Russian History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 861

  • 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 A final agreement creating the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) is signed by project participants, inc. 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 91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2)
  • 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 1st man in 2:10:11 and Svetlana Zakharova of Russia 1st woman 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 The Beslan school hostage crisis begins when 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 95th Davis Cup: Russia beats Argentina in Moscow (3-2)
  • 2007-04-16 111th Boston Marathon: Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:14:13 and Lidiya Grigoryeva of Russia 1st woman 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 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.
  • 2007-12-02 96th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Oregon (4-1)

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 Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.
  • 2008-08-08 Georgian invasion into South Ossetia. Beginning of five-day war between Georgia and Russia.
  • 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: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit Red Wings 4-3, Evgeni Malkin 1st Russian to win MVP
  • 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
  • 2013-02-01 Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean
  • 2013-02-11 18 coal miners are killed in an explosion in the Komi region, Russia
  • 2013-02-15 Over 1,200 people are injured after a meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 2013-04-22 6 people are killed in a shooting rampage in Belgorod, Russia
  • 2013-04-25 38 people are killed in a psychiatric hospital fire in Ramensky, Russia
  • 2013-05-25 21st UEFA Champions League Final: Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund 2-1 at London
  • 2013-06-12 Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda
  • 2013-06-18 Russia passes a law banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting children
  • 2013-07-13 18 people are killed and 40 are injured after a gravel truck collides with a bus in Podolsk, Russia
  • 2013-08-10 14th World Championships in Athletics open at Moscow, Russia
  • 2013-08-18 14th World Athletics Championships close in Moscow, Russia
  • 2013-08-20 9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus
  • 2013-08-28 China and Russia walk out of a UN Security Council meeting after the US pushes for immediate action against Syria's use of chemical weapons
  • 2013-09-20 Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military
  • 2013-11-17 50 people are killed after a Boeing 737 aircraft crashes in Kazan, Russia
  • 2013-12-29 16 people are killed and 40 are wounded by a suicide bomb attack at Volgograd-1 railway station, Russia
  • 2013-12-30 15 people are killed in a trolley-bus bomb attack in Voglograd, Russia
  • 2014-01-14 American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 1,188

  • 1927-02-07 Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)
  • 1927-03-16 Vladimir M Komarov, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1927-06-12 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1927-07-10 Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician
  • 1927-08-08 Yuri Kasakow, Russian writer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • 1927-09-04 Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1927-11-18 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (A Cruel Romance), born in Kuybyshev, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1928-02-26 Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
  • 1928-04-02 Serge Gainsbourg, Russian-French singer (Ford Mustang), born in Paris (d. 1991)
  • 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)
  • 1928-07-16 Bella Davidovich, Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel)
  • 1928-09-06 Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian conductor (Siberian Fantasy), born in Moscow, Russia (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)
  • 1929-07-17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician

Person of interestSofia Muratova

1929-07-19 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)

  • 1929-10-22 Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper (Soviet Union 1954-1967)
  • 1930-01-21 Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1930-01-25 Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)
  • 1930-02-26 Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)
  • 1930-03-15 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1930-06-11 Anatoli Voronov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), born in Orenburg Oblast, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1930-07-08 Valeri Aleksandrovich Yazdovsky, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1930-07-31 Oleg Popov, Russian clown and circus artist, born in Vyrubovo, Moscow (d. 2016)

Person of interestBoris Yeltsin

1931-02-01 Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician and President of Russian Federation (1991-1999), born in Butka, Sverdlovsk, (d. 2007)

Russian President Boris Yeltsin
Russian President
Boris Yeltsin
  • 1931-02-24 Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov, Russian cosmonaut

Person of interestMikhail Gorbachev

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

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 1931-03-17 Eunice Gayson, British actress and 1st Bond Girl (Sylvia Trench- "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love"), born in London, England (d. 2018)
  • 1931-03-23 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Gorno-Altaysk, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1931-03-30 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 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 Oistrach, Russian violinist, son of David Oistrach, born in Odessa, Ukraine
  • 1931-05-04 Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor (USSR State Radio), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1931-07-23 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, born in Leningrad (d. 2016)
  • 1931-10-24 Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)
  • 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 first First Lady
  • 1932-03-24 Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)
  • 1932-04-15 Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1932-04-29 Yevgeni Alekseyevich Zaikin, Russian cosmonaut (Voshkod 2 backup)
  • 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)
  • 1932-08-20 Vasily Aksyonov, Russian novelist
  • 1932-08-25 Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Sadovoye, Russia (d. 2005)
  • 1932-08-27 Mikhail Nikolayevich Burdayev, Feodosina Krim, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1932-10-14 Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (d. 2005)
  • 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, composer (Humpback Horse), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1933-03-20 Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
  • 1933-05-12 Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet
  • 1933-07-18 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet (Bratsk Station), born in Zima, Siberia (d. 2017)
  • 1933-08-19 Vladimir Borisovich Alekseyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 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 Zakirovich Rafikov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1933-10-27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower (Olympic gold 1960), born in Leningrad (d. 2012)
  • 1934-03-04 Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident, born in Moscow

Person of interestYuri Gagarin

1934-03-09 Yuri Gagarin, Russian cosmonaut and 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1), born in Klushino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 1968)

Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Yuri Gagarin
  • 1934-03-23 Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician
  • 1934-03-31 Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup)
  • 1934-04-01 Vladimir Posner, Russian-French-American journalist who represented and explained the views of the Soviet Union during the Cold War, born in Paris
  • 1934-05-30 Alexei A Leonov, Russian cosmonaut (Voskhod II, Soyuz 19), born in Siberia, USSR
  • 1934-06-16 Elvira Vinogradova, Russian TV persona
  • 1934-08-15 Valentin Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Sukhaya Tereshka, Russia (d. 1908)
  • 1934-10-12 Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician, known for his work in probability theory, statistics and financial mathematics, born in Shchyolkovo, Russia
  • 1934-11-24 Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (St Florian)
  • 1935-01-01 Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1935-06-13 Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kiselyov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1935-06-27 Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1935-07-19 Vasily Livanov, Russian and Soviet film actor
  • 1935-08-17 Oleg Tabakov, Soviet-Russian actor and artistic director (Moscow Art Theatre), born in Saratov, Russian SFSR (d. 2018)
  • 1935-09-05 Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1935-11-10 Igor Dmitrievich Novikov, Russian astrophysicist
  • 1935-11-23 Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1935-12-22 Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russian pairs skater (Olympic gold 1964, 68)
  • 1936-05-30 Galina Shostakovitch, daughter of Russian composer Dmitri
  • 1936-09-21 Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow
  • 1936-09-27 Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1936-10-07 Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1936-10-16 Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)
  • 1936-10-31 Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1936-11-06 Mikhail Vladimirovich Sologub, Russian cosmonaut, born in Buguruslan, Orenburg Oblast (d. 1996)
  • 1937-03-04 Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich, Russian cosmonaut

Person of interestValentina Tereshkova

1937-03-06 Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut and 1st woman in space (Vostok 6), born in Maslennikovo, Russia

1st Woman in Space Valentina Tereshkova
1st Woman in Space
Valentina Tereshkova
  • 1937-03-15 Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer (To Live and Remember), born in Atalanka, Soviet Union (d. 2015)
  • 1937-03-17 Galina Samsova, Russian ballerina, born in Stalingrad, Soviet Union
  • 1937-04-10 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (The String, Fever), born in Moscow (d. 2010)
  • 1937-04-17 Eduard Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Werkhopeniye, Russia (d. 2015)
  • 1937-05-07 Aviard Gavrilovich Fastovets, Russian cosmonaut, born in Kovrov, Vladimir Oblast, Russia (d. 1991)
  • 1937-05-31 Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1937-06-12 Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician (Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser theorem), born in Odessa, Ukraine (d. 2010)
  • 1937-07-06 Vladimir Ashkenazy, Russian pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961), born in Gorky, Russia
  • 1937-08-10 Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician
  • 1937-08-17 Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Illyin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1937-09-06 Irina Bayanovna Solovyova, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1937-09-11 Iosif Kobzon, Soviet singer and Russian businessman
  • 1937-11-20 Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian playwright
  • 1938-02-03 Vladimir Grigoryevich Fartushny, Russian cosmonaut

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 750 of 750

Person of interestBoris Yeltsin

2007-04-23 Boris Yeltsin, Russian politician and 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 (b. 1927)
  • 2007-08-14 Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)
  • 2007-11-02 Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)
  • 2008-01-03 Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (b. 1953)
  • 2008-01-10 Mikhail Minin, Russian Soviet soldier (b. 1922)
  • 2008-02-19 Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)
  • 2008-07-02 Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (b. 1956)
Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 2008-10-13 Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (b. 1989)
  • 2008-12-05 Patriarch Alexy II of Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church (b. 1929)
  • 2009-04-28 Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina (b. 1939)
  • 2009-06-05 Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)
  • 2009-07-06 Vasily Aksyonov, Russian writer (b. 1932)
  • 2009-08-27 Sergey Mikhalkov, Soviet writer and poet, dies at 96
  • 2009-09-27 Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)
  • 2009-11-08 Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)
  • 2009-12-16 Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician (b. 1956)
  • 2010-03-27 Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)
  • 2010-05-23 Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)
  • 2010-11-03 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (b. 1938)
  • 2010-11-29 Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (The String, Fever), dies at 73
  • 2011-03-04 Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)
  • 2011-04-10 Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
  • 2011-09-12 Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)
  • 2011-10-09 Pavel Karelin, Russian ski jumper (b. 1989)
  • 2011-12-05 Gennady Logofet, Russian footballer (b. 1942)
  • 2011-12-14 Boris Chertok, prominent Soviet and Russian rocket engineer, dies at 99
  • 2012-03-30 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater and 1960 Olympic gold medalist, dies at 74
  • 2012-11-18 Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Russian Woman Grandmaster of chess, dies from brain cancer at 55
  • 2012-12-01 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer, dies at 85
  • 2012-12-04 Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80
  • 2012-12-27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower, dies at 79
  • 2013-12-23 Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor (AK-47), dies at 94
  • 2014-02-19 Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 79
  • 2014-02-28 Rostislav Belyakov, Russian chief designer of the MiG fighter jet, dies at 94
  • 2014-12-25 Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident, dies at 80
  • 2015-01-01 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 64
  • 2015-02-27 Boris Nemtsov, Russian politician, dies at 55, shot four times in Moscow
  • 2015-03-14 Valentin Rasputin, Russian writer (To Live and Remember), dies at 77
  • 2015-05-02 Maya Plisetskaya, Russian Ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), dies at 89
  • 2015-07-21 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American folk singer and actor (The Russians Are Coming), dies at 91
  • 2015-11-30 Eldar Ryazanov, Russian film director and screenwriter (Carnival Night), dies at 88
  • 2016-01-01 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, dies from heart failure at 83
  • 2016-06-06 Viktor Korchnoi, Russian-born chess grandmaster, dies at 85
  • 2016-06-19 Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27
  • 2017-02-19 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, dies at 93
  • 2017-03-29 Alexei Abrikosov, Russian-born American physicist (Nobel Prize 2003), dies at 88
  • 2017-04-01 Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Russian poet (Bratsk Station), dies at 83
  • 2017-05-23 Alexander Burdonsky, Russian theater director and Joseph Stalin's grandson, dies at 75