Russian History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 878

  • 1994-01-08 Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit
  • 1994-01-14 Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands
  • 1994-02-04 Russian team beats ladies world record 4x800 m indoor (8:18.71)
  • 1994-03-23 Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994-05-27 Writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia after 20 years in exile

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1994-08-31 Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia
  • 1994-10-10 Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar
  • 1994-10-11 Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar
  • 1994-12-04 83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)
  • 1994-12-11 Russian troops enter Chechnya
  • 1995-01-20 Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)
  • 1995-02-09 STS-63 - 2nd mission of US/Russian Shuttle-Mir Program goes into space
  • 1995-05-28 Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people
  • 1995-06-30 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island
  • 1995-11-15 Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir
  • 1996-01-12 Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)

  • 1996-03-26 The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia
  • 1996-06-11 Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East
  • 1997-02-07 US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21
  • 1997-02-28 FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia
  • 1997-03-02 Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)
  • 1997-03-04 Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)
  • 1997-03-18 Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die
  • 1997-04-06 Progress M-34 Launch (Russia)
  • 1997-05-12 Russia & Chechnya sign peace deal after 400 years of conflict
  • 1997-05-16 Final agreement creating Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) signed by project participants, including Russia, Kazakhstan, Chevron Corp and others
  • 1997-05-20 Cosmos Zenit-2 Launch (Russia), Failed

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1997-05-27 Russian President Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1997-05-28 5th UEFA Champions League Final: Borussia Dortmund beats Juventus 3-1 at Munich
  • 1997-06-07 Cosmos 2344 Proton-K Launch (Russia), Failed
  • 1997-06-29 Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia)
  • 1997-08-16 For only 2nd time Stanley Cup leaves North America (heads to Russia)
  • 1997-11-20 Iraq's Revolution Command Council formally endorses an agreement, arranged by Russia, that enables UN weapons inspection teams to resume operations in Iraq
  • 1997-11-25 US telephone technician Richard Bliss arrested for spying in Russia
  • 1997-12-29 Russia signs agreement to build a $3B nuclear power plant in China
  • 1998-01-01 Russia begins to circulate new rubles to stem inflation and promote confidence.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-07-17 Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II and family, 80 years after they died

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998-10-01 Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 1999-08-09 Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.
  • 1999-09-13 Bomb explodes in Moscow, Russia. At least 119 people are killed.
  • 1999-12-31 Boris Yeltsin resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as acting President
  • 2000-08-12 The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.
  • 2000-09-20 The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.
  • 2001-03-23 The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji
  • 2001-03-26 Kazakhstan's Prime Minister opens an oil pipeline from the giant Tengiz Field to the Russian port of Novorossiysk on Monday, giving the Central Asian producer its first direct link to international markets
  • 2001-06-14 China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
  • 2001-07-02 UN Security Council, facing an almost certain Russian veto, agrees to postpone indefinitely a vote on the US-led "smart sanctions" package for Iraq
  • 2001-07-03 A Vladivostok Avia Tupolev TU-154 jetliner crashes on approach to landing at Irkutsk, Russia killing 145 people
  • 2001-10-15 The first tanker loading of the new $2.5-billion Kazakh-Russia Pipeline takes place
  • 2001-10-29 ExxonMobil announces that a consortium it leads will spend $4 billion over 5 years to develop large offshore oil and natural gas fields in Russia's far eastern Sakhalin region
  • 2002-05-09 In Kaspiysk, Russia, a remote-controlled bomb explodes during a holiday parade killing 43 and injuring at least 130
  • 2002-05-24 Russia and the United States sign the Moscow Treaty.
  • 2002-05-28 NATO declares Russia a limited partner in the Western alliance.
  • 2002-08-19 A Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.
  • 2002-09-25 The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.
  • 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

