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Russian - Historical Events
Date Event
1238-02-07

The Mongols burn the Russian city of Vladimir.

1514-09-08

Battle of Orsha: Polish/Lithuania army defeat the Russian army

1557-02-27

1st Russian Embassy arrives in London

1563-02-15

Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania

1579-07-08

Our Lady of Kazan, a holy icon of the Russian Orthodox Church, was discovered underground in the city of Kazan, Tatarstan.

1598-01-07

Boris Godunov seizes Russian throne on death of Feodor I

1605-06-10

False Dimitri I, an impostor, crowned Russian tsar (rules 1605-1606)

1608-06-01

Valse Dimitri forms his 2nd Russian anti-government

1610-07-04

Battle at Klushino: King Sigismund II beats Russian & Sweden

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

1613-02-21

Michael Romanov, son of Patriarch of Moscow, elected first Russian Tsar of the house of Romanov

1649-06-01

Russian Tsar Alexis throws English merchants out of Moscow

1652-07-25

Nikita Minin becomes patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

1653-10-01

Russian parliament accepts annexation of Ukraine

1654-09-16

Russian troops occupy Smolensk on Poland

1655-07-31

Russo-Polish War (1654-1667): the Russian army enters the capital of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Vilnius, which it holds for six years.

1670-10-01

-4] Battle at Simbirsk a/d Wolga: Russian army beats Boers

1671-04-14

Cosaks capture Russian boer leader Stenka Razin

1675-08-06

Russian Tsar Alexis bans foreign hair styles to those below the nobility

1698-01-07

Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England

1698-08-18

Russian Tsar Peter the Great arrives in Zaandam

1698-09-05

Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposes a tax on beards

1699-12-20

Russian Tsar Peter the Great ordered Russian New Year changed from Sept 1 to Jan 1

1700-07-13

Russian-Turkish peace

1703-05-27

St Petersburg (Leningrad) founded by Russian Tsar Peter the Great

1708-09-28

Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy

1708-10-09

Battle at Lesnaya: Russian army captures Swedish convoy

1710-01-27

Tsar Peter the Great sets 1st Russian state budget

1714-07-14

Battle of Aland, Russian fleet overpowers larger Swedish fleet

1714-08-07

The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy during the Great Northern War against Sweden

1715-12-12

Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund [NS=12/23]

1715-12-23

Russian/Prussian troops occupy Stralsund

1716-04-04

Russian & Prussian troops occupy Wismar

1716-04-15

Russian & Prussian troops occupy Wismar

1719-01-05

Engl/Hannover/Saxony-Poland/Austria sign anti-Prussian/Russian pact

1720-07-27

The second important victory of the Russian Navy - the Battle of Grengam.

1721-01-25

Tsar Peter the Great ends Russian-orthodox patriarchy

1721-08-30

Russian/Swedish Peace of Nystad, ends North Sea War

1721-10-22

Tsar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"

1722-09-12

Russian troops occupy Baku & Derbent on Persia

1724-01-28

The Russian Academy of Sciences was founded in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great, and implemented in the Senate decree. It was called St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences until 1917.

1727-10-21

Russian & Chinese accord to correct boundaries

1734-06-30

Russian army occupies Danzig

1735-03-10

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

1739-10-03

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

1741-08-20

Alaska first sighted by Danish explorer Vitus Bering at head of Russian expedition

1741-12-05

-6] Russian princess Elisabeth Petrovna grabs powers

1751-09-13

Britain signs Austrian & Russian alliance

1755-01-12

Tsarina Elisabeth establishes 1st Russian University

1755-04-26

1st Russian university opens (Moscow)

1757-08-19

Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [NS=Aug 30]

1757-08-30

Battle at Gross Jagerndorf: Russian army beats Prussia [OS=Aug 19]

1758-01-11

Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East-Prussia [NS=Jan 22]

1758-01-22

Russian troops occupy Königsberg, East Prussia [OS=Jan 11]

1759-08-12

Battle of Kunersdorf - Russian-Austrian army overpowers Prussians

1760-09-28

Russian & Austrian army occupies Berlin

1760-10-02

Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin [NS=10/13]

1760-10-09

7 Years' War: Russian and Austrian forces occupy Berlin [OS=Sep 28].

1760-10-13

Russian/Austrian army evacuates Berlin

1761-12-16

Seven Years' War: After four-month siege, Russian army under Pyotr Rumyantsev takes Prussian fortress of Kolobrzeg (German: Kolberg).

1762-06-28

Russian tsarina Catharina II seizes power

1770-07-05

Battle of Chesma and Battle of Larga between the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire.

1770-07-06

Battle at Cesme: Russian fleet beats Turkish

1784-09-22

Russian trappers established a colony on Kodiak Island, AK

1785-04-21

Russian tsarina Catharina II ends noble privileges

1788-06-11

Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.

1788-12-17

Russian army of Grigorij Potemkin occupies Ocharov

1790-07-09

Russo-Swedish War: Second Battle of Svensksund - in the Baltic Sea, the Swedish Navy captures one third of the Russian fleet.

1790-12-22

The supposedly impenetrable Turkish fortress of Izmail is stormed and captured by Suvorov and his Russian armies during the Russo-Turkish War (1787—1792)

1792-05-19

Russian army enters Poland

1794-06-23

Russian Empress Catherine II (Catherine the Great) grants Jews permission to settle in Kiev

1794-11-09

Russian troops occupy Warsaw

1799-09-19

English & Russian invasion army conquerors Receiver

1799-10-06

Battle of Castricum: French & Bataafs army beats British/Russian army

1799-10-10

Convention of Alkmaar: British/Russian invasion army departs

1805-11-11

Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Dürenstein - 8000 French troops attempted to slow the retreat of a vastly superior Russian and Austrian force.

1805-11-16

Battle at Schongrabern: Russian army stop French

1807-02-08

Battle of Eylau ends inconclusively between Napoleon's forces and Russian Empire - 1st battle Napoleon isn't victorious

1807-06-14

Emperor Napoleon I's French Grande Armee defeats the Russian Army at the Battle of Friedland in Prussia (modern Russian Kaliningrad Oblast) ending the War of the Fourth Coalition.

1811-02-02

Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of SF

1812-03-15

1st Russian settlement in California, Russian River

1813-08-30

Battle of Kulm: French forces defeated by Austrian-Prussian-Russian alliance.

1820-01-28

Russian expedition led by Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen and Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev thought to be first to sight mainland Antarctica

1821-08-04

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen and Russian polar expedition return to Kronshtadt after becoming 1st to circumnavigate Antarctica

1827-10-01

The Russian army under Ivan Paskevich storms Yerevan, ending a millennium of Muslim domination in Armenia.

1829-09-14

Peace of Adrianopel: ends Russian-Turkish war

1833-05-02

Russian Tsar Nicolas I bans public sale of serfs

1845-08-06

The Russian Geographical Society is founded in Saint Petersburg.

1849-11-16

A Russian court sentences Fyodor Dostoevsky to death for anti-government activities linked to a radical intellectual group; his sentence is later commuted to hard labor.

1853-08-08

Russian fleet appears at Nagasaki, Japan

1854-11-05

Crimean War: British & French defeat Russian force of 50,000 at Inkerman

1856-04-18

Russian Republic Chancellor Earl von Nesselrode resigns

1857-09-23

Russian warship Leffort disappears in a storm in the Gulf of Finland; 826 die

1858-07-02

Partial emancipation of Russian serfs

1860-06-12

The State Bank of the Russian Empire is established.

1861-02-19

Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [NS=Mar 3]

1861-02-27

Russians shoot at Poles protesting Russian rule of Poland in Castle Square, Warsaw

1861-10-06

Revolt of Russian student shuts down university of Petersburg

1862-07-01

The Russian State Library is founded.

1863-10-01

5 Russian warships welcomed in NYC

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.

1868-09-25

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

1869-03-06

Dmitri Mendeleev presents the first periodic table to the Russian Chemical Society.

1876-11-17

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's patriotic Slavonic March made its premiere in Moscow to a warm reception by the Russian people.

1878-01-16

Captain Burago with a squadron of Russian Imperial army dragoons liberates Plovdiv from Ottoman rule.

