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Russia - Notable Historical Events

Ivan IIIOct 8, 1480

Peter the GreatJun 27, 1709

Alexander NevskyMay 21, 1725

Catherine IIJul 17, 1762

NapoleonJun 24, 1812

Nicholas IINov 1, 1894

Igor SikorskyMay 13, 1913

LeninApr 16, 1917

J. Edgar HooverDec 21, 1919

Leon TrotskyJan 31, 1929

Joseph StalinMay 6, 1941

Adolf HitlerOct 3, 1941

Winston ChurchillOct 9, 1944

JFKOct 26, 1962

President ReaganAug 11, 1984

Boris YeltsinJun 18, 1991

Mikhail GorbachevAug 19, 1991

Vladimir PutinMay 7, 2012

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Russia - Historical Events
Date Event
911-09-02

Viking-monarch Oleg of Kiev-Russia signs treaty with Byzantines

990-01-01

Russia adopts Julian calendar

1238-03-04

The Battle of the Sit River was fought in the northern part of the present-day Yaroslavl Oblast of Russia between the Mongol Hordes of Batu Khan and the Russians under Yuri II of Vladimir-Suzdal during the Mongol invasion of Russia.

1323-08-12

Treaty of Nöteborg between Sweden and Novgorod (Russia) regulates the border for the first time.

1326-06-03

Treaty of Novgorod delineates borders between Russia and Norway in Finnmark.

1480-10-08

Great standing on the Ugra river, a standoff between the forces of Akhmat Khan, Khan of the Great Horde, and the Grand Duke Ivan III of Russia, which resulted in the retreat of the Tataro-Mongols and eventual disintegration of the Horde.

1558-04-04

Tsar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders

1582-01-15

Russia cedes Livonia & Estonia to Poland, loses access to Baltic

1589-01-26

Job is elected as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.

1598-02-17

Boris Godunov chosen tsar of Russia

1606-05-16

2,000 foreigners murdered in Russia

1610-06-24

Battle of Klushino: King Sigismund II's Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth army beats Russia & Sweden

1610-08-27

Polish King Wladyslaw crowned king of Russia

1612-11-01

(22 October O.S.) Time of Troubles in Russia: Moscow, Kitai-gorod, is captured by Russian troops under command of Dmitry Pozharsky

1613-02-07

Michail Romanov (16) becomes Tsar of Russia

1617-03-09

Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Stolbowa

1618-12-11

Russia & Poland signs Peace treaty of Dailino

1634-06-14

Russia & Poland sign Peace treaty of Polianov

1642-03-27

The sixth Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Joseph takes office.

1645-07-13

Aleksei Romanov succeeds his father Michael as Tsar of Russia

1656-10-24

Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant

1656-11-03

Treaty of Vilnius Russia/Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant [NS]

1661-06-21

Treaty of Kardis: Russia & Sweden sign peace treaty

1667-01-03

Resistance of Androsovo in Russia-Poland

1667-01-20

Treaty of Andrussovo-ends 13 year war between Poland & Russia

1667-01-30

Treaty/Truce of Andrusovo signed between Tsardom of Russia & Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

1667-02-09

Treaty of Andrussovo: Russia/Poland signs peace treaty

1676-01-29

Feodor III succeeds his father and becomes Tsar of Russia.

1682-06-29

Sofia names herself regent of Russia

1689-08-27

The Treaty of Nerchinsk is signed by Russia and the Qing empire.

1689-09-01

Russia began taxing men's beards

1689-09-08

China & Russia signs Treaty of Nertsjinsk (Nierchul)

1699-11-22

Treaty of Preobrasjensku Denmark/Russia/Saksen/Poland divide Sweden

1700-01-01

Russia begins using the Anno Domini era and no longer uses the Anno Mundi era of the Byzantine Empire.

1700-02-12

The Great Northern War begins in Northern Europe between Denmark—Norway, Saxony and Russia and the Swedish Empire.

1700-11-30

King Charles XII of Sweden defeats Russia at Narva [NS]

1700-11-30

Turkey declares war on Russia

1706-02-13

Battle at Fraustadt: Swedish army beats Russia/Saksen

1709-06-27

Peter the Great of Russia defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava.

1713-07-27

Russia & Turkey sign peace treaty

1714-06-12

Prussia & Russia sign secret treaty

1717-08-17

France, Russia & Prussia sign agreement

1718-06-26

Tsarevich Alexei Petrovich of Russia, Peter the Great's son, mysteriously dies after being sentenced to death by his father for plotting against him.

1722-04-06

Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards

1724-06-23

Russia & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople

1725-05-21

The Order of St. Alexander Nevsky is instituted in Russia by the empress Catherine I. It would later be discontinued and then reinstated by the Soviet government in 1942 as the Order of Alexander Nevsky.

1726-02-08

The Supreme Privy Council is established in Russia.

1727-05-07

Jews are expelled from Ukraine by Empress Catherine I of Russia

1727-05-29

Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia aged 11

1732-01-21

Russia & Persia sign Treaty of Riascha

1734-12-13

England & Russia sign trade agreement

1735-03-10

An agreement between Nadir Shah and Paul I of Russia is signed near Ganja and Russian troops are withdrawn from Baku.

1739-09-23

Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Belgrade

1739-10-03

The Treaty of Nissa is signed by the Ottoman Empire and Russia at the end of the Russian-Turkish War, 1736-1739.

1740-07-11

Jews are expelled from Little Russia by order of Tsarina Anne

1740-10-17

Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia

1740-10-28

Ivan VI becomes Tsar of Russia [OS=Oct 17]

1741-12-07

Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia

1742-12-01

Empress Elisabeth orders expulsion of all Jews from Russia

1743-08-17

Sweden & Russia sign peace treaty

1746-05-22

Russia & Austria sign treaty of cooperation

1746-06-02

Russia & Austria sign agreements

1755-09-19

Great Britain & Russia sign military agreement

1756-12-31

Russia joins the Alliance of Versailles

1758-08-14

Battle at Zorndorf: Prussia beats Russia, 1000s killed

1760-08-15

Battle at Leignitz: Prussia beats Austria & Russia

1762-05-05

Russia & Prussia sign peace treaty, Treaty of Saint Petersburg ending the Seven Years War

1762-07-17

Catherine II becomes tsar of Russia upon the murder of Peter III

1763-09-01

Catherine II of Russia endorses Ivan Betskoy's plans for a Foundling Home in Moscow

1768-08-19

Saint Isaac's Cathedral is founded in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

1772-02-17

1st partition of Poland-Russia & Prussia, joined later by Austria

1772-08-05

1st partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia

1774-07-21

Russo-Turkish War, 1768-1774: Russia and the Ottoman Empire sign Treaty of Kuchuk-Kainarji ending the war.

1783-04-08

Catharina II of Russia annexes the Crimea. [What goes around comes around.]

1783-07-24

Georgia becomes a protectorate of tsarist Russia

1784-01-06

Turkey & Russia sign treaty in Constantinople

1787-08-10

Turkey declares war on Russia

1788-02-09

Austria declares war on Russia

1790-08-14

Sweden & Russia sign Peace of Verela

1792-01-09

Russia & Turkey sign Peace of Jassy

1793-01-21

Prussia & Russia sign partition treaty, dividing Poland.

1793-01-23

2nd partition of Poland, between Prussia & Russia

1795-03-28

Partitions of Poland: The Duchy of Courland, a northern fief of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, ceases to exist and becomes part of Imperial Russia.

1795-10-24

Third partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia

1797-01-26

Russia, Prussia & Austria sign treaty

1798-01-01

Russia appoints 1st Jewish censor to censor Hebrew books

1798-12-24

Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition

1799-06-22

Britain & Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic

1799-10-22

Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition

1801-03-24

Aleksandr Pavlovich Romanov becomes Tsar Alexander I of Russia

1807-07-07

France, Russia & Prussia sign Peace of Tilsit

1808-05-03

Finnish War: Sweden loses the fortress of Sveaborg to Russia.

1809-03-29

King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland's four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.

1809-09-17

Peace between Sweden and Russia in the Finnish War. The territory to become Finland is ceded to Russia by the Treaty of Fredrikshamn.

1812-06-24

Napoleon Bonaparte's forces invade Russia crossing the Neman River

1812-07-23

Battle of Mogilev Russia-Napoleon fights Tsar Alexander I

1812-11-29

Napoleon's Grand Army crosses Berezina River in retreat from Russia

1812-12-12

French invasion of Russia comes to an end.

1813-10-16

Battle of Leipzig, largest battle in Europe prior to WWI, Napoleon's forces defeated by Prussia, Austria & Russia

1815-09-26

Russia, Prussia & Austria sign Holy Alliance

1815-11-20

Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance "for the maintenance of peace in Europe" same day as Treaty of Paris

1818-09-30

Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England

1818-11-21

Russia's Tsar Alexander I petitions for a Jewish state in Palestine

1824-04-17

Russia abandons all North American claims south of 54° 40'N

1825-02-22

Russia & Britain establish Alaska-Canada boundary

1825-12-26

Decembrist uprising in Russia against Tsar Nicholas I begins [O.S. 14 December]

1828-02-22

Russia & Persia sign Peace of Turkmantsjai

1828-04-26

Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence

1829-03-22

The three protecting powers (Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.

