ito of Japan comes to St Petersburg hoping to get the Russians to grant Japan concessions in Korea, but later drops this goal and decides to make an alliance with Britain
  • 1902-02-01 US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there
  • 1902-03-20 France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea
  • 1902-03-25 In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia
  • 1902-04-02 Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.
  • 1902-04-08 Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months
  • 1902-04-15 Rioting and arson continue in Russia with peasants plundering estates to find food.
  • 1902-04-15 Russian minister of interior and head of secret police, Sipyengin, is assassinated by the 'Terror Brigade' of the Socialist Revolutionaries
  • 1903-02-23 The Sultan agrees to an Austro-Russian plan to reform the government of Macedonia in yet another effort to stifle the rising disorder among the rival Bulgarian
  • 1903-06-24 Russia prohibits meetings dealing with Zionist
  • 1903-07-17 The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government
  • 1903-08-12 The Japanese Minister to Russia presents a note to the Russian Government protesting against its failure to evacuate Manchuria
  • 1903-08-29 The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese
  • 1903-10-16 Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia
  • 1903-10-30 In violation of their promise to evacuate Manchuria, the Russian reoccupy Mukden and reinforce their troops in Manchuria
  • 1904-02-06 Japan notifies Russia that in view of Russia's delaying tactics and provocative military action, Japan is ending negotiations and recalling its members from Moscow
  • 1904-02-10 Japan and Russia declare war
  • 1904-03-06 The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific
  • 1904-03-28 Japanese troops advance in Korea, defeat the Russians at Chengiu, and capture the town
  • 1904-04-13 A squadron of the Russian fleet is decoyed out of Port Arthur by Japanese maneuvers, when they realize they are sailing into a trap; their battleship Petropavlovsk hits a mine and sinks, with a loss of 700 men
  • 1904-04-26 General Kuroko leads the Japanese Army against the large Russian force at the Yalu river during the Russo-Japanese War
  • 1904-05-26 In two days of bitter fighting, the Japanese Army soundly defeats the Russians at Kinchan and captures the forts at Nanshan
  • 1904-06-14 At the battle of Telissu, the Japanese rout the Russians and inflict heavy casualties
  • 1904-07-06 Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan
  • 1904-07-28 Interior Minister of Russia, Vyacheslav Plehve is assassinated; as leader of the most reactionary elements of government, he was hated for his repressive policies
  • 1904-08-10 Battle of the Yellow Sea: Japanese fleet prevented Russians breaking out of Port Arthur
  • 1904-08-11 The Russian fleet in the harbor of at Port Arthur is exposed to Russian guns on the hill above the harbor; Russian ships attempt escape, but most are forced back into harbor by Japanese ships
  • 1904-08-24 Battle of Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian, Japanese tactical victory
  • 1904-10-15 The Russians are driven back by the Japanese in the Battle of Shaho; both sides suffer high casualties: Japanese (16,000) and Russians (60,000)
  • 1904-10-16 Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur
  • 1904-10-22 Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship
  • 1905-01-02 Japanese troops capture Port Arthur from Russia, a blow to national morale and causing further discontent within Russia
  • 1905-01-22 In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday'
  • 1905-01-29 Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months
  • 1905-03-03 Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a 'consultative assembly' and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts
  • 1905-05-08 In Russia, the Union of Unions organizes under the chairmanship of Paul Miliukov and joins liberal groups demanding parliamentary government and universal suffrage
  • 1905-05-26 A pogrom against Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • 1905-05-27 Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima

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1905-06-08 US President Theodore Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate and end hostilities, offering his personal services

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 1,162

  • 1848-05-15 Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (d. 1926)
  • 1848-07-27 Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist
  • 1848-08-04 Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • 1848-10-30 Zinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral
  • 1849-02-22 Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)
  • 1849-06-29 Sergei J Witte, Neth/Russ count/premier Russia

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1849-09-14 Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist and pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904), born in Ryazan, Russia (d. 1936)