1878-07-30

Russian assault on Plevna Turkey, 7,300 Russian casualties

1881-02-24

China and Russia sign the Sino-Russian Ili Treaty.

1881-04-27

Pogroms against Russian Jews start in Elisabethgrad

1882-01-25

Bilu, a Russian Zionist organization, forms

1882-07-06

14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine

1885-03-30

The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire.

1892-08-17

Russian/French generals Obruchev/Boisdeffre signs Double Alliance

1895-05-07

In Saint Petersburg, Russian scientist Alexander Stepanovich Popov demonstrates to the Russian Physical and Chemical Society his invention - the world's first radio receiver. In the former Soviet Union the anniversary of this day is celebrated as Radio Day.

1895-06-29

Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.

1896-05-18

Khodynka Tragedy: A mass panic on Khodynka Field in Moscow during the festivities of the coronation of Russian Tsar Nicholas II results in the deaths of 1,389 people.

1898-10-01

Tsar Nikolay II expels Jews from major Russian cities.

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

1900-08-04

An allied expeditionary force, made up of Japanese, Russian, British, French and American troops, sets off from Tientsin for Peking, China, to put down Boxer rebellion

1900-08-15

Russian troops advance further unto Manchuria

1900-09-03

Russian troops now control both sides of the Amur River on the Russo-Manchurian boundary

1902-04-02

Dmitry Sipyagin, Minister of Interior of the Russian Empire, is assassinated by a terrorist in the Marie Palace, St Petersburg.

1902-04-15

Russian minister of interior and head of secret police, Sipyengin, is assassinated by the 'Terror Brigade' of the Socialist Revolutionaries

1903-02-23

The Sultan agrees to an Austro-Russian plan to reform the government of Macedonia in yet another effort to stifle the rising disorder among the rival Bulgarian

1903-07-17

The Russian Social Democratic Workers Party meets, first in Brussels and then London because their leaders have been forced into exile by the Russian Government

1903-08-12

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

1903-10-30

In violation of their promise to evacuate Manchuria, the Russian reoccupy Mukden and reinforce their troops in Manchuria

1904-03-06

The Japanese fleet bombards Vladivostok, the major Russian port on the Pacific

1904-04-13

A squadron of the Russian fleet is decoyed out of Port Arthur by Japanese maneuvers, when they realize they are sailing into a trap; their battleship Petropavlovsk hits a mine and sinks, with a loss of 700 men

1904-04-26

General Kuroko leads the Japanese Army against the large Russian force at the Yalu river during the Russo-Japanese War

1904-07-06

Two Russian cruisers move into the Red Sea and begin to stop ships of Britain, Germany, and other nations they believe friendly to Japan

1904-08-11

The Russian fleet in the harbor of at Port Arthur are exposed to Russian guns on the hill above the harbor; Russian trips attempt escape, but most are forced back into harbor by Japanese ships

1904-08-24

Battle of Liao-Yang-200,000 Japanese against 150,000 Russian, Japanese tactical victory

1904-10-16

Russian Baltic fleet departs to Port Arthur

1904-10-22

Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship

1905-05-27

Japanese fleet destroys Russian East Sea fleet in Straits of Tushima

1905-06-25

Warsaw & Lodz revolt against Russian occupation

1905-06-27

Russian sailors mutiny aboard battleship "Potemkin" and sail for Odessa

1905-06-30

The crew of the Russian battleship "Georgei Pobiedonosets" mutinies in support of the "Potemkin", which mutinied three days earlier

1905-07-08

The soldiers of the Russian ship "Potemkin" who mutinied, surrender to Rumanian authorities, who turn ship over to Russian authorities soon after

1905-08-05

First meeting of the Russian and Japanese peace commissioners takes place in US President Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, New York

1905-08-19

Russian Tsar installs "Imperial Duma", without legislative powers

1905-10-20

Russian Tsar allows Polish people to speak Polish

1905-10-30

"October Manifesto" Russian Tsar Nicholas II grants civil liberties and accepts the first Duma (Parliament)

1905-11-22

British, Italian, Russian, French & Austro-Hungarian fleet attacks Lesbos

1906-02-08

Without warning, Japanese torpedo boats make a night attack on Russian ships near the naval base at Port Arthur, Manchuria; there is confusion because no deceleration of war was given

1906-05-06

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

1906-05-10

Russian Duma (Parliament) meets for 1st time

1907-03-05

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

1908-06-23

Shah Mohammed Ali leads a successful counter-revolution in Persia, aided by the Russian legation and a Cossack brigade

1908-10-03

The Pravda newspaper founded by Leon Trotsky, Adolph Joffe, Matvey Skobelev and other Russian exiles in Vienna.

1909-02-23

Russian Tsar Nicholas II dissolves Finnish Diet

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

1909-03-26

In support of Mohammed Ali Shah's coup d'etat against the constitutional government in Persia, a Russian military force invades northern Persia to relieve the siege of Tabriz

1910-01-21

British-Russian military intervention in Persia

1910-11-04

Russian Tsar Nicholas II visits German Emperor Wilhelm II at Potsdam; they force tentative agreements on spheres of influence in the Middle East

1911-09-14

Russian Prime Minister Peter Stolypin is assassinated in Kiev; his regime has been characterized by harsh measures to control dissidents

1913-08-27

Lt Peter Nestrov, of Imperial Russian Air Service, performs a loop in a monoplane at Kiev (1st aerobatic maneuver in an airplane)

1913-11-26

Russian kingdom forbids Polish congregation of speakers

1914-02-21

In a secret meeting of civil and military leaders, Russian Foreign Minister Sazonov convinces them to support a plan for seizing the straits, controlled by Turkey, that block access to the Mediterranean

1914-07-29

In response to Austria's declaration of war on Serbia, Russian diplomats and general urge general mobilization, but the Tsar calls for partial mobilization

1914-08-02

Russian troops invade Eastern Prussia

1914-08-12

Russian troops take East-Prussia & occupy Marggrabowa

1914-08-26

-9/10] Russian army attacks Austrian army in Galicia

1914-08-26

Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) - 8th German army defeats Russian Narev army

1914-08-28

Third day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): violent German/Russian battles

1914-08-29

4th day of Battle of Tannenberg (WWI): Russian Narev-army panics, Gen Martos caught

1914-08-30

Battle of Tannenberg (WWI) ends in destruction of Russian 2nd Narev army ca. 170,000 killed or injured

1915-01-04

Trans-Caucausus Russian defeat Turkish troops

1915-02-07

2nd Battle of Masurian Lakes: German armies surrounded a Russian army

1915-02-21

20th Russian Army corps surrenders

1915-06-03

The Austro-German forces recapture Przemysl, a crucial city in southeastern Poland, and the entire Russian front begins to collapse

1915-08-23

Tsar Nicolaas II takes control of Russian Army

1915-09-05

Tsar Nicholas II, distressed by increasing Russian losses, assumes personal command of his nation's military forces; clearly a symbolic act and devastating for his leadership

1915-12-12

Russian troops overrun Hamadan, Persia

1915-12-20

Russian troops overrun Qom, Persia

1916-01-10

Russian offensive in Kaukasus

1916-02-16

Russian troops conquer the Ottoman Empire city of Erzurum during WWI

1916-02-26

Russian troops conquer Kermansjah Persia

1916-06-04

General Aleksei Brusilov begins a massive Russian offensive on the Eastern Front (WWI)

1916-06-25

Russian Tsar Nicolaas II fires minister of Foreign affairs Sasonov

1916-07-02

Russian offensive in Armenia

1916-11-16

Russian La Satannaya ammunitions factory explodes, killing 1,000

1917-02-22

[NS Mar 7] Russian February Revolution begins with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd

1917-02-26

[NS Mar 11] Russian February Revolution: Tsar Nicolas II orders army to quell civil unrest in Petrograd - army mutinies

1917-03-07

Russian February Revolution breaks out [OS=Feb 24] with strike at Putilov factory in Petrograd

1917-03-12

[OS Feb 27] Russian Duma sets up the Provisional Committee; Soviets form Executive Committee

1917-03-15

[OS Mar 2] Nicholas II, the last Russian Tsar abdicates, nominates his brother Grand Duke Michael to secceed him

1917-03-16

[OS Mar 3] Russian Grand Duke Michael, brother of Tsar Nicholas II declines the Russian throne

1917-04-16

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

1917-04-16

[OS Apr 4] Lenin issues his radical April Theses calling for Soviets to take power during 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]

1917-06-24

Russian Black Sea fleet mutinies at Sebastopol

1917-07-21

Russian Revolution: Socialist Alexander Kerensky becomes Russian Prime Minister

1917-10-25

Pan-Russian Congress opens in Petrograd

1917-11-06

[OS Oct 24] Bolshevik revolution begins with bombardmentt of the Winter Palace in Petrograd during the Russian October Revolution

1917-12-15

World War I: An armistice is reached between the new Russian Bolshevik government and the Central Powers.