1829-09-24

Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople

1829-11-20

Jews expelled from Nikolayev & Sevastopol Russia

1830-11-29

November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins.

1830-12-20

Great Britain, France, Prussia, Austria and Russia recognize Belgium

1833-07-08

Russia & Turkey sign defense treaty

1834-05-08

Prussia, Austria & Russia sign classified accord about Belgium

1840-07-15

Great Britain, Russia, Austria & Prussia sign Quadruple Alliance

1849-08-09

Hungarian Republic crushed by Austria & Russia

1854-03-28

Britain & France declare war on Russia (Crimean War)

1855-03-02

Aleksandr Romanov becomes tsar of Russia

1856-03-30

Russia signs Peace of Paris, ending the Crimean War

1856-04-29

Peace between Britain & Russia

1858-06-29

Treaty of Algun, China cedes north bank of Amur River to Russia

1861-03-03

Alexander II of Russia signs the Emancipation Manifesto, freeing serfs [OS=Feb 19].

1862-11-11

Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)

1864-05-21

Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning.

1866-04-04

Alexander II of Russia narrowly escapes an assassination attempt in the city of Kiev.

1866-04-16

Karakozov attempts to assassinate Tsar Alexander II of Russia

1867-03-30

US buys Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 (2 cents an acre - Seward's Folly)

1867-10-18

US takes formal possession of Alaska from Russia ($7.2 million)

1868-09-25

The Imperial Russian steam frigate Alexander Nevski shipwrecks off Jutland while carrying Grand Duke Alexei of Russia.

1875-08-22

The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.

1877-04-24

Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878: Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire.

1879-05-16

Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia & English

1880-02-17

Tsar Alexander II of Russia survives an assassination attempt

1881-02-24

China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.

1882-07-13

200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia

1886-10-26

Modest Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain" premieres in Russia

1886-10-27

Musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" performed in Russia

1887-06-18

The Reinsurance Treaty between Germany and Russia is signed.

1887-08-19

Dmitri Mendeleev makes a solo ascent by balloon to an altitude of 11,500 feet (3.5 km) above Klin, Russia to observe an eclipse

1888-03-20

The premiere of the very first Romani language operetta staged in Moscow, Russia.

1891-04-23

Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia

1892-02-03

Russia closes down Yeshiva of Volozhin

1893-12-17

Russia ratifies Double Alliance with France

1893-12-30

Russia signs military accord with France

1894-01-04

France ratifies Duple Alliance with Russia

1894-11-01

Nicholas II becomes the new Tsar of Russia after his father, Alexander III, dies.

1896-05-26

Last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, crowned

1898-10-01

Jews are expelled from Kiev Russia

1900-02-14

Russia responds to international pressure to free Finland by tightening imperial control over the country.

1900-03-18

Japan uses its influence over the government of Korea to deny Russia's efforts to obtain a concession for a naval station at the Korean Port of Masampo, a step in the lead up to the Russo-Japanese war

1900-06-25

Russia mobilizes its army in eastern Siberia preparatory to acting against the Chinese, but also in an attempt to diminish the influence of Japan on the Asian mainland

1900-06-26

The Russian Tsar orders that Russian must be the official language of Finland, despite growing unrest within Finland and increasing international concern over Russia's behavior there

1900-07-03

Trying in stem the growing popular resentment, Tsar Nicholas of Russia issues a decree that abolishes the banishment of dissidents and troublemakers to Siberia

1900-07-16

Russia launch an offensive against the Chinese in Manchuria

1900-08-05

In Russia, anti-Jewish riots spread from Odessa into other parts of the country

1900-10-10

In Manchuria, Russia captures the major city of Mukden, part of their own plan to take over the whole province

1900-11-09

China has resumed nominal control of Manchuria, but in a secret agreement the Chinese governor of Manchuria grants Russia such rights as keeping troops along the railroad lines and controlling civil administration

1902-02-01

US Secretary of State Hay protests granting Russia exclusive privileges in China, on ground that it runs contrary to the 'open door' policy granting all nations equal rights there

1902-03-20

France and Russia issue a joint declaration that approves the Anglo-Japanese Alliance, but stipulates that they have the right to protect interests in China and Korea

1902-03-25

In Russia, 567 students are tried for rioting and 'political disaffection' are found guilty; 95 are banished to Siberia

1902-04-08

Russia and China sign the Convention of Evacuation under which Russia agrees to evacuate Manchuria within 18 months

1902-04-15

Rioting and arson continue in Russia with peasants plundering estates to find food.

1903-06-24

Russia prohibits meetings dealing with Zionist

1903-08-12

The Japanese Minister to Russia presents a note to the Russian Government protesting against its failure to evacuate Manchuria

1903-08-29

The Finance Minister, Count Witte, is dismissed in what is seen as a victory for those in Russia who want their country to expand into Manchuria and Korea in defiance of the Japanese

1903-10-16

Homel, 1st Jewish self defense organization founded in Russia

1904-02-06

Japan notifies Russia that in view of Russia's delaying tactics and provocative military action, Japan is ending negotiations and recalling its members from Moscow

1904-02-10

Japan and Russia declare war

1904-07-28

Interior Minister of Russia, Vyacheslav Plehve is assassinated; as leader of the most reactionary elements of government, he was hated for his repressive policies

1905-01-02

Japanese troops capture Port Arthur from Russia, a blow to national morale and causing further discontent within Russia

1905-01-22

In St Petersburg, Russia, a large demonstration of workers led by Father Gapon, march to the Winter Palace with a petition to the Tsar; troops fire on protesters in what becomes known as 'Bloody Sunday'

1905-01-29

Tsar Nicolas II of Russia, unsettled by the rising violence and protest, enacts reforms to improve the conditions of workers; these changes will do little to stop disorder throughout Russia in ensuing months

1905-03-03

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia agrees to summon a 'consultative assembly' and concedes other points including an edict of religious toleration, relief for Jews, and the cancellation of certain debts

1905-05-08

In Russia, the Union of Unions organizes under the chairmanship of Paul Miliukov and joins liberal groups demanding parliamentary government and universal suffrage

1905-06-08

US President Roosevelt sends identical notes to Japan and Russia urging them to negotiate an to to war and offering his personal services

1905-06-30

In Russia, the "Potemkin" arrives at Odessa, where sailors take the bodies of dead crewman ashore; sailors join civilians in revolutionary actions of the '1905 Revolution'

1905-07-24

Tsar Nicholas II (Russia) and Kaiser Wilhelm II (Germany) sign the Björkö Treaty, whereby each country agrees to come to the other's defense if attacked by European powers

1905-09-05

50 prominent men meet in Sydney's Australia Hotel to found the National Defense League fueled by fear of Japan after it's victory over Russia

1905-10-20

Great General Strike in Russia begins; lasts 11 days

1905-10-26

First Soviet (workers' council) formed, St Petersburg, Russia

1905-11-03

Csar Nicholas II of Russia signs a document of amnesty for the political prisoners.

1905-11-10

Sailors revolt in Kronstadt, Russia

1905-11-16

Neth/Russ Count Witte becomes premier of Russia

1906-05-02

Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dismisses his moderate Prime Minister Witte and appoints Ivan Goremykin, a conservative bureaucrat

1906-05-06

Tsar Nicolas II of Russia claims right to legislate by decree and restricts the power of the Duma (Russian Parliament)

1906-06-14

Pogrom against Jews in Bialystok, Polish Russia

1906-11-22

Peter Stolypin, Prime Minister of Russia, introduces agrarian reforms allowing peasants to withdraw from the communes and take their share of land for private ownership

1907-03-05

The second Duma opens in St. Petersburg, Russia and 40,000 demonstrators have to be dispersed by Russian troops.

1907-06-16

Tsar Nicolas II of Russia dissolves the Second Duma (parliament) and issues an edict that will increase representation of propertied classes while reducing that of peasants, workers and national minorities

1907-07-30

Russia and Japan sign an agreement guaranteeing freedom of China while recognizing each other's special interests

1907-08-03

Kaiser Wilhelm (Germany) meets with Tsar Nicholas (Russia) to discuss Germany's plan to build a railroad to Baghdad; the discussion helps move Russia towards Britain and eventually the Triple Alliance

1907-08-31

Britain & Russia sign treaty with Afghanistan, Persia & Tibet

1907-08-31

Britain, Russia & France form Triple Entente

1907-09-05

King Edward VII of Great Britain meets Russia's Foreign Minister Alexander Izvolski in an attempt to strengthen Russia's relationship with Britain

1907-11-14

The Third Duma (Parliament) meets in Russia; following Tsar Nicholas II's limiting of the franchise, a conservative majority holds sway and suppresses the radical elements

1908-06-09

Kind Edward VII of Great Britain visits Tsar Nicholas II at Reval, Russia, where the two discuss the growing power of Germany and British plans for reform in Macedonia

1908-09-09

Russia takes part of Poland

1909-03-18

Russia and Bulgaria reach an agreement in which late 19th century Russian financial claims are cancelled to meet compensation due to Turkey from Bulgaria

1909-03-21

Germany sends Russia a diplomatic notes requesting recognition of the Austrian annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and cessation of support to Serbia in the controversy

1909-10-24

Italy and Russia sign the Racconigi Pact in which both nations promise to support the status quo in the Balkans

1910-06-30

Russia absorbs Finland

1910-07-04

In a mutual defense agreements, Japan and Russia delineate their spheres of interest in Manchuria

