Russian History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 878 of 878

  • 2013-02-01 Zenit-3SL, a Ukrainian-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 Chelyabinsk meteor breaks up over Chelyabinsk, Russia, injuring over 1,200 people, with 26 to 33 times energy of Hiroshima bomb
  • 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 UEFA Champions League Final, London: Arjen Robben scores twice as Bayern Munich beats Borussia Dortmund, 2-1 in first all-German final
  • 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 Athletics World Championships open at 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
  • 2014-02-07 XXII Winter Olympic Games open in Sochi, Russia
  • 2014-02-23 A pro-Euromaidan rally is held in Simferopol, Ukraine, while in Kerch, protesters attempt to replace the Ukrainian flag from city hall with a Russian flag
  • 2014-02-23 XXII Winter Olympic Games close in Sochi, Russia
  • 2014-02-25 Hundreds of pro-Russian protesters block the Crimean parliament and demand a referendum on Crimea's independence
  • 2014-02-28 Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-03-01 US President Barack Obama warns Russian President Vladimir Putin over involvement in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2014-03-02 President Vladimir Putin receives unanimous approval from Russia's parliament to send troops to the Ukraine
  • 2014-03-06 Crimean parliament votes unanimously to make the Crimea part of Russia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-03-10 German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns Russia's Vladimir Putin that making Crimea part of Russia is illegal and in violation of Ukraine's constitution

Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel
Chancellor of Germany
Angela Merkel
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2014-03-16 Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design
  • 2014-03-18 Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation
  • 2014-03-18 Russia formally annexes Crimea, previously part of Ukraine. by signing Treaty on Accession
  • 2014-03-19 Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol
  • 2014-03-21 Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemnation
  • 2014-03-22 The US and EU impose sanctions on Russia
  • 2014-03-27 UN General Assembly condemns Russia's annexation of Crimea
  • 2014-03-28 Russia increases the price of gas to the Ukraine by 80%
  • 2014-04-01 NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia
  • 2014-04-10 The Council of Europe suspends Russia's right to vote

  • 2014-04-30 Masked gunmen and pro-Russian separatists take control of more buildings in eastern Ukraine
  • 2014-05-02 The Kiev regime launch a raid against pro-Russian forces, who respond by shooting down two helicopters
  • 2014-05-07 Fighting between pro-Russian and Kiev forces continue amid fears internationally of a civil war in the Ukraine
  • 2014-05-17 Bayern Munich defeats Borussia Dortmund to win the 2013–14 DFB-Pokal
  • 2014-05-21 Russian President Putin signs agreements with China in Beijing in relation to trade and infrastructure
  • 2014-05-23 Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria
  • 2014-07-17 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 is shot down over Eastern Ukraine by a Buk surface-to-air missile launched from pro-Russian separatist-controlled territory, killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board
  • 2014-07-30 The EU and US extend sanctions on Russia to include banks, energy, and defense firms; Moscow denies the allegation that Russia is arming rebels in Eastern Ukraine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014-11-08 Mikhail Gorbachev warns that tensions between America and Russia over Ukraine have put the world on the brink of a new Cold War

Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev
Soviet General Secretary
Mikhail Gorbachev
  • 2014-11-15 Vladimir Putin's press secretary says media reports that the Russian president plans to leave the G20 Summit in Brisbane early are nonsense
  • 2014-12-04 Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels agree to cease fire in the eastern war zone, beginning December 9
  • 2015-01-01 Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • 2015-02-27 Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is assassinated in Moscow
  • 2015-03-27 Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M launches to deliver three crew members to the international space station to research the long-term effects of micro gravity
  • 2015-04-01 56 people are killed after the Russian trawler Dalniy Vostok sinks off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula
  • 2015-05-17 Canada defeats Russia to win gold at the 2015 IIHF World Championship
  • 2015-08-04 A plague of locusts in Southern Russia prompts a state of emergency to be declared
  • 2015-10-31 Russian airliner crashes killing all 224 on board in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt - Russia's worst air disaster
  • 2015-11-09 World Anti-Doping Agency commission report recommends Russian Federation be banned from athletics competitions for running a "state-supported" doping programme
  • 2015-11-24 Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet after claiming it had flown into Turkish airspace