1918-03-09

Russian Bolshevik Party becomes the Communist Party

1918-07-10

Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic forms

1918-10-18

Russian 10th Army drives out White armies of Tsaritsyn (Stalingrad)

1919-11-07

US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers

1920-05-27

Tatar ASSR forms in Russian SFSR

1921-04-11

Turkestan ASSR forms in Russian SFSR

1922-04-27

Yakut ASSR formed in Russian SFSR

1922-05-24

Russian-Italian trade agreement signed

1924-01-24

Russian city of St Petersburg renamed Leningrad; it was changed back in 1991

1924-08-08

British-Russian trade agreement signed

1924-10-28

French-Russian trade agreement signed

1925-01-16

Leon Trotsky dismissed as CEO of Russian Revolution Military Council

1925-10-12

German-Russian trade agreement signed

1926-10-19

Russian Politburo throws out Leo Trotsky & followers

1927-08-19

Metropolitan Sergius proclaims the declaration of loyalty of the Russian Orthodox Church to the Soviet state.

1928-10-22

China expels all Russian instructors & civil servants

1929-08-11

Russian-Chinese border fights

1934-05-02

Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Russian Chemist (commercial synthetic rubber), dies at 59

1935-07-13

US-Russian commerce treaty takes effect

1935-08-31

Russian Aleksei Stachanov digs 6 hours, 105 tons of cabbages

1937-06-13

Stalin executes Russian officers Tuchachevski, Jakir, Putna & Uberevitch

1937-12-07

Russian chess player Alekhine recaptures world title from Max Euwe

1938-12-08

LP Beria follows Nikolai Jezjov as head of Russian secret police

1939-04-16

Stalin requests British, French & Russian anti-nazi pact

1939-04-17

Stalin signs British-France-Russian anti-Nazi pact

1939-05-19

Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact

1939-08-20

Russian offensive under General Zjoekov against Japanese invasion in Mongolia

1939-11-26

4 soviet soldiers killed on Finnish-Russian border

1939-11-28

Soviet government revokes Russian-Finnish non-aggression treaty

1939-12-09

Russian air raid on Helsinki

1939-12-19

Russian air & ground attack against Finnish positions near Summa

1940-02-23

Russian troops conquer Lasi Island

1940-03-13

Finland-Russian cease fire signed, the Winter War ends. Finland gives up Karelische

1940-12-11

Russian general Zhukov warns of German assault

1941-01-01

Russian general Zhukov appointed chief of general staff

1941-06-25

-26] Russian counter attack at Rovno

1941-08-02

German 11st Army surrounds 20 Russian divisions at Oeman

1941-08-08

20 divisions of Russian 6th/12th Army surrender at Oeman

1941-08-25

British & Russian troops attack pro-German Iran

1941-09-03

1First use of Zyclon-B gas in Auschwitz (on Russian prisoners of war)

1941-09-23

German air raid on Russian naval base at Kronstadt (battleship Marat sinks)

1941-10-12

Russian government moves from Moscow to Volga as Nazis close in on Moscow

1941-12-05

Russian anti offensive in Moscow drives out nazi army

1941-12-08

Russian 16th army recaptures Krijukovo

1941-12-12

Russian 20th army recaptures Soljetsjnogorsk

1942-07-20

Time puts Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovitch on its cover

1942-07-22

4th Russian army forms with 80 tanks

1942-08-08

Russian anti-offensive of Voronezh under marshal Timosjenko

1942-08-26

Russian counter offensive begins in Moscow

1942-09-23

Russian counter offensive at Stalingrad

1942-10-12

Successful Russian counter attack through 37th Guard division

1942-11-20

26th Russian Armoured Corps recaptures Perelazovski

1942-11-23

Russian 21st Army recaptures Kalatsj at Don

1942-12-25

Russian artillery/tank battle on German armies at Stalingrad

1943-01-10

Russian offensive against German 6th/4th Armies near Stalingrad

1943-01-13

Russian offensive at Don under general Golikov

1943-01-31

Gen Friedrich von Paul surrenders to Russian troops at Stalingrad

1943-07-07

Erich Hartmann shoots 7 Russian aircraft at Kursk

1943-07-12

Russian offensive at Orel

1943-08-04

Russian units reach suburbs of Orel

1943-09-17

World War II: The Russian city of Bryansk is liberated from Nazis.

1943-09-21

Russian 13th/61st Army reconquer Chyernigov

1943-09-25

Russian troops liberate Smolensk

1943-12-28

All Kalmyk inhabitants of of the Russian Republic of Kalmukkie deported by the Soviet Union to Central Asia and Siberia. Many die on route

1944-05-05

Russian offensive against Sebastopol, Crimea

1944-06-09

Russian offensive in Carelia

1944-06-23

Russian offensive in central front sector

1944-07-17

Russian troops cross river Bug/march into Poland

1944-07-26

Russian troops arrive in Weichsel

1944-08-14

Russian offensive at Weichsel

1944-08-17

Russian troops arrive at Austria-Prussia border

1944-08-20

Russian offensive at Jassy & Kisjinev

1944-08-31

Russian-Romanian troops march into Bucharest

1944-09-15

Russian troops free Sofia Bulgaria

1944-10-20

Russian/Yugoslavian troops free Belgrade

1945-01-31

Russian troops reach the Oder River, less that 50 miles from Berlin

1945-02-06

Russian Red Army crosses the river Oder

1945-04-21

Russian army arrives at outskirts of Berlin

1945-04-30

Russian Army frees Ravensbruck concentration camp

1945-05-02

WWII: Battle of Berlin end as Russian army takes Berlin; General Weidling surrenders

1945-05-10

Russian troops occupied Prague

1945-08-20

Russian troops occupy Harbin & Mukden

1946-04-07

Part of East Prussia incorporated into Russian SFSR

1948-07-08

500th anniversary Russian orthodox church celebrated in Moscow

1948-10-21

UN reject Russian proposal to destroy atomic weapons

1949-05-27

Russian stop train traffic West-Berlin

1949-10-07

German Democratic Republic formed from Russian occupation zone (National Day). Wilhelm Pieck becomes 1st president, Otto Greatwohl becomes 1st premier

1953-06-26

Russian vice-premier/interior minister Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria arrested

1954-05-07

US, Great Britain & France reject Russian membership in NATO

1956-07-16

Karelo-Finnish SSR becomes part of Russian SFSR

1956-11-04

200,000 Russian troops attack anti-Soviet movement in Budapest, Hungary

1956-12-11

Anti-Russian demonstrates in Stettin & Wroclaw Poland

1957-03-12

German DR accepts 22 Russian divisions

1957-10-25

Russian minister of Defense Zjoekov deposed

1957-11-18

Tunisia refuses Russian weapons

1959-05-18

"Russian Band Stand" by Spencer & Spencer hits #91

1960-07-12

Orlyonok, the main Young Pioneer camp of the Russian SFSR, is founded.

