Russian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 868


AgreementTreaty of Interest

1939-04-17 Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1939-05-19 Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact
  • 1939-08-20 Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia
  • 1939-09-30 Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland
  • 1939-11-26 4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border
  • 1939-11-28 Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-aggression treaty
  • 1939-12-09 Russian air raid on Helsinki
  • 1939-12-19 Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa
  • 1940-01-05 Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia
  • 1940-02-23 Russian troops conquer Lasi Island
  • 1940-03-12 Finland surrenders to Russia during WW II, gives Karelische Isthmus
  • 1940-03-13 Finland-Russian cease fire signed, the Winter War ends. Finland gives up Karelische

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1940-12-11 Russian general Georgy Zhukov warns of German assault

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov

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1941-10-03 Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1941-10-16 Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia
  • 1941-11-21 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
  • 1941-12-08 Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo
  • 1942-03-20 Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia
  • 1942-05-12 Russia occupies Crackow, until Aug 23, 1943
  • 1942-05-21 Convoy PQ16 departs Great Britain for Russia
  • 1942-06-07 Germany Army marches into Sebastopol, Russia
  • 1942-07-20 Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch on its cover
  • 1942-07-24 German troops occupy Rostov-on- Don in Southern Russia for the 2nd time
  • 1942-07-28 Nazis liquidate 10,000 Jews in Minsk Belorussia Ghetto
  • 1942-07-30 German SS kills 25,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • 1942-07-31 German SS gases 1,000 Jews in Minsk, Belorussia
  • 1942-08-23 World War II: last cavalry charge in history takes place at Isbushenskij, Russia; the Italian Savoia Cavalleria charges Soviet infantry
  • 1942-10-05 5,000 Jews of Dubno, Russia massacred
  • 1942-11-19 Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
  • 1942-12-16 Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan
  • 1943-02-14 World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.
  • 1943-07-07 Erich Hartmann shoots 7 Russian aircraft at Kursk
  • 1943-07-12 World War II: Battle of Prokhorovka - Russians defeat German forces in one of the largest ever tank battles
  • 1943-07-13 Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 lost by Germany
  • 1943-09-11 Jewish ghettos of Minsk & Lida Belorussia liquidated
  • 1944-05-09 Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
  • 1944-09-08 Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-10-09 British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1944-10-28 Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • 1945-02-06 Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder
  • 1945-06-04 US, Soviet Union, Britain and France agree to divide up occupied Germany
  • 1948-07-08 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow
  • 1948-10-21 UN rejects Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
  • 1949-03-26 103rd Grand National: Leo McMorrow aboard Russian Hero wins
  • 1949-10-07 German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier
  • 1951-05-07 International Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics
  • 1953-06-26 Russian vice-premier/interior minister Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria arrested
  • 1953-08-08 Russia's Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb
  • 1953-08-20 Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation
  • 1954-03-07 Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition
  • 1954-05-07 US, Great Britain & France reject Russian membership of NATO
  • 1954-06-27 1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia
  • 1955-01-25 Russia ends state of war with Germany
  • 1956-02-11 British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean deny working as spies for Soviet Russia after reappearing in the Soviet Union after going missing 5 years earlier
  • 1956-07-16 Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR
  • 1956-11-04 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1956-12-11 Anti-Russian demonstrations in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland
  • 1957-01-06 Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia
  • 1957-03-12 German DR accepts 22 Russian divisions
  • 1957-10-25 Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed
  • 1957-11-18 Tunisia refuses Russian weapons
  • 1959-05-18 "Russian Band Stand" by Spencer & Spencer hits #91
  • 1960-05-01 Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk
  • 1960-07-12 Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.
  • 1961-01-01 Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11
  • 1961-01-16 Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain

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1961-04-12 Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person to orbit Earth (Vostok 1)

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Cosmonaut
Yuri Gagarin
  • 1961-08-06 Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)
  • 1962-02-04 Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game
  • 1962-08-11 Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3
  • 1962-08-12 Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962-10-22 JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962-10-26 JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba
  • 1962-10-27 Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba
  • 1963-03-13 Two Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska
  • 1963-06-19 2 Russian space missions return to Earth
  • 1963-07-25 US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty

Film release premierFilm Premier

1963-10-10 "From Russia With Love" 2nd James Bond film based on a novel by Ian Fleming, starring Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi, premieres in London

  • 1964-10-23 Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1968-10-16 Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces
  • 1968-12-31 1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)
  • 1969-03-02 Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)
  • 1969-03-15 Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute leaves 100s dead
  • 1969-05-17 Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus
  • 1969-07-13 Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon
  • 1969-07-21 Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits
  • 1970-05-04 Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt
  • 1970-09-04 Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum
  • 1970-10-15 Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey
  • 1970-11-04 Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee
  • 1970-11-17 Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon
  • 1970-11-18 Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,199

  • 1897-04-20 Gregory Ratoff, Petrograd Russia, actor/director (Corsican Brothers)
  • 1897-04-26 Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)
  • 1897-10-24 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer (d. 1982)
  • 1898-01-22 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), born in Riga, Latvia [NS] (d. 1948)
  • 1898-02-03 Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
  • 1898-02-21 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)
  • 1898-05-06 Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor
  • 1898-10-18 Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love)
  • 1898-12-22 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)
  • 1899-01-01 Lev V Kuleshov, Russian director/theorist (Po Zakonu)
  • 1899-01-02 Alexander Tcherepnin, composer, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1899-02-19 Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)
  • 1899-03-03 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, born in Jelisawetgrad, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1899-04-23 Vladimir Nabokov, novelist (Lolita, Ada), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1899-04-24 Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1899-05-31 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • 1899-06-04 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • 1899-06-23 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, born in Balta, Ukraine (d. 1958)
  • 1899-06-25 Arthur Tracy, Kamenets-Podolsky Russia, street singer (Vincent Lopez Show, Limelight)
  • 1899-06-26 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
  • 1899-08-19 Olga Baclanova, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1899-10-29 Akim Tamiroff, Tiflis Russia, actor (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • 1899-12-06 Nikolai Batalov, actor (Mother), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1899-12-25 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born american artist (Depression Scenes in NYC), born in Borisoglebsk, Tambov (d. 1987)
  • 1900-01-30 Isaak Iosifovich Dunayevsky, Soviet operetta and film composer, born in Lokhvitsa, Russian Empire (d. 1955)
  • 1900-02-08 Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • 1900-03-21 Eugenie Leontovitch, actor (Homicidal), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1900-04-16 Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)
  • 1900-06-22 Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1900-07-10 Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk, priest and wonder-worker (d. 1979)
  • 1900-07-12 Fjodor Godunov-Tcherdynchev, Russian poet (Life of Tchernyshevsky)
  • 1900-07-18 Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], Ivanovo, Russia, writer and lawyer (Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits)
  • 1900-08-22 Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)
  • 1900-09-01 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht)

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1900-10-02 Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff], Famous Russian clown, born in Dvinsk, Russian Empire (d. 1974)

Famous Clown Coco the Clown
Famous Clown
Coco the Clown
  • 1900-11-07 Efrem Kurtz, conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1900-11-18 Constantin Alajalov, Russia, artist (Ditters & Jitters)
  • 1900-11-19 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian scientist (d. 1980)
  • 1900-12-21 Vsevolod Vishnevsky, Russian playwright and journalist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1951)
  • 1901-01-18 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)
  • 1901-03-06 Mark Donskoy, Odessa Russia, director (Heart of a Mother)
  • 1901-04-05 Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist
  • 1901-05-02 Lev N Lunts, Russia, writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1901-05-13 Witold Pilecki, Polish WWII resistance fighter (volunteered to go to Auschwitz, Witold's Report), born in Olonets, Russian Empire

Polish Resistance Fighter Witold Pilecki
Polish Resistance Fighter
Witold Pilecki

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1901-06-05 Anastasia Nikolaevna, Daughter of the last Russian Tsar, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)

Grand Duchess of Russia Anastasia Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess of Russia
Anastasia Nikolaevna
  • 1901-08-15 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)
  • 1901-12-22 Andre Kostelanetz, conductor (Lincoln Portrari), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1902-04-06 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1902-07-04 Meyer Lansky, Russian-American mobster known as the "Mob's Accountant", born in Grodno, Belarus (d. 1983)

