Russian History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 859

  • 1917-03-03 1st major strike of the Russian "February Revolution" starts at the giant Putilov factory in Petrograd [OS=Feb 18]
  • 1917-03-08 Russian "February Revolution" begins in earnest with protests celebrating International Woman's Day and riots in St Petersburg over food rations and conduct of the war [OS=Feb 23]
  • 1917-03-12 [OS Feb 27] Russian Duma sets up the Provisional Committee; Soviets form Executive Committee

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1917-03-15 Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates and nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to succeed him [OS Mar 2]

  • 1917-03-16 Russian Grand Duke Michael, brother of Tsar Nicholas II declines the Russian throne [OS Mar 3]
  • 1917-03-22 The USA is the first nation to recognize the new government of Russia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1917-04-16 [OS Apr 3] Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution

Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1917-04-16 Vladimir Lenin issues his radical "April Theses" calling for Soviets to take power during the Russian Revolution [OS Apr 4]
  • 1917-06-10 60,000 people of Petrograd Russia welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years) returning after February Russian Revolution
  • 1917-06-16 1st All Russian Congress of the Soviets convenes in Petrograd, Russia [OS Jun 3]
  • 1917-06-24 Russian Black Sea fleet mutinies at Sebastopol
  • 1917-07-21 Russian Revolution: Socialist Alexander Kerensky becomes Russian Prime Minister
  • 1917-09-15 Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky's Provisional government
  • 1917-10-25 Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd

RussiaRed October

1917-11-06 [OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardment of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution
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  • 1917-11-07 [OS Oct 25] October Revolution in Russia; Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace and overthrow the Provisional Government.

  • 1917-11-26 The new government of Russia offers an armistice to Germany and Austria-Hungary
  • 1917-12-06 Taking advantage of the temporary relaxation of authority in Russia, Finland declares itself a republic, following the Ukraine on 20 November
  • 1917-12-11 German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia
  • 1917-12-15 Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia
  • 1917-12-15 World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Russian Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.
  • 1918-01-25 Russia declared a republic of Soviets
  • 1918-02-01 Russia adopts the Gregorian calendar (making the day February 14)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1918-02-10 Trotsky declares that Russia is leaving the war

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky
  • 1918-02-16 Lithuania declares independence from Russia & Germany (National Day)
  • 1918-02-18 Germany renews its offensive against the Russians, making dramatic gains against disorganized and dispirited Russian troops
  • 1918-02-22 Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia
  • 1918-02-24 Estonia declares independence from Russia
  • 1918-03-09 Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party
  • 1918-03-11 Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia
  • 1918-05-24 British officer General Poole lands at Murmansk, the Russian port on the Barents Sea
  • 1918-05-26 Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia
  • 1918-06-29 A provisional government opposed to the Bolsheviks establishes itself at Vladivostok, the Russian port on the Sea of Japan
  • 1918-07-10 Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic forms

ExecutionExecution of the Romanovs

1918-07-17 The Romanov royal family and several of their retainers are executed by a Bolshevik firing squad in the basement of Ipatiev House, in Yekaterinburg, Siberia
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  • 1918-08-03 The first allied troops land at Archangel, the Russian port on the White Seas
  • 1918-08-30 Fanya Kaplan attempts but fails to assassinate Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia
  • 1918-09-04 US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months
  • 1918-09-05 Decree "On Red Terror" is published in Russia
  • 1918-10-18 Russian 10th Army drives out White armies of Tsaritsyn (Stalingrad)
  • 1918-11-03 Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I

