Russian History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 888

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

1991-07-10 Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected President of the Russian Federation

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1991-07-31 Russia & US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact

BattleCoup d'├ętat

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

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
  • 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
  • 1995-12-03 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)
  • 1996-01-12 Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)
  • 1996-03-26 The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.
  • 1996-06-11 Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East
  • 1997-02-07 US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
  • 1997-02-28 FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
  • 1997-03-02 Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)
  • 1997-03-04 Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)
  • 1997-03-18 Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die
  • 1997-04-06 Progress M-34 Launch (Russia)
  • 1997-05-12 Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
  • 1997-05-16 A final agreement creating the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) is signed by project participants, inc. Russia, Kazakhstan, Chevron Corp and others
  • 1997-05-20 Cosmos Zenit-2 Launch (Russia), Failed
  • 1997-05-27 Russian President Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO
  • 1997-05-28 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 1997-06-07 Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
  • 1997-06-29 Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia)
  • 1997-08-16 For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
  • 1997-11-20 Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq
  • 1997-11-25 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
  • 1997-12-29 Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China
  • 1998-01-01 Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-07-17 Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II & family, 80 years after they died

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-10-01 Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 1999-08-09 Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
  • 1999-09-13 Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.
  • 1999-12-31 Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as acting President.
  • 2000-08-12 The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
  • 2000-09-20 The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.
  • 2001-03-23 The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.
  • 2001-03-26 Kazakhstan's Prime Minister opens an oil pipeline from the giant Tengiz Field to the Russian port of Novorossiysk on Monday, giving the Central Asian producer its first direct link to international markets
  • 2001-06-14 China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
  • 2001-07-02 UN Security Council, facing an almost certain Russian veto, agrees to postpone indefinitely a vote on the US-led "smart sanctions" package for Iraq
  • 2001-07-03 A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people.
  • 2001-10-15 The first tanker loading of the new $2.5-billion Kazakh-Russia Pipeline takes place
  • 2001-10-29 ExxonMobil announces that a consortium it leads will spend $4 billion over 5 years to develop large offshore oil and natural gas fields in Russia's far eastern Sakhalin region
  • 2002-05-09 In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130.
  • 2002-05-24 Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
  • 2002-05-28 NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
  • 2002-08-19 A Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
  • 2002-09-25 The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
  • 2002-10-26 Moscow Theatre Siege ends: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before
  • 2002-12-01 91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 2003-02-02 Russian pop girl duo Tatu start a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All The Things She Said'
  • 2003-04-21 107th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:10:11 and Svetlana Zakharova of Russia 1st woman in 2:25:19
  • 2004-02-14 In a suburb of Moscow, Russia, the roof of the Transvaal water park collapses, killing more than 25 people, and wounding more than 100 others.
  • 2004-03-19 A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
  • 2004-05-21 Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault
  • 2004-08-24 89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.
  • 2004-09-01 The Beslan school hostage crisis begins when armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia.
  • 2004-11-18 Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.
  • 2005-02-16 The Kyoto Protocol comes into force following its ratification by Russia.
  • 2005-08-19 The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins
  • 2005-09-08 Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
  • 2006-12-03 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)
  • 2007-04-16 111th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:14:13 and Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia 1st woman in 2:29:18
  • 2007-04-25 Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.
  • 2007-04-27 Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007-06-12 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 2007-07-14 Russia withdraws from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe.
  • 2007-09-11 Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.
  • 2007-12-02 96th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Oregon (4-1)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,158

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1931-02-01 Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician and President of Russian Federation (1991-1999), born in Butka, Sverdlovsk, (d. 2007)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1931-02-24 Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov, Russia, cosmonaut

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1931-03-02 Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91), born in Stavropol, Russia

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1931-03-17 Eunice Gayson, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love), born in London, England
  • 1931-03-23 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Gorno-Altaysk, Russia, skier (Oly gld 1964), (d. 2013)
  • 1931-03-30 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1931-04-12 Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1931-04-25 Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician (d. 1980)
  • 1931-04-27 Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist/son of David Oistrach
  • 1931-05-04 Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor (USSR State Radio), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1931-07-23 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • 1931-10-24 Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)
  • 1932-01-03 Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1932-01-21 Boris Shakhlin, Russia, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1956-60-64)
  • 1932-03-14 Naina Yeltsina, Russia's first First Lady
  • 1932-03-24 Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)
  • 1932-04-04 Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Solaris, Stalker)
  • 1932-04-15 Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1932-04-29 Yevgeni Alekseyevich Zaikin, Russian cosmonaut (Voshkod 2 backup)
  • 1932-06-20 Robert Rozjdestvenski, Russian poet (Requiem, Userjoz)
  • 1932-07-16 Oleg Protopopov, Russia, olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68)
  • 1932-08-20 Vasily Aksyonov, Russian novelist
  • 1932-08-25 Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1932-08-27 Mikhail Nikolayevich Burdayev, Feodosina Krim, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1932-10-14 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (d. 2005)
  • 1932-12-05 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, born in Khunzakhsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 1933-03-20 Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
  • 1933-05-12 Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet
  • 1933-07-18 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet (Bratsk Station), born in Zima, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • 1933-08-19 Vladimir Borisovich Alekseyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1933-09-12 Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress
  • 1933-09-30 Mars Zakirovich Rafikov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1934-03-04 Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident, born in Moscow