Mobster Meyer Lansky
Mobster
Meyer Lansky
  • 1902-07-16 Alexander Luria, Russian psychologist (d. 1977)
  • 1902-08-06 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]
  • 1902-08-19 Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]
  • 1902-10-11 Leon Belasco, Odessa Russia, actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen)
  • 1902-11-21 Michail A Suslov, Russian party ideologist [OS=Nov 8]
  • 1902-11-25 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), born in Perm, Russia (d. 1983
  • 1902-12-26 Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter (d. 1980)
  • 1903-01-12 Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist - helped develop 1st Soviet nuclear weapon
  • 1903-02-23 Grigori V Aleksandrov, Russian director (Veselye Rebjata)
  • 1903-04-17 Gregor Piatigorsky, Ekaterinoslav Russia, cellist (or 4/20)
  • 1903-04-17 Nicolas Nabokov, Near Lubcha Minsk Russia, composer (Holy Devil)
  • 1903-04-18 Leonid Kinskey, actor (Casablanca), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1903-04-25 Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1987)
  • 1903-07-17 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Russian composer, born in Starozhilovka (d. 1971)
  • 1903-07-27 Nikolai Cherkasov, actor (Ivan the Terrible), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1903-10-10 Vernon Duke, American composer and songwriter (Taking a Chance on Love), born in Parafianovo, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1903-12-23 Michael Kalatozov, Russian producer (When the Cranes Fly)
  • 1904-01-03 Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)
  • 1904-01-20 Alexandra Danilova, Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)

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1904-01-22 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, born in St. Petersburgh, Russian Empire (d. 1983) [OS=Jan 9]

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1904-01-22 Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)
  • 1904-02-27 Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)
  • 1904-04-14 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer
  • 1904-09-15 Tom Conway, Russia, actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show)
  • 1904-09-23 Meyer Schapiro, Lithuanian-born American art historian, born in Šiauliai, Russian Empire
  • 1904-12-07 Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer (d. 1991)
  • 1904-12-28 Sergei Yutkevich, director (Otello, Banya), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1904-12-30 Dmitry B Kabalevsky, composer (In the Fire) [OS 17 Dec], born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1904-12-31 Nathan Milstein, Odessa Russia, concert violinist (Philadelphia Orch 1942)
  • 1905-01-02 Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • 1905-02-02 Ayn Rand, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, writer and philosopher (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)
  • 1905-03-07 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)
  • 1905-03-22 Grigorij M Kosinzev, Russian director
  • 1905-06-06 John Gart, Russia, orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show)
  • 1905-07-08 Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (d. 1997)
  • 1905-08-28 Sam Levene, Russia, actor (Demon, Gung Ho, Boomerang)
  • 1905-08-29 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, born in Moghiler-Podolsk (d. 1979)
  • 1905-11-17 Mischa Auer, [Ounskowsky], actor (My Man Godfrey), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1906-01-08 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • 1906-01-12 Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)
  • 1906-01-21 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1906-02-16 Vera Menchik, Russian 1st official women's world chess champion (1927), born in Moscow (d. 1944)
  • 1906-03-17 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • 1906-03-20 Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer
  • 1906-06-29 Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (d. 1945)
  • 1906-07-03 George Sanders, Russia, actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950)
  • 1906-08-26 Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)
  • 1906-09-08 Andrei P Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of CP
  • 1906-09-25 Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, composer [NS], born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1906-10-24 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)
  • 1906-11-02 Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 756

