Russian History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 868

  • 1971-06-30 Crew of Russian space mission Soyuz 11 found dead upon arrival on earth (only people to die in space)
  • 1971-09-24 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
  • 1972-02-14 Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-07-18 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aides

President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate Anwar Sadat
President of Egypt and Nobel Laureate
Anwar Sadat
  • 1972-09-25 Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber
  • 1973-06-25 Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-02-13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1974-09-19 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents
  • 1975-08-14 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow
  • 1976-04-09 US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use
  • 1976-07-30 Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball
  • 1976-09-06 Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet
  • 1977-05-25 21st European Cup: Liverpool beats Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 at Rome
  • 1977-06-01 Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason
  • 1977-08-17 Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole
  • 1978-04-14 Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia
  • 1978-04-27 Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup
  • 1978-05-04 Russian leader Brezhnev visits West-Germany
  • 1978-05-18 Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work
  • 1978-07-13 Russian dissident Ginsburg/Piatkus/Sjtsjaranki sentence to work camp
  • 1979-04-10 Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian
  • 1979-08-17 2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed
  • 1979-09-24 Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
  • 1980-01-01 Mob storms Russian embassy in Tehran

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1980-01-22 Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1980-07-16 Polish railway workers block railway to Russia
  • 1981-06-23 Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition
  • 1982-03-01 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data
  • 1982-03-05 Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data
  • 1982-11-02 Fire in Salung tunnel, Afghanistan, 1,000+ Russians die
  • 1983-01-23 Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean
  • 1983-05-23 Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
  • 1983-09-14 US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner
  • 1984-04-20 Russian offensive in Panshirvallei Afghanistan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1984-08-11 During a radio voice test, US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes."

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1985-06-11 Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus
  • 1985-06-15 Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus
  • 1985-10-02 Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)
  • 1986-03-29 Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
  • 1986-04-20 Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland
  • 1986-05-01 Russian news agency Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap
  • 1986-08-31 Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die
  • 1986-10-06 Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean
  • 1986-12-12 Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed
  • 1986-12-31 Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound
  • 1987-02-23 Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member
  • 1987-08-08 Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait
  • 1988-01-24 9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside"
  • 1988-04-07 Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan
  • 1988-06-05 Russian orthodox church celebrates it's 1,000th anniversary
  • 1988-08-08 Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war
  • 1989-01-03 Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement
  • 1989-07-04 Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1990-05-29 Boris Yeltsin is elected President of the Russian Republic

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin

BattleCoup d'état

1991-08-19 Conservative members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union attempt to depose Mikhail Gorbachev in a coup d'état

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1991-08-25 White-Russia declares its independence
  • 1991-09-06 The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.
  • 1991-11-06 Russian President Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party
  • 1991-12-08 Russia, Belorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States
  • 1992-01-01 The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
  • 1992-03-17 Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit
  • 1992-03-25 Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands
  • 1992-04-20 96th Boston Marathon: Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya 1st man in 2:08:14 and Olga Markova of Russia 1st woman in 2:23:43

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992-06-22 Two skeletons excavated in Yekaterinburg, Russia identified as Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra

  • 1992-12-12 Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World
  • 1993-01-03 In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George H. W. Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)
  • 1993-01-17 Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")
  • 1993-02-04 Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror
  • 1993-04-19 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:33 and Olga Markova of Russia 1st woman in 2:25:27
  • 1993-04-25 Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader
  • 1993-07-01 Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit
  • 1993-09-17 Last Russian troops leave Poland.
  • 1993-10-04 Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993-11-16 Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1994-01-08 Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
  • 1994-01-14 Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
  • 1994-02-04 Russian team beats ladies world record 4x800 m indoor (8:18.71)
  • 1994-02-14 Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.
  • 1994-03-23 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)
  • 1994-05-27 Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile
  • 1994-07-04 Russian manned space craft TM-18 lands
  • 1994-08-31 Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia
  • 1994-10-10 Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar
  • 1994-10-11 Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
  • 1994-12-04 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
  • 1994-12-11 Russian troops enter Chechnya
  • 1995-01-20 Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
  • 1995-02-09 STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • 1995-05-28 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • 1995-06-30 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island
  • 1995-11-15 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,199