Physiologist Ivan Pavlov
Ivan Pavlov
  • 1850-01-15 Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician. (d. 1891)
  • 1850-01-17 Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, St Petersburg Russia, composer
  • 1850-10-05 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (d. 1910)
  • 1850-11-12 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (d. 1908)
  • 1851-09-03 Olga Konstantinovna of Russia, Queen of Greece (d. 1926)
  • 1852-02-20 Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov)
  • 1852-12-04 Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (d. 1934)
  • 1853-01-16 Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)
  • 1853-07-27 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (d. 1921)
  • 1853-08-19 Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)
  • 1853-08-28 Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)
  • 1853-10-17 Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)
  • 1853-12-22 Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919)
  • 1855-04-29 Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake) [OS]
  • 1855-05-10 Anatoli Liadov, St Petersburg, Russia, composer (Enchanted Lake) [NS]
  • 1855-05-11 Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake)
  • 1855-09-01 Innokenty Annensky, Omsk, Russian Empire, poet, critic and interpreter (poètes maudits)
  • 1855-10-16 Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (d. 1931)
  • 1855-10-28 Ivan V Mitshurin, Russian botanist (new types of fruit)
  • 1856-03-17 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)
  • 1856-06-14 Andrey Markov, Russia, mathematician (Markov Chain)
  • 1856-08-20 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]
  • 1856-09-01 Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (d. 1953)
  • 1856-11-06 Nicholas Nikolajevitsj, ruler of Russia
  • 1856-11-18 Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia (d. 1929)
  • 1856-11-25 Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russia, composer (Oresteia)
  • 1856-12-11 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist
  • 1857-06-06 Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (d. 1918)
  • 1857-11-03 Michail V Alekseyev, Imperial Russian general and WW I Chief of Staff (d. 1918)
  • 1858-02-26 Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)
  • 1858-11-11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (d. 1884)
  • 1858-12-11 Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director (d. 1943)
  • 1858-12-23 Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)
  • 1859-02-04 Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)
  • 1859-03-16 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1906)
  • 1859-11-19 Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)
  • 1859-12-15 Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)
  • 1860-01-11 Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)

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1860-01-29 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 1860-07-28 Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)
  • 1860-08-28 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]
  • 1860-08-30 Isaac Levitan, Russian artist (d. 1900)
  • 1860-09-11 Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [NS]
  • 1861-02-12 Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)
  • 1861-07-29 Sergei D Sazonov, Russian minister of Foreign Affairs (1910-16)
  • 1861-10-29 Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
  • 1861-11-16 Václav Suk, Czech-born Russian composer and violinist, born in Kladno, Bohemia (1933)
  • 1861-11-23 Konstantin Korovin, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • 1861-12-19 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, born in Brighton England
  • 1862-03-02 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)
  • 1862-04-14 Pyotr A Stolypin, premier Russia (1906-11)
  • 1862-05-19 Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (d. 1942)
  • 1862-07-18 Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general (d. 1933)
  • 1862-12-14 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]
  • 1862-12-26 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]
  • 1863-01-17 Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russia, director (Stanislavski Method)
  • 1863-02-17 Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)
  • 1863-03-01 Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (d. 1930)
  • 1863-03-12 Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (d. 1945)
  • 1863-04-19 Felix Blumenfeld, Russian composer, conductor and pianist, born in Kirovohrad, Ukraine (d. 1931)
  • 1863-07-28 Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski, Russian general (d. 1919)
  • 1863-08-15 Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (d. 1945)
  • 1863-10-03 Pyotr Kuzmich Kozlov, Russian explorer (d. 1935)
  • 1863-10-09 Alexander Siloti, Kharkov Russia, pianist/prof (Moscow Cons 1888-91)
  • 1864-01-09 Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician (d. 1926)
  • 1864-01-10 Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (d. 1931)
  • 1864-03-13 Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (d. 1941)
  • 1864-10-25 Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian composer (d. 1956)
  • 1864-11-09 Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses
  • 1865-04-23 Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)
  • 1865-08-10 Alexander K Glazunov, St Petersburg Russia, composer (Chopiniana)
  • 1865-12-19 Tikhon Toropets, Pskov Russia, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint
  • 1866-02-16 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]
  • 1866-02-24 Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)
  • 1866-02-28 Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]
  • 1866-03-14 Alexey Troitsky, Russian chess problemist (d. 1942)
  • 1866-05-10 Léon Bakst, Russian artist (d. 1924)
  • 1867-06-15 Konstantin Balmont, Russian writer, born in Gumnishchi, Shuya (d. 1945)
  • 1867-09-25 Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1938)
  • 1867-11-21 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist

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1868-03-28 Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths), born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1936)

Playwright & Author Maxim Gorky
Playwright & Author
Maxim Gorky
  • 1868-04-16 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer
  • 1868-04-28 Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (d. 1908)

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1868-05-18 Nicholas II Alexandrovich, Last tsar of Russia (1894-1917), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)

  • 1868-08-07 Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1869-01-22 Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk and confidant of Russian Tsar Nicholas II (d. 1916)
  • 1869-02-23 Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary (Soc-Dem)
  • 1869-02-26 Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin
  • 1869-04-05 Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1869-05-05 Hans Pfitzner, Russian-born composer (d. 1949)
  • 1869-11-13 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian feminist (d. 1962)
  • 1869-12-22 Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)
  • 1870-04-14 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (d. 1905)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 300 of 736

  • 1900-08-04 Isaac Levitan, Russian painter (b. 1860)
  • 1901-11-22 Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian Biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology), dies at 61
  • 1902-04-08 Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated
  • 1902-07-14 Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1903-06-11 Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)
  • 1904-04-13 Vasili Vereshtshagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies
  • 1904-05-16 N I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies

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1904-07-15 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