1961-01-16

Russian espionage ring detected in Great Britain

1961-06-17

Russian ballet dancer Rudolph Nureyev defects to west in Frankfurt

1961-08-06

Gherman S Titov, 2nd Russian in space aboard Vostok 2 (17 orbits)

1962-02-04

Russian newspaper Izvestia reports baseball is an old Russian game

1962-08-11

Andrian G Nikolayev, becomes 3rd Russian in space aboard Vostok 3

1962-10-22

JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba

1962-10-27

Black Saturday - Russian nuclear missile crisis in Cuba

1963-03-13

2 Russian reconnaissance flights over Alaska

1963-06-19

2 Russian space missions return to Earth

1964-10-23

Japanese beat Russian for 1st Olympic Gold in woman's volleyball

1968-10-16

Czechoslovakia & Russian "accord" rules allies Soviet forces

1968-12-31

1st supersonic airliner flown (Russian TU-144)

1969-03-02

Chinese-Russian borders fight (approx 70 die)

1969-03-15

Violent Chinese-Russian border dispute leaves 100s dead

1969-05-17

Russian probe Venera 6 landed on Venus

1970-05-04

Premier Kosygin affirms existence Russian military advisors in Egypt

1970-09-04

Russian ballerina Natalia Makarova gets political asylum

1970-10-15

Russian passenger flight hijacked to Turkey

1970-11-04

Russian nuclear physicist Sacharov forms Human Rights Comittee

1971-09-24

90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying

1972-07-18

Egyptian president Anwar Sadat throws out 20,000 Russian military aids

1972-09-25

Dutch air force drives away Russian Tupolev-bomber

1973-05-18

Russian party leader Brezhnev visits West Germany

1973-06-17

Russian party leader Brezhnev visits US

1973-06-25

Russian communist party leader Brezhnev visits France

1973-12-28

The 'The Gulag Archipelago', a literary investigation of the police-state system in the Soviet Union written by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, is published in the original Russian in Paris

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

1974-09-19

The KGB begin a large-scale operation to discredit Russian novelist Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and cut his communications with Soviet dissidents

1975-08-14

Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich is buried at the Novodevichy Cemetery in Moscow

1976-07-30

Japanese beat Russian for Olympic gold in woman's volleyball

1976-09-06

Russian pilot Belenko defects to Japan in a Mig 25 jet

1977-08-17

Russian nuclear sub "Artika" is 1st to North Pole

1978-04-27

Afghanistan revolution (National Day), pro-Russian military coup

1978-05-04

Russian president Brezhnev visits West-Germany

1978-05-18

Russian dissident Yuri Orlov exiled to compulsory work

1978-07-13

Russian dissident Ginsburg/Piatkus/Sjtsjaranki sentence to work camp

1979-04-10

Soyuz 33 launched with a Russian & a Bulgarian

1979-08-17

2 Russian passenger planes collide above Ukraine, 173 killed

1979-09-24

Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland

1980-01-01

Mob storms Russian embassy in Teheran

1980-01-22

Russian dissidents Andrei Sakharov & Jelena Bonner arrested in Moscow and banished to Gorky

1981-06-23

Amanda Maccaro becomes 1st American to win Russian Ballet Competition

1982-03-01

Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus, sends back data

1982-03-05

Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands on Venus sends back data

1983-01-23

Russian radioactive satellite falls into Indian Ocean

1984-04-20

Russian offensive in Panshirvallei Afghanistan

1985-06-11

Russian space probe Vega 1 lands on Venus

1985-06-15

Russian space probe Vega 2 lands on Venus

1985-10-02

Russian party leader Gorbachev visits Paris (his first trip abroad)

1986-04-20

Vladimir Horowitz performs in his Russian homeland

1986-05-01

Russian news agency Tass reports Chernobyl nuclear power plant mishap

1986-08-31

Russian cargo ship crashes into cruise ship Admiral Nakhimov; 398 die

1986-10-06

Russian nuclear sub K291 sinks in Atlantic Ocean

1986-12-12

Russian Tupolev-134 crashes in East Berlin, 70 killed

1986-12-31

Russian TU-144 flies for 1st time faster than sound

1987-02-23

Russian Writers Union accepts Boris Pasternak posthumous as member

1988-06-05

Russian orthodox church celebrates 1,000th anniversary

1988-08-08

Russian troops begin pull out of Afghanistan after 9 year war

1989-01-03

Russian newspaper Izvestia gets its 1st commercial advertisement

1989-07-04

Unmanned Russian Mig-23 crashes in Bellegem-Kooigem, Belgium (1 dies)

1990-05-29

Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic

1990-10-13

1st Russian Orthodox service in 70 yrs held in St Basil's Cathedral

1991-06-12

Boris Yelstin elected president of Russian Federation

1991-06-16

Boris Yeltsin elected president of Russian SSR

1991-07-10

Boris Yeltsin sworn in as 1st elected president of Russian Federation

1991-11-06

Russian president Boris Yeltsin outlaws Communist Party

1992-01-01

The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.

1992-03-17

Russian manned space craft TM-14, launches into orbit

1992-03-25

Russian manned space craft TM-14, lands

1993-01-17

Russian Irina Privalova cycles world record 300m indoor (35.45")

1993-02-04

Russian space agency tests a 82-foot wide space mirror

1993-07-01

Russian manned space craft TM-17, launches into orbit

1993-09-17

Last Russian troops leave Poland.

1993-10-04

Troops of pres Yelsin occupy Russian White House (parliament)

1993-11-16

Russian President Yeltsin shuts Lenin museum

1994-01-08

Russian manned space craft TM-18, launches into orbit

1994-01-14

Russian manned space craft TM-17, lands

1994-02-04

Russian team beats ladies world record 4x800 m indoor (8:18.71)

1994-02-14

Andrei Chikatilo, a Russian serial killer is executed by shooting.

1994-03-23

Russian Airbus A-310 crashes in Siberia (74-75 killed)

1994-07-04

Russian manned space craft TM-18 lands

1994-08-31

Last Russian soldiers leave Estonia & Latvia

1994-10-10

Value of Russian ruble decreases, 3081 rubles per dollar

1994-10-11

Russian ruble decreases to 3,926 rubles per dollar

1994-12-11

Russian troops enter Chechnya

1995-01-20

Russian ruble drops to 3,947 per dollar (record)

1995-05-28

Earthquake hits Russian town of Khabarovsk, killing 2,000 people

1995-11-15

Space shuttle Atlantis docks with orbiting Russian space station Mir

1996-01-12

Russian troops arrived in Bosnia (joint operation with US)

1997-03-18

Russian AN-24 plane crashes in Turkey, 50 die

1997-05-27

Russian Pres Boris Yeltsin signs a historic treaty with NATO

1998-10-01

Vladimir Putin became a permanent member of the Security Council of the Russian Federation.

1999-08-09

Russian President Boris Yeltsin fires his Prime Minister, Sergei Stepashin, and for the fourth time fires his entire cabinet.

2000-08-12

The Oscar class submarine K-141 Kursk of the Russian Navy explodes and sinks in the Barents Sea during a military exercise.

2000-09-20

The British MI6 Secret Intelligence Service building is attacked by a Russian-built Mark 22 anti-tank missile.

2001-03-23

The Russian Mir space station is disposed of, breaking up in the atmosphere before falling into the southern Pacific Ocean near Fiji.

2001-03-26

Kazakhstan's Prime Minister opens an oil pipeline from the giant Tengiz Field to the Russian port of Novorossiysk on Monday, giving the Central Asian producer its first direct link to international markets

2001-07-02

UN Security Council, facing an almost certain Russian veto, agrees to postpone indefinitely a vote on the US-led "smart sanctions" package for Iraq

2002-08-19

A Russian Mi-26 helicopter carrying troops is hit by a Chechen missile outside of Grozny, killing 118 soldiers.

2002-10-26

Moscow Theatre Siege: Approximately 50 Chechen rebels and 150 hostages die when Russian Spetsnaz storm a theater building in Moscow, which had been occupied by the rebels during a musical performance three days before.

2003-02-02

Russian pop girl duo Tatu start a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All The Things She Said'

2004-03-19

A Swedish DC-3 shot down by a Russian MiG-15 in the 1950s is finally recovered after years of work. The remains of the crew are left in place, pending further investigations.

2004-05-21

Stanislav Petrov awarded World Citizen Award for averting a potential nuclear war in 1983 after correctly guessing Russian early warning system at fault

2004-08-24

89 passengers die after two airliners explode after flying out of Domodedovo International Airport, near Moscow. The explosions were caused by suicide bombers (reportedly female) from the Russian Republic of Chechnya.