  • 2002-12-01 Davis Cup Tennis, Paris: Mikhail Youzhny beats Paul-Henri Mathieu 3-6, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 to give Russia 3-2 win over France; only time in event history that a 2-set deficit turned around in a live 5th rubber of a Final
  • 2003-02-02 Russian pop girl duo Tatu start a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All The Things She Said'
  • 2003-04-21 107th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya men's champion in 2:10:11; Svetlana Zakharova of Russia women's winner in 2:25:19
  • 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.
  • 2004-03-19 A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.
  • 2004-05-21 Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault
  • 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.
  • 2004-09-01 Beslan school hostage crisis begins as armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia
  • 2004-11-18 Russia officially ratifies the Kyoto Protocol.
  • 2005-02-16 The Kyoto Protocol comes into force following its ratification by Russia.
  • 2005-08-19 The first-ever joint military exercise between Russia and China, called Peace Mission 2005 begins
  • 2005-09-08 Two EMERCOM Il-76 aircraft land at a disaster aid staging area at Little Rock Air Force Base; the first time Russia has flown such a mission to North America.
  • 2006-12-03 Davis Cup Tennis, Moscow: Marat Safin beats José Acasuso of Argentina 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 to clinch Russia's 3-2 victory
  • 2007-04-16 111th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya goes back-to-back for 3rd title in 2:14:13; Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia wins women's race in 2:29:18
  • 2007-04-25 Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.
  • 2007-04-27 Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.
  • 2007-06-12 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin
  • 2007-07-14 Russia withdraws from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe
  • 2007-09-11 Russia tests the largest conventional weapon ever, the Father of all bombs.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008-04-30 Two skeletal remains found near Ekaterinburg, Russia, were confirmed by Russian scientists to be the remains of Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia and one of his sisters

Tsarevich of Russia Alexei Nikolaevich
Tsarevich of Russia
Alexei Nikolaevich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2008-05-07 Dmitry Medvedev is sworn in as the 3rd President of the Russian Federation

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev
  • 2008-05-08 Dmitry Medvedev appoints Vladimir Putin as Russian Prime Minister
  • 2008-05-24 53rd Eurovision Song Contest: Dima Bilan for Russia wins singing "Believe" in Belgrade
  • 2008-08-07 Beginning of the Russo-Georgian War: Georgia moves troops into self-proclaimed republics of South Ossetia and Tskhinva who are supported by Russia. First European war of the 21st century.
  • 2008-08-26 Russia unilaterally recognizes the independence of the former Georgian breakaway republics Abkhazia and South Ossetia
  • 2008-11-25 A car bomb in St. Petersburg, Russia, kills three people and injures one
  • 2008-12-05 Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II
  • 2008-12-12 Andrei Klepach, a deputy economics minister of Russia, states that Russia has entered the recession, with two quarters of contraction expected, meaning Russia will fall short of reaching the 6.8% growth forecast for 2008
  • 2009-06-12 Stanley Cup Final, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI: Pittsburgh Penguins edge Detroit Red Wings, 2-1 for a 4-3 series win; Penguins 3rd Championship
  • 2010-04-10 Polish Air Force Tu-154M crashes near Smolensk, Russia, killing all 96 people on board including President Lech Kaczyński
  • 2011-09-07 Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team
  • 2012-03-04 Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud
  • 2012-05-01 China and Russia sign $15 billion dollar trade deal
  • 2012-05-07 Vladimir Putin sworn in for third six-year term as President of Russia
  • 2012-05-08 Dmitry Medvedev is confirmed as Russian Prime Minister by the State Duma, after being nominated by Vladimir Putin
  • 2012-05-09 A Russian passenger jet disappears with 45 people on board
  • 2012-07-07 Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people
  • 2012-07-15 A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station
  • 2012-07-24 Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia
  • 2012-08-17 Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years
  • 2012-08-22 Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization
  • 2012-09-13 Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed
  • 2012-12-28 Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children
  • 2013-01-24 Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,387

