Russian History (Part 12)

Historical Events

Events 1101 - 1,138 of 1,138

  • 2021-02-03 US and Russia extend their New START nuclear arms control treaty for five years, the last remaining nuclear arms deal between the two countries
  • 2021-02-19 In a softening of 4-year WADA ban on Russia from all international sport, Russia to compete under acronym "ROC" after name of the Russian Olympic Committee

Australian Men's Tennis Open

2021-02-21 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković of Serbia wins a record extending 9th Australian title; dominates Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2

  • 2021-03-09 China and Russia agree to build a research station on or around the Moon and collaborate on lunar missions, in move that could start another space race

Election of Interest

2021-03-16 Declassified US intelligence report says Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized efforts to aid re-election of Donald Trump [1]

Film & TV History

2021-03-18 US President Joe Biden agrees Russian President Vladimir Putin is a "killer" in ABC News interview. Putin responds "It takes one to know one" a day later.

  • 2021-04-21 Russian President Vladimir Putin warns the West not to cross a "red line" in his state of the union address, amid massing of 100,000 Russian troops on Ukraine border
  • 2021-05-26 Russia reports it has started vaccinating domestic animals against COVID-19, using the Karnivak-Kov vaccine [1]
  • 2021-06-07 Multicellular organisms (bdelloid rotifer) frozen for 24,000 years in Siberia to return to life after Russian scientists have them thawed [1]
  • 2021-06-12 French Open Women's Tennis: Czech doubles specialist Barbora Krejčíková wins her first major singles title 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia
  • 2021-06-16 Summit between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland, over issues including cyberattacks and human rights
  • 2021-07-29 Russian backstroke swimmer Evgeny Rylov wraps up the 100/200m double with OR 1:53.27 in the longer event at the Tokyo Olympic Games
  • 2021-08-01 Australian swimmer Emma McKeon claims gold in 50m freestyle and 4x100m medley relay for total 7 medals at Tokyo Olympics; equals record set by Russian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya in 1952
  • 2021-09-12 US Open Men's Tennis: Russia's Daniil Medvedev wins his first major title by shattering Novak Đoković's hopes of completing a Grand Slam in one-sided 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 final
  • 2021-09-28 Russia reports its highest daily COVID-19 death toll of 852 amid its third wave of infections with less than half of the population vaccinated with one dose [1]
  • 2021-10-05 Russia launches an actor and director to the International Space Station to make the first film in orbit

Nobel Prize

2021-10-08 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to journalists Maria Ressa of the Philippines and Dmitry Muratov of Russia "for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression" [1]

  • 2021-10-24 COVID-19 cases in Eastern Europe pass 20 million with Russia, Ukraine and Romania in top five countries reporting deaths globally [1]
  • 2021-11-16 Astronauts on board the International Space Station forced to take shelter as Russian weapons test creates 1,500 debris field
  • 2021-12-07 US President Joe Biden warns Russian President Vladimir Putin of economic consequences if Russia continues a military build-up in Ukraine, during a virtual meeting

Australian Men's Tennis Open

2022-01-30 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal wins record 21st Grand Slam singles title with an epic 2-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4, 7-5 win over Daniil Medvedev of Russia