2004-09-01

The Beslan school hostage crisis begins when armed terrorists take hundreds of school children and adults hostage in the Russian town of Beslan in North Ossetia.

2007-04-25

Boris Yeltsin's funeral - the first to be sanctioned by the Russian Orthodox Church for a head of state since the funeral of Emperor Alexander III in 1894.

2007-06-12

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

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.

2008-08-07

Georgia launches a military offensive to surround and capture the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, from Russian control, starting the South Ossetia War.

2008-12-05

Human remains previously found in 1991 are finally identified by Russian and American scientists as those of Tsar Nicholas II.

2012-03-04

Vladimir Putin wins Russian presidential election amid allegations of voter fraud

2012-05-09

A Russian passenger jet disappears with 45 people on board

2012-07-15

A Russian Soyuz rocket with an international team launches for a mission to the International Space Station

2012-08-17

Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot are jailed for two years

2012-09-13

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev calls for Russian punk band Pussy Riot to be freed

2012-12-28

Vladimir Putin signs into law a ban on US adoption of Russian children

2013-01-24

Russian police kill 13 rebels in Vedeno District, Chechnya

2013-02-01

Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean

2013-08-20

9 Islamist militants are killed by Russian police in North Caucasus

2013-09-20

Greenpeace ship Artic Sunrise is boarded by Russian military

2014-03-18

Transnistria formally requests to join the Russian Federation

2014-07-17

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crashes (presumed shot down by either pro-Russian separatists or the Ukrainian militia), killing all 283 passengers and 15 crew on board

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

2015-10-29

US sensors detect Russian submarines near underwater cables

2015-10-31

Russian passenger plane crashes in Sinai with 224 people on board

2015-11-24

Drunk Russian sailor crashes 7000-ton ship into Scotland -- at full speed

2015-12-13

Fire kills 23 people at Russian psychiatric hospital

2016-02-12

Pope Francis to have historic meeting with head of Russian Orthodox Church

2016-02-28

Russian mine disaster death toll hits 36 after explosion during failed rescue effort

2016-03-01

NATO chief says concerned about Russian military build-up in Syria

2016-03-14

European-Russian spacecraft heads out in search for life on Mars

2016-04-14

US Navy video captures "aggressive" Russian flyby

2016-05-18

US opens criminal probe into doping by Russian athletes

2016-06-19

20 Russian Soccer Fans Deported by France for Fighting

2016-07-30

Russian Weightlifters Banned From Rio Olympics for Doping

2016-09-06

Syrian Forces Make Gains Near Aleppo With Russian Help

2016-09-06

Clinton voices concern about Russian interference in election

2016-10-08

US formally accuses Russian hackers of political cyber attacks

2016-12-17

FBI backs CIA assessment on Russian motives in US hacking - official

2016-12-21

Turkey tells US that cleric Gulen was behind Russian diplomat's killing

2016-12-25

Russian Military Plane With 92 Aboard Crashes Into Black Sea

2016-12-30

US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations

2016-12-31

Russian hackers penetrated Vermont electric utility: Washington Post

2017-01-02

Russian diplomats expelled by Obama over hacking leave US

2017-03-03

Kushner and Flynn Met With Russian Envoy in December, White House Says

2017-05-16

White House denies report Trump shared classified intelligence with Russian officials

2017-06-02

Putin: 'Patriotically inclined' Russian hackers could be behind election interference

2018-03-19

Putin, facing little opposition, wins Russian presidency again

2018-03-28

26 countries pledge to kick out Russian diplomats over poisoning of ex-spy

2018-04-15

UN rejects Russian attempt to condemn US aggression in Syria

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Russian - Notable Birthdays

Maxim GorkyMar 28, 1868

Joseph StalinDec 18, 1878

Leon TrotskyNov 7, 1879

Igor SikorskyMay 25, 1889

Boris PasternakFeb 10, 1890

Coco the ClownOct 2, 1900

Anastasia NikolaevnaJun 5, 1901

Meyer LanskyJul 4, 1902

Menachem BeginAug 16, 1913

Boris YeltsinFeb 1, 1931

Vladimir PutinOct 7, 1952

Anna KournikovaJun 7, 1981

Maria SharapovaApr 19, 1987

Russian - Birthdays
Date Event
1314-05-13

Sergius of Radonesh, Russian saint

1353-07-15

Vladimir the Bold, Russian prince (d. 1410)

1578-11-01

Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (d. 1642)

1582-10-19

Dmitry Ivanovich [Dmitry of Uglich], Russian Tsarevich and son of Ivan IV "the Terrible" (d. 1591)

1605-05-24

Nikon, [Nikita Minin], patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

1621-11-20

Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (d. 1682)

1667-06-18

Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshal (d. 1750)

1686-04-19

Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman (d. 1750)

1686-06-09

Andrei Osterman, Russian statesman (d. 1747)

1690-11-23

Ernst J earl van Biron, Russian duke of Koerland/regent of Ivan VI

1702-08-20

Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal

1703-03-05

Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (d. 1768)

1711-07-22

Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (d. 1753)

1711-11-19

Michail V Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet

1718-09-29

Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/diplomat (plot against Peter III)

1728-02-21

Peter III, Kiel Germany, Russian Tsar (1762) and husband of Catherine the Great

1729-11-24

Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)

1733-07-22

Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1790)

1737-08-10

Anton Losenko, Russian painter (d. 1773)

1738-05-08

Mikhail Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1809)

1740-05-07

Nikolai Arkharov, Russian general (d. 1814)

1743-07-14

Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (d. 1816)

1743-12-23

Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (d. 1803)

1744-09-20

Giacomo Quarenghi, Ital/Russian master builder (Hermitage Theater)

1744-10-07

Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (d. 1819)

1745-07-17

Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (d. 1826)

1745-09-16

Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (d. 1813)

1753-11-06

Mikhail Kozlovsky, Russian sculptor (d. 1802)

1757-07-24

Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (d. 1825)

1759-07-19

Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox Saint (d. 1833)

1760-09-21

Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman (d. 1837)

1761-08-16

Yevstigney Fomin, Russian composer (d. 1800)

1763-01-24

Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (d. 1831)

1766-12-01

Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (d. 1826)

1769-02-13

Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (d. 1844)

1770-04-28

Nikita P Panin, Russian diplomat/minister of Foreign affairs

1770-07-13

Alexander Balashov, Russian general (d. 1837)

1771-09-14

Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (d. 1829)

1772-01-12

Count Mikhail Speransky, Russian reformer (d. 1839)

1776-02-11

Ioannis Kapodistrias, Greek diplomat of the Russian Empire and first head of state of independent Greece (d. 1831)

1776-12-27

Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (d. 1811)

1779-01-24

Elizabeth Alexeievna (Louise of Baden), Russian tsarina (d. 1826)

1779-08-30

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, Estonia, Russian Explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica

1780-12-14

Karl Robert von Nesselrode, Germ/Russian minister of Foreign Affairs

1782-03-24

Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (d. 1836)

1782-06-21

Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (d. 1852)

1783-01-29

Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus) [NS=Feb 9]

1783-02-09

Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (d. 1852)

1783-02-10

Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian painter (d. 1873)

1784-07-27

Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (d. 1839)

1787-03-11

Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (d. 1852)

1788-01-08

Pavel Kiselyov, Russian general and politician (d. 1874)

1791-09-20

Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Semejnaja chronika)

1791-10-01

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

1793-07-05

Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer

1794-02-12

Alexander Petrov, Russian chess player (d. 1867)

1794-07-12

Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist

1794-10-26

Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (d. 1881)

1795-01-15

Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (d. 1829)

1796-01-22

Karl Claus, Russian chemist (d. 1864)

1796-06-14

Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (d. 1866)

1796-06-22

Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [OS]

1796-07-03

Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher (Sotsjinenija) [NS]

1797-11-04

Aleksander A Bestuzhev-Marlinsky, Russian author

1798-11-29

Alexander Brullov, Russian painter (d. 1877)

1799-06-06

Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, Russian writer and poet (Eugene Onegin) (5/26 OS)

1799-12-12

Karl Briullov, Russian painter (d. 1852)

1800-03-02

Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (d. 1844)

1800-11-23

Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/author (Povesti)

1801-11-10

Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (d. 1872)

