Today in Russian History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 813

  • 1946-04-07 Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR
  • 1947-02-20 State of Prussia ceases to exist.
  • 1948-07-08 500th anniversary of the Russian Orthodox Church celebrated in Moscow
  • 1948-10-21 UN rejects Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons
  • 1949-05-27 Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1951-10-06 Stalin proclaims USSR has atom bomb

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • 1953-02-11 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 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, Russia)
  • 1955-01-25 Russia ends state of war with Germany
  • 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
  • 1958-04-01 Marshal Nikolai Bulganin becomes director of Soviet State Bank
  • 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
  • 1961-08-06 Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)
  • 1961-11-11 Molotov, Malenkov & Kaganovitsj expelled from USSR's communist party
  • 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

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1962-10-18 JFK meets Soviet minister of foreign affairs Andrei Gromyko

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962-10-22 JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
  • 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
  • 1971-09-24 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
  • 1973-05-18 Soviet party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
  • 1973-06-25 Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France
  • 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
  • 1977-06-01 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
  • 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
  • 1986-08-31 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
  • 1987-09-02 Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 1,181

  • 1905-01-02 Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)
  • 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], St Petersburg Russia, actor (My Man Godfrey)
  • 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)
  • 1906-03-20 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, St Petersburg Russia, composer [NS]
  • 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)
  • 1907-11-09 Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, prince
  • 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)
  • 1908-08-26 W. B. Henning, Prussian-born Iranist (d. 1967)
  • 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)
  • 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, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina (Bolshoi)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1913-01-07 Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)
  • 1913-03-13 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913-08-16 Menachem Begin, Brest Russian Empire, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978), (d. 1992)

Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
Israeli Prime Minister
Menachem Begin
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1920-12-17 Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tilsit East Prussia, actor (Kafka, Music Box)
  • 1920-12-24 Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)
  • 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)

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 732

  • 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
  • 1993-07-18 Sergei Y Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut, dies in accident at 35
  • 1993-08-01 Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered
  • 1993-08-15 Robert W Kempner, German officer of justice in Prussia, dies at 93
  • 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 playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95
  • 1994-09-12 Boris B Yegorov, Russian doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I), dies at 56
  • 1994-09-25 Ludwig Ferdinand von Hohenzollern, Germ prince of Prussia, dies at 86
  • 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
  • 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
  • 1997-04-26 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)
  • 1997-12-12 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 1998-03-21 Galina Ulanova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (b. 1910)
  • 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)
  • 2001-05-12 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)
  • 2004-11-17 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)
  • 2005-07-09 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)