  • 2022-02-07 European security facing its most dangerous moment since the Cold War, amid fears of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, according to EU foreign policy chief [1]
  • 2022-02-07 French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Moscow amid build-up of Russian troops on border with Ukraine
  • 2022-02-19 Alexander Bolshunov, representing Russian Olympic Committee, wins men's 50k freestyle cross country gold in Beijing to become only 2nd man to achieve 30k/50k double at a Winter Olympics
  • 2022-02-21 Russian leader Vladimir Putin recognises Russia-backed separatists in two Ukrainian regions, ordering in troops for "peacekeeping functions" [1]
  • 2022-02-22 US President Joe Biden announces new sanctions against Russia, saying its latest moves in Ukraine amount to "the beginning of a Russian invasion" [1]
  • 2022-02-24 Russian leader Vladimir Putin announces the start of a “special military operation” in Ukraine to "demilitarize" the country moments before Russia launches a full-scale pre-dawn invasion by land, air and sea, with bombings in several cities amid international condemnation [1] [2]
  • 2022-02-27 Countries sanction Russia for its invasion of Ukraine; EU closes its airspace to Russian planes, Russian banks excluded from worldwide Swift payment system, Sweden sends arms to Ukraine
  • 2022-02-27 EU warns Russian invasion of Ukraine means Europe facing major humanitarian crisis, 18 million Ukrainians displaced with four million refugees fleeing the country
  • 2022-02-28 Russia shells the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, while a 40 mile Russian military convoy approaches capital city of Kyiv
  • 2022-03-03 Russian forces seize the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant, the largest in Europe
  • 2022-03-07 UN refugee agency says Russian invasion of Ukraine has now led to 1.7 million people fleeing the country, civilian deaths recorded at 406 with 801 injured [1]
  • 2022-03-08 President Joe Biden announces the US is banning Russian oil imports with UK phasing out imports by the end of the year
  • 2022-03-09 Russian airstrikes on Ukrainian city of Mariupol hit a hospital, killing at least three people, as attempts to create a humanitarian corridor out of the city fail [1]

Film & TV History

2022-03-16 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses US Congress remotely pleading for further aid against the Russian invasion [1]

  • 2022-03-20 Intense fighting in Ukrainian city of Mariupol continues as Russian forces encircle the city, trapping 300,000 people [1]
  • 2022-03-23 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken formally declares that members of Russia armed forces have committed war crimes in Ukraine [1]
  • 2022-03-26 US President Joe Biden says of Russian President Vladimir Putin, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power" in unscripted remarks in Poland [1]

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1101 - 1,200 of 1,823

  • 1926-10-26 Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Tomsk, Russia (d. 1983)
  • 1926-12-22 Lee Salk, Russian-American child psychologist and author, born in New York, New York (d. 1992)
  • 1927-02-07 Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • 1927-03-16 Vladimir Komarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Voshkod I, Soyuz 1) and the 1st human to die in a space flight, born in Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union (d. 1967)
  • 1927-03-27 Mstislav Rostropovich, Soviet-Russian cellist and conductor, born in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR (d. 2007)
  • 1927-06-12 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1927-07-10 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1927-07-20 Lyudmila Alexeyeva, Russian 'Grandmother of Russian Human Rights', born in Crimea, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1927-08-08 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • 1927-09-04 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russian cosmonaut, born in Verhhyi Mamon, Voronezh Region, Russia (d. 1999)
  • 1927-10-09 Ivan Metropolitan Ioann Snychev, Russian Orthodox Priest, born in Novo-Mayachka, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1927-11-18 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (A Cruel Romance), born in Kuybyshev, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1927-12-28 Oleg Karavaichuk, Russian pianist and composer, born in Kiev (d. 2016)
  • 1928-01-02 Oskar Rabin, Russian painter and dissident during Soviet era, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2018)
  • 1928-02-26 Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16), born in Davydovka, USSR
  • 1928-03-17 Eunice Gayson, British actress and 1st Bond Girl (Sylvia Trench- "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love"), born in London (d. 2018) [1]
  • 1928-03-22 Dmitri Volkogonov, Russian historian (biographies of Stalin and Lenin) and colonel general, born in Chita, USSR (d. 1995)
  • 1928-04-02 Serge Gainsbourg, Russian-French singer (Ford Mustang), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 1928-04-08 Leah Rabin (nee Schloßberg), wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, born in Königsberg, Germany (now Kaliningrad, Russia) (d. 2000)
  • 1928-06-21 Valentin Gavriyilovich Yershov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1928-06-25 Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 2003), born in Moscow (d. 2017)
  • 1928-07-30 Valentin Muratov, Russian gymnast (4 gold, 1 silver medals 1952, 1956 Olympics), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2006)
  • 1928-09-06 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor (USSR State Symphony, 1965-2000; Residentie Orchestra 1992-2000), pianist, and composer (Siberian Fantasy), born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2002)
  • 1928-11-20 Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor named a People's Artist of the USSR (1976) and a Hero of Socialist Labour (1989), born in Vladimir, Soviet Union (d. 2017)
  • 1929-04-06 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, Russian avant-garde composer (Sun of the Incas), born in Tomsk, Siberia (d. 1996)
  • 1929-06-06 Viktor Konetsky, Russian screenwriter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 1929-07-17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician

Sofia MuratovaSofia Muratova (1929-2006)

1929-07-19 Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia, Soviet Union

  • 1929-09-05 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9), born in Shorshely, Russia (d. 2004)
  • 1929-09-09 Aleksei Maslennikov, Russian tenor (Bolshoi Theater, 1953-88), born in Novocherkassk, Russia (d. 2016)
  • 1929-10-22 Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian soccer goalie, known as 'The Black Spider' (Dynamo Moscow, 1950-70), and namesake of FIFA award for best World Cup Finals goalkeeper, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 1990)
  • 1929-11-09 Alexandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova, Russian classical and popular music composer (Trumpet Concerto), born in Volgograd, Russia
  • 1930-01-21 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1930-01-25 Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist, born in Dvorišče (d. 1944)
  • 1930-02-26 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956), born in Leningrad, Russia,
  • 1930-03-15 Zhores Alferov, Soviet-Russian physicist (2000 Nobel Prize in Physics), born in Vitebsk, Soviet Union (d. 2019)
  • 1930-06-05 Nikolay Nikolayevich Sidel'nikov, Russian composer, born in Tver, Soviet Union (d. 1992)
  • 1930-06-11 Anatoli Voronov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), born in Orenburg Oblast, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1930-06-28 Nikolai Nikolayevich Karetnikov, Russian composer, born in Moscow (d. 1994)
  • 1930-07-04 Yury Tyukalov, Soviet rower (Olympic 1952,56 Gold), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1930-07-31 Oleg Popov, Russian clown and circus artist, born in Vyrubovo, Moscow (d. 2016)
  • 1930-10-10 Konstantin Vyrupayev, Soviet wrestler (Greco-Roman Bantamweight Olympic Gold 1956), born in Irkutsk, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1930-11-11 Alevtina Kolchina, Russian cross-country skier (Olympic gold 3×5km relay 1964, silver 1956, bronze 1968; bronze 5k 1964, 68), born in Pavlovsk village, Russia (d. 2022)
  • 1930-11-27 Vladimir Maksimov, Russian writer and dissident, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1995)
  • 1931-01-09 Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American sci-fi author (Man of Earth), born in Kaliningrad, Russia (d. 2008)

Boris YeltsinBoris Yeltsin (1931-2007)

1931-02-01 Russian politician and 1st President of Russian Federation (1991-99), born in Butka, Sverdlovsk,

  • 1931-02-24 Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov, Russian cosmonaut

Mikhail GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev (1931-2022)

1931-03-02 General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1985-91), born in Stavropol, Russia [1]

  • 1931-03-23 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Gorno-Altaysk, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1931-03-23 Yevgeni Grishin, Russian speed skater (4 Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Tula, Russia (d. 2005)
  • 1931-03-28 Anatoly Lein, Soviet-American chess player (Grandmaster 1968; World Chess Hall of Fame), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1931-04-12 Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter, born in Moscow (d. 1995)
  • 1931-04-25 Felix Berezin, Russian physicist and mathematician (Berezin integral), born in Moscow (d. 1980)
  • 1931-04-27 Igor Oistrakh, Soviet-Russian concert violinist (Wieniawski Competition, 1952), and educator (Moscow Conservatory, Brussels Royal Conservatory), born in Odessa, Ukraine, Soviet Union (now Ukraine) (d. 2021)
  • 1931-05-04 Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor (Bolshoi Theatre, 1951-61; USSR State Radio, 1961-74; USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony, 1983-91), born in Moscow, Russia, USSR (d. 2018)
  • 1931-07-23 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • 1931-10-24 Sofia Gubaidulina, Tatar-Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen), born in Chistopol, Tatar Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic
  • 1931-11-23 Yevgeny Grischin, Russian 500m/1500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Tula, Soviet Union (d. 2005)
  • 1932-01-03 Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1932-01-21 Boris Shakhlin, Russian gymnast (Olympic gold 1956-60-64)
  • 1932-03-14 Naina Yeltsina, Russia's 1st First Lady (1991-99), born in Orenburg Region, Russia, Soviet Union
  • 1932-03-24 Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)