  • 1918-11-13 Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
  • 1918-11-18 Latvia declares independence from Russia
  • 1919-01-01 Belorussian SSR established
  • 1919-02-03 The Bolshevik army is defeated in a series of clashes with the White Russians, who are fighting to reclaim the government after the 1917 revolution
  • 1919-03-23 8th Congress of the Russian Communist Party re-establishes a five-member Politburo which becomes the center of political power in the Soviet Union. Original members Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, Lev Kamenev and Nikolai Krestinsky
  • 1919-05-26 The Supreme Council of Allies, meeting at Versailles, decides to recognize two White Russian leaders, Admiral Kolchak and General Denikin, and support them against the Bolsheviks
  • 1919-09-27 British troops withdraw from the North Russian town of Archangelsk after fighting Bolsheviks/Soviets
  • 1919-11-07 US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1919-12-21 J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

First Director of the FBI J. Edgar Hoover
First Director of the FBI
J. Edgar Hoover
  • 1920-01-01 The Belorussian Communist Organisation is founded as a separate party.
  • 1920-01-02 Responding to global fear of communism caused by the Russian Revolution, US Attorney General Palmer authorizes raids across the country on unionists and socialists
  • 1920-02-02 Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace)
  • 1920-03-28 Anton Denkin's White Russian troops defeated by Bolsheviks and Soviets at Novorossijsk on the Black Sea (The British aid Denkin in his escape)
  • 1920-05-27 Tatar ASSR forms in Russian SFSR
  • 1920-06-06 Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel opens White Russian offensive against red Army
  • 1920-08-12 Battle of Warsaw between Poland and Russia begins
  • 1920-08-25 Russia suffers a final decisive defeat in the Battle of Warsaw against Poland
  • 1920-10-02 The Chinese sign an agreement with the Russo-Asiatic Bank, largely French and Russian controlled, which will oversee the Chinese Eastern Railway, but give local supervision to China
  • 1920-11-14 The Russian Bolshevik army occupies Sebastopol, ending anti-communist attempts to regain the government of Russia
  • 1921-02-25 Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia
  • 1921-03-01 Sailors revolt in Kronstadt, Russia
  • 1921-04-11 Turkestan ASSR forms in Russian SFSR
  • 1921-08-14 Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia).
  • 1921-09-21 Pope Benedictus XV donates 1 million lire to feed Russians
  • 1921-10-04 League of Nations refuses to assist starving Russians
  • 1921-10-18 Biding its time, Soviet Russia agrees to independence for the Crimea
  • 1921-11-05 Soviet Russia signs a treaty with Mongolia, temporarily supporting the new government against China and Japanese incursions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1922-04-03 Joseph Stalin appointed General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by Vladimir Lenin

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader Vladimir Lenin
Marxist Revolutionary and Soviet Leader
Vladimir Lenin
  • 1922-04-16 German-Russian treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized
  • 1922-04-27 Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR
  • 1922-05-24 Russian-Italian trade agreement signed

Conference meetingConference of Interest

1922-07-03 Intergovernmental Conference on Identity Certificates for Russian Refugees, convened by Fridtjof Nansen in Geneva, creates the Nansen passports (for stateless persons)