  • 1974-08-24 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)
  • 1974-10-24 David Oistrach, Russian violinist, dies at 65
  • 1975-01-09 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • 1975-03-07 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)
  • 1975-03-09 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)
  • 1975-08-09 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer, dies of lung cancer at 68
  • 1975-08-17 Vladimir Kutz, Russian distance runner (Olympic-gold-56) dies at 48
  • 1975-11-13 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)
  • 1976-01-23 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44
  • 1976-04-01 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75
  • 1976-08-06 Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73
  • 1976-11-12 Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)
  • 1977-02-05 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67
  • 1977-02-09 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82
  • 1977-02-13 Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77
  • 1977-05-25 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (b. 1904)
  • 1977-07-02 Vladimir V Nabokov, Russian/US writer (Lolita), dies at 78
  • 1977-07-04 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (b. 1918)
  • 1977-09-29 Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78
  • 1977-11-05 Aleksei G Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72
  • 1978-05-01 Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74
  • 1978-10-21 Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83
  • 1978-11-20 Vasilisk Gnedov, Russian poet (b. 1890)
  • 1979-02-08 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, dies at 82
  • 1979-04-05 Eugène Gabritschevsky, Russian biologist and artist (b. 1893)
  • 1979-05-09 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, dies at 73
  • 1979-08-24 Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk and wonder-worker (b. 1898)
  • 1979-11-11 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), dies at 85
  • 1979-12-05 Sonia Delaunay, Russian-born French artist (Orphism), dies at 94
  • 1980-01-13 Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78
  • 1980-04-21 Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (b. 1894)
  • 1980-07-17 Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)
  • 1980-07-25 Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)
  • 1980-08-09 Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • 1980-10-02 Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
  • 1980-10-15 Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1980-10-24 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30
  • 1980-11-12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident, dies at 42
  • 1980-12-29 Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)
  • 1981-03-07 Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67
  • 1981-11-27 Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer/actress (From Russia With Love), dies of cancer at 83
  • 1982-01-10 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, dies at 84
  • 1982-02-27 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39
  • 1982-03-06 Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77
  • 1982-07-27 Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic-gold-1980), dies at 28

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1982-07-29 Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), dies at 82

  • 1982-08-09 Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies
  • 1982-08-12 Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)
  • 1982-11-16 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86
  • 1982-11-29 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, dies at 55
  • 1982-12-17 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58
  • 1983-03-20 Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (b. 1891)
  • 1983-04-14 Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952), dies at 64

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1983-04-30 George Balanchine, Russian-American ballet composer and choreographer who founded the New York City Ballet, dies from Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease at 79

Ballet Choreographer George Balanchine
Ballet Choreographer
George Balanchine
  • 1983-10-23 Tamara Shayne, Russian-American actress (Moma Yoelson-The Jolson Story), dies of a heart attack at 80
  • 1984-02-12 Anna Anderson, claimant to the throne of Russia (b. 1896)
  • 1984-02-21 Michail A Sholochov, Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965), dies
  • 1984-04-08 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1894)
  • 1984-07-19 Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)
  • 1984-08-03 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), dies at 60
  • 1984-08-14 Tigran Petroshan, Russian chess grand master, dies at 55
  • 1984-12-03 Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)
  • 1985-02-22 Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95
  • 1985-04-24 Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80

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1985-10-10 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), dies of cancer at 65

  • 1986-04-12 Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (b. 1897)
  • 1986-07-04 Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)
  • 1986-09-25 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90
  • 1986-10-06 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 1986-11-08 Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (b. 1890)
  • 1986-12-29 Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54
  • 1987-07-02 Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia
  • 1987-10-20 Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1903)
  • 1987-10-24 Constantin Alajalov, Russian artist, dies at 86
  • 1987-11-04 Raphael Soyer, Russian-born American artist (Depression scenes in NYC), dies at 87
  • 1987-12-02 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (b. 1914)
  • 1987-12-10 Jascha Heifetz, Russia, violinist, dies at 86
  • 1988-01-22 Georgi M Malenkov, Russian premier (1953-55), dies at 86
  • 1988-05-03 Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (b. 1908)
  • 1988-08-18 Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42
  • 1988-12-07 Andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies
  • 1988-12-30 Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925)
  • 1989-01-03 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 1989-04-07 Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)
  • 1989-05-02 Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (b. 1902)
  • 1989-05-23 Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (b. 1915)
  • 1989-05-27 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (b. 1907)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1989-12-14 Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1990-03-20 Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60
  • 1990-04-19 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 52
  • 1990-05-02 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 49
  • 1990-05-13 Venedikt Jerofejev, Russian writer, dies
  • 1990-06-22 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81
  • 1990-08-15 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)
  • 1990-08-24 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941)
  • 1990-09-09 Rimantas Antanas Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46
  • 1990-09-15 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 60
  • 1990-11-19 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77
  • 1991-01-01 Charles B Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83
  • 1991-07-03 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77