Moscow in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 207

  • 1954-06-27 1st atomic power station opens - Obninsk, near Moscow in Russia
  • 1956-02-14 20th Congress of CPSU opens in Moscow
  • 1956-02-23 20th Congress of CPSU closes in Moscow
  • 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

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1957-05-10 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Piano concerto 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

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1962-07-02 Cubans minister of Foreign affairs Raúl Castro arrives in Moscow

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro

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1962-07-02 Fidel Castro visits Moscow

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro

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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 Shostakovich'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 Shostakovich's 2nd Cello Concert premieres in Moscow

RussiaOstankino Tower

1967-04-30 Ostankino Tower, the then highest free-standing structure in the world at 540m is finished in Moscow, Russia
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  • 1967-09-26 Dmitri Shostakovich's 2nd Violin concert premieres in Moscow
  • 1968-08-21 Warsaw Pact forces complete their invasion of Czechoslovakia by arresting the Czech leader Alexander Dubček and forcing him to sign the Moscow Protocols
  • 1968-09-14 Dmitri Shostakovich' 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 Shostakovich'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 Shostakovich' 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 and its allies boycott the Summer Olympics in Moscow in protest against Russia's invasion of Afghanistan
  • 1980-06-30 West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt visits Moscow
  • 1980-07-19 22nd modern Olympic games opens in Moscow; US and others boycott
  • 1980-08-01 Gerd Wessig of East Germany becomes the first male to set a high jump world record at the Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow)
  • 1980-08-01 East German runner Waldemar Cierpinski wins his second consecutive Olympic Games marathon in 12:11:03 in Moscow
  • 1980-08-02 Cuban super-heavyweight Teofilo Stevenson becomes the 1st fighter to win 3 Olympic gold medals in the same division, scores 4-1 points decision over Pyotr Zayev (Soviet Union) in Moscow
  • 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
  • 1986-07-07 American athlete Jackie Joyner-Kersee sets world heptathlon record of 7,148 points in the inaugural Goodwill Games at Moscow
  • 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

AgreementTreaty of Interest

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 Carell 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
Actor
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Actress
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 Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia
  • 2014-02-03 2 students are shot & killed in a school shooting in Moscow

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 162 of 162

  • 1936-09-21 Yury Luzhkov, Russian politician (2nd Mayor of Moscow, 1992-2010), born in Moscow
  • 1937-04-10 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (The String, Fever), born in Moscow (d. 2010)
  • 1937-09-26 Valentin Pavlov, Russian politician and Prime Minister of the Soviet Union (1991), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2003)
  • 1939-04-03 Vitaliy Davidov, Soviet ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), born in Moscow
  • 1940-06-29 Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer, born in Moscow
  • 1941-07-19 Natalia Bessmertnova, Soviet ballerina (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2008)
  • 1941-11-15 Daniel Manus Pinkwater, American sci-fi author (Magic Moscow)
  • 1943-04-27 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1943-05-04 Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter, born in Moscow
  • 1944-02-15 Aleksandr Serebrov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-8, TM-8, TM-17), born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2013)
  • 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)
  • 1946-11-11 Vladimir Alekseyevich Soloviyov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10, T-15, TM-10), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1949-06-12 Yuri Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1949-09-12 Irina Rodnina, Russian pairs figure skater (Olympic gold 1972, 76, 80), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1950-10-01 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1952-04-20 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1953-07-09 Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1953-07-30 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1953-10-30 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1956-03-14 Alexey Pajitnov, Russian video game designer (Tetris), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1957-03-30 Elena V Kondakova, cosmonaut (STS 84), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1957-06-29 Maria Conchita Alonso, Cuba, actress (Moscow on the Hudson)
  • 1958-04-20 Viacheslav Fetisov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Detroit), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1958-04-24 Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer, born in Moscow
  • 1959-07-16 Gerd Wessig, East German high jumper (1st male to set high jump world record at Olympics (2.36m [7' 9"] Moscow), born in Lübz, Germany
  • 1960-02-13 Artur Yusupov, Russian chess player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1961-07-26 Yolanda Chen, Russian triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1963-01-11 Petra Schneider, East German swimmer (Olympic gold 400m, 400m medley Moscow), born in Chemnitz, Germany
  • 1963-06-26 Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman and philanthropist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-01-14 Sergei Nemchinov, NHL center (NY Islanders, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-07-08 Alexei Gusarov, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-08-09 Yuri Khmylev, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1965-10-16 German Titov, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1965-10-20 Mikhail Shtalenkov, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim Mighty Ducks), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1965-12-25 Dmitri Mironov, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins, Anaheim), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1966-04-15 Andrei Olhovskiy, tennis pro, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1966-12-22 Dmitry Bilozerchev, Soviet/Russian gymnast, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970-04-07 Alexander Karpovtsev, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970-07-22 Sergei Zubov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970-09-06 Igor Korolev, NHLer (Team Russia, Winnipeg), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1970-10-01 Alexei Zhamnov, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1971-03-23 Alexander Selivanov, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning), born in Moscow, Russia

Person of interestPavel Bure

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
  • 1971-04-18 Oleg Petrov, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1971-06-08 Elena Brioukhovets, Odessa Ukraine, tennis star (finalist 1990 Moscow)
  • 1972-03-21 Boris Mironov, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Olympic silver 1998, Edmonton), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1972-10-20 Oleg Fediukov, dance skater (& Debbie Koegel), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1973-02-01 Elena Makarova, tennis star (1993 Futures-Val), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1973-02-24 Alexei Kovalev, NHL right wing (NY Rangers), born in Moscow, Russia

Person of interestSergey Brin

1973-08-21 Sergey Brin, Russian-born American computer scientist and businessman (co-founded Google with Larry Page), born in Moscow, Soviet Union

Co-Founder of Google Sergey Brin
Co-Founder of Google
Sergey Brin
  • 1974-01-13 Sergei Brylin, NHL center (NJ Devils), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1974-06-13 Valeri Bure, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Olympic silver 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1977-09-05 Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin), born in Khimki, Moscow
  • 1980-01-27 Marat Safin, Russian tennis player (US Open 2000, Australian Open 2005), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1981-07-08 Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player (2004 French Open), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1982-06-25 Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1984-09-07 Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1985-04-12 Olga Seryabkina, Russian singer and songwriter (Serebro), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1987-01-25 Maria Kirilenko, Russian tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1988-01-25 Tatiana Golovin, Russian-born French tennis player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1996-07-01 Adelina Sotnikova, Russian figure skater (Olympic gold individual 2014), born Moscow, Russia

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