Arctic Explorer and Diplomat Fridtjof Nansen
Arctic Explorer and Diplomat
Fridtjof Nansen
  • 1922-12-30 Creation of the USSR formally proclaimed in Moscow from the Bolshoi Theatre, Soviet Union organized as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR & Transcaucasian SSR
  • 1923-07-06 The Central Executive Committee accepts the Treaty of Union, signed in Moscow in December 1922, and the Russian Empire becomes the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
  • 1923-07-10 2-pound hailstones kill 23 and many cattle in Rostov, Russia
  • 1924-01-24 Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad (changed back in 1991)
  • 1924-08-08 British-Russian trade agreement signed
  • 1924-09-08 Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador
  • 1924-10-28 French-Russian trade agreement signed
  • 1925-01-16 Leon Trotsky resigns as chairman of the Russian Revolutionary Military Council as he and Stalin battle for power in the aftermath of Lenin's death.
  • 1925-01-20 The Soviet and Japan sign a convention resuming relations: Russia agrees to limit revolutionary activity of the Third Communist International, while Japan agrees to leave the Sakhalin
  • 1925-10-12 German-Russian trade agreement signed
  • 1926-04-26 Germany & Russia sign neutrality peace treaty
  • 1926-09-28 Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed
  • 1926-10-19 Russian Politburo throws out Leon Trotsky and his followers
  • 1927-08-19 Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.
  • 1928-10-22 China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants
  • 1929-01-31 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey
  • 1929-08-11 Russian-Chinese border fights
  • 1935-07-13 US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect
  • 1935-08-31 Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 105 tons of cabbages in 6 hours
  • 1937-06-13 Stalin executes Russian officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna and Uberevitch
  • 1937-07-30 Russian Politburo issues NKVD Order no. 00447, to repress former kulak and anti-soviets, 269,100 to be arrested, 76,000 to be shot. Part of the Great Purge.
  • 1937-12-07 Russian chess player Alekhine recaptures world title from Max Euwe
  • 1938-12-08 LP Beria follows Nikolai Jezjov as head of Russian secret police
  • 1939-04-16 Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact
  • 1939-04-17 Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact
  • 1939-05-19 Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact
  • 1939-08-20 Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 1,183

  • 1885-11-14 Sonia Delaunay, Russian-born French artist (Orphism), born in Hradyzk, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1886-03-01 Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
  • 1886-03-27 Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader, born in Urzhum, Russia (d. 1934)
  • 1886-04-15 Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)
  • 1886-05-12 Piotr F Scharoff, Russian-Italian actor and director (Chechov), born (d. 1969)
  • 1886-05-26 Al Jolson [Asa Yoelson], American-Lithuanian jazz singer and silent actor (Mamie, Swanee), born in Seredžius, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1950)
  • 1886-07-11 Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)
  • 1886-10-26 Mark Aldanov,, Russian-French writer and critic (Novy Zhurnal), born in Kiev (d. 1957)
  • 1886-10-28 Grigory K Ordzhonikidze, [Sergo], Russian revolutionary politician
  • 1887-03-23 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, best known for participating in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin, born in Moika Palace, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1967)
  • 1887-07-06 Marc Chagall, Russian-French artist (I & The Village), born in Vitebsk, Russian Empire (d. 1985)
  • 1887-10-22 John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions
  • 1887-11-03 Samuil Marshak, Russian writer, translator and children's poet (d. 1964)
  • 1887-11-25 Nikolai Vavilov, Russian geneticist (d. 1943)
  • 1888-01-16 Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)

Person of interestIrving Berlin

1888-05-11 Irving Berlin [Israel Isidore Baline], American composer and lyricist considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history (God Bless America, White Xmas), born in Tyumen, Russian Empire (d. 1989)

Composer and Lyricist Irving Berlin
Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Person of interestVladimir Zworykin

1888-07-29 Vladimir K. Zworykin, Russian-American inventor (development of television, cathode ray tube), born in Murom, Russian Empire (d. 1982)

  • 1888-08-13 Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor, born in Smolensk, Russia (d. 1975)
  • 1888-10-09 Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1938)
  • 1888-11-10 Andrej Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, born in Pustomazovo, Russia (d. 1972)
  • 1889-01-01 Alexander Smallens, conductor, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1889-01-21 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)
  • 1889-04-09 Efrem Zimbalist, Russian composer and violinist, born in Rostov on Don, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 1889-04-14 Efim D Bogoljubov, Russian chess player
  • 1889-04-24 Lyubov Popova, Russian avant-garde artist and painter, born in Ivanovskoe, Moscow (d. 1924)

Person of interestIgor Sikorsky

1889-05-25 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1972)

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky
  • 1889-06-23 Anna Akhmatova, Russian poet, born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1966)
  • 1889-12-24 Vladimir Sokoloff, Russian actor (Road to Morocco), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1962)
  • 1890-01-10 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)

