Russian History (Part 12)

Historical Events


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  • 1952-01-31 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter, born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (d. 1969)
  • 1952-04-20 Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1952-07-10 Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast (nine-time Olympic medalist for the Soviet Union), born in Grozny, Russia
  • 1952-08-03 Aleksandr A Volkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1952-08-10 Nikolai Alekseyevich Pushenko, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut

Person of interestVladimir Putin

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, Soviet-Russian gymnast (Olympic-4 gold/2 silver/bronze-1976), born in Vladimir, Russia (d. 2011)
  • 1952-10-20 Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1952-10-29 Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1953-03-03 Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1953-03-05 Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)
  • 1953-03-26 Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)
  • 1953-04-29 Nikolai Nikolayevich Budarin, Russian cosmonaut (STS 71, TM-27), born in Kirya, 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
  • 1953-09-09 Alisher B Usmanov, Russian business magnate and investor, born in Chust, Uzbekistan
  • 1953-10-30 Alexander Fedorovich Poleshchuk, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-16), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1953-11-15 Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1953-11-27 Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • 1953-12-23 Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, born in Madrid, Spain
  • 1953-12-26 Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • 1954-05-06 Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1954-05-20 Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russian doctor/cosmonaut
  • 1954-06-08 Sergei Storchak, Russian deputy finance minister

Person of interestAlexander Lukashenko

1954-08-30 Alexander Lukashenko, 1st and only President of Belarus, born in Kopys, Byelorussian SSR, Soviet Union

Dictator and 1st President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
Dictator and 1st President of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko
  • 1955-04-03 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel and cosmonaut, born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2012)
  • 1955-06-11 Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower (Olympic Gold 1976, 80), born in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia
  • 1955-07-09 Sergei Krichevsky, Ukrainian cosmonaut, born in Primorya, Russia
  • 1955-08-07 Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer, born in Bykovo, Russia
  • 1955-09-07 Efim Zelmanov, Russian-American mathematician, born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • 1956-01-01 Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1956-01-01 Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15, SK:TM-28)
  • 1956-01-16 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2007)
  • 1956-03-14 Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1956-03-14 Alexey Pajitnov, Russian video game designer and computer engineer (Tetris), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1956-03-19 Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician and economist.
  • 1956-05-10 Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)
  • 1956-05-13 Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)
  • 1956-05-22 Natasha Shneider, Russian musician (Eleven), born in Riga, Latvia (d. 2008)
  • 1956-09-09 Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)
  • 1957-02-27 Viktor Markin, Russian athlete, born in Ust-Tarksky District, Russia
  • 1957-03-30 Elena V Kondakova, cosmonaut (STS 84), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1957-03-30 Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM 20, STS 84)
  • 1957-04-14 Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer, born in Arkhangelsk, USSR
  • 1957-07-16 Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer (Igra Na Chuzhom Pole), born in Lviv, Ukraine
  • 1957-08-05 Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26, Commander of the International Space Station 2013), born in Magadan, Soviet Union
  • 1957-08-07 Alexander Dityatin, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion), born in Leningrad, Russia
  • 1957-10-09 Yuri Usachyov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-18, TM-23), born in Donetsk, Russia
  • 1957-10-30 Aleksandr Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1958-01-02 Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian concert pianist (Tchaikovsky Prize, 1982; Leeds, 1987), born in Belebey, Bashkir ASSR (now Bashkortostan)
  • 1958-04-10 Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born Israeli-American concert pianist, born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • 1958-04-20 Viacheslav Fetisov, Russian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman (Olympic gold 1984, 88; Stanley Cup 1997-98, Detroit Red Wings), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1958-04-24 Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer, born in Moscow
  • 1958-06-21 Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major and cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)
  • 1958-08-15 Victor Shenderovich, Russian satirist
  • 1958-08-27 Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russian cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)
  • 1958-08-30 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights activist, born in NYC, New York (d. 2006)
  • 1959-10-09 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, born in Sochi, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • 1960-02-13 Artur Yusupov, Russian chess player, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1960-10-20 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)
  • 1960-11-08 Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor (Burnt by the Sun), born in Serpukhov, Moscow Oblast, Russian SFSR
  • 1960-12-03 Igor Larionov, Russian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1997-98, 2002, Detroit Red Wings; Olympic gold 1984, 88), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1961-02-06 Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23), born in Ryasne, Ukraine
  • 1961-03-14 Grigoriy Kornev, Russian speed walker (world record 5 km)
  • 1961-04-20 Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor (Vozvrashcheniye), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia
  • 1961-07-19 Maria Filatova, Soviet gymnast (Olympic 1976, 80 Gold), born in Leninsk-Kuznetsky, Kemerovo Oblast, Russia
  • 1961-07-26 Yolanda Chen, Russian triple jumper (indoor record), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1961-12-22 Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian cosmonaut (1st person to marry in space), born in Khrushchev, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
  • 1962-01-07 Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politician, born in Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
  • 1962-03-26 Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, Ukrainian lt-colonel/cosmonaut, born in Elanets, Soviet Union
  • 1962-04-21 Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin, Russian major/cosmonaut
  • 1962-06-21 Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (Kino), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 1990)
  • 1962-07-26 Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988), born in Izmail, Ukraine
  • 1962-07-30 Vladimir Dezhurov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-21), born in Yavas, Mordovia, Soviet Union
  • 1962-08-30 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer, born in Voronezh, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 2006)
  • 1962-10-16 Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian operatic baritone, born in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • 1962-11-18 Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1962-11-22 Victor Pelevin, Russian writer (Generation P), born in Moscow, Soviet Union
  • 1963-03-20 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (d. 2007)

Person of interestGarry Kasparov

1963-04-13 Gary Kasparov, Russian chess player (world champion 1985-93), born in Baku, Azerbaijan

Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Political Activist
Garry Kasparov
  • 1963-06-03 Yuri Yuriyevich Krikun, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1963-06-24 Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer
  • 1963-06-26 Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman and philanthropist, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-01-14 Sergei Nemchinov, Russian NHL center, 1991-2001 (NY Rangers, NJ Devils, and 2 other teams; Olympic silver, 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1964-02-06 Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russian director & screenwriter (The Return), born in Novosibirsk, USSR
  • 1964-02-19 Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer
  • 1964-03-07 Mikhail Popkov, Russian serial killer of 55 people, born in Angarsk, USSR
  • 1964-04-21 Ludmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete
  • 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
  • 1964-08-25 Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician, born in Khimki, Russia
  • 1964-12-07 Vladimir Artemov, Russian gymnast (4 Olympic gold 1988), born in Vladimir, Russia
  • 1965-02-09 Igor Babailov, Russian-born American portrait and figurative painter, born in Udmurtia, Russia

Person of interestDmitry Medvedev

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

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev
  • 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
  • 1966-01-18 Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1966-02-02 Andrei Chesnokov, Russian tennis star
  • 1966-02-04 Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist

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