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1934-03-09 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), born in Klushino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1968)

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin
  • 1934-03-23 Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
  • 1934-03-31 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russia, cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup)
  • 1934-04-01 Vladimir Posner, Russian/French/American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris
  • 1934-06-16 Elvira Vinogradova, Russian TV persona
  • 1934-08-15 Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1934-10-12 Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician
  • 1934-11-24 Alfred Schnittke, Russia, composer (St Florian)
  • 1935-01-01 Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1935-06-13 Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kiselyov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1935-06-27 Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1935-07-19 Vasily Livanov, Russian and Soviet film actor
  • 1935-08-17 Oleg Tabakov, Russian actor
  • 1935-09-05 Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1935-11-10 Igor Dmitrievich Novikov, Russian astrophysicist
  • 1935-11-23 Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1935-12-22 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)
  • 1936-05-30 Galina Shostakovitch, daughter of Russian composer Dmitri
  • 1936-09-21 Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow
  • 1936-09-27 Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1936-10-07 Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1936-10-16 Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
  • 1936-10-31 Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1936-11-06 Mikhail Vladimirovich Sologub, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1937-03-04 Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich, Russian cosmonaut

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1937-03-06 Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut and 1st woman in space (Vostok 6), born in Maslennikovo, Russia

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • 1937-03-15 Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer,(To Live and Remember), born in Atalanka, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • 1937-03-17 Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina, born in Stalingrad, Soviet Union
  • 1937-04-10 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet
  • 1937-04-12 Igor Volk, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12) and test pilot, born in Zmiiv, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1937-04-17 Eduard N Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1937-05-31 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1937-06-12 Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician
  • 1937-07-06 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961), born in Gorky, Russia
  • 1937-08-10 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician
  • 1937-08-17 Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Illyin, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1937-09-06 Irina Bayanovna Solovyova, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1937-09-11 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet singer and Russian businessman
  • 1937-11-20 Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian playwright
  • 1938-02-03 Vladimir Grigoryevich Fartushny, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1938-02-25 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater (Olympic Gold 1960), born in Rybnoye (d. 2012)
  • 1938-03-17 Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)
  • 1938-03-20 Sergei Petrovich Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist
  • 1938-04-09 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician
  • 1938-05-10 Maxim Shostakovich, Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)
  • 1938-05-12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident
  • 1938-05-26 Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
  • 1938-08-16 Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1938-09-20 Pia Lindstrom, critic (WNBC-TV)/journalist (From Russia With Love)
  • 1938-12-10 Yuri Temirkanov, Nalchik Russia, conductor (Kirov)
  • 1939-02-03 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1939-05-06 Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1939-06-26 Ansar Ilgamovich Sharafutdinov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1939-07-02 Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1940-01-05 Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
  • 1940-04-04 Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1940-04-09 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-08-06 Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan
  • 1940-09-10 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1940-09-28 Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-10-06 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1940-12-05 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
  • 1940-12-31 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1941-08-15 Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1941-09-03 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (d. 1990)
  • 1941-09-15 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator
  • 1942-01-10 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russia, cosmonaut

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 735 of 735

  • 2009-06-05 Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)
  • 2009-07-06 Vasily Aksyonov, Russian writer (b. 1932)
  • 2009-08-27 Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet (b. 1913)
  • 2009-09-27 Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2009-11-08 Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2009-12-16 Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician (b. 1956)
  • 2010-03-27 Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)
  • 2010-05-23 Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)
  • 2010-11-03 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (b. 1938)
  • 2010-11-29 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (b. 1937)
  • 2011-03-04 Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)
  • 2011-04-10 Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2011-09-12 Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)
  • 2011-10-09 Pavel Karelin, Russian ski jumper (b. 1989)
  • 2011-12-05 Gennady Logofet, Russian footballer (b. 1942)
  • 2011-12-14 Boris Chertok, prominent Soviet and Russian rocket engineer, dies at 99
  • 2012-03-30 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater and 1960 Olympic gold medalist, dies at 74
  • 2012-11-18 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Russian Woman Grandmaster of chess, dies from brain cancer at 55
  • 2012-12-01 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer, dies at 85
  • 2012-12-04 Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80
  • 2012-12-22 Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter, dies at 88
  • 2012-12-27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower, dies at 79
  • 2013-12-23 Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor, dies at 94
  • 2014-02-19 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 79
  • 2014-02-28 Rostislav Belyakov, Russian chief designer of the MiG fighter jet, dies at 94
  • 2014-12-25 Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident, dies at 80
  • 2015-01-01 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 64
  • 2015-02-27 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, dies at 55, shot four times in Moscow
  • 2015-03-14 Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer (To Live and Remember) dies at 77
  • 2015-05-02 Maya Plisetskaya, Russian Ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), dies at 89
  • 2015-07-21 Theodore Bikel, Austrian/US folk singer/actor (Russians Are Coming), dies at 91
  • 2015-11-30 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (Carnival Night), dies at 88
  • 2016-01-01 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, dies from heart failure at 83
  • 2016-06-06 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, dies at 85
  • 2016-06-19 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27