Russian History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 891

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 2 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
  • 1968-08-21 After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1972-07-18 Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aids
  • 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 Teheran

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 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 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)
  • 1990-01-31 1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1990-07-07 NJ Devils sign Russians Viacheslav Fetisov & Sergei Starikov
  • 1990-07-27 White-Russia declares independence
  • 1990-08-09 Russian spacecraft Soyuz TM-10 launches
  • 1990-10-13 First Russian Orthodox service in over 70 years held in St Basil's Cathedral, in Red Square, Moscow

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,163

  • 1910-12-25 David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US dancer (Make Mine Music)
  • 1911-01-14 Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer (d. 1998)
  • 1912-01-01 Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)
  • 1912-01-19 Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913-08-16 Menachem Begin, Israeli Prime Minister (1977-83, Nobel 1978), born in Brest, Belarus (d. 1992)

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 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, Moscow Russia, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981)
  • 1914-03-08 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)
  • 1914-06-15 Yuri Andropov, Russian KGB chief/1st secretary
  • 1914-06-19 Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)
  • 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, Kislovodsk, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), (d. 2008)

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 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, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)

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)
  • 1920-07-11 Yul Brynner, Russian-born actor (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)
  • 1923-05-06 Vladimir Etush, Russian actor
  • 1923-06-03 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician
  • 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
  • 1924-05-02 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, Moscow, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998)
  • 1924-12-24 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer
  • 1925-10-19 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist
  • 1925-11-15 Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (d. 1988)
  • 1925-12-12 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer
  • 1926-01-11 Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 1926-08-31 Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russia, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)
  • 1926-10-26 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1927-02-07 Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • 1927-03-16 Vladimir M Komarov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1)
  • 1927-06-12 Timir Pinegin, Moscow, Russia, sailor (Olympic gold 1960), (d. 2013)
  • 1927-06-27 Peter Bayliss, Thames England, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1927-07-10 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician
  • 1927-08-08 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • 1927-09-04 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1927-11-18 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (A Cruel Romance), born in Kuybyshev, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1928-02-26 Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
  • 1928-04-02 Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)
  • 1928-07-16 Bella Davidovich, Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel)
  • 1928-09-06 Evgeny Svetlanov, Moscow Russia, conductor (Siberian Fantasy)
  • 1928-11-20 Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor
  • 1929-07-17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1929-07-19 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)

  • 1929-10-22 Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper (Soviet Union 1954-1967)
  • 1930-01-21 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1930-01-25 Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
  • 1930-02-26 Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
  • 1930-03-15 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 736

  • 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
  • 1997-08-21 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-born composer and pianist (b. 1912)
  • 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)
  • 2006-12-22 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960)
  • 2006-12-22 Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (b. 1919)
  • 2007-01-19 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)
  • 2007-01-28 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (b. 1963)
  • 2007-02-04 Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)
  • 2007-03-02 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (b. 1956)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2007-04-23 Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 2007-04-27 Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)
  • 2007-08-14 Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
  • 2007-11-02 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
  • 2008-01-03 Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (b. 1953)
  • 2008-01-10 Mikhail Minin, Russian Soviet soldier (b. 1922)
  • 2008-02-19 Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)
  • 2008-07-02 Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (b. 1956)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

2008-08-03 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, dies at 89

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 2008-10-13 Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (b. 1989)
  • 2008-12-05 Patriarch Alexy II of Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church (b. 1929)