Soviet Union in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 1,237

  • 1970-12-12 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1970-12-15 Soviet Venera 7 is 1st spacecraft to land on another planet (Venus)
  • 1970-12-17 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1970-12-23 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1971-02-11 US, UK, USSR, others sign Seabed Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons
  • 1971-03-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-03-23 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1971-04-19 USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
  • 1971-04-22 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 10 launched
  • 1971-04-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-05-19 USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 1971-05-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-05-28 USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
  • 1971-06-07 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
  • 1971-07-02 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-09-13 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1971-09-16 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1971-09-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1971-10-04 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1971-10-09 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-10-21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-10-22 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1971-11-27 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 1971-11-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-12-02 Soviet space probe Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
  • 1971-12-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-12-22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1971-12-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-01-06 Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
  • 1972-02-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-03-04 Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty
  • 1972-03-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-03-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-04-09 USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • 1972-04-10 US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
  • 1972-04-11 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-05-24 Glasgow Rangers of Scotland win 12th European Cup Winner's Cup against Dynamo Moscow 3-2 of the Soviet Union 3-2 in Barcelona
  • 1972-05-26 US President Richard Nixon & Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT accord
  • 1972-06-05 Yugoslav president Josip Tito visits USSR
  • 1972-06-18 UEFA European Championship: West Germany defeat Soviet Union 3-0 in Brussels
  • 1972-06-29 USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)
  • 1972-07-08 US sells grain to USSR for $750 million
  • 1972-07-09 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-07-14 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1972-08-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-08-20 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-08-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-08-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1972-08-31 Olga Korbut, USSR, wins olympic gold medal in gymnastics

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-09-01 Bobby Fischer (US) defeats Boris Spassky (USSR) for world chess title

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • 1972-09-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

  • 1972-09-04 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-09-10 US Men's olympic basketball team's 1st loss, 51-50 to USSR (disputed)
  • 1972-09-21 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-09-28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series
  • 1972-10-03 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1972-11-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-11-24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-12-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-12-21 Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
  • 1972-12-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-01-08 USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
  • 1973-01-16 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
  • 1973-02-15 USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
  • 1973-04-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-05-18 Soviet party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
  • 1973-06-03 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed
  • 1973-06-18 Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev visits the US and President Nixon
  • 1973-06-26 On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
  • 1973-07-21 USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet
  • 1973-07-23 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-07-25 USSR launches Mars 5
  • 1973-08-05 USSR launches Mars 6
  • 1973-08-09 USSR launches Mars 7
  • 1973-08-15 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1973-08-28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1973-09-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1973-09-19 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1973-09-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1973-09-30 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1973-10-01 USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • 1973-10-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-12-21 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • 1973-12-28 Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelago" - a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union
  • 1974-01-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-02-13 Dissident Nobel writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn expelled from USSR

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1974-02-13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1974-04-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-04-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • 1974-05-16 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-05-31 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-06-27 US president Nixon visits USSR
  • 1974-06-30 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
  • 1974-07-08 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1974-07-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-07-19 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 lands back on earth
  • 1974-07-26 USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
  • 1974-08-14 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1974-08-29 USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1974-09-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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