Person of interestBoris Pasternak

1890-02-10 Boris Pasternak, Russian novelist and poet (Doctor Zhivago, Nobel 1958), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1960)

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1890-07-11 Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter
  • 1890-08-05 Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)
  • 1890-08-12 Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)
  • 1890-09-17 Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina
  • 1890-09-20 Rachel Bluwstein, Hebrew poet, born in Saratov, Imperial Russia (d. 1931)
  • 1890-11-23 El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (d. 1941)
  • 1891-01-03 Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]
  • 1891-01-15 Osip E Mandelstam, Russian poet (Noise of Time), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • 1891-02-27 David Sarnoff, American radio and television pioneer (RCA, NBC), born in Uzlyany, Belarus, Russian Empire (d. 1971)
  • 1891-04-23 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), born in Sontsovka, Ukraine (d. 1953)
  • 1891-05-15 Mikhail Bulgakov, Russian playwright and novelist ( The Master and Margarita, Black Snow), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1940)
  • 1891-08-02 Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian and linguist, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1971)
  • 1891-08-29 Michael Chekhov, Russian-American actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1891-09-14 Ivan Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (analytic number theory), born in Velikoluksky District, Russian Empire (d. 1983)
  • 1891-09-29 Fabien Sevitzky [Koussevitzky], Russian-American conductor (Indianapolis Symphony), born in Vishny Volotchok, Russia (d. 1967)
  • 1891-12-05 Alexander Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer, born in St Petersburg (d. 1956)
  • 1892-01-12 Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1976)
  • 1892-02-14 Nikolaj A. Orloff, Russian-British pianist (Chopin), born in Yelets, Oryol Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1964)
  • 1892-05-19 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Povestj Zjizni) [OS]
  • 1892-05-31 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj) [NS]
  • 1892-05-31 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (d. 1968)
  • 1892-06-20 Sergei Tretyakov, Russian constructivist writer, playwright and special correspondent for Pravda, born in Kuldīga, Latvia (d. 1937)
  • 1892-06-28 E. H. Carr, English historian (History of Soviet Russia), born in London (d. 1982)
  • 1892-07-08 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)
  • 1892-09-22 Billy West [Roy B Weissburg], Russian actor, Charlie Chaplin impersonator and silent film director (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy), born in Russia (d. 1975)
  • 1892-10-09 Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (The Train of Life), born in Moscow (d. 1941)
  • 1892-10-19 Alexander A Alekhine, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)
  • 1892-11-01 Alexander Alekhine, Russian world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46)
  • 1893-07-19 Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet (Ode to Revolution), born in Baghdati, Soviet Georgia (d. 1930) [OS=7/7]
  • 1893-08-19 Olga Baclanova, Russian actress (Freaks, Docks of NY), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1974)
  • 1893-12-02 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer (Bio in Sonata Form), born in Kremenchuk, Russia (d. 2002) (birth date uncertain)
  • 1894-03-30 Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)

Person of interestNikita Khrushchev

1894-04-15 Nikita Khrushchev, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1953-64), born in Kalinovka, Russia (d. 1971)