  • 1905-08-29 Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, born in Moghiler-Podolsk (d. 1979)
  • 1905-09-12 Boris Arapov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1905-10-15 Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky, Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1977)
  • 1905-11-17 Mischa Auer [Ounskowsky], Russian actor (My Man Godfrey), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1967)
  • 1905-12-30 Daniil Kharms [Yuvatchov], Russian surrealist and absurdist writer, poet, and playwright, born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1942)
  • 1906-01-08 Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist
  • 1906-01-21 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)
  • 1906-02-16 Vera Menchik, Russian born British chess master, 1st official women's world chess champion (1927-39), born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1906-03-17 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, born in St. Petersburg (d. 1997)
  • 1906-03-20 Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer
  • 1906-06-29 Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (youngest ever Soviet general of the army), born in Uman, Kiev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1945)
  • 1906-07-03 George Sanders, Russian actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950), born in St. Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1906-07-27 Jerzy Giedroyc, Polish writer and political activist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 2000)

Person of interestAlbert Sabin

1906-08-26 Albert Sabin [Abram Saperstein], Polish American physician who invented the oral polio vaccine, born in Bialystok, Russian Empire

Physician and Scientist Albert Sabin
Physician and Scientist
Albert Sabin
  • 1906-09-08 Andrei Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of Communist Party, born in Alexeyevka, Voronezh Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1990)
  • 1906-09-12 Ruvim Pergament, composer, born in Petrozavodsk, Russia (d. 1965)

Person of interestDmitri Shostakovich

1906-09-25 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer (The Gadfly), born in St Petersburg, Russia (d. 1975)

  • 1906-10-24 Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 1968)
  • 1906-11-02 Daniil Andreev, Russian writer, poet and Christian mystic, born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1959)
  • 1907-02-17 Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)
  • 1907-02-25 Shimen Ruskin, Polish actor (Beau Brummel, Having a Wonderful Time), born in Vilna, Russian Empire (d. 1976)
  • 1907-04-22 Ivan Yefremov, Russian paleontologist (originator of the concept of taphonomy) and author (Andromeda Nebula), born in Vyritsa, Saint Petersburg Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1972)
  • 1907-04-25 Vasily Pavlovich Solov'yov-Sedoy, Russian composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1907-06-24 Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)
  • 1908-01-19 Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)
  • 1908-03-04 Boris N Poveloi [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]
  • 1908-03-17 Boris N Poveloi [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]
  • 1908-04-11 Leo Rosten, American writer and humourist (Joys of Yiddish), born in Łódź, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1908-06-12 Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina, born in Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire (d. 2010)
  • 1908-08-23 Arthur Adamov, Russian-French playwright (Paolo Paoli), born in Kislovodsk, Terek Oblast, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1908-09-03 Lev Pontryagin, Russian mathematician, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1988)
  • 1908-09-18 Victor Ambartsumian, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50), born in Tiflis, Russian Empire (d. 1996)
  • 1908-09-30 David Oistrakh, Soviet violinist considered one of the preeminent violinists of the 20th century (Moscow Conservatory), born in Odessa, Ukraine, Russian Empire (d. 1974)
  • 1908-10-06 Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)
  • 1908-10-23 Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1990
  • 1908-12-13 Victor Babin, Russian pianist and composer (Vronsky & Babin), born in Moscow (d. 1972)
  • 1909-01-22 Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)
  • 1909-04-09 Ivan Ivonovich Dzerzhinsky, Russian composer, born in Tambov, Dzerzhinsky, Russian Empire (d. 1978)
  • 1909-06-06 Isaiah Berlin, Latvian-British philosopher, born in Riga, Latvia, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1909-07-05 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), born in Staryya Hramyki, Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1989) [NS 7/18]
  • 1909-07-18 Andrei Gromyko, Soviet politician (President of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics), born in Staryya Hramyki, Mogilev Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1989) [OS 7/5]
  • 1909-07-29 Georgy Mushel, Uzbek pianist and composer, born in Tambov, Russia (d. 1989)
  • 1909-08-21 Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician, born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1909-08-22 Sergius Kagen, American pianist and composer, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1964)
  • 1909-10-23 Zellig S. Harris, Russian-American linguist, born in Balta, Russia (d. 1992)
  • 1909-11-10 Paweł Jasienica, Polish historian, born in Ulyanovsk, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1909-11-22 Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
  • 1909-11-27 Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (decidability of various algebraic groups), born in Moscow (d. 1967)
  • 1910-01-08 Galina Ulanova, ballerina (Bolshoi), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1910-04-02 Joeri German, Russian writer
  • 1910-05-16 Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)
  • 1910-05-24 Marģeris Zariņš, Latvian composer and writer, born in Jaunpiebalga, Russian Empire (d. 1993)
  • 1910-06-08 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and editor in chief (Novyj Mir), born in Zagorye, Russian Empire (d. 1971) [NS=June 21]
  • 1910-06-21 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and editor in chief (Novyj Mir), born in Zagorye, Russian Empire (d. 1971) [OS=June 8]
  • 1910-12-25 David Lichine [Lichtenstein], Russian/US dancer (Make Mine Music)
  • 1911-01-06 Nikolai Afanasyevich Kryuchkov, Soviet film actor (Telegram, Town People), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1911-01-14 Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer, born in Chernihiv, Ukraine (d. 1998)
  • 1911-04-17 Mikhail Botvinnik, Russian world chess champion (1948-63), born in Repino, Russia (d. 1995)

