Russian History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 888 of 888

  • 2008-04-30 Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia, were confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters.

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2008-05-07 Dmitry Medvedev is sworn in as the 3rd President of the Russian Federation

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev

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2008-05-08 Dmitry Medvedev appoints Vladimir Putin as Russian Prime Minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
  • 2008-05-24 53rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dima Bilan for Russia wins singing "Believe" in Belgrade
  • 2008-08-07 Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.
  • 2008-08-08 Georgian invasion into South Ossetia. Beginning of five-day war between Georgia and Russia.
  • 2008-08-26 Russia unilaterally recognizes the independence of the former Georgian breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
  • 2008-11-25 A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one

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2008-12-05 Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.

  • 2008-12-12 Andrei Klepach, a deputy economics minister of Russia, states that Russia has entered the recession, with two quarters of contraction expected, meaning Russia will fall short of reaching the 6.8% growth forecast for 2008
  • 2009-06-12 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit Red Wings 4-3, Evgeni Malkin 1st Russian to win MVP
  • 2010-04-10 Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński.
  • 2011-09-07 Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team
  • 2012-03-04 Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud
  • 2012-05-01 China and Russia sign $15 billion dollar trade deal
  • 2012-05-07 Vladimir Putin sworn in for third six year term as President of Russia
  • 2012-05-08 Dmitry Medvedev is confirmed as Russian Prime Minister by the State Duma, after being nominated by Vladimir Putin
  • 2012-05-09 A Russian passenger jet disappears with 45 people on board
  • 2012-07-07 Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people
  • 2012-07-15 A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station
  • 2012-07-24 Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia
  • 2012-08-17 Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years
  • 2012-08-22 Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization
  • 2012-09-13 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed
  • 2012-12-28 Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children
  • 2013-01-24 Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya
  • 2013-02-01 Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean
  • 2013-02-11 18 coal miners are killed in an explosion in the Komi region, Russia
  • 2013-02-15 Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 2013-04-22 6 people are killed in a shooting rampage in Belgorod, Russia
  • 2013-04-25 38 people are killed in a psychiatric hospital fire in Ramensky, Russia
  • 2013-05-25 21st UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at London
  • 2013-06-12 Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda
  • 2013-06-18 Russia passes a law banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting children
  • 2013-07-13 18 people are killed and 40 are injured after a gravel truck collides with a bus in Podolsk, Russia
  • 2013-08-10 14th World Championships in Athletics open at Moscow, Russia
  • 2013-08-18 14th World Athletics Championships close in Moscow, Russia
  • 2013-08-20 9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus
  • 2013-08-28 China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons
  • 2013-09-20 Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military
  • 2013-11-17 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • 2013-12-29 16 people are killed and 40 are wounded by a suicide bomb attack at Volgograd-1 railway station, Russia
  • 2013-12-30 15 people are killed in a trolley-bus bomb attack in Voglograd, Russia
  • 2014-01-14 American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia
  • 2014-02-07 22nd Winter Olympic Games open at Sochi, Russia
  • 2014-02-23 A pro-Euromaidan rally is held in Simferopol, Ukraine, while in Kerch, protesters attempt to replace the Ukrainian flag from city hall with a Russian flag
  • 2014-02-23 22nd Winter Olympic Games close at Sochi, Russia
  • 2014-02-25 Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters block the Crimean parliament and demand a referendum on Crimea's independence
  • 2014-02-28 Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine
  • 2014-03-01 US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine
  • 2014-03-02 President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine
  • 2014-03-06 Crimean parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea a part of Russia

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2014-03-10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2014-03-16 Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design
  • 2014-03-18 Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation
  • 2014-03-18 Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty
  • 2014-03-19 Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol
  • 2014-03-21 Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation
  • 2014-03-22 The US and EU impose sanctions on Russia
  • 2014-03-27 UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
  • 2014-03-28 Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80%
  • 2014-04-01 NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia
  • 2014-04-10 The Council of Europe suspends Russia's right to vote
  • 2014-04-30 Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine
  • 2014-05-02 The Kiev regime launch a raid against pro-Russian forces, who respond by shooting down two helicopters
  • 2014-05-07 Fighting between pro-Russian and Kiev forces continue amid fears internationally of a civil war in the Ukraine
  • 2014-05-17 Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal
  • 2014-05-21 Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure
  • 2014-05-23 Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
  • 2014-07-17 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board
  • 2014-07-30 The EU and US extend sanctions on Russia to include banks, energy, and defense firms; Moscow denies the allegation that Russia is arming rebels in Eastern Ukraine