Andrei TarkovskyAndrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986)

1932-04-04 Soviet filmmaker and director (Andrei Rublev: Mirror; Stalker), born in Zavrazhye, Russia, Soviet Union

  • 1932-04-09 Vladimir Aleksandrovich Degtyaryov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Voronezh, Russia
  • 1932-04-15 Nikolai Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut, born in Vozdvizhenka, Saratov Oblast (d. 2009)
  • 1932-04-29 Yevgeni Alekseyevich Zaikin, Russian cosmonaut (Voshkod 2 backup)
  • 1932-05-03 Maria Itkina, Russian athlete (9 sprint world records, 60m-400m), born in Roslavl, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1932-06-20 Robert Rozhdestvensky, Soviet poet, born in Kosikhinsky District, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1932-07-16 Oleg Protopopov, Russian olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 1932-08-20 Vasily Aksyonov, Soviet-Russian novelist (The Burn), born in Kazan, Soviet Union (d. 2009)
  • 1932-08-25 Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Sadovoye, Russia (d. 2005)
  • 1932-08-27 Mikhail Nikolayevich Burdayev, Feodosina Krim, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1932-09-18 Nikolay Rukavishnikov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 10, 16, 33), born in Tomsk, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 1932-09-18 Valery Ryumin, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 25, 32/34, 35/37), born in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Russia
  • 1932-09-26 Vladimir Voinovich, Russian writer and dissident (Moscow 2042), born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR, Soviet Union (d. 2018)
  • 1932-10-12 Vitold Kreyer, Russian athlete (Olympic bronze, triple jump 1956, 60) and coach (Soviet athletics team 1967–80; head Russian team 2000 Olympics), born in Krasnodar, Russia (d. 2020)
  • 1932-10-14 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist, born in Kolomna, Russia (d. 2005)
  • 1932-10-23 Vasily Belov, Russian author, poet and playwright (Business as Usual, Everything's Ahead), born in Northern Krai, USSR (d. 2012)
  • 1932-12-05 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, born in Khunzakhsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 1932-12-16 Rodion Konstantinovich Schedrin, Soviet-Russian pianist, organist, and composer (The Little Hump-backed Horse), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1933-01-16 Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 12, 18A, 27, T-3), born in Udomlya, Russia (d. 2003)
  • 1933-01-18 Vladimir Yevgrafovich Bugrov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow
  • 1933-02-12 Ivan Nikolayevich Anikeyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1933-02-14 Andrey Mikhaylovich Volkonsky, Russian composer, born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 2008)
  • 1933-03-05 Evgeni Vasiukov, Russian chess grandmaster (World Senior Champion 1995), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1933-03-09 Anatoly Kremer, Russian composer and conductor (Eksperiment), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2015)
  • 1933-03-20 Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
  • 1933-04-15 Boris Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian science fiction author (Tale of Troika), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1933-05-12 Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet, born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 2010)
  • 1933-06-04 Dmitry Mindiashvili, Soviet and Russian wrestling coach (coach Olympic champions Ivan Yariguin 1972, 76 and Buvaisar Satiev (1992, 96, 2004), born in Tbilisi, Georgia (d. 2021)
  • 1933-06-14 Vladislav Rastorotsky, Soviet gymnastics coach, born in Liski, Russian SFSR (d. 2017)
  • 1933-07-18 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet (Bratsk Station), born in Zima, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • 1933-09-12 Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress, born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1933-09-18 Valentina Ponomaryova, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok 6 backup), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1933-09-30 Mars Rafikov, Russian cosmonaut (one of the 20 original cosmonauts), born in Jalal-Abad, Soviet Union (d. 2000)
  • 1933-10-27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic gold coxless pair [Oleg Golovanov] 1960), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1934-03-04 Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident, born in Moscow (d. 2014)

Yuri GagarinYuri Gagarin (1934-1968)

1934-03-09 Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), born in Klushino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union

  • 1934-03-23 Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
  • 1934-03-31 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup)

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