Soviet Union in History (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 300 of 1,176

  • 1944-06-29 Soviet Armies join in Bobroesjk
  • 1944-07-22 Soviets set up Polish Committee of National Liberation
  • 1944-07-23 Soviet Army marches into Lublin Poland
  • 1944-07-24 Soviet forces liberate concentration camp Majdanek
  • 1944-07-27 Soviet Army frees Majdanek concentration camp
  • 1944-08-30 Soviet troops enter Bucharest, Romania
  • 1944-09-19 Armistice between Finland and Soviet Union is signed. (End of the Continuation War).
  • 1944-09-26 Soviet forces occupy Estonia
  • 1944-09-29 Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia
  • 1944-10-06 Soviets march into Hungary & Czechoslovakia
  • 1944-10-18 Soviet troops invade Czechoslovakia during WW II
  • 1944-10-23 Soviet army invades Hungary
  • 1944-12-26 Budapest surrounded by Soviet army
  • 1945-01-12 The Soviets begin a large offensive against the Nazis in Eastern Europe
  • 1945-01-17 Soviet army enters the devastated city of Warsaw and clears the German resistance
  • 1945-01-17 Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, credited with saving tens of thousands of Jews from the Nazis, arrested by Soviet secret police in Hungary
  • 1945-01-18 Soviet troops capture Krakow, Poland
  • 1945-01-18 Soviet Armed Forces enter Krakow and push Germans out only to eventually occupy entire country
  • 1945-01-20 The Hungarian Provisional Government concludes an armistice with the USSR, US, and Britain, agree to pay reparations and to join the war against Germany
  • 1945-01-26 Soviet forces reach Auschwitz concentration camp
  • 1945-01-30 "Wilhelm Gustloff" torpedoed off Danzig by Soviet sub-c 9,400 die
  • 1945-02-13 USSR captures Budapest, after a 49-day battle with Germany; 159,000 die
  • 1945-03-12 USSR returns Transylvania to Romania
  • 1945-03-30 USSR invades Austria
  • 1945-04-02 Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Brazil are established.
  • 1945-04-18 Diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Bolivia are established.
  • 1945-04-19 The diplomatic relations between the Soviet Union and Guatemala are established.
  • 1945-04-20 Soviet artillery begins shelling Berlin
  • 1945-04-25 "Elbe Day" - US and Soviet forces meet at Torgau, Germany on the Elbe River during the invasion of Germany in WWII
  • 1945-05-01 About 1,000 citizens of Demmin in Germany, commit suicide provoked by occupation by Soviet Red Army
  • 1945-05-01 Soviet army reaches Rostock

Victory in battleRaising a Flag over the Reichstag

1945-05-02 WWII: Battle of Berlin ends as Soviet army takes Berlin and General Weidling surrenders

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1945-05-08 German General Von Keitel formally surrenders to Marshal Georgy Zhukov and the Soviets in Berlin

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1945-05-09 World War II: The Soviet Union marks Victory Day
  • 1945-06-05 USA, UK, USSR, France declare supreme authority over Germany
  • 1945-06-28 Polish Provisional government of National Unity set up by Soviets
  • 1945-06-29 Ruthenia, formerly in Czechoslovakia, annexed by Soviet Union, becomes Ukrainian SSR
  • 1945-08-08 US, USSR, Britain & France sign Treaty of London, set down procedures for Nuremberg trials
  • 1945-08-08 USSR declares war against Japan in WW II
  • 1945-08-08 USSR establishes a communist government in North Korea
  • 1945-08-16 Puyi, the last Chinese Emperor and ruler of Manchukuo is captured by Soviet troops
  • 1946-03-19 Nikolai Mikhailovich Schwernik succeeds Kalinin as Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR
  • 1946-05-08 Estonian school girls Aili Jõgi and Ageeda Paavel blow up the Soviet memorial that preceded the Bronze Soldier in Tallinn.
  • 1946-10-28 German rocket engineers begin work in USSR
  • 1947-02-10 Province of Petsamo returned to Soviet Union by Finland
  • 1947-02-17 Voice of America begins broadcasting to USSR
  • 1947-07-03 Soviet Union doesn't participate in Marshall Plan
  • 1947-07-06 The AK-47 goes into production in the Soviet Union.
  • 1947-10-11 Brazil & Chile break diplomatic relations with USSR
  • 1947-12-04 USSR joins International Amateur Athletic Union
  • 1947-12-10 USSR & Czechoslovakia sign trade agreement

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1948-03-18 Soviet consultants have left Yugoslavia in first sign of Tito-Stalin split.