1803-06-01

Mikhail I Glinka, Russian composer [OS=May 20]

1803-08-13

Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher and writer (d. 1869)

1803-12-05

Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev, Russian poet (d. 1873)

1804-05-01

Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (d. 1860)

1804-06-01

Mikhail Glinka, Russian Ark

1804-08-30

Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [OS]

1804-09-11

Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka) [NS]

1804-12-16

Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1889)

1806-04-03

Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (d. 1856)

1809-03-31

Nikolai Gogol, Ukrainian-born Russian novelist, humorist, and dramatist (Dead Souls, The Inspector-General)

1811-03-03

Vissarion Belinsky, Sveaborg Finland, Russian author (Literary Review)

1812-04-06

Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (d. 1870)

1814-07-20

Ivan S Gagarin, Russian theologist

1814-10-03

Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov, Russian poet/writer (Demon & other poems)

1817-03-29

Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet

1817-08-24

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian poet, writer and playwright (d. 1875)

1817-09-05

Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet/writer [NS]

1818-10-25

Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [NS=Nov 6]

1818-11-06

Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author (V Lesach) [OS=Oct 25]

1819-12-18

Yakov Petrovich Polonsky, Russian poet (Stichotvorenija)

1820-12-05

Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (d. 1892)

1821-03-23

Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper)

1821-05-16

Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (d. 1894)

1821-06-04

Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (d. 1897)

1821-10-30

Fjodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski, Russian novelist (Idiot) [NS=11/11]

1821-12-10

Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet, writer and publisher (Russkije Zjenjshiny)

1822-02-13

Lev A Mej, Russian nobleman/poet

1823-04-12

Aleksandr Ostrovsky, Russian playwright (Artists & Admirers)

1823-09-26

Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist (Denj, Moskvitsh)

1824-01-14

Vladimir Stasov, Russian art and music critic (d. 1906)

1824-03-02

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

1825-03-09

Alexander F. Mozhaiski, Russian aviation pioneer (d. 1890)

1826-07-11

Alexander Afanasyev, Russian folklorist (d. 1871)

1827-01-02

Peter Semenov of Tian Shan, Russian explorer (d. 1914)

1827-01-21

Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (d. 1900)

1827-11-30

Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary lawyer/senator

1828-07-12

Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (d. 1889)

1828-09-09

Leo Tolstoi, Russian writer (War & Peace, Anna Karenina) [OS]

1828-09-15

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Butlerov, Russian chemist (d. 1886)

1829-11-16

Anton G Rubinstein, Russian pianist/conductor/composer [OS]

1830-05-24

Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (d. 1897)

1832-12-27

Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and patron of art (d. 1897)

1834-02-07

Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table)

1834-05-05

Viktor Hartmann, Russian architect and painter (d. 1873)

1837-05-27

Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter (d. 1887)

1837-09-14

Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (d. 1903)

1838-03-15

Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (d. 1889)

1839-03-21

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Karevo, Russian composer (Boris Gudunov, Night on Bald Mt) [NS]

1839-08-10

Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (d. 1896)

1840-03-20

Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (d. 1894)

1840-10-12

Helena Modjeska, Poland, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)/anti-Russian

1840-11-15

Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [NS=11/27]

1840-11-19

Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Shustyanka near Dvinsk, Russian Biologist who founded comparative embryology and experimental histology and who identified a common pattern of embryological development in all multi-cellular animals

1840-11-27

Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet/friend of Tsjaikovski [OS=11/15]

1841-01-27

Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (d. 1910)

1842-02-02

Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (d. 1927)

1842-02-04

Vasili O Klyutshevski, Russian historian

1842-12-09

Pjotr A Kopotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist

1843-09-29

Mikhail Skobelev, Russian general (d. 1882)

1843-10-21

Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor (Peter the Great)

1843-10-26

Vasili V Vereshchagin, Russian painter (War & Peace)

1844-06-06

Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (d. 1905)

1845-02-26

Alexander III, St Petersburg, Russian tsar (1881-94) (3/10 NS)

1845-03-10

Alexander III A Romanov, Russian tsar (1881-94)

1845-05-16

Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (d. 1916)

1846-02-04

Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (d. 1915)

1846-05-30

Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian goldsmith and jeweler (d. 1920)

1847-03-31

Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (d. 1878)

1847-09-20

Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist (Catechism Revolutionary)

1848-01-24

Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (d. 1916)

1848-03-29

Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War

1848-05-15

Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (d. 1926)

1848-08-04

Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (d. 1926)

1848-10-30

Zinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian vice-admiral

1849-02-22

Nikolay Yakovlevich Sonin, Russian mathematician (d. 1915)

1850-01-15

Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician. (d. 1891)

1850-10-05

Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (d. 1910)

1850-11-12

Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (d. 1908)

1852-02-20

Nikolai Garin [Michailovski], Russian author (Tjoma Kartashov)

1852-12-04

Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (d. 1934)

1853-01-16

Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov, Russian philosopher (d. 1900)

1853-07-27

Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer (d. 1921)

1853-08-19

Aleksei Brusilov, Russian general (d. 1926)

1853-08-28

Vladimir Shukhov, Russian engineer and inventor (d. 1939)

1853-12-22

Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1919)

1855-04-29

Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake) [OS]

1855-05-11

Anatol Konstantinovich Lyadov, Russian composer (Bewitched Lake)

1855-09-01

Innokenty Annensky, Omsk, Russian Empire, poet, critic and interpreter (poètes maudits)

1855-10-16

Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (d. 1931)

1855-10-28

Ivan V Mitshurin, Russian botanist (new types of fruit)

1856-03-17

Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (d. 1910)

1856-08-20

Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/interpreter (Laodania) [NS Sept 1]

1856-09-01

Sergei Winogradsky, Russian scientist (d. 1953)

1856-12-11

Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist

1857-06-06

Aleksandr Lyapunov, Russian mathematician (d. 1918)

1857-11-03

Michail V Alekseyev, Imperial Russian general and WW I Chief of Staff (d. 1918)

1858-02-26

Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (d. 1917)

1858-11-11

Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (d. 1884)

1858-12-11

Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, Russian theatre director (d. 1943)

1858-12-23

Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, playwright (Life in Russian Theater)

1859-02-04

Timofei Mikhailov, Russian revolutionary, member of Narodnaya Volya (d. 1881)

1859-03-16

Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (d. 1906)

1859-12-15

Ludwik L Zamenhof, Russian Poland, physician/linguist (Esperanto)

1860-01-11

Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian/French painter/author (Journal)

1860-08-28

Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [OS]

1860-08-30

Isaac Levitan, Russian artist (d. 1900)

1860-09-11

Marianne V von Werefkin, Russian/German/Swiss painter [NS]

1861-02-12

Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Im Kampf um Gott)

1861-07-29

Sergei D Sazonov, Russian minister of Foreign Affairs (1910-16)

1861-10-29

Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)

1861-11-23

Konstantin Korovin, Russian painter (d. 1939)

1861-12-19

Constance [Clara] Garnett, Brighton England, Russian-English translator

1862-03-02

Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (d. 1916)

1862-05-19

Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (d. 1942)

1862-07-18

Nikolai Nikolayevich Yudenich, Russian WWI general (d. 1933)

1862-12-14

Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [OS]

1862-12-26

Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer [NS]

1863-02-17

Fyodor Sologub, Russian symbolist novelist and poet (d. 1927)

1863-03-01

Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (d. 1930)

1863-03-12

Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (d. 1945)

1863-07-28

Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski, Russian general (d. 1919)

1863-08-15

Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (d. 1945)

1863-10-03

Pyotr Kuzmich Kozlov, Russian explorer (d. 1935)

1864-01-09

Vladimir Steklov, Russian mathematician (d. 1926)

1864-03-13

Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (d. 1941)

1864-10-25

Alexander Gretchaninov, Russian composer (d. 1956)

1864-11-09

Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses

1865-04-23

Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (d. 1943)

1865-12-19

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

1866-02-16

Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [NS=Feb 28]

1866-02-24

Pyotr Nikolaevich Lebedev, Russian physicist (d. 1912)

1866-02-28

Vyacheslav I Ivanov, Russian philosopher/classical/poet [OS=2/16]

1866-03-14

Alexey Troitsky, Russian chess problemist (d. 1942)

1866-05-10

Léon Bakst, Russian artist (d. 1924)