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
  • 1894-05-10 Dimitri Tiomkin, Russian-American film score composer and conductor (Academy Award 1954-High & Mighty), born in Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1979)
  • 1894-06-08 Erwin Schulhoff, Czech-Russian composer and pianist (Ogelala), born in Prague, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • 1894-07-09 Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist (Nobel 1978), born in Kronshtadt, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • 1894-07-13 Isaak Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [OS Jun 30]
  • 1894-07-19 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician, born in Kondrovo, Kaluga Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1959)
  • 1895-04-14 Mary Marquet, Russian actress (Matter of Resistance), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1895-04-24 S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner
  • 1895-06-11 Nikolai Bulganin, Premier of USSR (1955-58), born in Gorky, Russia (d. 1975
  • 1895-08-10 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, born in Saint Petersburg (d. 1958)
  • 1895-09-21 Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet, born in Konstantinovo, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1925)
  • 1895-09-30 Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)
  • 1895-10-25 Levi Eshkol, [Sjkolnik], Israeli PM (MWP) (1963-69), born in Oratov, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1969)
  • 1895-11-17 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (d. 1975)
  • 1896-01-02 Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)
  • 1896-01-31 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
  • 1896-02-16 Alexander Brailowsky, Russian pianist (Chopin)
  • 1896-02-26 Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)
  • 1896-04-15 Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1896-05-07 Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (topology), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1982)
  • 1896-07-01 Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn) [NS]
  • 1896-08-15 Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1985)
  • 1896-08-27 Faina Ranevskaya [Faina Georgievna Feldman], Russian actress, born in Taganrog, Don Voisko Oblast, Russian Empire (d. 1984)
  • 1896-09-20 Fjodor Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga), born in Pavlovka, Russia (d. 1960) [NS=Oct 2]
  • 1896-09-25 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, born in Moscow (d. 1970)
  • 1896-11-17 Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (d. 1934)
  • 1896-11-20 Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1896-11-22 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [OS]

Person of interestGeorgy Zhukov

1896-12-01 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, born in Strelkovka, Kaluga (d. 1974)

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1896-12-04 Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]
  • 1896-12-21 Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland
  • 1896-12-22 Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, poet, born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1897-04-14 Olga Chekhova, Russian-German actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children), born in Aleksandropol, Erivan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1980)
  • 1897-04-20 Gregory Ratoff, Russian producer, director and actor (Exodus, Skyscraper Souls, Corsican Brothers), born in Samara, Russian Empire (d. 1960)
  • 1897-10-24 Lazar Weiner, Russian-born American composer, born in Cherkasy, Russian Empire (d. 1982)
  • 1898-01-22 Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), born in Riga, Latvia [NS] (d. 1948)
  • 1898-02-03 Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
  • 1898-02-21 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 747

  • 1951-12-31 Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75
  • 1952-06-18 Efim D Bogolyubov, Russian chess player, dies at 63
  • 1952-07-27 W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russian ballet dancer, dies
  • 1952-11-29 Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/US chemist, dies at 85
  • 1953-03-05 Sergei Prokofiev, Russian composer (Peter and the Wolf), dies at 61
  • 1954-01-16 Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies
  • 1954-02-12 Dziga Vertov, [Kaufman], Russian dir (3 Songs of Lenin), dies at 58
  • 1954-11-22 Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, dies at 70
  • 1954-12-04 Nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, dies
  • 1955-03-16 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (b. 1914)
  • 1956-01-03 Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91
  • 1956-02-02 Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (b. 1876)
  • 1956-03-11 Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83
  • 1956-06-23 Reinhold Glière, Russian-Soviet composer, dies at 81
  • 1956-11-02 Jacob Weinberg, Russian-born Jewish composer, dies at 77
  • 1956-11-22 Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer, dies at 74
  • 1956-12-04 Alexander Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer, dies at 64
  • 1957-02-02 Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (b. 1890)
  • 1957-02-25 Mark Aldanov, Russian-French writer and critic (Novy Zhurnal), dies at 70
  • 1957-05-14 Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (b. 1884)
  • 1957-05-21 Aleksandr Vertinsky, Russian singer (b. 1889)
  • 1957-07-15 Vasily Maklakov, Russian orator and liberal politician (b. 1869)
  • 1957-11-20 Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian artist, dies at 82
  • 1957-11-26 Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies
  • 1958-04-11 Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter, dies at 82
  • 1958-07-22 Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian author and satirist, dies at 62
  • 1958-10-01 Robert Falk, Russian painter (b. 1886)
  • 1958-10-13 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, dies at 59 (b. 1899)
  • 1958-12-22 Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75
  • 1959-03-30 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, dies at 52
  • 1960-01-05 Pavel P Parenago, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 53
  • 1960-02-07 Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57
  • 1960-02-09 Alexandre Benois, Russian artist, dies at 89
  • 1960-05-10 Yuri Olesha, Russian writer, dies at 61