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

2016-02-12 Pope Francis meets Patriarch Kirill in Havana - first meeting between Catholic and Russian Orthodox church heads for nearly 1,000 years

  • 2016-02-28 Explosion at Severnaya coal mine in Vorkuta, Russia kills 36, including 5 rescuers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-03-02 US astronauts Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko return to earth after nearly a year (340 days), setting an ISS record

Astronaut Scott Kelly
Astronaut
Scott Kelly
  • 2016-03-14 President Putin orders Russian troops out of Syria
  • 2016-06-18 Soyuz capsule returns to Earth 1st British International Space Station astronaut Tim Peake, Russian Yuri Malenchenko and American Timothy Kopra after 186 days
  • 2016-07-07 Deadlock in battle for Aleppo broken when Russian air strikes cut rebel access to the city, 250,000 people put under siege

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016-09-18 In Russian elections Putin-backed United Russia party wins 54% of Parliamentary seats led by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President
Dmitry Medvedev
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin
  • 2016-10-18 US White Houses says it is "confident" Russia behind recent email hacking and attempts to influence US election
  • 2016-12-19 Russian ambassador to Turkey shot dead at an art gallery in Ankara by Turkish gunman
  • 2016-12-25 Russian military defence plane crashes into the Black Sea after takeoff from Sochi airport, killing all 92 on board

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2016-12-29 US President Barack Obama retaliates against Russia for hacking American computer systems and trying to influence the 2016 presidential election by ejecting 35 Russian spies and imposing sanctions

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • 2016-12-30 A ceasefire organised by Russia, Iran and Turkey between Syria's government and opposition groups takes effect

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-02-13 US President Donald Trump accepts the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn over his dealings with Russia

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn
National Security Advisor
Michael Flynn
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-03-02 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions recuses himself from the investigation into Trump campaign contacts with Russia after revelations he met Russian ambassador

US Senator and Attorney General Jeff Sessions
US Senator and Attorney General
Jeff Sessions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-03-26 Anti-corruption protests in Russia result in hundreds arrested including opposition leader Alexei Navalny

Political Activist Alexei Navalny
Political Activist
Alexei Navalny

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017-05-10 US President Donald Trump shares classified information about ISIS plot with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017-05-29 Violent storm and high winds in Moscow, Russia leaves 13 dead
  • 2017-06-12 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sentenced to 30 days administrative arrest for organizing rallies
  • 2017-06-13 US Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before Senate Intelligence Committee, denies secretly meeting Russians
  • 2017-06-14 US Senate approves new sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the 2016 election
  • 2017-06-19 Russia warns the US it will target US and allied aircraft over Syria after US fighter shoots down Syrian warplane
  • 2017-07-02 FIFA Confederations Cup: Germany defeats Chile 1-0 to win for the 1st time at Krestovsky Stadium in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 1,385

  • 1918-03-28 Youly Algaroff, Russian-French ballet dancer, born in Simferopol, Crimea (d. 1995)
  • 1918-05-01 Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)
  • 1918-07-29 Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer
  • 1918-10-09 Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (Zorba the Greek (1964), Sword of the Valiant, The Tenant), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 2000)
  • 1918-12-10 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), born in Moscow (d. 1995)

Person of interestAleksandr Solzhenitsyn

1918-12-11 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), born in Kislovodsk, Russia (d. 2008)

