Soviet Union in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 1,226

  • 1950-01-12 USSR re-introduces death penalty for treason, espionage & sabotage

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1950-02-01 USSR demands condemnation of Emperor Hirohito for war crimes

Emperor of Japan Hirohito
Emperor of Japan
Hirohito

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1950-08-11 Ethel Rosenberg testifies before grand jury on allegations of spying for the Soviet Union

Soviet Spy Ethel Rosenberg
Soviet Spy
Ethel Rosenberg
  • 1951-06-23 Treacherous British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean flee to USSR
  • 1951-09-24 USSR performs nuclear test

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1951-10-06 Joseph Stalin proclaims the Soviet Union has the atomic bomb

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • 1951-10-18 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1952-06-12 USSR declares peace treaty with Japan invalid
  • 1952-06-13 Soviet fighters shoot Swedish Dakota down over East Sea, kills 8
  • 1952-06-16 Soviet Fighters shoot Swedish Catalina reconnaissance flight down
  • 1953-02-11 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with Israel
  • 1953-02-12 USSR breaks relations with Israel

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1953-03-06 Malenkov becomes chairman of the USSR

Soviet Leader Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Leader
Georgy Malenkov
  • 1953-07-20 USSR/Israel recover diplomatic relations

  • 1953-07-29 US bomber shot down by Soviet Air Defence Forces in the Sea of Japan, north of Vladivostok
  • 1953-08-12 Soviet Union conducts secret test of its 1st hydrogen bomb
  • 1953-08-23 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1953-08-29 USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb

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1953-09-14 Nikita Khrushchev appointed First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, succeeding Malenkov

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet Leader Georgy Malenkov
Soviet Leader
Georgy Malenkov
  • 1954-01-30 Belgium ends trade agreement with USSR
  • 1954-03-31 USSR offers to join NATO
  • 1954-04-14 Soviet diplomat Vladimir Petrov asks for politics asylum in Canberra
  • 1954-04-21 Georgi Malenkov becomes premier of USSR
  • 1954-04-22 USSR joins UNESCO
  • 1954-04-24 Australia & USSR break diplomatic relations
  • 1954-09-14 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1954-10-23 Britain, France & USSR agree to end occupation of Germany
  • 1955-01-15 USSR ends state of war with German Federal Republic
  • 1955-02-08 Malenkov resigns as USSR premier, Bulganin replaces him
  • 1955-02-12 Soviets decides space center built in Baikonur, Kazakhstan
  • 1955-03-25 East Germany granted full sovereignty by occupying power, USSR
  • 1955-05-07 USSR signs peace treaty with France & Great Britain
  • 1955-05-14 Warsaw Pact is signed by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland & Romania
  • 1955-05-15 Vienna Treaty: Britain, France, US & USSR restore Austria's independence

  • 1955-05-31 Construction begins on Soviet cosmodrome launch facilities
  • 1955-06-02 The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.

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1955-06-07 India Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru visit USSR

1st Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru
1st Prime Minister of India
Jawaharlal Nehru
  • 1955-07-29 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • 1955-08-02 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1955-08-25 Last Soviet forces leave Austria
  • 1955-09-21 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1955-10-03 Soviet battleship "Novorossiisk" strikes WW II mine in Baltic Sea
  • 1955-11-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1955-11-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1956-01-26 Porkkala military base returned to Finland by USSR
  • 1956-02-11 British diplomats Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean deny working as spies for Soviet Russia after reappearing in the Soviet Union after going missing 5 years earlier
  • 1956-02-25 Nikita Khrushchev denounces Joseph Stalin at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
  • 1956-03-20 Mount Bezymianny on Kamchatka Peninsula (USSR) explodes
  • 1956-03-20 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1956-03-30 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1956-04-17 USSR's Cominform (Parliament) dissolves
  • 1956-08-30 USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
  • 1956-10-23 Thousands of Hungarians protest against the government and Soviet occupation. (The Hungarian Revolution is crushed on November 4).
  • 1956-10-24 Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes Prime Minister of Hungary
  • 1956-11-02 Hungary appeals for UN assistance against Soviet invasion
  • 1956-11-04 200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary
  • 1956-11-06 Netherlands and Spain withdraw from Olympics in protest against Soviet actions in the Hungarian Revolution
  • 1956-11-08 UN demands USSR leave Hungary
  • 1956-11-14 Hungarian revolt put down by Soviet invasion
  • 1956-11-17 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1956-11-26 USSR single sculls winner Vyacheslav Ivanov wins Olympic gold medal in his excitement he jumps for joy, & loses his medal, it sinks
  • 1957-01-19 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-01-25 FBI arrests Jack & Myra Sobel, charged with spying for USSR
  • 1957-02-15 Andrei A Gromyko succeeds Dmitri Shepilov as Soviet foreign minister
  • 1957-03-08 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-04-03 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-04-06 USSR performs nuclear test (atmospheric tests)
  • 1957-04-10 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-04-12 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-04-16 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1957-06-29 Malenkov, Molotov, Kaganowitsj and Sjepilov leave USSR communist party
  • 1957-07-14 Soviet steamer "Eshghbad" sinks in Caspian Sea, drowning 270
  • 1957-07-26 USSR launches 1st intercontinental multistage ballistic missile
  • 1957-08-08 USSR offers Syria economic/military aid
  • 1957-08-26 USSR announces successful test of intercontinental ballistic missile
  • 1957-09-14 UN resolution deplores & condemns USSR invasion of Hungary
  • 1957-09-25 Soviet 7 year plan (1959-1965) announced
  • 1957-09-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1957-10-01 B-52 bombers begin full-time flying alert in case of USSR attack
  • 1957-10-04 Soviet Union launches Sputnik I, the 1st artificial Earth satellite into elliptical low Earth orbit
  • 1957-10-06 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1957-10-08 Soviet spy Jack Sobel sentenced to 7 years (NYC)
  • 1957-10-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1957-10-26 USSR fires defense minister Marshal Georgi Zhukov

Marshal of the Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov
Marshal of the Soviet Union
Georgy Zhukov

Space Dog Laika Launched to her DeathSpace Dog Laika Launched to her Death

1957-11-03 Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2 with space dog Laika aboard, a mostly-Siberian husky, the 1st animal in space
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Laika in her space box, from which she was never to emerge
Laika in her space box, from which she was never to emerge
  • 1957-11-04 2nd Soviet Earth-satellite launched
  • 1957-11-15 US sentences Soviet spy Rudolf Ivanovich Abel to 30 years & $3,000
  • 1957-12-28 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958-01-07 USSR reduces army to 300,000
  • 1958-02-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-02-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-03-14 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958-03-15 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test in Ground Zero, Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan (of 36 total for 1958)
  • 1958-03-21 USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test
  • 1958-03-22 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1958-03-27 Nikita Khrushchev becomes Soviet Premier as well as First Secretary of the Communist Party
  • 1958-03-31 USSR suspends nuclear weapons tests, & urges US & Britain to do same
  • 1958-04-01 Marshal Nikolai Bulganin becomes director of Soviet State Bank

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