Person of interestBoris Pasternak

1960-05-30 Boris Pasternak, Russian poet and novelist (Doctor Zhivago) (Nobel Prize 1958), dies at 70

Novelist & Poet Boris Pasternak
Novelist & Poet
Boris Pasternak
  • 1960-09-10 Fjodor Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63
  • 1960-10-14 Abram F. Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies at 79
  • 1960-11-24 Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
  • 1961-02-09 Grigory Levenfish, Russian International chess grandmaster, dies at 70
  • 1961-10-04 Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Bishop of the Russian Church and Orthodox missionary, dies at 81
  • 1962-01-12 Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist, dies at 92
  • 1962-10-02 Boris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (b. 1859)
  • 1962-10-17 Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (b. 1882)
  • 1963-04-06 Otto Struve, Russian-born astronomer (b. 1897)
  • 1964-03-23 Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66
  • 1964-04-14 Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)
  • 1964-05-10 Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)
  • 1964-06-04 Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)
  • 1964-10-07 Eugen Varga, Hungarian-Russian economist and politician, dies at 84
  • 1965-05-01 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, dies at 65
  • 1966-01-14 Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies
  • 1966-02-09 Sophie Tucker [Kalish] "last of the red hot mammas", Russian-born American singer/actress (My Yiddish Mama), dies at 79
  • 1966-02-18 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31
  • 1966-10-24 Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)
  • 1967-06-07 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
  • 1967-08-31 Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76
  • 1967-09-19 Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter (b. 1884)
  • 1967-09-27 Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80
  • 1967-11-22 Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
  • 1968-02-10 Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79

Person of interestYuri Gagarin

1968-03-27 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), dies in a Mig-15 plane crash at 34

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin
  • 1968-04-01 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59
  • 1968-07-14 Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian sailor/author, dies at 76
  • 1968-07-14 Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (b. 1892)
  • 1968-11-07 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, dies at 62
  • 1969-03-04 Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)
  • 1969-03-06 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)
  • 1969-07-19 Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies
  • 1970-01-17 Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)
  • 1970-03-16 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), dies at 61
  • 1970-04-17 Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92
  • 1970-06-11 Aleksander Kerensky, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89
  • 1970-06-16 Elsa Triolet [Ella Kagan], Russian-French writer and Resistance fighter, dies at 73
  • 1970-07-21 Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)
  • 1970-08-22 Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)
  • 1970-12-09 Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65

Person of interestIgor Stravinsky

1971-04-06 Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

Composer Igor Stravinsky
Igor Stravinsky
  • 1971-05-13 Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky, Russian composer, dies 67
  • 1971-12-09 Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor, dies at 97
  • 1972-01-10 Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 1972-02-21 Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (b. 1891)
  • 1972-03-15 Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (b. 1910)
  • 1972-06-26 David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61

Person of interestIgor Sikorsky

1972-10-26 Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83

Aviator Igor Sikorsky
Igor Sikorsky
  • 1972-12-23 Andrej Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, dies at 84
  • 1973-01-15 Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)
  • 1973-03-06 Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67
  • 1973-04-02 Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor
  • 1973-05-11 Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies
  • 1973-07-04 Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39
  • 1973-07-11 Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72
  • 1973-07-19 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33
  • 1973-08-16 Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85
  • 1974-01-05 Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)

Person of interestGeorgy Zhukov

1974-06-18 Georgy Zhukov, Russian deputy commander-in-chief of the Red Army during WWII (Battles of Stalingrad, Kursk and Berlin) and Minister of Defense, dies at 77

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov
  • 1974-07-09 Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70
  • 1974-08-24 Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)
  • 1974-10-24 David Oistrakh, Soviet violinist considered one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th century (Moscow Conservatory), dies at 66
  • 1975-01-09 Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (group theory), dies at 73
  • 1975-03-07 Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)