Author and Playwright Anton Chekhov
Author and Playwright
Anton Chekhov
  • 1904-07-28 Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies
  • 1905-02-13 Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)
  • 1905-11-08 Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)
  • 1906-01-13 Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)
  • 1906-02-25 Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44
  • 1907-02-02 Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72
  • 1907-03-23 Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79
  • 1908-01-25 Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)
  • 1908-06-21 Nikolai A Rimski-Korssakov, Russian composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64
  • 1908-11-20 Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (b. 1868)
  • 1909-01-14 Sinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian admiral, dies at 60
  • 1909-11-30 Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]
  • 1909-12-11 Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (b. 1855)
  • 1909-12-13 Innokenti Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter, dies of heart attack at 54
  • 1910-04-14 Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)
  • 1910-05-29 Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Russian composer (Islamej), dies at 73
  • 1910-07-24 Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)
  • 1910-10-04 Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (b. 1850)

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1910-11-20 Leo Tolstoy [Lev Nikolayevich], Russian novelist (Anna Karenina, War & Peace), dies of pneumonia at 82

Novelist Leo Tolstoy
Leo Tolstoy
  • 1911-09-18 Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49
  • 1914-08-15 Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28]
  • 1914-08-29 ... Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle
  • 1914-08-30 Aleksandr Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide
  • 1915-01-28 Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (b. 1846)
  • 1915-03-13 Sergei J Witte, Dutch count/premier of Russia, dies at 65
  • 1915-04-27 Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (b. 1872)
  • 1915-05-21 Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (b. 1875)
  • 1915-06-19 Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev, Russian composer (Oresteia), dies at 58
  • 1916-01-15 Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850)
  • 1916-03-19 Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • 1916-05-17 Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)
  • 1916-07-15 Ilya Mechnikov, Russian zoologist and bacteriologist known as the "father of natural immunity" (Nobel 1908), dies of heart failure at 71
  • 1916-12-29 Grigori Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45
  • 1917-02-13 Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer, dies at 48
  • 1917-04-18 Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (b. 1858)
  • 1917-06-15 Lillian Bassman, Russian emigrant to America, photographer and painter (Harper's Bazaar), (d. 2012)
  • 1917-12-08 Mendele Moykher Sforim, Russian writer (b. 1836)
  • 1918-04-13 Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)
  • 1918-05-30 Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies
  • 1918-07-17 Aleksei N Romanov, son and heir of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 13
  • 1918-07-17 Demidova, lady in waiting of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • 1918-07-17 Maria Romanova, daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death


1918-07-17 Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, executed at 50

  • 1918-07-17 Olga Romanova, daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • 1918-07-17 Tatyana Romanova, daughter of RussianTsar Nicholas II, shot to death
  • 1918-09-03 Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed
  • 1918-09-25 Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)
  • 1918-10-09 Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WW I), murdered at 60
  • 1918-11-03 Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian scientist (b. 1857)
  • 1919-01-01 Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (b. 1881)
  • 1919-02-05 Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62
  • 1919-02-16 Vera Kholodnaya, Russian film star (b. 1893)
  • 1919-05-21 Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1853)
  • 1920-02-07 Alexander Koltsjak, adm/leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed
  • 1920-02-07 Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (b. 1874)
  • 1920-06-20 Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses, dies at 55
  • 1920-11-08 Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57
  • 1921-02-08 Pjotr A Kropotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist, dies at 78
  • 1921-08-07 Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40
  • 1921-08-24 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)
  • 1922-02-24 Dmitri B Shostakovitch, father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies
  • 1922-05-29 Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director, dies at 39
  • 1922-06-28 Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (b. 1885)
  • 1922-07-20 Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (b. 1856)
  • 1923-05-10 Vaslav Vorovsky, Russian delegate, assassinated
  • 1923-06-26 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
  • 1923-11-26 Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer, dies at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924-01-21 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Russian Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1924-05-08 Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23
  • 1924-05-25 Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (b. 1889)
  • 1924-08-17 Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26
  • 1924-10-09 Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)
  • 1924-12-28 Léon Bakst, Russian artist (b. 1866)
  • 1925-03-23 Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War, dies at 76
  • 1925-05-13 Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies
  • 1925-09-16 Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)
  • 1925-12-27 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (b. 1895)
  • 1926-02-02 Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (b. 1848)
  • 1926-04-19 Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian statistician (b. 1874)
  • 1926-05-30 Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist (b. 1864)
  • 1926-06-23 Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • 1927-03-03 Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)
  • 1927-05-28 Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (b. 1878)
  • 1927-11-17 Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44
  • 1927-12-14 Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (b. 1842)
  • 1927-12-25 Sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66
  • 1928-04-07 Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (b. 1873)
  • 1928-04-25 Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron general, dies at 49
  • 1929-01-06 Nicolas Nikolayevitch, grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72
  • 1929-08-19 Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57
  • 1930-04-04 Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies
  • 1930-04-14 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet, dies at 36