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2014-11-08 Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 2014-11-15 Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense
  • 2014-12-04 Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels agree to cease fire in the eastern war zone, beginning December 9
  • 2015-01-01 Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • 2015-02-27 Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is assassinated in Moscow
  • 2015-03-27 Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M launches to deliver three crew members to the international space station to research the long-term effects of micro gravity
  • 2015-04-01 56 people are killed after the Russian trawler Dalniy Vostok sinks off the coast of the Kamchatka Penninsula
  • 2015-05-17 Canada defeats Russia to win gold at the 2015 IIHF World Championship
  • 2015-08-04 A plague of locusts in Southern Russia prompts a state of emergency to be declared
  • 2015-10-31 Russian airliner crashes killing all 224 on board in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt - Russia's worst air disaster
  • 2015-11-09 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme
  • 2015-11-24 Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet after claiming it had flown into Turkish airspace
  • 2016-02-12 Pope Francis meets Patriarch Kirill in Havana - first meeting between Catholic and Russian Orthodox church heads for nearly 1,000 years
  • 2016-02-28 Explosion at Severnaya coal mine in Vorkuta, Russia kills 36, including 5 rescuers

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2016-03-02 US astronauts Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko return to earth after nearly a year (340 days), setting an ISS record

Astronaut Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly
  • 2016-03-14 President Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria
  • 2016-06-18 Soyuz capsule returns to Earth 1st British International Space Station astronaut Tim Peake, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Timothy Kopra after 186 days

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,159

  • 1942-01-10 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1942-04-24 Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942-04-26 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1942-04-27 Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6, TM-18)
  • 1942-05-22 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer
  • 1942-06-08 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942-11-08 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1942-12-30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • 1943-02-20 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • 1943-03-01 Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
  • 1943-04-27 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1943-05-04 Mikhail Chemiakin, Russian painter
  • 1943-08-13 Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1943-08-31 Leonid Ivashov, Russian general
  • 1943-10-05 Inna Churikova, Russia, actress (Theme)
  • 1943-10-06 Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
  • 1943-11-07 Boris Gromov, Russian general
  • 1943-11-21 Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer
  • 1943-12-23 Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician
  • 1944-01-12 Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
  • 1944-03-08 Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1944-07-26 Rimantas Antanas-Antonovich Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1945-03-13 Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician
  • 1945-03-26 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1945-05-20 Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov, Russian colonel and cosmonaut
  • 1945-09-23 Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
  • 1946-01-19 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1946-02-24 Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
  • 1946-03-09 Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov, Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6)
  • 1946-04-19 Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky, Russia, cosmonaut (BST-02)
  • 1946-04-25 Vladimir Zhirinovsky, [Edelstein], Russian nationalist/anti-semite
  • 1946-07-22 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1946-11-20 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • 1947-01-01 Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1947-01-03 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947-02-21 Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1947-03-15 Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947-03-17 Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
  • 1947-04-11 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist
  • 1947-06-30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947-07-28 Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1947-08-24 Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral
  • 1947-09-08 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist
  • 1947-10-06 Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1947-10-08 Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)
  • 1947-12-10 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1948-01-01 Pavel Grachev, Russian general
  • 1948-01-20 Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
  • 1948-01-25 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter
  • 1948-07-28 Sergei Bodrov, Khabarovsk Russia, director (Katala, Somebody to Love)
  • 1948-08-08 Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
  • 1948-10-15 Aleksandr S Puchkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1948-10-28 Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1948-11-18 Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1948-12-31 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)
  • 1949-01-01 Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1949-02-22 Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player
  • 1949-04-15 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
  • 1949-05-09 Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
  • 1949-06-12 Yuri Michaylovich Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28)
  • 1949-10-03 Yekaterina Aleksandrowna Ivanova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15A)
  • 1949-11-28 Alexander Godunov, Russia, composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
  • 1950-01-01 Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1950-02-15 Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1950-05-01 Marina Stepanova, Russian hurdler (world record 1986)
  • 1950-06-25 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
  • 1950-07-16 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1950-08-11 Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor
  • 1950-10-01 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1951-01-02 Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian painter
  • 1951-01-07 Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russian mjr/cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)
  • 1951-01-20 Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1951-01-24 Yakov Smirnoff, Russia, comedian (It's a wonderful country)
  • 1951-03-03 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1951-04-21 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)
  • 1951-05-03 Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer
  • 1951-08-20 Svetlana Oktyabrevna Omelchenko, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1952-01-08 Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist
  • 1952-01-31 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)
  • 1952-04-20 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1952-07-10 Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast
  • 1952-08-03 Aleksandr A Volkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1952-08-10 Nikolai Alekseyevich Pushenko, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut

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1952-10-07 Vladimir Putin, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 1952-10-20 Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1952-10-29 Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1953-03-03 Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1953-03-05 Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)
  • 1953-03-26 Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)
  • 1953-04-14 Irina Rudolfovna Pronina, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1953-04-29 Nikolai Nikolayevich Budarin, Kirya Russia, cosmonaut (STS 71, TM-27)
  • 1953-07-09 Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1953-07-30 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9)
  • 1953-10-14 Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1953-11-15 Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1953-11-27 Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium)
  • 1953-12-23 Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia
  • 1953-12-26 Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1954-05-06 Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky, Russia, cosmonaut
  • 1954-05-20 Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russia, doctor/cosmonaut

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