1911-05-12

American economic expert W Morgan Schuster arrives by invitation to assume almost dictatorial power over Persia's finances; a move resented by Russia

1911-11-11

Russia issues an ultimatum to Persia and follows it with an invasion of North Persia to impose political control

1913-05-07

An ambassadorial conference in St Petersburg, Russia, awards the town of Silistria to Rumania in compensation for Bulgaria's other territorial gains in the First Balkan War

1913-05-13

1st four-engined aircraft built and flown (Igor Sikorsky, Russia)

1914-01-16

Writer Maksim Gorki returns to Russia

1914-07-05

Germany offers Austria war aid to fight against Russia in Serbia

1914-07-29

Russia mobilize troops along Austrian boundary

1914-07-30

Austrian-Hungary & Russia proclaim general mobilization

1914-07-30

After initial reluctance, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia is persuaded to decree a general mobilizations in response to Austria; 'Think of the thousands and thousands of men who will be sent to their deaths!' he claims

1914-07-31

German Emperor Wilhelm II threatens war, orders Russia to demobilize

1914-08-01

Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany declares war on his nephew Tsar Nicholas II (WW I) of Russia in WWI

1914-08-06

WWI: Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia

1914-08-07

Russia invades East Prussia

1914-08-22

Von Ludendorff & von Hindenburg move into East Prussia enroute to Russia

1914-09-01

St Petersburg, Russia changes name to Petrograd

1914-09-04

France, Russia, and Britain agree in a Pact of London that none will make a separate peace

1914-09-05

Gr Britain/France/Belgium/Russia sign pact of London

1914-11-02

Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire

1915-01-17

Russia occupies Bukovina & Western Ukraine

1915-04-26

Italy secretly signes Pact of London with Britain, France & Russia

1915-08-26

German troops overrun Brest-Litovsk, Russia

1915-10-19

Russia/Italy declares war on Bulgaria

1916-08-10

Turks annex Persian city Hamadan from Russia

1916-10-14

The Perm State University was founded in Russia.

1917-04-16

[OS Apr 3] Lenin arrives back from exile in Russia at Finland Station, Petrograd to join the Russian Revolution

1917-06-10

60,000 people of Petrograd Russia welcome Prince Kropotkin (banned 41 years) returning after February Russian Revolution

1917-06-16

1st All Russian Congress of the Soviets convenes in Petrograd, Russia [OS Jun 3]

1917-09-15

Russia proclaimed a republic by Alexander Kerensky's Provisional government

1917-11-07

October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government

1917-12-06

Finland declares independence from Russia (National Day)

1917-12-11

German-occupied Lithuania proclaims independence from Russia

1917-12-15

Moldavian Republic declares independence from Russia

1918-01-25

Russia declared a republic of Soviets

1918-02-01

Russia adopts Gregorian calender (becomes Feb 14)

1918-02-16

Lithuania declares independence from Russia & Germany (National Day)

1918-02-22

Germany claims Baltic states, Finland & Ukraine from Russia

1918-02-24

Estonia declares independence from Russia

1918-03-03

Treaty of Brest-Litovsk: Germany, Austria & Russia sign

1918-03-11

Moscow becomes capital of revolutionary Russia

1918-05-26

Georgian Social Democratic Republic declares independence from Russia

1918-07-16

A Bolshevik firing squad at Ekaterinburg, Siberia, executes Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family

1918-08-15

Russia severs diplomatic ties with US

1918-08-30

Fanya Kaplan shoots at Lenin, new leader of Soviet Russia, attempting to assassinate him

1918-09-04

US troops land in Archangel, Russia, stay 10 months

1918-09-05

Decree "On Red Terror" is published in Russia

1918-11-03

Poland proclaims independence from Russia after WW I

1918-11-13

Russia cancels Treaty of Brest-Litovsk

1918-11-18

Latvia declares independence from Russia

1919-12-21

J. Edgar Hoover deports anarchists/feminist Emma Goldman to Russia

1920-02-02

Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace)

1920-08-12

Battle of Warsaw (Vistula) between Poland and Russia begins

1920-08-25

Russia suffers a decisive defeat in the battle of Warsaw against Poland

1921-02-25

Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, occupied by Bolshevist Russia.

1921-03-01

Sailors revolt in Kronstadt Russia

1921-08-14

Tannu Tuva, later Tuvinian People's Republic is established as a completely independent country (which is supported by Russia).

1922-04-16

German-Russia treaty signed in Italy, Soviet Union recognized

1923-07-10

2-pound hailstones kill 23 & many cattle (Rostov, Russia)

1924-05-18

Maya Kuzminichna Kopitseva, Gagry Russia, painter of the Leningrad school.

1924-09-08

Alexandra Kollontai of Russia becomes 1st woman ambassador

1925-12-17

Russia & Turkey sign non-aggresion pact

1926-04-26

Germany & Russia sign neutrality/peace treaty

1926-09-28

Russia & Latvia treaty of neutrality signed

1929-01-31

Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

1933-10-27

Valentin Boreyko, Russia, rower (Oly Gld 1960), (d. 2012)

1939-09-17

Russia invades Eastern Poland, takes 217,000 Poles prisoner

1939-09-30

Germany & Russia agree to partition Poland

1940-01-05

Finnish offensive at Suomossalmi against Russia

1940-02-01

Russia begins new offensive against Finland

1940-03-12

Finland surrenders to Russia during WW II, gives Karelische Isthmus

1941-05-06

Joseph Stalin became premier of Russia

1941-06-24

Germans advanced into Russia & took Vilna, Brest-Litovsk & Kaunas

1941-06-26

Finland enters WW II against Russia

1941-08-29

German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children

1941-10-03

Adolf Hitler says Russia is "broken" & would "never rise again"

1941-10-16

Romanian Legionnaires enter Odessa, Russia

1942-03-20

Convoy PQ13 departs Reykjavik Iceland to Russia

1942-05-12

Russia occupies Crackow, until Aug 23, 1943

1942-05-21

Convoy PQ16 departs Great Britain for Russia

1942-10-05

5,000 Jews of Dubno Russia massacred

1942-11-19

Russia launches winter offensive against Germans along Don front

1942-12-16

Hitler orders combat against partisans in Russia & Balkan

1943-02-14

World War II: Rostov-on-Don, Russia is liberated.

1943-07-13

Greatest tank battle in history ends with Russia's defeat of Germany at Kursk, almost 6,000 tanks take part, 2,900 were lost by Germany

1944-10-09

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Russia for talks with Stalin

1944-10-28

Russia & Bulgaria sign weapons pact

1945-01-27

Russia liberates Auschwitz & Birkenau Concentration Camp (Poland)

1945-06-04

US, Russia, Britain & France agree to split occupied Germany

1951-05-07

Intl Olympic committee allows Russia to participate in 1952 Olympics

1953-08-08

Russia's Georgi Malenkov reports possession of hydrogen bomb

1953-08-20

Russia publicly acknowledges hydrogen bomb test detonation

1954-03-07

Russia wins title in their 1st international ice hockey competition

1954-06-27

1st atomic power station opens (Obninsk, near Moscow, Russia)

1955-01-25

Russia ends state of war with Germany

1957-01-06

Yeshiva Kol Ya'ackov opens in Moscow Russia

1960-05-01

Russia shoots down Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane over Sverdlovsk

1961-01-01

Russia introduces a new ruble worth $1.11

1962-08-12

Russia launches Vostok 4, Pavel Popovich, who lands safely Aug 15

1962-10-26

JFK warns Russia that the USA will not allow Soviet missiles to remain in Cuba

1963-07-25

US, Russia & Britain sign nuclear Test ban treaty

1964-05-27

"From Russia With Love" premieres in US

1968-08-21

After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio

1969-07-13

Russia launches unmanned Luna 15 to Moon

1969-07-21

Russia's Luna 15 impacts moon after 52 lunar orbits

1970-11-17

Russia lands Lunokhod 1 unmanned remote-controlled vehicle on Moon

1970-11-18

Russia lands self propelled rover on Moon

1972-02-14

Luna 20 (Russia) launched to orbit & soft landing on Moon

1976-04-09

US & Russia agreed on size of nuclear tests for peaceful use

1977-06-01

Russia charges Jewish rights activist Anatoly Shcharansky with treason

1978-04-14

Korean Air Lines Boeing 707, fired on by Soviets, crashes in Russia

1980-07-16

Polish railway workers block railway to Russia

1983-05-23

Radio Moscow announcer Vladimir Danchev praises Afghanistan Muslims standing up to Russia; he is removed from the air

1983-09-14

US House of Representatives votes, 416 to 0, in favor of a resolution condemning Russia for shooting down a Korean jetliner

1984-08-11

During radio voice test US President Reagan jokes he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"

1986-03-29

Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia

1987-08-08

Lynne Cox became 1st to swim from US to Russia across Bering Strait

1987-09-02

West German pilot Mathias Rust, who flew a private plane from Helsinki Finland, to Moscow's Red Square, forms trial in Russia

1988-01-24

9th ACE Cable Awards: Discovery Channel wins the Golden CableACE for "Russia: Live From the Inside"

1988-04-07

Russia announced it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan

1990-01-31

1st McDonalds in Russia opens in Moscow, world's biggest McDonalds

1990-07-27

White-Russia declares independence

1991-06-18

Boris Yeltsin, president of Russia, arrives in US

1991-07-31

Russia & US sign long range nuclear weapons reduction pact

1991-08-19

Janajev & KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

1991-08-25

White-Russia declares its independence

1991-09-06

The name Saint Petersburg is restored to Russia's second largest city, which had been renamed Leningrad in 1924.