Person of interestKonstantin Chernenko

1911-09-24 Konstantin Chernenko, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1984-85), born in Bolshaya Tes, Yeniseysk Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1985)

Soviet General Secretary Konstantin Chernenko
Soviet General Secretary
Konstantin Chernenko
  • 1911-11-26 Samuel Reshevsky, Polish-American chess grandmaster, born in Ozorków, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 1992)
  • 1911-12-05 Władysław Szpilman, Polish pianist and classical composer, born in Sosnowiec, Congress Poland, Russian Empire (d. 2000)
  • 1912-01-01 Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)
  • 1912-01-19 Leonid V Kantorovich, economist (Nobel), born in St Petersburg, Russia
  • 1912-02-21 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)
  • 1912-03-13 Igor Youskevitch, Russian-Ukrainian ballet dancer, born in Pyriatyn, Poltava Oblast, Ukraine (d. 1994)
  • 1912-03-28 Marina Raskova, Russian navigator, born in Moscow (d. 1943)
  • 1912-04-09 Lew Kopelew, Russian author, born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1912-05-09 Pedro Armendáriz, Mexican actor (From Russia With Love, Fort Apache), born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico (d. 1963)
  • 1912-07-27 Igor Markevitch, Russian conductor (Le Paradis Perdu), born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 1983)
  • 1912-08-04 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer, born in Volyn, Ryazan Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1999)
  • 1912-09-04 Alexander Liberman, Russian-American magazine editor, painter and photographer (639), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 1999)
  • 1912-11-04 Vadim Nikolayevich Salmanov, Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1978)
  • 1912-12-08 Jura Soyfer, Austrian political journalist and cabaret writer, born in Kharkov, Russian Empire (d. 1939)
  • 1913-01-07 Francis De Wolff, British character actor (A Christmas Carol, From Russia With Love), born in Essex, England (d. 1984)
  • 1913-03-02 Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)
  • 1913-03-13 Sergey Mikhalkov, Soviet writer and poet, born in Moscow (d. 2009) [NS]
  • 1913-03-14 Witold Rudzinski, Polish composer, born in Sebezh, Russia Empire (d. 2004)
  • 1913-08-21 Victor Rosow, Russian dramatist, born in Yaroslavl (d. 2004)
  • 1913-10-07 Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer
  • 1914-01-01 Noor Inayat Khan, Indian princess and British Special Operations Executive agent in WWII posthumously awarded the George Cross, born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1944)
  • 1914-01-05 Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1955)
  • 1914-03-06 Kirill Kondrashin, Russian conductor (Bolshoi Theatre, 1943-56; Moscow Philharmonic, 1960-75; Concertgebouw, 1978-81), born in Moscow, Russia (d.1981)
  • 1914-03-08 Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist, born in Minsk, Russian Empire (d. 1987)

