Soviet Union in History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 1,226

  • 1971-04-19 USSR Salyut 1 launched; 1st manned lab in orbit
  • 1971-04-22 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 10 launched
  • 1971-04-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-05-19 USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • 1971-05-25 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-05-28 USSR Mars 3 launched, 1st spacecraft to soft land on Mars
  • 1971-06-07 Soviet Soyuz 11 crew completes 1st transfer to orbiting Salyut space station
  • 1971-07-02 USSR performs underground nuclear test

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1971-09-13 Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet premier, buried in Moscow

Soviet First Secretary Nikita Khrushchev
Soviet First Secretary
Nikita Khrushchev

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1971-09-16 West German chancellor Willy Brandt meets with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
Chancellor of West Germany Willy Brandt
Chancellor of West Germany
Willy Brandt
  • 1971-09-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1971-10-04 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1971-10-09 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-10-21 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-10-22 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1971-11-27 Soviet Mars 2 becomes 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars

  • 1971-11-29 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-12-02 Soviet space probe Mars 3 is first to soft land on Mars
  • 1971-12-15 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1971-12-22 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1971-12-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-01-06 Vladimir Bukovski is exiled from USSR
  • 1972-02-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-03-04 Libya & USSR signs cooperation treaty
  • 1972-03-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-03-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-04-09 USSR & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • 1972-04-10 US, USSR & 70 other nations agree to ban biological weapons
  • 1972-04-11 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-05-24 Glasgow Rangers of Scotland win 12th European Cup Winner's Cup against Dynamo Moscow 3-2 of the Soviet Union 3-2 in Barcelona
  • 1972-05-26 US President Richard Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sign SALT accord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-06-05 Yugoslav president Josip Tito visits USSR

President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary Josip Broz Tito
President of Yugoslavia and Revolutionary
Josip Broz Tito
  • 1972-06-18 UEFA European Championship Final, Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium: Gerd Müller scores a brace as West Germany beats Soviet Union, 3-0
  • 1972-06-29 USSR launches Prognoz 2 into earth orbit (549/200,000 km)
  • 1972-07-08 US sells grain to USSR for $750 million
  • 1972-07-09 USSR performs underground nuclear test

  • 1972-07-14 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1972-08-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-08-20 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-08-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-08-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

OlympicsOlympic Gold

1972-08-31 Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut wins balance beam & floor exercise gold medals at the Munich Olympics; follows gold in the teams all-round

Gymnast Olga Korbut
Gymnast
Olga Korbut

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1972-09-01 American chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer beats Russian champion Boris Spassky 12.5-8.5 in Reykjavik, Iceland; most publicised world title match ever played; Fischer 1st American to win title

Chess Champion Bobby Fischer
Chess Champion
Bobby Fischer
  • 1972-09-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-09-04 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-09-21 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-09-28 Canada defeats the USSR in the eighth and final game of the ice hockey Summit Series
  • 1972-10-03 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1972-11-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-11-24 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972-12-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1972-12-21 Soviet Union signs a separate peace with East Germany
  • 1972-12-28 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-01-08 USSR launches Luna 21 for Moon landing
  • 1973-01-16 USSR's Lunakhod 2 begins radio-controlled exploration of Moon
  • 1973-02-15 USSR launches Prognoz 3 to study sun (589/200,300 km)
  • 1973-04-19 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-05-18 Soviet party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany
  • 1973-06-03 At Paris air show, Tupolev 144, a Soviet supersonic airliner ("Concorde-ski"), crashes, 15 killed
  • 1973-06-18 Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev visits the US and President Nixon
  • 1973-06-26 On Plesetsk Cosmodrome, USSR, 9 people are killed in an explosion of a Cosmos 3-M rocket.
  • 1973-07-21 USSR launches Mars 4 for fly-by (2600 km) of red planet
  • 1973-07-23 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-07-25 USSR launches Mars 5
  • 1973-08-05 USSR launches Mars 6
  • 1973-08-09 USSR launches Mars 7
  • 1973-08-15 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1973-08-28 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1973-09-12 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1973-09-19 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1973-09-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1973-09-30 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1973-10-01 USSR-West Germany gas tunnel opens
  • 1973-10-26 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1973-12-21 Israel, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, US & USSR meet in Geneva to discuss the Arab-Israeli conflict

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1973-12-28 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn publishes "Gulag Archipelago" - a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • 1974-01-30 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-02-13 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is deported from the Soviet Union to Frankfurt, West Germany and stripped of his Soviet citizenship
  • 1974-04-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-04-23 USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR
  • 1974-05-16 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-05-31 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-06-27 US President Nixon visits USSR
  • 1974-06-30 Soviet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov defects to west
  • 1974-07-08 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1974-07-10 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-07-19 Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 14 lands back on earth
  • 1974-07-26 USSR's Soyuz fails to dock with Salyut 3
  • 1974-08-14 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1974-08-29 USSR performs underground nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1974-09-13 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-09-19 The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents
  • 1974-11-02 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1974-12-16 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh, Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1974-12-27 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975-01-14 USSR breaks trade agreement with US
  • 1975-02-20 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975-03-11 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1975-04-19 India launches 1st satellite with help of USSR
  • 1975-04-25 USSR performs underground nuclear test

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