Russian History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 888

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1941-05-06 Joseph Stalin becomes Premier of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1941-06-24 Germans advanced into Russia & took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk & Kaunas
  • 1941-06-25 -26] Soviet counter attack at Rovno
  • 1941-06-26 Finland enters WW II against Russia
  • 1941-07-18 SS drowns 40 Jews in Dvina River, Belorussia
  • 1941-08-02 German 11st Army surrounds 20 Soviet divisions at Oeman
  • 1941-08-08 20 divisions of Soviet 6th/12th Army surrender at Oeman
  • 1941-08-25 British & Soviet troops attack pro-German Iran
  • 1941-08-29 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
  • 1941-09-03 1st use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)
  • 1941-09-23 German air raid on Soviet naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1941-10-12 Soviet government moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis forces close in on Moscow
  • 1941-10-16 Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia
  • 1941-11-21 German troops occupy Rostov-on-Don, Southern Russia
  • 1941-12-05 Soviet anti-offensive in Moscow drives out Nazi army
  • 1941-12-08 Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo
  • 1941-12-12 Soviet 20th army recaptures Soljetsjnogorsk
  • 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
  • 1942-07-20 Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch on its cover
  • 1942-07-22 4th Soviet army forms with 80 tanks
  • 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
  • 1942-08-08 Soviet anti-offensive of Voronezh under Marshal Timosjenko
  • 1942-08-23 World War II: last cavalry charge in history takes place at Isbushenskij, Russia; the Italian Savoia Cavalleria charges Soviet infantry
  • 1942-08-26 Soviet counter offensive begins in Moscow
  • 1942-09-23 Soviet counter offensive at Stalingrad
  • 1942-10-05 5,000 Jews of Dubno, Russia massacred
  • 1942-10-12 Successful Soviet counter attack through 37th Guard division
  • 1942-11-19 Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front
  • 1942-11-19 Operation Uranus: Soviet offensive begins during Battle of Stalingrad, 1 million Soviet soldiers encircle the German Sixth Army
  • 1942-11-20 26th Soviet Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski
  • 1942-11-23 Soviet 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don
  • 1942-12-16 Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan
  • 1942-12-25 Soviet artillery/tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad
  • 1943-01-10 Soviet offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad
  • 1943-01-13 Soviet offensive at Don under general Golikov
  • 1943-01-31 General Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Soviet troops at Stalingrad
  • 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 Soviet offensive at Orel
  • 1943-07-12 WWII: 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
  • 1943-08-04 Soviet units reach suburbs of Orel
  • 1943-09-11 Jewish ghettos of Minsk & Lida Belorussia liquidated
  • 1943-09-17 World War II: Soviet city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.
  • 1943-09-21 Soviet 13th/61st Army reconquer Chyernigov
  • 1943-09-25 Soviet troops liberate Smolensk
  • 1944-05-05 Soviet offensive against Sebastopol, Crimea
  • 1944-05-09 Russians recapture Crimea by taking Sevastopol
  • 1944-06-09 Soviet offensive in Carelia
  • 1944-06-23 Soviet offensive in central front sector
  • 1944-07-17 Soviet troops cross river Bug/march into Poland
  • 1944-07-26 Soviet troops arrive in Weichsel
  • 1944-08-14 Soviet offensive at Weichsel
  • 1944-08-20 Soviet offensive at Jassy & Kisjinev
  • 1944-08-31 Soviet & Romanian troops march into Bucharest
  • 1944-09-08 Russians march into Bulgaria; Bulgaria declares war on Germany
  • 1944-09-15 Soviet troops free Sofia, Bulgaria

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
  • 1944-10-20 Soviet and Yugoslav troops free Belgrade
  • 1944-10-28 Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact
  • 1945-01-27 Soviet troops liberate Auschwitz and Birkenau Concentration Camps in Poland
  • 1945-01-31 Soviet troops reach the Oder River, less that 50 miles from Berlin
  • 1945-02-06 Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder
  • 1945-04-21 Soviet army arrives at outskirts of Berlin
  • 1945-04-30 Soviet Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp
  • 1945-05-10 Soviet troops occupied Prague
  • 1945-06-04 US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany
  • 1945-08-20 Soviet troops occupy Harbin & Mukden
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 1,162

  • 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, Moscow Russia, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY)
  • 1899-09-23 Louise Nevelson, Kiev, Russia, sculptor (Sky Cathedral)
  • 1899-10-29 Akim Tamiroff, Tiflis Russia, actor (For Whom the Bell Tolls)
  • 1899-12-06 Nikolai Batalov, Moscow Russia, actor (Mother)
  • 1900-02-08 Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)
  • 1900-03-21 Eugenie Leontovitch, Moscow Russia, actor (Homicidal)
  • 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)
  • 1900-08-11 Alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS]
  • 1900-08-22 Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)
  • 1900-09-01 Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

1901-06-05 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)
  • 1901-12-13 Georg M Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/theory [OS]
  • 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]
  • 1902-12-26 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)
  • 1903-07-27 Nikolai Cherkasov, actor (Ivan the Terrible), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1905-11-17 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)
  • 1906-03-17 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)
  • 1907-02-17 Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)
  • 1907-04-22 Ivan Efremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)
  • 1907-06-24 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)
  • 1908-01-19 Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
  • 1908-03-04 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]
  • 1908-03-17 Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • 1908-06-12 Marina Semenova, Russian ballerina
  • 1908-08-23 Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)
  • 1908-09-03 Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (d. 1988)
  • 1908-09-18 Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50)
  • 1908-09-30 David Oistrakh, Odessa Russia, violinist/prof (Moscow Conservatory)
  • 1908-10-06 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
  • 1908-10-23 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Saint Petersburg, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation)
  • 1909-01-22 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
  • 1909-08-21 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (d. 1992)
  • 1909-11-22 Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
  • 1909-11-27 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (d. 1967)
  • 1910-01-08 Galina Ulanova, ballerina (Bolshoi), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1910-04-02 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • 1910-05-16 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1910-06-08 Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russian conductor [NS=June 21]
  • 1910-07-23 Pimen, [Sergei Irzjekov], patriarch Russian-Orthodox Cathederal
  • 1910-09-23 Soulima Stravinsky, Lausanne Switz, Russian pianist (Igor's son)
  • 1910-12-25 David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US dancer (Make Mine Music)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 736

  • 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)
  • 1979-08-24 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, 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
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1987-12-02 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
  • 1991-07-25 Kaganovitch, Russian minister of Transport for Stalin, dies
  • 1991-10-12 Arkady Strugatsky, Russian novelist (b. 1925)
  • 1992-02-13 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 1992-03-05 Yevgeny Yevstigneev, Russian actor (Welcome Kosta), dies at 65
  • 1992-05-04 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • 1992-07-18 Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
  • 1992-12-05 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • 1992-12-26 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
  • 1993-01-05 George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • 1993-01-06 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
  • 1993-02-11 Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnist, dies in an auto accident
  • 1993-03-20 Claudia Yeltsin, mother of Russian president Yeltsin, dies at 85
  • 1993-07-17 Vladimir Barmyn, Russian inventor (Stalinorgel), dies at 84