Person of interestYuri Andropov

1914-06-15 Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1982-84) and KGB Chief (1967-82), born in Nagutskaya, Stavropol Region, Russian Empire (d. 1984)

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • 1914-06-19 Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)
  • 1914-08-01 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, born in Voroshilovka, Russian Empire (d. 1997)
  • 1914-11-25 Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1915-03-22 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (The Secret Agent's Blunder), born in Petrograd, Russian Empire (d. 2005)
  • 1915-06-02 Alexandru Nicolschi, Russian communist (d. 1992)
  • 1915-09-24 Margarita Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1992) [OS]
  • 1915-10-07 Margarita Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 1992) [NS]
  • 1916-02-17 Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)
  • 1916-03-25 Nikolay Ivanovich Peyko, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1995)
  • 1916-05-16 Ephraim Katzir, biophysicist and President of Israel (1973-78), born in Kiev, Russian Empire (d. 2009)
  • 1916-05-20 Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)
  • 1916-10-19 Emil Gilels, Soviet concert pianist (Brussels Competition - 1st prize, 1938), born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1985)
  • 1917-01-25 Ilya Prigogine, Russian scientist & Nobel laureate, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2003)
  • 1917-03-30 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, born in Makiivka, Russian Empire (d. 1995)
  • 1917-05-01 Ahron Soloveichik, Orthodox Jewish rabbi, born in Khislavichi, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1917-05-09 John Arnatt, British actor (A Challenge for Robin Hood, Circumstantial Evidence), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 1999)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 847