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1948-05-17 Soviet Union recognized Israel
  • 1948-06-24 Soviet Union begins the West Berlin Blockade by stopping access by road, rail and water
  • 1948-08-20 US expels Soviet Consul General in New York, Jacob Lomakin
  • 1948-10-06 The 1948 Ashgabat earthquake kills 100,000 in the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
  • 1948-11-30 Soviets set up a separate municipal government in East Berlin
  • 1949-03-04 Andrei Vishinsky succeeds Molotov as Soviet Foreign minister
  • 1949-08-29 USSR performs its first nuclear test at Semipalatinsk, Kazakh SSR

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1949-09-23 US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR's 1st nuclear device detonation

33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman
  • 1949-10-02 USSR recognizes People's Republic of China
  • 1950-01-12 USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage
  • 1950-02-01 USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes
  • 1950-02-14 USSR & China sign peace treaty
  • 1950-03-01 USSR issues golden roubles

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1950-08-11 Ethel Rosenberg testifies before grand jury on allegations of spying for the Soviet Union

Alleged Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Alleged Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • 1951-06-23 Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess & Donald Maclean flee to USSR
  • 1951-09-24 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1951-10-06 Stalin proclaims USSR has atomic bomb
  • 1951-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1952-06-12 USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
  • 1952-06-13 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
  • 1952-06-16 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • 1953-02-11 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1953-02-12 USSR breaks relations with Israel
  • 1953-03-06 Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR
  • 1953-07-20 USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations
  • 1953-07-29 US bomber shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces in the Sea of Japan, north of Vladivostok
  • 1953-08-12 Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
  • 1953-08-23 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1953-08-29 USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb

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1953-09-14 Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1954-01-30 Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR
  • 1954-03-31 USSR offers to join NATO
  • 1954-04-14 Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra
  • 1954-04-21 Gregori Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
  • 1954-04-22 USSR joins UNESCO
  • 1954-04-24 Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
  • 1954-09-14 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1954-10-23 Britain, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
  • 1955-01-15 USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
  • 1955-02-08 Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him
  • 1955-02-12 Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
  • 1955-03-25 E Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR
  • 1955-05-07 USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great Britain
  • 1955-05-14 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
  • 1955-05-15 Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria's independence
  • 1955-05-31 Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
  • 1955-06-02 The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
  • 1955-06-07 India premier Nehru visit USSR

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 300

  • 1945-09-29 Nadezhda Chizova, USSR, shot putter (Oly-gold/silv/bronze-68/72/76)
  • 1945-10-03 Viktor Saneyev, USSR, triple jumper (Olympic-3 gold/1 silv-1968-80)
  • 1946-01-11 Ludmila Poradnik, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1946-02-16 Aleksandr Shaparenko, USSR, 1K kayak (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1946-05-01 Valentin Muratov, USSR, floor exercise gymnist (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1946-05-17 Sinaida Turchina, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1946-08-21 Lev Alburt, USSR, International Chess Master (1976)
  • 1946-11-20 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • 1947-01-02 Aleksandr Tikhonova, USSR, biathalon relay (Oly-gold-1968, 72, 76, 80)
  • 1947-02-02 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1947-07-28 Elena Novikova-Belova, USSR, foils (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1947-08-11 Sergey Kovalneko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1968)
  • 1947-09-16 Aleksandr V Rutskoi, Ukrainian Hero of USSR/VP (1991- )
  • 1947-11-04 Aleksandr Tkachev, USSR, parallel bars gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1947-11-04 Alexei Ulanov, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
  • 1947-11-05 Oleg Antropov, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1947-12-09 Jaak Jõerüüt, Soviet-born Estonian politician
  • 1947-12-10 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1948-02-29 Nikolai Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • 1948-02-29 Yuri Pimenov, USSR, coxless pair rowers (Olympic-silver-1976)
  • 1948-09-19 Nadezhda Tkachenko, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1948-09-29 Viktor Krovopouskov, USSR, sabres/fencer (Olympic gold, individual and team, 1976, 1980)
  • 1948-10-20 Andrei Suraikin, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1948-11-26 Galina Prozumenschikova, USSR, 200m backstroke (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1949-03-12 Natalia Kuchinskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • 1949-07-21 Ludmila Smirnova, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-silver-1972)
  • 1949-08-03 Valeri Vasiliev, Gorky Soviet Union, ice hockey defenceman (2x oly gold), (d. 2012)
  • 1949-09-12 Irina Rodnina, USSR, pairs figure skater (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1949-10-20 Valery Borzov, USSR, 100m/200m dash (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1949-11-03 Roswitha Krause, USSR, 4 X 100m swimmer (Olympic-silver-1968)
  • 1949-11-25 [Boris] Alexander Godunov, Sakhalin USSR, dancer/actor (Die Hard)
  • 1949-12-13 Nana Alexandria, USSR, International Woman's Chess Grandmaster (1976)
  • 1950-06-25 Tatyana Averina, USSR, speed skater 1K, 3K (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1950-10-01 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1951-03-22 Musa Khiramanovich Manarov, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-4, TM-11)
  • 1951-05-23 Anatoli Karpov, USSR, world chess champion (1975-85)

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1951-10-27 Edward Lee Howard, American CIA Case Officer and alleged Soviet spy who defected to the Soviet Union in 1985, born in Alamogordo, New Mexico (d. 2002)