1991-12-08

Russia, Belorussia & Ukraine form Commonwealth of Ind States

1992-04-20

21st Boston Women's Marathon won by Olga Markova of Russia in 2:23:43

1992-12-12

Julia Kurotchkina, 18, of Russia, crowned 42nd Miss World

1993-04-19

22nd Boston Women's Marathon won by Olga Markova of Russia in 2:25:27

1993-04-25

Russia elects Boris Yeltsin leader

1994-05-27

Alexander Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile

1994-12-04

83rd Davis Cup: Sweden beats Russia in Moscow (4-1)

1995-06-30

Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island

1995-12-03

84th Davis Cup: USA beats Russia in Moscow (3-2)

1996-03-26

The International Monetary Fund approves a $10.2 billion loan for Russia.

1996-06-11

Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East

1997-02-07

US & Russia announce summit set for Helsinki, March 20-21

1997-02-28

FBI agent Earl Pitts pleads guilty to selling secrets to Russia

1997-03-02

Soyuz TM-24 returns to Earth (Russia)

1997-03-04

Zeya Start-1 launched (Russia)

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

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.

1998-07-17

Russia buries Tsar Nicholas II & family, 80 years after they died

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 the acting President.

2001-06-14

China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan form the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

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.

2002-09-25

The Vitim event, a possible bolide impact in Siberia, Russia.

2002-12-01

91st Davis Cup: Russia beats France in Paris (3-2)

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.

2004-11-18

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)

2007-04-27

Estonian authorities remove the Bronze Soldier, a Soviet Red Army war memorial in Tallinn, amid political controversy with Russia.

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)

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.

2008-08-08

Georgian invasion into South Ossetia. Begin 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

2008-12-12

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

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

2012-05-01

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

2012-07-07

Floods in the Krasnodar region, Russia, kill 140 people

2012-07-24

Four barrels containing 248 human fetuses are found in Sverdlovsk, Russia

2012-08-22

Russia and Vanuatu become members of the World Trade Organization

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

2013-06-12

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

2013-08-28

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

2013-11-17

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

2014-02-28

Russia moves troops into the Crimea to protect its interests against Ukraine

2014-03-16

Voters in Crimea vote overwhelmingly to leave Ukraine and rejoin Russia amid international condemnation of its design

2014-03-18

Russia and Crimea sign an accession treaty

2014-03-19

Russia captures the Ukrainian naval base in Sevastopol

2014-03-21

Russia formally annexes Crimea amid international condemenation

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

2014-05-23

Russia and China veto the U.N. Security Council resolution to establish an International Criminal Court for war crimes in Syria

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

2015-11-12

ISIS threatens Russia in new video

2015-11-17

Russia bombards Raqqa, ISIS headquarters in Syria

2015-11-17

Russia offers $50 million reward in Sinai jet crash case

2015-11-25

Russia warns of 'serious consequences' after Turkey downs warplane

2015-12-02

NATO formally invites Montenegro to join alliance, irking Russia

2015-12-13

Russia fires on Turkish ship to 'avoid collision' in Aegean Sea

2016-02-12

US and Russia Announce Plan for Humanitarian Aid and a Cease-Fire in Syria

2016-02-19

France Rejects Russia's Proposed UN Resolution on Syria

2016-03-09

Kremlin says Sharapova doping case doesn't reflect Russia

2016-03-15

Putin says Russia to intensify role in Syria peace process

2016-04-23

UN Urges US and Russia to Act Quickly to Save Syria Peace Talks

2016-04-29

Russia, China in Agreement on North Korea, South China Sea

2016-04-29

China, Russia urge US to drop Korea missile defense proposal

2016-05-05

China and Russia to hold anti-missile drill after US, South Korea talk defense

2016-05-07

Russia says truce extended for 72 hours in Aleppo, Latakia

2016-06-12

Fan violence mars England's draw with Russia at Euro 2016

2016-06-12

Russia fans charge at English inside Marseille stadium

2016-06-18

Putin Says Russia Will Work With Any US President

2016-07-27

Obama says it is possible Russia would try to sway US election

2016-08-08

Russia Not Allowed to Compete in Paralympics

2016-08-11

Russia Announces Daily Cease-Fires to Allow Aid into Aleppo

2016-09-01

US, Russia fight over who killed ISIL leader

2016-09-05

Obama, Russia's Putin meet on sidelines of G20 summit

2016-09-07

Clinton VP pick Kaine, Trump spar over who most able to handle Russia

2016-09-10

Russia, US reach cease-fire deal for Syria

2016-09-17

Russia says US refuses to share Syria truce deal with UN council

2016-09-18

Middle East|US Admits to Strike in Syria That Russia Says Killed 62 Syrian Troops

2016-09-23

US, Russia fail to agree on how to revive Syria ceasefire

2016-10-04

Middle East|US Suspends Talks With Russia on Syria

2016-10-09

Russia vetoes UN demand for end to bombing of Syria's Aleppo

2016-10-15

US broadens Syria talks after failure of truce deal with Russia

2016-11-12

Russia says expects sanctions to stay in place despite Trump win

2016-11-29

Oil prices fall as Russia says will not attend OPEC meeting

2016-12-09

Russia says over 8000 have fled rebel-held Aleppo in last 24 hours

2016-12-12

Russia says 728 rebels surrendered in Aleppo over past 24 hours

2016-12-16

Russia and Assad 'responsible' for Aleppo, says US

2016-12-30

US House Speaker Ryan says Obama sanctions against Russia overdue

2016-12-30

Obama sanctions Russia for intervening in 2016 election

2017-02-17

US Democrats challenge Republicans to conduct credible Russia probe

2017-02-17

Trump dismisses Russia controversy as 'scam' by hostile media

2017-03-21

FBI Is Investigating Trump's Russia Ties, Comey Confirms

2017-04-05

Russia says deadly Syrian airstrike targeted chemical weapons factory

2017-04-07

Russia, Iran condemn US missile strikes on Syrian airfield after chemical weapons attack

2017-04-13

Russia Vetoes UN Resolution Condemning Syria Chemical Attack

2017-04-20

Russia vetoes UN statement on North Korea's missile tests

2017-05-11

Senate Intelligence Committee subpoenas Michael Flynn for documents in Russia investigation

2017-05-18

Trump says Russia probe will reveal no collusion with his campaign

2017-05-18

Ex-FBI chief Mueller named special prosecutor for Trump-Russia probe

2017-06-03

Putin suggests US hackers could have interfered with election, blamed Russia

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Russia - Notable Birthdays

Ivan IIIJan 22, 1440

Ivan the TerribleAug 25, 1530

Peter the GreatJun 9, 1672

Elizabeth of RussiaDec 29, 1709

Catherine the GreatMay 2, 1729

DostoyevskyNov 11, 1821

Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyMay 7, 1840

Ivan PavlovSep 14, 1849

ChekhovJan 29, 1860

Nicholas IIMay 18, 1868

LeninApr 22, 1870

Igor StravinskyJun 17, 1882

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynDec 11, 1918

Isaac AsimovJan 2, 1920

Yuri GagarinMar 9, 1934

Russia - Birthdays
Date Event
1191-02-08

Yaroslav II of Russia (d. 1246)

1326-03-30

Ivan II of Russia, Grand Duke of Muscovy (d. 1359)

1415-03-10

Vasili II of Russia (d. 1462)

1440-01-22

Ivan III, the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505)/conquered Lithuania

1530-08-25

Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], 1st tsar of Russia (1533-84)

1557-05-31

Feodor I (Fyodor/Theodore Ivanovich), Tsar of Russia (1584-98)

1596-06-21

Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov

1629-03-09

Tsar Alexis I of Russia (d. 1676)

1629-03-19

Aleksei M Romanov, 1st Romanov tsar of Russia

1629-08-12

Tsar Alexei I of Russia (d. 1676)

1651-09-01

Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (d. 1694)

1657-09-27

Sophia, regent of Russia (1682-89)

1661-06-09

Tsar Feodor III of Russia (d. 1682)

1666-08-27

Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89)

1669-08-09

Eudoxia Lopukhina, Tsarina of Russia (d. 1731)

1672-06-09

Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov],Tsar of Russia (1682-1725)

1684-02-24

Catherine I, Empress of Russia 1725-27, Dorpat, Estonia

1684-04-15

Catherine I, empress of Russia (1725-27)

1690-02-28

Aleksei P Romanov, Russia, son of Tsar Peter the Great

1690-11-29

Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (d. 1747)

1693-01-28

Anna "Ivanovna", tsarina of Russia (1730-40) (2/7 NS)

1693-02-07

Anna Ivanova Romanova, Empress of Russia (1730-40) [NS]

1696-08-02

Mahmud I, Sultan of Ottoman (Turkey) (1730-54)/fought Austria & Russia

1709-12-29

Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], Kolomenskoye, Moscow, tsarina of Russia (1741-62) and daughter of Peter the Great

1712-12-11

Francesco Algarotti, Italian earl/encyclopedic (Viaggio in Russia)

1715-10-23

Peter II Aleksejevitsj, Saint Petersburg, tsar of Russia (1727-30)