  • 1992-05-04 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50
  • 1992-07-18 Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies
  • 1992-12-05 Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41
  • 1992-12-26 Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80
  • 1993-01-05 George L George, Russian/American journalist/director/producer, dies at 85
  • 1993-01-06 Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54
  • 1993-02-11 Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnast, dies in an auto accident
  • 1993-03-20 Claudia Yeltsin, mother of Russian president Yeltsin, dies at 85
  • 1993-07-17 Vladimir Barmyn, Russian inventor (Stalinorgel), dies at 84
  • 1993-07-18 Sergei Y Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut, dies in accident at 35
  • 1993-08-01 Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered
  • 1993-09-27 Andrei Solovyiov, Russian photographer, dies in battle at 38
  • 1993-10-12 Tofik Bakhramov, Russian footballer (b. 1926)
  • 1993-10-25 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54
  • 1993-11-08 Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 1993-11-23 Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69
  • 1994-01-23 Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76
  • 1994-01-29 Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67
  • 1994-02-14 Andrei Chikatilo, Soviet-Russian serial killer who murdered at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990, executed by a single gunshot at 57
  • 1994-02-15 Andrei Tsjikatilo [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murdered, executed
  • 1994-03-22 Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32
  • 1994-04-13 Nikolai Krjoetsjkov, Russian actor (Ballad of Soldatje), dies at 83
  • 1994-06-14 Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78
  • 1994-06-17 Joeri Nagibin, Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74
  • 1994-08-03 Innokenti Smoktunovski, Russian actor (Hamlet), dies at 69
  • 1994-08-08 Leonid Leonov, Russian writer and playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95
  • 1994-09-12 Boris Yegorov, Soviet physician and cosmonaut (Voskhod I), dies at 56
  • 1994-10-17 Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27
  • 1995-01-07 Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle
  • 1995-01-11 Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)
  • 1995-02-02 Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé, French prince/Russian, dies at 47
  • 1995-03-01 Vladislav Listyev, Russian journalist, murdered at 38
  • 1995-05-18 Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer & actor (Witness), dies at 45
  • 1995-06-23 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), dies at 76
  • 1995-09-19 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 55
  • 1996-03-20 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist, dies at 71
  • 1996-10-24 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), dies at 53
  • 1997-02-13 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (nonlinear functional analysis), dies at 76
  • 1997-03-03 Stanislav Shatalin, Russian economist (500 Days), dies
  • 1997-04-04 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, dies at 72
  • 1997-06-12 Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)
  • 1997-06-18 Lev Kopelev, Russian writer and dissident (b. 1912)
  • 1997-08-01 Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82
  • 1997-08-12 Jack Delano [Jacob Ovcharov], Russian-born American composer and photographer, dies at 83
  • 1997-08-21 Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)
  • 1997-10-22 Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)
  • 1997-12-09 Tamara Geva, Russian-born dancer and actress, dies at 91
  • 1997-12-12 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)
  • 1998-03-21 Galina Ulanova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (b. 1910)
  • 1998-05-26 Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73
  • 1998-08-03 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)
  • 1998-08-04 Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1930)
  • 1998-11-20 Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician and dissident, assassinated at 52
  • 1999-02-05 Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)
  • 1999-03-31 Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)
  • 1999-07-27 Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer, dies at 86
  • 2000-02-16 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (Zorba the Greek (1964), Sword of the Valiant, The Tenant), dies of congestive heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at 81
  • 2000-02-20 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician (b. 1937)
  • 2000-05-08 Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959)
  • 2000-05-18 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician & arranger, dies at 54
  • 2000-06-02 Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
  • 2001-03-17 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), dies at 53
  • 2001-05-12 Alexei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1925)
  • 2002-02-24 Leo Ornstein, Russian-American composer and pianist, (born about 1893)
  • 2002-04-28 Alexander Lebed, Russian general, dies at 52
  • 2002-05-03 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor (USSR State Symphony, 1965-2000; Residentie Orchestra 1992-2000), pianist, and composer (Siberian Fantasy), dies at 73
  • 2002-08-24 Nikolay Guryanov Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (b. 1909)
  • 2003-05-28 Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)
  • 2003-06-24 Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)
  • 2003-07-05 Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player, dies at 24
  • 2003-09-23 Yuri Senkevich, Russian TV anchorman (b. 1937)
  • 2003-11-03 Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (b. 1923)
  • 2004-01-12 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (fluid dynamics), dies at 81
  • 2004-05-22 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), dies at 59
  • 2004-05-26 Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)
  • 2004-08-22 Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (b. 1960)
  • 2004-09-28 Victor Rosow, Russian dramatist, dies at 91
  • 2004-11-17 Alexander Ragulin, Russian ice hockey player (Olympic gold 1964, 68, 72), dies at 63
  • 2004-12-25 Gennadi Strekalov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-3, T-8, T-11, TM-21), dies at 64
  • 2005-02-06 Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)
  • 2005-06-06 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, dies at 81
  • 2005-07-09 Yevgeni Grishin, Russian speed skater (4 Olympic gold 1956, 60), dies at 74
  • 2005-08-04 Anatoly Larkin, Russian American physicist, dies at 72
  • 2005-08-05 Polina Astakhova, Soviet-Ukrainian gymnast (5 Olympic gold 1956, 60, 64), dies at 68
  • 2005-12-08 Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (The Secret Agent's Blunder), dies at 90
  • 2006-03-12 Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (b. 1947)

Person of interestSofia Muratova

2006-09-25 Sofia Muratova, Russian Olympic gold winning Gymnast, dies at 77

  • 2006-10-07 Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist and human rights activist, dies at 48
  • 2006-11-16 Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)
  • 2006-11-23 Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer, dies at 43
  • 2006-11-28 Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)
  • 2006-11-29 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, dies at 87
  • 2006-12-22 Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (3 x World C'ship gold 1978; 2 x World Cup gold 1977), dies of complications from quadriplegia at 46
  • 2006-12-22 Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer, dies at 87
  • 2007-01-19 Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer, dies at 37
  • 2007-01-28 Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (b. 1963)
  • 2007-02-04 Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)
  • 2007-03-02 Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (b. 1956)

Person of interestBoris Yeltsin

2007-04-23 Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician & 1st President of Russian Federation (1991-99), dies of congestive heart failure at 76

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 2007-04-27 Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor, dies at 80