Soviet Union in History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,237


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1979-06-18 US President Carter & Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT II treaty limiting nuclear weapons

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1979-07-07 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-07-14 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • 1979-07-18 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-08-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-08-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-08-19 Soviet Cosmonauts Vladimir Lyakov and Valery Ryumin return to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 after a record 175 days in space
  • 1979-09-14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-09-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-09-16 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1979-09-24 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1979-09-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-10-04 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1979-10-07 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1979-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-10-25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979-10-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-11-15 In Parliament Sir Anthony Blunt, art advisor to the Queen, exposed as 4th man in Soviet spy ring. He was then stripped of his knighthood and fellowship of Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1979-11-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1979-12-25 USSR airlifts invasionary army to Afghanistan
  • 1979-12-26 Soviet Special forces take over presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • 1979-12-27 Soviet troops invade Afghanistan, President Hafizullah Amin overthrown
  • 1980-01-03 Babrak Karmal defends the Soviet-backed coup in first public appearance since taking power as President of Afghanistan

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1980-02-22 USA beats USSR in Olympic hockey 4-3, referred to as "Miracle on Ice". USA captain Mike Eruzione scores winning goal in 3rd period

Ice Hockey Player Mike Eruzione
Ice Hockey Player
Mike Eruzione
  • 1980-03-08 The first festival of rock music kicks off in the Soviet Union
  • 1980-03-14 Ice Pairs Championship at Dortmund won by Cherkasova & Shakhrai (USSR)
  • 1980-04-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-04-23 Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die
  • 1980-04-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-07-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-07-19 USSR's Walter Polovchak is placed in US custody at 12 after his asylum application
  • 1980-07-31 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-08-03 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • 1980-08-13 Tatyana Kazankina of USSR sets 1.5k woman's record (3:52.47) in USSR
  • 1980-09-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-09-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-10-08 USSR & Syria sign peace treaty
  • 1980-10-08 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1980-10-11 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1980-10-23 Soviet PM Nikolai Tichonov succeeds Alexei Kosygin, due to illness
  • 1980-11-01 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1980-12-10 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1980-12-14 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980-12-20 USSR formally announces death of Alexei Kosygin
  • 1981-03-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-04-01 Daylight saving time is introduced in the USSR.
  • 1981-04-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

  • 1981-04-24 US ends grain embargo against USSR
  • 1981-05-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-07-05 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-07-17 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-08-19 2 US Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22
  • 1981-09-02 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981-09-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-09-26 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981-10-01 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya
  • 1981-10-22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1981-10-27 The Soviet submarine U 137 runs aground on the east coast of Sweden.
  • 1981-11-20 Russian Anatoly Karpov retains world chess championship
  • 1981-11-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-11-30 Cold War: In Geneva, representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union begin to negotiate intermediate-range nuclear weapon reductions in Europe (the meetings ended inconclusively on December 17)
  • 1981-12-24 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1981-12-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-02-03 Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR
  • 1982-02-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-04-19 USSR Salyut 7 space station put into orbit
  • 1982-04-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-06-24 Soyuz T-6 Launch (USSR)
  • 1982-07-04 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-07-30 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1982-07-31 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • 1982-08-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-08-28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-08-31 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-09-04 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-09-25 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-10-01 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-10-16 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-10-17 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1982-11-12 KGB Chief Yuri Andropov succeeds Leonid Brezhnev as leader of the Soviet Union

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1982-11-15 Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1982-11-29 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1982-11-30 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1982-12-05 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1982-12-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-02-01 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-02-19 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m free style swimming record
  • 1983-02-22 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 1500m free style swimming record
  • 1983-02-24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-03-02 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1983-03-08 House Foreign Affairs Com endorses nuclear weapons freeze with USSR

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1983-03-08 President Reagan 1st known use of term "Evil Empire" (about the USSR) in speech in Florida

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1983-03-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-04-05 France throws out 47 Soviet diplomats
  • 1983-04-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1983-04-25 Yuri Andropov invites US schoolgirl Samantha Smith to the Soviet Union

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