1729-05-02

Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Stettin, Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia, Empress of Russia (1762-96)

1740-08-23

Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia 1740-41)

1755-06-25

Princess Natalia Alexeievna of Russia (d. 1776)

1759-10-25

Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (d. 1828)

1777-12-23

Aleksandr I P Romanov, tsar of Russia (1801-25)

1783-08-09

Grand Duchess Alexandra Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1801)

1784-12-24

Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1803)

1786-02-16

Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia (d. 1859)

1788-05-10

Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, German queen (d. 1819)

1791-04-24

Nikolaj A Bestuzhev, Russia, writer/painter (Account about Holland)

1791-10-01

Sergey Aksakov, Russia, novelist (Chronicles of a Russian Family)

1792-02-29

Karl Ernst von Baler, Russia, naturalist (discovered human ovum)

1795-01-18

Anna Paulowna Romanova, monarch of Russia/daughter of Tsar Paul I

1796-07-06

Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55)

1798-07-13

Alexandra Feodorovna (Charlotte of Prussia), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1860)

1799-05-26

Alexander S Pushkin, Russia, writer (Eugene Onegin)

1804-06-01

Mikhail Ivan Glinka, Novosspaskoye Russia, composer (Jota Aragonesa)

1812-06-18

Ivan Goncharov, Russia, novelist/travel writer (Oblomov)

1818-04-29

Alexander II N Romanov, Tsar of Russia (1855-81)

1818-10-28

Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [OS]

1818-11-09

Ivan Turgenev, Russia, novelist/poet/playwright (Fathers & Sons) [NS]

1821-11-11

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, Russia, novelist (Crime & Punishment), (d. 1881)

1824-03-02

Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, credited as the founder of scientific pedagogy in Russia

1824-08-08

Maria Alexandrovna (Marie of Hesse), Tsarina of Russia (d. 1880)

1825-06-24

Grand Duchess Alexandra Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1844)

1826-01-15

Mikhail Saltykov, Spas-Ugol Russia, satirist (Family of Noblemen)

1827-08-28

Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1894)

1833-11-12

Aleksandr Porfirievich Borodin, Russia, composer (Robert LeDiable)

1834-02-06

Edwin Klebs, Kaliningrad Russia, German Physician and Bacteriologist known for his work on the bacterial theory of infection and his discovery, with F. A. J. Löffler, of the diphtheria bacillus (Klebs-Löffler bacillus)

1837-01-02

Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Nizhny-Novgorod, Russia, composer (Tamara)

1840-05-07

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Votkinsk, Russia, composer (1812 Overture, Swan Lake), (d. 1893) [NS]

1842-08-30

Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1849)

1843-10-25

Gleb Uspensky, Russia, author (Power of the Soil)

1844-03-18

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Tikhvin Russia, composer (Scheherazade)

1846-09-25

Wladimir Köppen [Vladimir Köppen], St. Petersburg, Russia, German Meteorologist and Climatologist who mapped and classified the climatic regions of the world (Köppen climate classification system)

1847-11-26

Maria Fyodorovna, Princess of Denmark and Empress of Russia (d. 1928)

1849-06-29

Sergei J Witte, Neth/Russ count/premier Russia

1849-09-14

Ivan Pavlov, Russia, physiologist/pioneer in psychology (Nobel 1904)

1850-01-17

Alexander Sergeyevich Taneyev, St Petersburg Russia, composer

1851-09-03

Olga Konstantinovna of Russia, Queen of Greece (d. 1926)

1853-10-17

Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia (d. 1920)

1855-05-10

Anatoli Liadov, St Petersburg, Russia, composer (Enchanted Lake) [NS]

1856-06-14

Andrey Markov, Russia, mathematician (Markov Chain)

1856-11-06

Nicholas Nikolajevitsj, ruler of Russia

1856-11-18

Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia (d. 1929)

1856-11-25

Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev, Russia, composer (Oresteia)

1859-11-19

Mikhail Mikhayl Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russia, musician (Armenian Rhapsody)

1860-01-29

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)

1860-07-28

Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (d. 1922)

1862-04-14

Pyotr A Stolypin, premier Russia (1906-11)

1863-01-17

Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russia, director (Stanislavski Method)

1863-10-09

Alexander Siloti, Kharkov Russia, pianist/prof (Moscow Cons 1888-91)

1864-01-10

Grand Duke Peter Nikolaevich of Russia, son of Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich (d. 1931)

1865-08-10

Alexander K Glazunov, St Petersburg Russia, composer (Chopiniana)

1865-12-19

Tikhon Toropets, Pskov Russia, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint

1868-05-06

Tsar Nicholas II, Scene from the Coronation of the Czar of Russia

1868-05-18

Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last tsar of Russia (1894-1917)

1870-04-22

Nikolai Lenin, [Vladimir Ilich Ulyanov], Bolshevik/USSR revolutionist and Premier of Russia

1870-08-30

Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia (d. 1891)

1870-10-22

Ivan Bunin, Russia, poet/novelist (Gentleman from San Francisco-Nobel 1933)

1872-03-19

Sergei Diaghilev, Gruzino Novgorod Russia, ballet director

1872-03-31

Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet)

1872-06-06

Tsarina Alexandra, Scene from the Coronation of the Czar of Russia

1873-04-01

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Novgorod Russia, composer (Prelude in C# Minor)

1874-07-26

Serge Koussevitzky, Vishny-Volotchok, Russia conductor (Boston Symp)

1876-07-29

Maria Ouspenskaya, Tula Russia, actress (Waterloo Bridge)

1880-04-26

Mikhail Fokine, Russia, choreographer/founder of modern dance

1882-01-31

Anna Pavlova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina/choreographer

1882-04-23

Albert Coates, St Petersburg Russia, conductor/composer (Eagle)

1882-06-17

Igor Stravinsky, Oranienbaum, Russia, composer (Rite of Spring) [OS 05/06]

1884-01-13

Sophie Tucker, [Kalish], Russia, singer/last of red hot mammas

1884-02-01

Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)

1886-03-01

Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)

1887-07-07

Marc Chagall, Vitebsk Russia, artist (I & The Village)

1889-01-01

Alexander Smallens, St Petersburg, Russia, conductor

1889-04-09

Efrem Zimbalist, Rostov on Don Russia, composer/violinist

1889-12-24

Vladimir Sokoloff, Moscow Russia, actor (Road to Morocco)

1890-08-12

Al Goodman, Nikopol Russia, orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour)

1891-05-15

Mikhail Bulgakov, Russia, playwright/novelist (Black Snow)

1891-08-29

Michael Chekhov, Russia, actor (Abie's Irish Rose, Rhapsody)

1892-06-28

Edward H Carr, England, historian (History of Soviet Russia)

1892-09-22

Billy West, Russia, actor (Further Perils of Laurel & Hardy)

1892-11-01

Alexander Alekhine, Russia, world chess champion (1927-35, 37-46)

1892-12-11

Leo Ornstein, Kremenchug Russia, composer (Bio in Sonata Form)

1893-09-29

Fabien Sevitzky, Vishny Volotchok Russia, conductor (Phila Orch)

1894-05-10

Dimitri Tiomkin, Russia, composer (Acad Award 1954-High & Mighty)

1895-04-14

Mary Marquet, St Petersburg Russia, actress (Matter of Resistance)

1895-06-11

Nikolai A Bulganin, Gorki Russia, premier of USSR (1955-58)

1896-02-16

Alexander Brailowsky, Russia, pianist (Chopin)

1896-12-22

Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, St Petersburg Russia, poet

1897-04-20

Gregory Ratoff, Petrograd Russia, actor/director (Corsican Brothers)

1897-04-26

Olga Chekova, Russia, actress (Italian Strawhat, Cry of the Children)

1898-01-23

Sergei Eisenstein, Russia, director (Battleship Potemkin) [NS]

1898-10-18

Lotte Lenya [Karoline Wilhelmine Charlotte Blamauer], Austrian singer and actress (The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, From Russia with Love)

1899-01-02

Alexander Tcherepnin, St Petersburg Russia, composer

1899-04-23

Vladimir Nabokov, St Petersburg, Russia, novelist (Lolita, Ada)

1899-06-25

Arthur Tracy, Kamenets-Podolsky Russia, street singer (Vincent Lopez Show, Limelight)

1899-06-26

Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)

1899-08-19

Olga Baclanova, Moscow Russia, actress (Freaks, Docks of NY)

1899-09-23

Louise Nevelson, Kiev, Russia, sculptor (Sky Cathedral)

1899-10-29

Akim Tamiroff, Tiflis Russia, actor (For Whom the Bell Tolls)

1899-12-06

Nikolai Batalov, Moscow Russia, actor (Mother)

1900-03-21

Eugenie Leontovitch, Moscow Russia, actor (Homicidal)

1900-04-16

Polly Adler, Russia, bordello proprieter/author (House is not a Home)

1900-06-22

Jennie Tourel, St Petersburg Russia, mezzo-soprano (Met Opera 1943-47)

1900-07-18

Nathalie Sarraute [Tcherniak], Ivanovo, Russia, writer and lawyer (Portrait of a Man Unknown, The Golden Fruits)

1900-08-11

Alexander Mosolov, Kiev Russia, composer (Zavod) [NS]

1900-11-07

Efrem Kurtz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54)

1900-11-18

Constantin Alajalov, Russia, artist (Ditters & Jitters)

