Moscow in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 196 of 196

  • 1956-06-02 Yugoslav president Tito visits Moscow

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1956-06-30 Lenin's politics testament (1923) published in Moscow

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1957-01-06 Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia
  • 1957-05-10 Dmitri Shostakovitsch's 2nd Piano concerto premieres in Moscow
  • 1957-10-30 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1958-04-13 Van Cliburn is the first American to win the Chaikovsky Compettion in Moscow.
  • 1958-06-17 Radio Moscow reports execution of Hungarian ex-premier Imre Nagy
  • 1959-01-20 Dmitri Shostakovitch's Moscow-Tsjerjomoesjki premieres in Moscow
  • 1959-01-24 Dmitri Shostakovitch's comedy "Cheryomushk" premieres in Moscow

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1959-10-31 Lee Harvey Oswald announces in Moscow he will never return to USA

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1960-08-17 Francis Gary Powers U-2 spy trial opens in Moscow
  • 1961-10-17 22nd congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
  • 1961-12-30 Moscow: premier of Dmitri Sjostakovitch' 4th Symphony (out 1936)
  • 1962-07-02 Cubans minister of Foreign affairs Raul Castro arrives in Moscow

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1962-07-02 Fidel Castro visits Moscow

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 1962-10-28 Radio Moscow reports nuclear missiles in Cuba deactivated
  • 1962-12-18 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 13th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1962-12-26 Dmitri Shostakovitch's opera "Katerina Ismailova" premieres in Moscow
  • 1963-04-27 Cuban premier Fidel Castro arrives in Moscow

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1963-07-30 British spy Kim Philby found in Moscow

  • 1963-08-30 Hotline communication link between the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and the Kremlin in Moscow installed. Often known as the "red telephone" no phones were ever used, relying instead on Teletype equipment, fax machines and most recently secure email.
  • 1964-05-19 US diplomats find at least 40 secret microphones in Moscow embassy
  • 1964-11-20 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 9th/10th String Quartet premieres in Moscow
  • 1965-07-01 KUID TV channel 12 in Moscow, ID (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1965-12-13 Algerian president Boumedienne visits Moscow
  • 1966-09-25 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow
  • 1967-09-26 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 2nd Violin concert premieres in Moscow
  • 1968-09-14 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 12th string quartet, premieres in Moscow
  • 1969-02-16 "Andrei Rublev", Russian film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, starring Anatoly Solonitsyn and Ivan Lapikov, premieres in Moscow after a limited release in 1966
  • 1969-06-05 The International communist conference begins in Moscow.
  • 1969-06-21 Dmitri Shostakovitch's 14th Symphony premieres in Moscow

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

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1972-01-08 Dmitri Shostakovitch' 15th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • 1972-05-22 US President Nixon begins visit to Moscow
  • 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
  • 1972-10-13 Aeroflot Il-62 crashes in large pond outside Moscow, 176 die
  • 1975-08-14 Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow
  • 1977-02-10 Bomb explosion in Moscow metro

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1980-01-20 President Jimmy Carter announces US boycott of Olympics in Moscow

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter

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1980-01-22 Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1980-04-12 US Olympic Committee endorses a boycott of the Moscow Olympic games
  • 1980-04-13 US boycotts Summer Olympics in Moscow
  • 1980-06-30 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
  • 1980-07-19 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US and others boycott
  • 1980-08-03 22nd Olympic games close at Moscow, USSR
  • 1982-10-20 During the UEFA Cup match between FC Spartak Moscow and HFC Haarlem, 66 people are crushed to death in the Luzhniki disaster.

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1982-11-15 Funeral service held in Moscow's Red Square for Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
  • 1983-05-23 Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air
  • 1984-09-06 Today Show begins live remote telecasts from Moscow

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1985-03-13 Funeral services held for Konstantin Chernenko in Moscow

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • 1985-04-13 "TASS" denounces US boycott of Moscow Olympics

  • 1987-05-28 Mathias Rust, 18 year old West German pilot, makes unauthorized landing near Red Square, Moscow in USSR
  • 1987-09-02 Trial begins in Moscow for West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Finland to Moscow, USSR
  • 1987-11-11 Moscow party secretary Boris Jerusalem resigns
  • 1988-05-15 USSR begins withdrawing its 115,000 troops from Afghanistan
  • 1988-07-28 Israeli diplomats arrive in Moscow for 1st visit in 21 years
  • 1988-12-01 Chinese minister of Foreign affairs Qian Qichen visits Moscow
  • 1990-01-31 1st McDonalds in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow
  • 1990-05-27 Radical Democratic Party holds 1st political meetings in Moscow
  • 1990-10-13 First Russian Orthodox service in over 70 years held in St Basil's Cathedral, in Red Square, Moscow

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1993-01-03 In Moscow, the Start II arms reduction treaty is signed by George H. W. Bush (USA) and Boris Yeltsin (Russia)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1993-04-06 1st test flight of Ilyushin IL-96M (Moscow)
  • 1993-07-14 Aeroflot starts non-stop flights between Moscow and NY
  • 1993-10-03 Battle at TV station Ostankino/Moscow townhall, about 25 killed
  • 1993-10-03 Boris Yeltsin declares state of emergency in Moscow
  • 1994-12-04 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
  • 1995-12-03 84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)
  • 1999-08-31 The first of a series of apartment bombings in Moscow, killing one person and wounding 40 others.
  • 1999-09-13 Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.
  • 2000-08-27 540-metre (1,772 ft)-tall Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire, three people are killed.
  • 2002-05-24 Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
  • 2002-10-23 Moscow Theatre Siege begins: Chechen rebels seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage
  • 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
  • 2002-12-27 Two truck bombs kill 72 and wound 200 at the pro-Moscow headquarters of the Chechen government in Grozny, Chechnya.
  • 2003-12-09 A blast in the center of Moscow kills six people and wounds several more.
  • 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.
  • 2004-08-24 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.
  • 2006-12-03 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)
  • 2006-12-09 Moscow suffers its worst fire since 1977, killing 45 women in a drug rehabitational center.
  • 2007-05-25 The Ostankino Tower in Moscow catches fire for the second time
  • 2008-05-21 16th UEFA Champions League Final: Manchester United beats Chelsea (1-1, 6-5 on penalties) at Moscow
  • 2009-05-16 54th Eurovision Song Contest: Alexander Rybak for Norway wins singing "Fairytale" in Moscow
  • 2010-03-29 Two female suicide bombers hit the Moscow Metro system at the peak of the morning rush hour, killing 40
  • 2010-06-20 "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival
  • 2011-01-24 At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2011-06-23 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Megan Fox
  • 2012-04-03 Moscow fire kills 17 migrant workers
  • 2012-08-17 Gay pride events are banned for a century in Moscow
  • 2012-09-22 7 pedestrians are killed by a drunk driver who hit a bus stop at 200km an hour in Moscow
  • 2012-12-29 5 people are killed in a Tupolev Tu-204 plane crash in Moscow
  • 2013-08-10 14th World Championships in Athletics open at Moscow, Russia
  • 2013-08-18 14th World Athletics Championships close in Moscow, Russia
  • 2014-02-03 2 students are shot & killed in a school shooting in Moscow
  • 2014-07-15 20 people are killed & 100 are injured after a train derails in Moscow
  • 2015-02-27 Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is assassinated in Moscow
  • 2017-05-29 Violent storm and high winds in Moscow, Russia leaves 13 dead

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