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1919-01-27 Nina Milkina, Russian British pianist, born in Moscow (d. 2006)
  • 1919-01-30 Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet, born in Lyskovo, Russia (d. 1979)
  • 1919-04-23 Oleg Penkovsky, Soviet military intelligence (GRU), born in Vladikavkaz, Russia (d. 1963)
  • 1919-06-09 Izaak Boleslavsky, Soviet chess player, born in Zolotonosha, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 1977)
  • 1919-10-17 Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist, Ekaterinoslav (now Dnipro), Ukraine (d. 2021)

Person of interestMikhail Kalashnikov

1919-11-10 Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor of the AK-47, born in Kurya, Kuryinsky District, Altai Krai, Russia (d. 2013)

Person of interestIsaac Asimov

1920-01-02 Isaac Asimov, Russian scientist and sci-fi writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy), born in Petrovichi, Russia (d. 1992)

Author and Biochemistry Professor Isaac Asimov
Author and Biochemistry Professor
Isaac Asimov
  • 1920-02-20 Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)
  • 1920-02-29 Ivan Petrov, Russian operatic bass (d. 2003)
  • 1920-04-27 Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (nonlinear functional analysis), born in Starokostiantyniv, Ukraine (d. 1997)
  • 1920-06-15 Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (Burnt by the Sun), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2008)

Person of interestYul Brynner

1920-07-11 Yul Brynner, Russian-Swiss actor (The King and I, The Ten Commandments), born in Primorsky Krai, Russia (d. 1985)

  • 1920-09-19 Karen Khachaturian, Russian composer, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2011)
  • 1920-12-24 Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine, born in Berdyansk, Ukraine (d. 1944)

Person of interestAndrei Sakharov

1921-05-21 Andrei Sakharov, Russian nuclear physicist and an activist for disarmament, peace and human rights (1975 Nobel), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1989)

Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident Andrei Sakharov
Nuclear Physicist & Soviet Dissident
Andrei Sakharov
  • 1921-07-02 Maria Britneva, Russian actress (A Room with a View, Maurice), born in Petrograd, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1921-10-06 Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)
  • 1921-10-22 Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1921-11-13 Yoshiro Irino, Japanese composer, born in Vladivostok, Russia (d. 1980)
  • 1922-02-08 Joeri Averbach, Russian chess grandmaster
  • 1922-03-07 Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (fluid dynamics), born in Kologriv, Soviet Russia (d. 2004)
  • 1922-04-02 Nicolay G. Basov, Soviet physicist who specialized in quantum electronics (laser, maser) and 1964 Nobel laureate, born in Usman, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1922-04-19 Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircraft), born in Weissach, Württemberg, Weimar Republic (d. 1993)
  • 1922-05-06 Vladimir Etush, Soviet actor and People's Artist of the USSR, born in Moscow, RSFSR
  • 1922-09-07 Kirill Molchanov, Russian-Soviet composer, born in Moscow (d. 1982)
  • 1922-09-26 Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne, born in Antibes, France (d. 2014)
  • 1922-10-31 Anatoli Papanov, Russian actor (Cold Summer of 1953) named as a People's Artist of the USSR (1973), born in Vyazma, Russia (d. 1987)
  • 1922-11-19 Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)
  • 1923-02-15 Yelena Bonner, Soviet dissident and wife of Andre Sakharov, born in Merv, Turkmenistan, Soviet Union (d. 2011) [1]
  • 1923-06-03 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1923-11-06 Aleksandra Chudina, Soviet athlete, track jumper (Olympic-2 silver-1952), born in Kurkinsky District, Russia (d. 1990)
  • 1923-11-08 Dmitry Jazov, Russian Minister of Defense (1991 coup), born in Omsk Oblast, Soviet Union
  • 1923-12-05 Vladimir Tendryakov, Russian writer (Three, Seven, Ace), born in Makarovskaya, Vologda Oblast (d. 1984)
  • 1923-12-15 Valentin Varennikov, Soviet-Russian general and statesman, born in Krasnodar, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union (d. 2009)
  • 1924-03-15 Yuri Bondarev, Russian writer (Silence), born in Orsk
  • 1924-05-02 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American stage and screen singer and actor (The Sound of Music; Fiddler On The Roof; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; 200 Motels), folk singer (co-founder Newport Folk Festival), and political activist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 2015)
  • 1924-05-04 Tatiana Nikolayeva, Russian pianist and composer, born in Bezhitsa, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1924-05-09 Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)
  • 1924-05-11 Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician
  • 1924-05-12 Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician (ultrafinitism) and human rights activist, born in Leningrad, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 1924-05-18 Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, born in Gagry, USSR (d. 2005)
  • 1924-06-14 Vladimir Solouchin, Russian writer, born in Alepino (d. 1997)
  • 1924-10-03 Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Mordovo, Tambov Oblast, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1924-10-08 Arkady Vorobyev, Russian middle heavyweight (Olympic gold 1956, 60), born in Tetyushi, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia (d. 2012)
  • 1924-11-14 Leonid B Kogan, Russian violinist (Lenin Prize-1952), born in Dnepropetrovsk, Russia
  • 1924-12-06 Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1924-12-24 Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer, born in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 1925-03-28 Innokenti Smoktunovsky, Soviet actor (Bely Prazdnik, Zakoldovannye), born in Tat'yanovka, Russia (d. 1994)
  • 1925-06-26 Pavel Belyayev, Soviet fighter pilot and cosmonaut (Voskhod II), born in Chelishchevo, Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1925-08-28 Arkady Natanovich Strugatsky, Soviet-Russian sci-fi author (Tale of the Troika), born in Batumi, Georgia (d. 1991)
  • 1925-10-08 Andrei Donatovich Sinyavsky, Russian writer and critic, born in Moscow, Russia (d. 1997)
  • 1925-10-19 Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist
  • 1925-11-15 Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (d. 1988)
  • 1925-12-12 Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer, born in Kiev, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • 1926-01-11 Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)
  • 1926-08-31 Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russian cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)
  • 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)
  • 1927-08-08 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)
  • 1928-02-26 Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)
  • 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]
  • 1928-04-02 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)
  • 1928-07-30 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)
  • 1929-06-06 Viktor Konetsky, Russian screenwriter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2002)
  • 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)