1901-03-06

Mark Donskoy, Odessa Russia, director (Heart of a Mother)

1901-05-02

Lev N Lunts, Russia, writer (Outside the Law, City of Truth)

1901-12-22

Andre Kostelanetz, St Petersburg Russia, conductor (Lincoln Portrari)

1902-10-11

Leon Belasco, Odessa Russia, actor (Lucky Partners, My Sister Eileen)

1903-04-17

Gregor Piatigorsky, Ekaterinoslav Russia, cellist (or 4/20)

1903-04-17

Nicolas Nabokov, Near Lubcha Minsk Russia, composer (Holy Devil)

1903-04-18

Leonid Kinskey, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Casablanca)

1903-07-27

Nikolai Cherkasov, St Petersburg Russia, actor (Ivan the Terrible)

1904-01-20

Alexandra Danilova, Peterhof Russia, ballerina (Turning Point)

1904-09-15

Tom Conway, Russia, actor (Mark Saber, Betty Hutton Show)

1904-12-28

Sergei Yutkevich, St Petersburg Russia, director (Otello, Banya)

1904-12-30

Dmitry B Kabalevsky, St Petersburg Russia, composer (In the Fire) [OS 17 Dec]

1904-12-31

Nathan Milstein, Odessa Russia, concert violinist (Phila Orch 1942)

1905-06-06

John Gart, Russia, orchestra leader (Paul Winchell Show)

1905-08-28

Sam Levene, Russia, actor (Demon, Gung Ho, Boomerang)

1905-11-17

Mischa Auer, [Ounskowsky], St Petersburg Russia, actor (My Man Godfrey)

1906-07-03

George Sanders, Russia, actor (All About Eve-Academy Award 1950)

1906-08-26

Albert B Sabin, Russia, US microbiologist (oral polio vaccine)

1906-09-25

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich, St Petersburg Russia, composer [NS]

1907-02-17

Charles B Timmer, Dutch translator/writer (Russia Black on White)

1908-04-11

Karel Ancerl, The Children of Russia

1908-08-23

Arthur Adamov, Kislovodsk Russia, playwright (Paolo Paoli)

1908-09-30

David Oistrakh, Odessa Russia, violinist/prof (Moscow Conservatory)

1909-12-29

Ernie Farrer, From Russia with Love

1910-01-08

Galina Ulanova, St Petersburg Russia, ballerina (Bolshoi)

1912-01-19

Leonid V Kantorovich, St Petersburg Russia, economist (Nobel)

1912-05-09

Pedro Armendariz, Mexico, actor (From Russia With Love)

1912-05-09

Pedro Armendáriz, From Russia with Love

1913-01-07

Francis De Wolff, England, actor (From Russia With Love)

1913-01-07

Francis De Wolff, From Russia with Love

1914-03-06

Kirill P Kondrashin, Moscow Russia, conductor (Hollywood Bowl 1981)

1914-05-11

C. Le Mesurier, From Russia with Love

1915-9-28

Kay Mander, From Russia with Love

1916-10-19

Emil Gilels, Odessa Russia, pianist (Brussels Competition-1938)

1918-07-14

Fred Haggerty, From Russia with Love

1918-12-11

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Kislovodsk, Russia, writer (Cancer Ward, Nobel 1970), (d. 2008)

1920-01-02

Isaac Asimov, Russia, scientist/writer (I Robot, Foundation Trilogy)

1920-07-21

Isaac Stern, Kreminiecz Russia, violinist (debut SF Symph)

1921-03-25

Aleksandr Lemberg, The Brain of Soviet Russia

1922-02-24

Hasan Ceylan, From Russia with Love

1922-04-02

Nikolaj G Bassov, Russia, atomic physicist (laser, Nobel 1964)

1922-06-27

Peter Bayliss, From Russia with Love

1922-11-22

Fikret Dzhamil Amirov, Kirovabad Russia, Azerbaijani composer (Shur)

1923-03-12

Vladek Sheybal, From Russia with Love

1923-03-13

George Pastell, From Russia with Love

1923-05-02

Bob Kindred, From Russia with Love

1924-07-29

Jocelyn Rickards, From Russia with Love

1924-11-14

Leonid B Kogan, Dnepropetrovsk Russia, violinist (Lenin Prize-1952)

1926-01-11

Lev Stepanovich Demin, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 15)

1926-08-31

Georgiy Petrovich Katys, Russia, cosmonaut (Voskhod 1 backup)

1926-10-26

Yuri Aleksandrovich Letunov, Russia, cosmonaut

1927-03-16

Vladimir M Komarov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Voshkod I Soyuz 1)

1927-06-12

Timir Pinegin, Moscow, Russia, sailor (Olympic gold 1960), (d. 2013)

1927-06-27

Peter Bayliss, Thames England, actor (From Russia With Love)

1927-09-04

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Matinchenko, Russia, cosmonaut

1928-02-26

Anatoli Vassilyevich Filipchenko, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 16)

1928-03-17

Eunice Gayson, From Russia with Love

1928-07-16

Bella Davidovich, Baku Russia, pianist (Chopin, Beethoven, Ravel)

1928-09-06

Evgeny Svetlanov, Moscow Russia, conductor (Siberian Fantasy)

1930-01-21

Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russia, cosmonaut

1930-02-26

Lazar Berman, Leningrad Russia, pianist (Budapest 3rd place-1956)

1930-05-07

Aviard Gavrilovich Fastovets, Russia, cosmonaut

1930-06-11

Anatoli Fyodorovich Voronov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 12a backup)

1930-12-01

Matt Monro, From Russia with Love

1931-02-24

Lev Vasilyevich Vorobyov, Russia, cosmonaut

1931-03-17

Eunice Gayson, London England, actress (Dr No, From Russia With Love)

1931-03-23

Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Gorno-Altaysk, Russia, skier (Oly gld 1964), (d. 2013)

1931-05-04

Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, Moscow Russia, conductor (USSR State Radio)

1932-01-03

Anatoli Petrovich Kuklin, Russia, cosmonaut

1932-01-21

Boris Shakhlin, Russia, gymnast (Olympic-gold-1956-60-64)

1932-03-14

Naina Yeltsina, Russia's first First Lady

1932-03-24

Yuri Anatoyevich Ponomaryov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 18 backup)

1932-07-16

Oleg Protopopov, Russia, olympic pairs skater (Gold 1964, 68)

1932-08-25

Anatoli Yakovlevich Kartashov, Russia, cosmonaut

1932-11-25

Alighiero Noschese, Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia

1933-07-18

Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Zima Russia, poet (Bratsk Station)

1933-08-19

Vladimir Borisovich Alekseyev, Russia, cosmonaut

1934-03-09

Yuri Gagarin, Russia, cosmonaut, 1st man into space (aboard Vostok 1)

1934-03-31

Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russia, cosmonaut (Vostok 1 backup)

1934-05-29

Neville Jason, From Russia with Love

1934-11-24

Alfred Schnittke, Russia, composer (St Florian)

1935-01-01

Valentin Nikolaevich N Benderov, Russia, cosmonaut

1935-06-13

Aleksandr Alekseyevich Kiselyov, Russia, cosmonaut

1935-06-27

Eduard Pavlovich Kugno, Russia, cosmonaut

1935-09-05

Mikhail Ivanovich Lisun, Russia, cosmonaut

1935-11-23

Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 7, 11)

1935-12-22

Oleg Alekseyevich Protopopov, Russia, pairs skater (Oly-gold-1964, 68)

1936-01-16

Michael White, theater/film producer (From Russia With Love)

1936-10-07

Gennadi Mikhailovich Kolesnikov, Russia, cosmonaut

1936-10-31

Sergei Nikolayevich Gaidukov, Russia, cosmonaut

1937-04-12

Igor Petrovich Volk, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-12)

1937-05-31

Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut

1937-07-06

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gorki Russia, pianist/conductor (Tchakowsky-1961)

1937-08-17

Yevgeni Aleksandrovich Illyin, Russia, cosmonaut

1938-02-03

Vladimir Grigoryevich Fartushny, Russia, cosmonaut

1938-02-25

Viktor Kosichkin, Rybnoye, Russia, Speed Skater (Olympic Gold 1960), (d. 2012)

1938-03-17

Rudolf Nureyev, Russia, ballet dancer/choreographer (Kirov)

1938-05-10

Maxim Shostakovich, Leningrad Russia, conductor (Atlanta Symph)

1938-08-16

Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russia, cosmonaut

1938-09-20

Pia Lindstrom, critic (WNBC-TV)/journalist (From Russia With Love)

1938-11-16

Walter Learning, Canada Russia '72

1938-12-10

Yuri Temirkanov, Nalchik Russia, conductor (Kirov)

1939-07-02

Valeri Vasilyevich Illarianov, Russia, cosmonaut

1940-04-04

Vladimir Timofeyevich Isakov, Russia, cosmonaut

1940-09-10

Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russia, cosmonaut

1940-10-06

Boris Dmitriyevich Andreyev, Russia, cosmonaut

1942-01-10

Aleksandr Yakovlevich Petrushenko, Russia, cosmonaut

1942-01-31

Daniela Bianchi, From Russia with Love

1942-04-26

Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russia, cosmonaut

1942-11-08

Aleksandr Yakovlevich Kramarenko, Russia, cosmonaut

1943-08-13

Yuri Fedorovich Isaulov, Russia, cosmonaut

1943-10-05

Inna Churikova, Russia, actress (Theme)