1867-09-25

Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (d. 1938)

1867-11-21

Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian chemist

1868-03-28

Maxim Gorky [Alexei Maximovich Peshkov], Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire, Russian playwright and author (Mother and The Lower Depths)

1868-04-16

Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer

1868-04-28

Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (d. 1908)

1868-08-07

Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)

1869-01-22

Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk and confidant of Russian Tsar Nicholas II (d. 1916)

1869-02-23

Nadezhda Konstantinova Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary (Soc-Dem)

1869-02-26

Nadezjda K Krupskaja, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin

1869-04-05

Sergei Chaplygin, Russian physicist and engineer (d. 1942)

1869-05-05

Hans Pfitzner, Russian-born composer (d. 1949)

1869-11-13

Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian feminist (d. 1962)

1869-12-22

Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1931)

1870-04-14

Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (d. 1905)

1870-05-04

Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (d. 1960)

1870-07-20

Vladimir D Nabokov, Russian jurist/minister of Justice (1918-19)

1870-08-01

Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian Biologist who perfected the artificial insemination of animals and showed that his technology allowed one stallion to fertilize up to 500 mares

1870-08-26

Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [NS=Sept 7]

1870-09-07

Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Pojedinok) [OS=Aug 26]

1871-03-04

Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (d. 1945)

1871-08-21

Leonid N Andrejev, Russian journalist/writer (Red Laugh)

1872-01-15

Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (d. 1944)

1872-01-24

Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (d. 1943)

1872-03-08

Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer

1872-06-06

Alexandra Fjodorovna Romanova, last Russian tsarina (1894-1918)

1872-10-06

Mikhail Kuzmin, Russian writer (d. 1936)

1872-12-16

Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (d. 1947)

1873-02-11

Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author/novelist (Pages from My Life)

1873-03-20

Sergei V Rachmaninov, Russian/US pianist/composer (Aleko) [NS=Apr 1]

1873-07-17

Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Rigoletto)

1873-08-22

Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)

1873-09-26

Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (d. 1949)

1873-11-24

L Martov, [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary

1873-12-01

Valery Bryusov, Russian poet (d. 1924)

1874-02-09

Vsevolod Meyerhold, Russian theatrical director/actor (Houligan)

1874-03-18

Nikolai Berdyaev, Russian philosopher (d. 1948)

1874-07-10

Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (d. 1971)

1874-07-25

Sergey Vasilyevich Lebedev, Lublin Poland, Russian Chemist who invented the first commercially viable and mass-produced synthetic rubber

1874-10-09

Nicholas Roerich, Russian painter (d. 1947)

1874-11-04

Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (d. 1920)

1875-02-06

Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (d. 1915)

1875-08-02

Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian artist (d. 1957)

1875-08-23

Eugene Lanceray, Russian artist (d. 1946)

1875-10-24

Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (d. 1958)

1875-11-19

Michael I Kalinin, Russian metal worker/head of state

1875-11-23

Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian literary critic and politician (d. 1933)

1876-02-21

Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (d. 1956)

1876-07-17

Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat

1876-08-16

Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (d. 1942)

1876-11-19

Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (d. 1964)

1877-06-24

Aleksei M Remizov, Russian writer (Iveren)

1877-11-09

Sergei US Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-orthodox church

1878-03-04

Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian philosopher (d. 1947)

1878-03-07

Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (d. 1927)

1878-08-15

Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron/general (White Armies, WW II)

1878-10-17

Andrei N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai

1878-12-18

Joseph Stalin [Josef], Gori, Russian Empire, Premier of the Soviet Union (1941-1953), (d. 1953)

1879-01-19

Boris Savinkov, Russian writer (d. 1925)

1879-06-24

Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancer

1879-08-18

Aleksandr Rodzyanko, Russian general (d. 1970)

1879-11-06

Eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician

1879-11-07

Leon Trotsky[Leib Bronstein], Bronshtein, Russian Empire, Russian revolutionary and Theorist [OS 26-10-1879], (d. 1940)

1880-08-23

Alexander Grin, Russian writer (d. 1932)

1880-10-13

Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (d. 1932)

1880-10-26

Andrei Bely, Russian writer (d. 1934)

1880-10-30

Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal)

1880-11-16

Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [NS=11/28]

1880-11-28

Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat) [OS=11/16]

1880-12-05

Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Neth violinist/conductor

1881-04-18

Max Weber, Polish/Russian/US painter

1881-04-22

Alexander Kerensky, Simbirsk, Russian PM (1917)

1881-05-04

Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917-Prelude to Bolshevism)

1881-06-03

Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (d. 1964)

1881-06-04

Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (d. 1962)

1881-10-07

Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (d. 1918)

1882-01-04

Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1943)

1882-01-06

Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (d. 1949)

1882-01-21

Pavel Florensky, Russian mathematician (d. 1937)

1882-01-22

Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born actor, ballet dancer and choreographer (d. 1956)

1882-10-02

Boris Shaposhnikov, Russian military commander (d. 1945)

1883-01-08

Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (d. 1941)

1883-01-10

Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj) [NS]

1883-02-01

Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director (Eric XIV)

1883-04-01

Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor

1883-06-21

Feodor Gladkov, Russian socialist writer (Cement) (d. 1958)

1883-08-19

Leonid Kulik, Tartu Estonia, Russian Minerologist who led the first research expedition to study the Tunguska meteor site, the largest impact event in recorded history

1883-09-11

Grogorij J Zinovjev, [Gerson Radomyslski], Russian

1883-10-22

Adolf A Joffe, Russian revolutionary/writer (Brest-Litovsk)

1883-12-09

Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (d. 1950)

1883-12-10

Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian lawyer/foreign min/UN-ambassador

1884-02-12

Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (d. 1957)

1884-07-16

Anna Vyrubova, Russian memoirist (d. 1964)

1884-07-29

Boris Asafyev, Stars of the Russian Ballet

1884-12-10

Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian-born painter (d. 1967)

1885-10-28

Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet and playwright (d. 1922)

1885-11-09

Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian writer (d. 1922)

1885-11-14

Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist

1886-03-27

Sergey Kirov, Russian bolshevik leader (d. 1934)

1886-04-15

Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (d. 1921)

1886-05-12

Piotr F Scharoff, Russian/Italian actor/director (Chechov)

1886-07-11

Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (d. 1939)

1886-10-26

Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist (Myslitel) [OS]

1886-10-28

Grigory K Ordzhonikidze, [Sergo], Russian revolutionary politician

1886-11-07

Mark Aldanov, [Landau], Russian/French chemist/writer [OS=Oct 26]

1887-03-23

Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, best known for participating in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin

1887-10-22

John Reed, journalist who reported on Mexican, Russian revolutions

1887-11-03

Samuil Marshak, Russian writer, translator and children's poet (d. 1964)

1887-11-25

Nikolai Vavilov, Russian geneticist (d. 1943)

1888-01-16

Osip Brik, Russian writer (d. 1945)

1888-08-13

Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (d. 1975)

1888-10-09

Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician (d. 1938)

1888-11-10

Andrej N Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder

1889-01-21

Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist (Social mobility)

1889-04-14

Efim D Bogoljubov, Russian chess player

1889-04-24

Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (d. 1924)

1889-05-25

Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American pioneer of aviation in both helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft

1889-06-23

Anna Akhmatova, Bolshoy Fontan near Odessa. Russian poet (d. 1966)

1890-01-10

Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (d. 1957)

1890-02-10

Boris Pasternak, Moscow, Russian novelist/poet (Dr Zhivago, Nobel 1958)

1890-07-11

Georg Annenkov, Russian/French painter

1890-08-05

Naum Gabo, [Pevsner], Russian/US sculptor (Stillife Flower)

1890-09-17

Lubov Tchernicheva, Russian ballerina

1890-11-23

El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (d. 1941)

1891-01-03

Osip E Mandelstam, Polish/Russian poet/author (Kamenj) [NS=Jan 15]

1891-01-15

Osip E Mandelstam, Warsaw Poland, Russian poet (Noise of Time)

1891-08-02

Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (d. 1971)

1891-09-14

Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (d. 1983)

1891-12-23

Alexandr Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer (d. 1956)

1892-01-12

Mikhail Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (d. 1976)

1892-02-14

Nikolaj A Orloff, Russian/British pianist (Chopin)

1892-05-19

Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Povestj Zjizni) [OS]

1892-05-31

Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian author (Bespokojnaja Joenostj) [NS]

1892-05-31

Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (d. 1968)

1892-07-08

Pavel Korin, Russian painter (d. 1967)

1892-10-09

Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (d. 1941)

1892-10-19

Alexander A Alekhine, Russian/French chess champ (1927-35, 37-46)

1894-03-30

Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin)

1894-06-08

Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist (Ogelala)

1894-06-13

Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Konarmija, Marija) [or Jul 13]

1894-07-09

Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1984)

1894-07-19

Aleksandr Yakovlevich Khinchin, Russian mathematician (d. 1959)

1895-04-24

S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal/people's commissioner

1895-07-29

Michail M Zosjtsjenko, Russian author

1895-08-10

Michail M Soschtschenko, Russian author

1895-09-21

Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (d. 1925)

1895-09-30

Lewis Milestone, Russian-born film director (d. 1980)

1895-11-17

Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (d. 1975)

1896-01-02

Dziga Vertiv, [Denis A Kaufman], Russian director (Sjagai, Soviet!)

