Russian History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 862 of 862

  • 2014-01-14 American journalist David Satter is expelled from Russia
  • 2014-02-07 22nd Winter Olympic Games open at 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 22nd Winter Olympic Games close at 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

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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

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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 condemenation
  • 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

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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 Penninsula
  • 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
  • 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

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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
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

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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 attemps 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

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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

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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
  • 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

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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

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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 1,188

  • 1938-02-25 Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater (Olympic gold 1960), born in Rybnoye (d. 2012)
  • 1938-03-17 Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov), born on a train near Irkutsk, Soviet Union (d. 1993)
  • 1938-03-20 Sergei Petrovich Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist
  • 1938-04-09 Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician
  • 1938-05-10 Maxim Shostakovich, Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)
  • 1938-05-12 Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident
  • 1938-05-26 Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist
  • 1938-08-16 Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1938-09-20 Pia Lindstrom, critic (WNBC-TV)/journalist (From Russia With Love)
  • 1938-12-10 Yuri Temirkanov, Nalchik Russia, conductor (Kirov)
  • 1939-02-03 Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1939-05-06 Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1939-06-26 Ansar Ilgamovich Sharafutdinov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1939-07-02 Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-01-05 Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician
  • 1940-04-04 Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Zilair, Russia
  • 1940-04-09 Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-08-06 Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan
  • 1940-09-10 Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-09-28 Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-10-06 Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1940-12-05 Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager
  • 1940-12-31 Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1941-07-19 Natalya Bessmertnova, dancer (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1941-08-15 Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1941-09-03 Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (d. 1990)
  • 1941-09-15 Yuri Norstein, Russian animator
  • 1941-10-14 Alexander Burdonsky, Russian theater director and Joseph Stalin's grandson (d. 2017)
  • 1942-01-10 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942-04-24 Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian pilot cosmonaut, born in Yangiyul, Tashkent
  • 1942-04-26 Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942-04-27 Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6, TM-18), born in Tula, Russia
  • 1942-05-22 Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer
  • 1942-06-08 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Tambov, Russia
  • 1942-11-08 Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1942-12-30 Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident
  • 1943-02-20 Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)
  • 1943-03-01 Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist
  • 1943-04-27 Eugene Polyakov, Russian balletmaster (Paris Opera Ballet), born in Moscow (d. 1996)
  • 1943-05-04 Mihail Chemiakin, Russian painter, born in Moscow
  • 1943-08-13 Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1943-08-31 Leonid Ivashov, Russian general
  • 1943-10-05 Inna Churikova, Russian actress (Theme)
  • 1943-10-06 Alexander Maxovich Shilov, Russian painter
  • 1943-11-07 Boris Gromov, Russian general
  • 1943-11-21 Viktor Sidjak, Russian fencer
  • 1943-12-23 Mikhail Gromov, Russian-born mathematician
  • 1944-01-12 Viktoria Postnikova, Russian pianist
  • 1944-03-08 Sergey Nikitin, Russian composer
  • 1944-07-26 Rimantas Antanas-Antonovich Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1945-03-13 Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician, born in Stalino, USSR
  • 1945-03-26 Mikhail Voronin, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 7 medals including 2 gold, 1972 Olympics: 2 silver medals), born in Moscow (d. 2004)
  • 1945-05-20 Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov, Russian colonel and cosmonaut
  • 1945-09-23 Igor Ivanov, Russian politician
  • 1946-01-19 Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1946-02-24 Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician
  • 1946-03-09 Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov, Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6), born in Shubino, Russia
  • 1946-04-19 Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky, Russian cosmonaut (BST-02)
  • 1946-04-25 Vladimir Zhirinovsky, Russian nationalist and leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, born in Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • 1946-07-22 Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)
  • 1946-11-20 Patriarch Kirill [Vladimir Mikhailovich Gundyayev] Russian Orthodox church leader (2009-), born in Leningrad, Soviet Union
  • 1947-01-01 Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947-01-03 Sergey Filipovich Protchenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947-02-21 Victor Sokolov, Russian journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1947-03-15 Larisa Grigoriyevna Pozharskaya, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947-03-17 Yury Chernavsky, Russian-born Composer and Producer
  • 1947-04-11 Lev Bulat, Russian physicist, born in Chernovtsy, Ukraine
  • 1947-06-30 Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1947-07-28 Alexei Sergeyevich Borodai, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1947-08-24 Vladimir Masorin, Russian admiral
  • 1947-09-08 Valery Afanassiev, Russian pianist
  • 1947-10-06 Aleksandr Stepanovich Andryushkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1947-10-08 Yelena Ivanovna Dobrokvashina, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15a)
  • 1947-12-10 Zinaida Voronina, Russian and Soviet gymnast (1968 Olympics: 4 medals including 1 gold), born in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (d. 2001)
  • 1948-01-01 Pavel Grachev, Russian general
  • 1948-01-20 Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician
  • 1948-01-25 Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter
  • 1948-07-28 Sergei Bodrov, Russian director (Katala, Somebody to Love), born in Khabarovsk, Russia
  • 1948-08-08 Svetlana Y Savitskaya, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-7, T-12, T-15A)
  • 1948-10-15 Aleksandr S Puchkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1948-10-28 Valeri Viktorovich Baberdin, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1948-11-18 Ural Nazibovich Sultanov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1948-12-31 Viktor Mikhailovich Afanasieyv, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11, TM-18)
  • 1949-01-01 Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1949-02-22 Olga Morozova, Russian tennis player
  • 1949-04-15 Alla Pugacheva, Russian singer
  • 1949-05-09 Oleg Yuriyevich Atkov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-10)
  • 1949-06-12 Yuri Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28), born in Moscow, Russia
  • 1949-10-03 Yekaterina Aleksandrowna Ivanova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15A)
  • 1949-11-28 Alexander Godunov, Russian composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979
  • 1950-01-01 Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1950-02-15 Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russian cosmonaut
  • 1950-05-01 Marina Stepanova, Russian 400m hurdler (3-time world record holder), born in St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1950-06-25 Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)
  • 1950-07-16 Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel/cosmonaut
  • 1950-08-11 Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor
  • 1950-10-01 Boris Morukov, Russian cosmonaut, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2015)
  • 1951-01-02 Alexander Pogrebinsky, Russian painter
  • 1951-01-07 Talgat Amangeldyyevich Musabayev, Russian mjr/cosmonaut (TM-19, TM-27)
  • 1951-01-20 Magomed Omarovich Tolboyev, Russian cosmonaut

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