1944-04-01

Aliza Gur, From Russia with Love

1944-06-13

Ban Ki-moon, To Russia with Love

1946-01-20

Pavel Sirotin, The Russia House

1946-04-19

Viktor Viktorovich Zabolotsky, Russia, cosmonaut (BST-02)

1946-12-24

Mikhail Bits, Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia

1947-01-01

Alexei Ivanovich Bobrov, Russia, cosmonaut

1948-07-28

Sergei Bodrov, Khabarovsk Russia, director (Katala, Somebody to Love)

1949-01-01

Nikolai Tikhonovich Moskalenko, Russia, cosmonaut

1949-08-08

Antonia Santilli, Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia

1949-11-28

Alexander Godunov, Russia, composer/dancer (Bolshoi) defected 1979

1950-01-01

Svetlana Georgievna Beregovkina, Russia, cosmonaut

1950-02-15

Nikolai Sergeivich Grekov, Russia, cosmonaut

1950-06-25

Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33)

1951-01-24

Yakov Smirnoff, Russia, comedian (It's a wonderful country)

1951-08-20

Svetlana Oktyabrevna Omelchenko, Russia, cosmonaut

1953-03-03

Aleksandr Viktorovich Borodin, Russia, cosmonaut

1953-04-29

Nikolai Nikolayevich Budarin, Kirya Russia, cosmonaut (STS 71, TM-27)

1953-10-14

Olga Nikolayevna Klyushnikova, Russia, cosmonaut

1953-12-23

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia

1954-02-02

Christie Brinkley, A Matter of Trust: The Bridge to Russia

1954-05-06

Sergei Nikolayevich Tresvyatsky, Russia, cosmonaut

1954-05-20

Galina Vasilyevna Amelkina, Russia, doctor/cosmonaut

1954-10-27

Andrea Nürnberger, My Russia

1955-07-09

Sergei Vladimirovich Krichevsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut

1956-01-01

Anatoli Borisovich Polonsky, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut

1956-03-14

Natalya Dmitriyevna Kuleshova, Russia, cosmonaut

1956-05-13

Aleksandr Yuriyevich Kaleri, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-14)

1956-09-09

Anatoli Pavlovich Artsebarsky, Russia, colonel/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-12)

1957-02-24

Fyodor Smirnov, The Russia House

1957-03-30

Elena V Kondakova, Moscow Russia, cosmonaut (STS 84)

1957-06-07

Aleksandr Marshal, MTV Russia Music Awards 2008

1957-08-07

Alexander Dityatin, Leningrad, Russia, Soviet gymnast (3-time Olympic Champion)

1958-04-20

Viacheslav Fetisov, Moscow, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Detroit)

1958-06-27

Baygali Serkebaev, MTV Russia Music Awards 2008

1958-08-27

Sergei Konstantinovich Krikalev, Russia, cosmonaut (TM-7, TM-12, STS 60)

1961-07-26

Yolanda Chen, Moscow Russia, triple jumper (indoor record)

1962-03-26

Yuri Pavlovich Gidzenko, Russia, lt-colonel/cosmonaut

1962-04-21

Sergei Viktorovich Zalyotin, Russia, major/cosmonaut

1962-08-30

Alexander Litvinenko, Assassination of Russia

1963-06-03

Yuri Yuriyevich Krikun, Russia, cosmonaut

1964-01-14

Sergei Nemchinov, Moscow Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders, Oly-Silver-98)

1964-07-08

Alexei Gusarov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Colorado Avalanche)

1964-08-09

Yuri Khmylev, Moscow Russia, NHL left wing (Buffalo Sabres)

1965-09-14

Dmitry Medvedev, President of Russia

1965-10-16

German Titov, Moscow Russia, NHL center (Calgary Flames, Oly-Silver-1998)

1965-10-20

M Shtalenkov, Moscow Russia, NHL goalie (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)

1965-10-20

Mikhail Shtalenkov, Moscow Russia, NHL goalie (Team Russia, Anaheim)

1965-12-25

Dmitri Mironov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Pitts Penguins, Anaheim)

1966-02-02

Andrei Chesnokov, Russia, tennis star

1966-02-11

Alexander Semak, Ufa Russia, NHL center (NY Islanders)

1966-04-15

Andrei Olhovskiy, Moscow Russia, tennis pro

1966-04-18

Valeri Kamensky, Voskresensk Russia, NHL left wing (Avalanche, Oly-S-98)

1966-09-13

Igor Kravchuk, Ufa Russia, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, St Louis)

1966-9-29

Ken Norton Jr., Crackdown in Russia/Blindsided/The Nile Crocodile

1967-02-24

Kevan MacKenzie, From Russia with Love

1967-03-03

Alexander Volkov, Russia, tennis star

1967-04-30

Filipp Kirkorov, MTV Russia Music Awards 2008

1967-08-26

Sonia Laplante, Canada Russia '72

1968-08-30

Vladimir Malakhov, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens)

1968-09-17

Valeri Zelepukin, NHL forward (NJ Devils, Team Russia Oly-Sil-98)

1968-10-17

Baglan Sadvakasov, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

1968-11-16

Oleg Pungin, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

1968-11-22

Irina Privalova, Russia, 100m/200m/400m runner

1968-12-11

Evgeniy Zvidennyy, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

1969-02-18

Igor Larionov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Detroit)

1969-03-20

Konstantine Starikovitch, Podolsk Russia, 238lbs US weightlift (Oly-96)

1969-04-18

Vladimir Tsyplakov, Inta Russia, NHL left wing (LA Kings, Belarus 1998)

1969-08-12

Kitty G, [Katia Geiger], Leningrad Russia, cable tv actress

1969-08-31

Andrei Trefilov, Kirovo Russia, NHL goalie (Buffalo Sabres, Oly-S-98)

1969-09-13

Igor Kravchuk, NHL defenseman (Ottawa Senators, Russia Oly-Sil-98)

1969-10-01

Igor Ulanov, Krasnokamsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Tampa Bay Lightning)

1969-12-13

Sergei Fedorov, Pskov Russia, NHL forward (Detroit, Oly-S-1998)

1970-02-20

Leo Stefan, Chelyabinsk Russia, hockey forward (Team Germany)

1970-04-07

Alexander Karpovtsev, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (NY Rangers)

1970-06-07

Andrei Kovalenko, Gorky Russia, NHL right wing (Mont Canadiens, Edmonton)

1970-07-22

Sergei Zubov, Moscow Russia, NHL defenseman (Team Russia, Pittsburgh)

1970-09-06

Igor Korolev, Moscow Russia, NHLer (Team Russia, Winnipeg)

1970-10-01

Alexei Zhamnov, Moscow Russia, NHL center (Winnipeg Jets, Oly-S-98)

1970-10-01

Alexei Zhitnik, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Oly-Silver-1998, Buffalo)

1971-02-06

Peter Tchernyshev, St Petersburg Russia, dance skater (& Naomi Lang)

1971-02-19

Mattias Lindblom, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

1971-03-23

Alexander Selivanov, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (Tampa Bay Lightning)

1971-03-31

Pavel Bure, Moscow, Russia, NHL left wing (Vancouver Canucks, Florida Panthers)

1971-04-18

Oleg Petrov, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens)

1971-08-05

Valeri Karpov, Chelyabinsk Russia, NHL left wing (Anaheim Mighty Ducks)

1971-08-19

Brian McCole, James Bond 007: From Russia with Love

1971-11-05

Sergei Berezin, Voskrensensk Russia, NHL forward (Team Russia, Oly-Si-98)

1971-11-19

Dimitri Yushkevich, Yaroslavl Russia, NHL defenseman (Toronto Maple Leaf)

1972-03-21

Boris Mironov, Moscow, NHL defenseman (Team Russia Oly-S-98, Edmonton)

1972-05-03

Vyacheslav Kozlov, Voskresensk Russia, NHL forward (Detroit Red Wings)

1972-10-20

Oleg Fediukov, Moscow Russia, dance skater (& Debbie Koegel)

1973-01-13

Nikolai Khabibulin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL goalie (Winnipeg Jets)

1973-02-01

Elena Makarova, Moscow Russia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Val)

1973-02-24

Alexei Kovalev, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (NY Rangers)

1973-03-25

Andrei Nikolishin, Vorkuta Russia, NHL center (Hartford Whalers)

1973-05-22

Yuriy Tsaler, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

1973-11-05

Alexei Yashin, Sverdlovsk Russia, NHL center (Team Russia Olympics-Silver-1998, Ottawa Senators)

1974-01-13

Sergei Brylin, Moscow Russia, NHL center (NJ Devils)

1974-02-18

Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Russia, tennis star

1974-02-19

Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Sochi Russia, tennis star (1995 doubles-Hamburg)

1974-04-13

Sergei Gonchar, Chelyabinsk Russia, NHL defenseman (Capitals, Oly-S-1998)

1974-04-15

Sergei Krivokrasov, Angarsk Russia, NHL right wing (Blackhawks, Oly-S-98)

1974-06-13

Valeri Bure, Moscow Russia, NHL right wing (Montreal Canadiens, Oly-S-98)

1975-01-08

Vitali Yachmenev, Chelyabinsk Russia, NHL right wing (LA Kings)