  • 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)
  • 1911-01-14 Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer (d. 1998)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1911-09-24 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), born in Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • 1912-01-01 Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)
  • 1912-01-19 Leonid V Kantorovich, economist (Nobel), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1912-02-21 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • 1912-03-28 Marina Raskova, Russian navigator (d. 1943)
  • 1912-04-09 Lew Kopelew, Russian author (d. 1997)
  • 1912-05-09 Pedro Armendariz, Mexico, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1912-08-04 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer (d. 1999)
  • 1912-12-08 Jura Soyfer, political and cabaret writer, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1939)
  • 1913-01-07 Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1913-03-02 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • 1913-03-13 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer
  • 1913-08-21 Victor Rosow, Russian dramatist, born in Yaroslavl (d. 2004)
  • 1913-10-07 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer
  • 1914-01-05 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)
  • 1914-03-06 Kirill P Kondrashin, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1914-03-08 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1914-06-15 Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1982-84) and KGB Chief (1967-82), born in Nagutskaya, Stavropol Region, Russian Empire (d. 1984)

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • 1914-06-19 Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)
  • 1914-08-01 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1914-11-25 Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1915-03-22 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (d. 2005)
  • 1915-06-02 Alexandru Nicolschi, Russian communist (d. 1992)
  • 1915-09-24 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poetess (Zoja) [OS]
  • 1915-10-07 Margarita J Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja) [NS]
  • 1916-02-17 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • 1916-05-20 Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)
  • 1916-10-19 Emil Gilels, Odessa Russia, pianist (Brussels Competition-1938)
  • 1917-01-25 Ilya Prigogine, Russian scientist Nobel Laureate (d. 2003)
  • 1917-03-30 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, born in Makiivka, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1917-05-01 Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, born in Khislavichi, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1918-05-01 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1918-07-29 Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer
  • 1918-10-09 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (d. 2000)
  • 1918-12-10 Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (d. 1995)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1918-12-11 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), born in Kislovodsk, Russia (d. 2008)

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1919-01-27 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, born in Moscow (d. 2006)
  • 1919-01-30 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)
  • 1919-06-09 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player
  • 1919-10-17 Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist
  • 1919-11-10 Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, Russian inventor (AK-47), (d. 2013)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1920-01-02 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), born in Petrovichi, Russia (d. 1992)

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 1920-02-20 Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
  • 1920-02-29 Ivan Petrov, Russian operatic bass (d. 2003)
  • 1920-04-27 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • 1920-06-15 Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (d. 2008)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1920-07-11 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), born in Primorsky Krai, Russia (d. 1985)

  • 1920-07-21 Isaac Stern, Kreminiecz Russia, violinist (debut SF Symph)
  • 1920-12-24 Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1921-05-21 Andrei Sakharov, Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (1975 Nobel), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1989)

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1921-10-06 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • 1921-10-22 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1922-02-08 Joeri Averbach, Russian chess grandmaster
  • 1922-03-07 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)
  • 1922-04-02 Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)
  • 1922-04-19 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)
  • 1922-04-28 Iser J Koepermann, Russian/US world checkers champ (1958-68, 75-76)
  • 1922-09-26 Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne
  • 1922-11-19 Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)
  • 1922-11-22 Fikret Dzhamil Amirov, Kirovabad Russia, Azerbaijani composer (Shur)
  • 1923-02-15 Yelena Bonner, soviet disident/wife of Andre Sakharov, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1923-05-06 Vladimir Etush, Russian actor
  • 1923-06-03 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1923-11-08 Dmitri T Jazov, Russian minister of defense (1991 coup)
  • 1923-12-05 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), born in Makarovskaya, Vologda Oblast (d. 1984)
  • 1923-12-15 Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and statesman
  • 1924-03-15 Yuri Bondarev, Russian writer (Silence), born in Orsk
  • 1924-05-02 Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming), born in Vienna (d.2015)
  • 1924-05-09 Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
  • 1924-05-11 Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
  • 1924-05-12 Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician
  • 1924-06-14 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • 1924-10-03 Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter, (d. 2012)
  • 1924-11-14 Leonid B Kogan, Dnepropetrovsk Russia, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952)
  • 1924-12-06 Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998), born in Moscow, Russia

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 756

  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1992-04-06 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), dies from kidney failure at 72