  • 1929-09-05 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9), born in Shorshely, Russia (d. 2004)
  • 1929-10-22 Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper (Soviet Union 1954-1967)
  • 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,
  • 1930-06-11 Anatoli Voronov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup), born in Orenburg Oblast, Russia (d. 1993)
  • 1930-07-04 Yury Tyukalov, Soviet rower (Olympic 1952,56 Gold), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2018)
  • 1930-07-08 Valeri Aleksandrovich Yazdovsky, Russian cosmonaut
  • 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)

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
  • 1931-03-23 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), born in Gorno-Altaysk, Russia (d. 2013)
  • 1931-03-30 Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 847 of 847

  • 2007-08-14 Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov, Soviet composer and leader of the Union of Soviet Composer, dies at 94
  • 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 songwriter and singer (b. 1964)
  • 2008-07-02 Natasha Shneider, Russian musician (Eleven), dies at 52
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, dies at 70
  • 2009-06-05 Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director, dies at 97
  • 2009-07-06 Vasily Aksyonov, Soviet-Russian novelist (The Burn), dies at 76
  • 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 (Prime Minister of Russia), dies at 72
  • 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, Soviet & 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 (Britten's "War Requiem"), dies at 85
  • 2012-12-04 Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80
  • 2012-12-27 Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower, dies at 79

Person of interestMikhail Kalashnikov

2013-12-23 Mikhail Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor of the 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 prima ballerina (Bolshoi Ballet), dies at 89
  • 2015-07-21 Theodore Bikel, Austrian-American stage and screen singer and actor (The Sound of Music; Fiddler On The Roof; The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming; 200 Motels), folk singer (co-founder Newport Folk Festival), and political activist, 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