1975-03-02

Aleksey Tagantsev, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

1975-07-19

Alexi Komarov, Yekaterinburg Russia, dance skater (& Carr-1995 Pac Champ)

1975-07-31

Sergei Gusev, Nizhny Tagil Russia, NHL defenseman (Dallas Stars)

1975-10-10

Pavel Bardin, Russia 88

1975-9-24

Elena Ivasishina, Nasha Russia. Yaytsa sudby

1976-01-29

Ilmira Shamsutdinova, Miss Universe-Russia/best costume (1996)

1976-07-16

Anna Smashnova, Minsk Russia, tennis star (1993 Futures-Erlangen GER)

1977-02-16

Alexei Morozov, NHL forward (Team Russia Oly-Silver-1998, Pittsburgh)

1977-03-04

Anna Baitchik, Miss Russia Universe (1997)

1977-06-24

Jason Agnello, Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia

1979-04-09

Albina Dzhanabaeva, MTV Russia Music Awards 2008

1979-08-23

Semyon Slepakov, Nasha Russia. Yaytsa sudby

1979-12-28

Vyacheslav Zarubov, MTV Russia Music Awards 2008

1979-9-24

Aleksey Lyubchik, MTV Russia Music Awards 2008

1980-03-01

Anna Semenovich, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

1980-04-14

Irina Mikhaylova, Nasha Russia. Yaytsa sudby

1980-9-13

Anna Dmitriev, Roots, Beets and Russia

1981-12-15

Roman Pavlyuchenko, Group A: Greece vs Russia

1981-12-24

Dima Bilan, MTV Russia Music Awards 2008

1982-08-06

Adrianne Curry, Chris & Adrianne Do Russia

1984-9-01

Jimmy MacKinley, Canada Russia '72

1985-01-06

Niki, Winking 101 in Russia 1

1985-02-27

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Group D: Russia vs. Sweden

1985-11-14

Thomas Vermaelen, Belgium - Russia

1986-01-22

Olga Koryagina, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

1986-04-21

Natalya Friske, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

Russia - Notable Weddings

Fyodor DostoyevskyFeb 15, 1867

Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyJul 6, 1877

Nicholas IINov 26, 1894

Russia - Weddings
Date Event
1716-04-08

Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece

1776-10-07

Crown Prince Paul of Russia marries Sophie Marie Dorothea of Württemberg.

1867-02-15

Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky (45) weds Anna Snitkina at Trinity Cathedral in Saint Petersburg, Russia

1877-07-06

Composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (37) weds Antonina Miliukova (29) at the Church of Saint George in Moscow, Russia

1894-11-26

Russian emperor Nicholas II (26) weds Alexandra Feodorovna (22) at the Grand Church of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg, Russia

Russia - Notable Deaths

Ivan the GreatOct 27, 1505

Peter the GreatFeb 8, 1725

Elizabeth of RussiaJan 5, 1762

Catherine the GreatNov 17, 1796

Nicholas IIJul 17, 1918

Russia - Deaths
Date Event
1246-09-30

Yaroslav II of Russia (b. 1191)

1462-03-27

Vasili II of Russia, Grand Prince of Moscow (b. 1415)

1505-10-27

Ivan III, [Ivan the Great], Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505), dies at 65

1570-07-25

Ivan Viskovati, chancellor of Russia, executed

1598-01-07

Feodor I/Theodorus I, Tsar of Russia (1584-98), dies at 40

1598-01-17

Fyodor I Tsar of Russia (b. 1557)

1605-04-23

Boris Godunov, chief adviser to Tsar Fyodor I and Tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies after a lengthy illness and a stroke at approximately 20

1606-05-17

Forges Dimitri #1, Tsar of Russia (1605-06), murdered

1610-12-11

Forges Dimitri 2, Tsar of Russia, murdered

1612-09-12

Tsar Vasili IV of Russia (b. 1552)

1645-07-23

Michael Fjodorovitsj, tsar of Russia (1613-45)/1st Romanov, dies

1645-08-18

Eudoxia Streshneva, Tsarina of Mikhail I of Russia (b. 1608)

1676-01-29

Tsar Alexis I of Russia (b. 1629)

1676-02-08

Alexis I [Aleksey Mikhailovich], 1st Romanov Tsar of Russia, dies at 46

1681-07-05

Fjodor Aleksejevitsj, tsar of Russia, dies

1682-04-27

Theodorus III, Tsar of Russia (1676-82), dies

1682-05-07

Tsar Feodor III of Russia (b. 1661)

1694-02-04

Nataliya Kyrillovna Naryshkina, Tsaritsa of Russia (b. 1651)

1696-01-29

Ivan V, co-tsar of Russia (1682-89), dies

1704-07-03

Sophia Alekseyevna, regent of Russia (b. 1657)

1725-02-08

Peter the Great [Pyotr Alexeyevich Romanov], Tsar of Russia (1682-1725) dies of uremia at 52

1727-05-06

Catharina I, Latvia tsarina of Russia, dies at about 42

1727-05-17

Catherine I, Empress of Russia (1725-27), dies

1730-01-30

Peter II Alekseyevitch, tsar of Russia (1727-30), dies at 14

1740-10-28

Anna Ivanova Romanova, empress of Russia (1730-40), dies at 47

1746-03-18

Anna Leopoldovna, regent of Russia (b. 1718)

1747-03-16

Christian Augustus of Anhalt-Zerbst, father of Catherine II of Russia (b. 1690)

1762-01-05

Elizabeth of Russia [Elizaveta Petrovna], tsarina of Russia (1741-62), dies at 52

1762-07-17

Peter III, Emperor of Russia (1762), dies at 34

1764-07-16

Ivan VI, Emperor of Russia (1740-41), murdered at 23

1775-01-11

Yemelyan Pugachov, Don Cossack rebel, executed by tsarist Russia

1796-11-17

Catherine the Great [Catherine II], Empress of Russia (1762-96), dies of a stroke at 67

1801-03-23

Tsar Paul I of Russia (1796-1801) is struck with a sword, strangled, and trampled to death in his bedroom at St. Michael's Castle aged 46

1825-12-01

Tsar Alexander I of Russia (b. 1777). Reigned from 1801

1828-11-05

Maria Fyodorovna of Russia, second wife of Tsar Paul I of Russia (b. 1759)

1855-03-02

Nicholas I Pavlovitch, tsar of Russia (1825-55), dies at 58

1865-03-01

Anna Paulowna Romanova, great monarch of Russia, dies at 70

1877-01-09

Alexander Brullov, Russia painter (b. 1799)

1881-03-13

Alexander II, Tsar of Russia, assassinated at 62

1894-11-01

Tsar Alexander III of Russia (b. 1845) Reigned from 1881

1915-03-13

Sergei J Witte, Dutch count/premier of Russia, dies at 65

1918-07-17

Nicholas II Alexandrovich, last Tsar of Russia, executed at 50

1918-07-17

Tsarina Alexandra, Scene from the Coronation of the Czar of Russia

1918-07-17

Tsar Nicholas II, Scene from the Coronation of the Czar of Russia

1929-01-06

Nicolas Nikolayevitch, grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72

1929-08-19

Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57

1932-05-01

Paul Doumer, Pres France (1931-32), assassin by Russia's Paul Gargalov

1938-04-15

Caesar Vallejo, Peru/French poet (Trilce, Russia & 1931), dies at 46

1952-07-27

W de Basil, [US Voskresenski], Russia, ballet dancer, dies

1960-01-05

Pavel P Parenago, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 53

1960-11-24

Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)

1961-02-09

Grigory Levenfish, Intl chess grandmaster from Russia, dies at 70

1963-06-18

Pedro Armendáriz, From Russia with Love

1976-04-04

George Pastell, From Russia with Love

1979-12-03

Alighiero Noschese, Unbelievable Adventures of Italians in Russia

1980-10-24

Leonid Georiyevich Ivanov, Russia, cosmonaut (Soyuz 33), dies at 30

1981-11-27

Lotte Lenya, Austrian singer/actress (From Russia With Love), dies of cancer at 83

1984-02-12

Anna Anderson, claimant to the throne of Russia (b. 1896)

1985-02-07

Matt Monro, From Russia with Love

1985-11-25

Aleksandr Lemberg, The Brain of Soviet Russia

1987-07-02

Karl Linnas, accused Nazi, dies of heart failure in Russia

1987-12-10

Jascha Heifetz, Russia, violinist, dies at 86

1990-04-19

Vladislav Ivanovich Gulyayev, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 52

1991-01-01

Charles B Timmer, Dutch writer (Russia Black on White), dies at 83

1992-10-16

Vladek Sheybal, From Russia with Love

1995-09-19

Yevgeni Nikolayevich Khludeyev, Russia, cosmonaut, dies at 55

2002-07-29

Peter Bayliss, From Russia with Love

2005-07-07

Jocelyn Rickards, From Russia with Love

2006-08-02

Baglan Sadvakasov, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

2006-11-23

Alexander Litvinenko, Assassination of Russia

2008-12-05

Patriarch Alexy II of Russia, head of the Russian Orthodox Church (b. 1929)

2008-12-13

Fyodor Smirnov, The Russia House

2009-07-13

Aleksey Tagantsev, MTV Russia Music Awards 2007

2010-05-23

Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess Of Russia (b. 1914)

2013-12-29

Kay Mander, From Russia with Love


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