Alleged Soviet Spy Edward Lee Howard
Alleged Soviet Spy
Edward Lee Howard
  • 1951-12-17 Tatyana Kazankina, USSR, middle distance runner (Olympics-gold-1976)
  • 1952-02-29 Raisa Smetanina, USSR, cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1976, 80, 92)
  • 1952-03-08 Vladimir Vladimirovich Vasyutin, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-14)
  • 1952-03-09 Iuliana Semenova, USSR, basketball (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1952-04-25 Vladislav Tretiak, USSR hockey player (Olympic-gold-1972, 76)
  • 1952-06-16 Aleksandr Zaitsev, USSR, pairs figure skating (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1952-07-26 Ludmila Maslakova, USSR, relay runner (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1952-10-07 Ludmila Tourischeva, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972)

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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
  • 1952-10-14 Nikolai Adrianov, USSR, gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976)
  • 1952-12-29 Nikolai Andrianov, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1953-02-04 Svetlana Ulmasova, USSR, 3K (world title 1978)
  • 1953-05-19 Shavarsh Karapetyan, Soviet Armenian finswimmer
  • 1953-11-28 Nadezhda Olizarenko, USSR, 800m/1500m runner (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1953-12-14 René Eespere, Soviet-born Estonian composer
  • 1954-01-02 Ludmila Borozna, USSR, volleyball player (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1954-05-28 Youri Egorov, Soviet classical pianist (d. 1988)
  • 1955-03-10 Youssra, Egyptian actress and singer
  • 1955-03-13 Olga Rukavishnikova, USSR, pentathlete (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1955-06-11 Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower
  • 1955-06-28 Nikolai Simyatov, USSR, nordic skier (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1955-07-11 Sergey Babinov, USSR, ice hockey star (Olympic-gold-1972)
  • 1955-07-24 Lubov Odinokova, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1956-01-15 Vera Sosulya, USSR, toboggan (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1956-03-26 Tatyana Kochergina, USSR, team handball (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1956-06-03 Suren Nalbandyan, USSR, lightweight (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1956-06-21 Mikhail Burtsev, USSR, sabres (Olympic-gold-1976)
  • 1956-09-16 Anatoly Beloglazov, USSR, 52 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1956-09-16 Sergei Beloglazov, USSR, 57 kg freestyle wrestler (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1957-03-11 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chess Grandmaster, (d. 2012)
  • 1957-07-29 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1957-07-31 Irina Nazariva, USSR, 4 X 400m relay (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1957-08-07 Alexander Dityatin, Leningrad, Russia, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion)
  • 1957-09-20 Vladmir Tkachenko, USSR, basketball (Olympic-bronze-1980)
  • 1957-10-04 Alexander Tkachyov, Soviet gymnast
  • 1958-01-10 Anatoly Pisarenko, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1958-06-28 Sergei Shakrai, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-silver-1980)
  • 1958-08-07 Larisa Karlova, USSR, team handball player (Olympic-gold-1976, 80)
  • 1958-12-02 Vladimir Parfenovich, USSR, 500m kayak (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1959-02-08 Irina Kalinina, USSR, springboard diver (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1959-10-09 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, born in Sochi, Soviet Union (assassinated 2015)
  • 1960-06-29 Sergey Kopylov, USSR, cyclist (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1961-01-17 Maia Chiburdanidze, Kutaisi USSR, women's world chess champ
  • 1961-05-30 Ella Arolovich, Leningrad USSR, model
  • 1961-06-24 Natalya Shaposhnikova, USSR, sidehorse vaulter (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1961-07-19 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast
  • 1961-07-28 Alexander Kurlovitch, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1961-08-07 Yelena Davydova, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1980)
  • 1963-01-18 Yury Zakharevich, Soviet weightlifter
  • 1963-04-13 Gary Kasparov, Russian chess player, undisputed world champion (1985-93), born in Baku, Azerbaijan
  • 1963-05-21 Yelena Vodorezova, USSR, figure skater (Olympic-1976)
  • 1965-01-26 Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast

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1965-09-14 Dmitry Medvedev, Russian politician (President and Prime Minister of Russia), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union

Russian politician Dmitry Medvedev
Russian politician
Dmitry Medvedev
  • 1966-12-17 Valeri Liukin, Soviet gymnast
  • 1966-12-22 Dmitry Bilozerchev, Soviet gymnast
  • 1967-12-21 Mikhail Saakashvili, Soviet-born President of Georgia
  • 1969-02-18 Alexander Mogilny, Khavarovsk, 1st soviet to defect to NHL (Sabres)
  • 1970-07-04 Andrei Cherkasov, USSR, tennis star
  • 1970-11-01 Alla Korot, Odessa USSR, actress (Jenna Norris-Another World)

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1971-03-31 Pavel Bure, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers), born in Minsk, Soviet Union

Ice Hockey Great Pavel Bure
Ice Hockey Great
Pavel Bure
  • 1971-06-30 Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11), dies at 38
  • 1973-02-09 Svetlana Boginskaya, Soviet gymnast
  • 1989-03-11 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2016)

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