Author, Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author, Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 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
  • 1993-07-18 Sergei Y Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut, dies in accident at 35
  • 1993-08-01 Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered
  • 1993-09-27 Andrei Solovyiov, Russian photographer, dies in battle at 38
  • 1993-10-12 Tofik Bakhramov, Russian footballer (b. 1926)
  • 1993-10-25 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
  • 1993-11-08 Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1993-11-23 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • 1994-01-23 Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76
  • 1994-01-29 Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
  • 1994-02-15 Andrei Tsjikatilo, [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murdered, executed
  • 1994-03-22 Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32
  • 1994-04-13 Nikolai Krjoetsjkov, Russian actor (Ballad of Soldatje), dies at 83
  • 1994-06-14 Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78
  • 1994-06-17 Joeri Nagibin, Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74
  • 1994-08-03 Innokenti Smoktunovski, Russian actor (Hamlet), dies at 69
  • 1994-08-08 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer and playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95
  • 1994-09-12 Boris B Yegorov, Russian doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I), dies at 56
  • 1994-10-17 Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27
  • 1995-01-07 Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle
  • 1995-01-11 Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)
  • 1995-02-02 Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé, French prince/Russian, dies at 47
  • 1995-03-01 Vladislav Listyev, Russian TV-journalist, murdered at 38
  • 1995-05-18 Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45
  • 1995-06-23 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (b. 1918)
  • 1995-09-19 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 55
  • 1996-03-20 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist, dies at 71
  • 1996-10-24 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53
  • 1997-02-13 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920), Jessica Browne, singer and dancer
  • 1997-03-03 Stanislav Shatalin, Russian economist (500 Days), dies
  • 1997-04-04 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, dies at 72
  • 1997-04-26 Yegorov, Russian leader (1994-95), dies
  • 1997-06-12 Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
  • 1997-06-18 Lev Kopelev, Russian writer and dissident (b. 1912)
  • 1997-08-01 Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 1997-08-12 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, dies at 83
  • 1997-08-21 Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)
  • 1997-10-22 Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)
  • 1997-12-09 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, dies at 91
  • 1997-12-12 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 1998-03-21 Galina Ulanova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (b. 1910)
  • 1998-05-26 Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73
  • 1998-08-03 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
  • 1998-08-04 Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • 1998-11-20 Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician (b. 1946)
  • 1999-02-05 Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)
  • 1999-03-31 Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)
  • 1999-07-27 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)
  • 1999-10-19 Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-born French writer, dies at 99
  • 2000-02-16 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (b. 1918)
  • 2000-02-20 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician (b. 1937)
  • 2000-05-08 Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959)
  • 2000-05-18 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)
  • 2000-06-02 Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
  • 2001-03-17 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), dies at 53
  • 2001-05-12 Alexei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1925)
  • 2001-07-01 Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)
  • 2002-02-24 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer and pianist, (born about 1893)
  • 2002-04-28 Alexander Lebed, Russian general (b. 1950)
  • 2002-05-03 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian composer and pianist (b. 1928)
  • 2002-08-24 Nikolay Guryanov Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (b. 1909)
  • 2003-05-28 Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)
  • 2003-06-24 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)
  • 2003-07-05 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1979)
  • 2003-09-23 Yuri Senkevich, Russian TV anchorman (b. 1937)
  • 2003-11-03 Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (b. 1923)
  • 2004-01-12 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 2004-05-22 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), dies at 59
  • 2004-05-26 Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
  • 2004-08-22 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (b. 1960)
  • 2004-09-28 Victor Rosow, Russian dramatist, dies at 91
  • 2004-11-17 Alexander Ragulin, Russian hockey player (b. 1941)
  • 2004-12-25 Gennady Strekalov, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1940)
  • 2005-02-06 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2005-06-06 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, dies at 81
  • 2005-07-09 Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)
  • 2005-08-04 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist (b. 1932)
  • 2005-08-05 Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (b. 1936)
  • 2005-12-08 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and author (b. 1915)
  • 2006-03-12 Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (b. 1947)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2006-09-25 Sofia Muratova, Russian Olympic gold winning Gymnast, dies at 77

  • 2006-10-07 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (b. 1958)
  • 2006-11-16 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • 2006-11-23 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy (b. 1962)
  • 2006-11-28 Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)
  • 2006-11-29 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • 2006-12-22 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960)