1896-01-31

Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)

1896-02-26

Andrei A Zjdanov, Russian politician (against kosmopolitism)

1896-04-15

Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)

1896-05-07

Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Moscow, Russian mathematician (topology)

1896-07-01

Pavel G Antokolski, Russian poet/director (Syn) [NS]

1896-08-15

Catherine Doherty, Russian-born Canadian activist (d. 1985)

1896-08-27

Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (d. 1984)

1896-09-20

Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [NS=Oct 2]

1896-10-02

Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga) [OS=Sep 20]

1896-11-17

Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (d. 1934)

1896-11-19

Georgy Zhukov, Russian general (d. 1974)

1896-11-20

Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (d. 1977)

1896-11-22

Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [OS]

1896-12-04

Nikolai S Tichonov, Russian writer (against Pasternak) [NS]

1896-12-11

Georgi K Zjukov, Russian minister of Defense (WW II) [OS-Dec 2]

1896-12-21

Constantine Rokossovski, Russian marshal/vice-premier of Poland

1898-01-10

Sergei M Eisenstein, Russian director (Alexandr Nevski) [OS]

1898-02-03

Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician

1898-02-21

Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet dancers/choreographer (Gayaneh)

1898-05-06

Jascha Horenstein, Kiev Russian Empire, Russian-born American conductor

1898-12-22

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Fock, Russian physicist (d. 1974)

1899-01-01

Lev V Kuleshov, Russian director/theorist (Po Zakonu)

1899-02-19

Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (d. 1960)

1899-04-24

Oscar Zariski, Russian-born mathematician (d. 1986)

1900-02-08

Ivan Ivanov-Vano Soviet animator and Russian animation director (d. 1987)

1900-07-10

Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk, priest and wonder-worker (d. 1979)

1900-07-12

Fjodor Godunov-Tcherdynchev, Russian poet (Life of Tchernyshevsky)

1900-08-22

Sergei Ozhegov, Russian lexicographer (d. 1964)

1900-09-01

Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht)

1900-10-02

Coco the Clown [Nicolai Poliakoff], Dvinsk, Famous Russian clown

1900-11-19

Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian scientist (d. 1980)

1901-01-18

Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (d. 1973)

1901-04-05

Alexander Alexeieff, Russian/French painter/graphic artist

1901-06-05

Anastasia Nikolaevna, Saint Petersburg, daughter of last Russian Tsar

1901-08-15

Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (d. 1975)

1901-12-13

Georg M Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/theory [OS]

1902-04-06

Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (d. 1989)

1902-07-04

Meyer Lansky, Grodno, Russian-American mobster (Started numbers)

1902-07-16

Alexander Luria, Russian psychologist (d. 1977)

1902-08-06

Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [OS]

1902-08-19

Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright (Ultimatum Factory) [NS]

1902-11-21

Michail A Suslov, Russian party ideologist [OS=Nov 8]

1902-12-26

Anatoli Lvovich Kaplan, Russian painter (d. 1980)

1903-01-12

Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist - helped develop 1st Soviet nuclear weapon

1903-02-23

Grigori V Aleksandrov, Russian director (Veselye Rebjata)

1903-04-25

Andrey Nikolayevich Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (d. 1987)

1903-12-23

Michael Kalatozov, Russian producer (When the Cranes Fly)

1904-01-03

Boris Kochno, Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)

1904-01-22

Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (d. 1941)

1904-02-27

Yulii Borisovich Khariton, Russian physicist (d. 1996)

1904-04-14

Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer

1904-10-23

Robert Tobey, Russian Roulette

1904-12-07

Konstantin Sokolsky, Russian singer (d. 1991)

1905-01-02

Lev Schnirelmann, Gomel, Russian Empire, mathematician (d. 1938)

1905-02-02

Ayn Rand, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire, writer and philosopher (Atlas Shrugged, The Fountainhead)

1905-03-07

Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki)

1905-03-22

Grigorij M Kosinzev, Russian director

1905-07-08

Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (d. 1997)

1906-01-08

Serge Poliakoff, Russian/French painter/guitarist

1906-01-12

Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (d. 1942)

1906-01-21

Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (d. 2007)

1906-03-20

Pavel P Parenago, Russian astronomer

1906-05-26

Pierre Gérald, Russian Dolls

1906-06-29

Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (d. 1945)

1906-09-08

Andrei P Kirilenko, Russian member of Central Committee of CP

1906-10-24

Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)

1906-11-02

Daniil Andreev, Russian poet (d. 1959)

1907-04-22

Ivan Efremov, Russian paleontologist and author (d. 1972)

1907-06-24

Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (d. 1989)

1908-01-19

Aleksandr Gennadievich Kurosh, Russian mathematician (d. 1971)

1908-03-04

Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [NS=Mar 17]

1908-03-17

Boris N Poveloi, [Kampov], Russian journalist/writer [OS=Mar 4]

1908-06-12

Marina Semenova, Russian ballerina

1908-09-03

Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (d. 1988)

1908-09-18

Viktor A Ambartsoemjan, Russian astronomer (Stalin Prize 1946, 50)

1908-10-06

Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (d. 1989)

1908-10-23

Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Saint Petersburg, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation)

1909-01-22

Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962)

1909-08-21

Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (d. 1992)

1909-11-22

Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)

1909-11-27

Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (d. 1967)

1910-01-08

Galina Ulanova, Stars of the Russian Ballet

1910-04-02

Joeri German, Russian writer

1910-05-16

Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (d. 1975)

1910-06-08

Aleksandr T Tvardovski, Russian conductor [NS=June 21]

1910-07-23

Pimen, [Sergei Irzjekov], patriarch Russian-Orthodox Cathederal

1910-09-23

Soulima Stravinsky, Lausanne Switz, Russian pianist (Igor's son)

1910-12-25

David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US dancer (Make Mine Music)

1911-01-14

Anatoly Rybakov, Russian writer (d. 1998)

1912-01-01

Boris Vladimirovich Gnedenko, Russian mathematician (d. 1995)

1912-01-21

Vladimir Preobrazhenskiy, Russian Ballerina

1912-02-21

Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist (Arkadia 598-Schubert)

1912-03-28

Marina Raskova, Russian navigator (d. 1943)

1912-04-09

Lew Kopelew, Russian author (d. 1997)

1912-06-16

Olga Iwinskaja, 'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic

1912-08-04

Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician, physicist, philosopher, and mountaineer (d. 1999)

1912-08-21

Natalya Dudinskaya, Stars of the Russian Ballet

1913-03-02

Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Rostov-on-Don, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission)

1913-03-13

Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer

1913-08-16

Menachem Begin, Brest Russian Empire, Israeli PM (1977-83, Nobel 1978), (d. 1992)

1913-10-07

Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer

1914-01-05

Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (d. 1955)

1914-03-08

Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (d. 1987)

1914-06-15

Yuri Andropov, Russian KGB chief/1st secretary

1914-06-19

Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)

1914-11-25

Léon Zitrone, Russian-born French journalist and television host (d. 1995)

1915-03-22

Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (d. 2005)

1915-06-02

Alexandru Nicolschi, Russian communist (d. 1992)

1915-09-24

Margarita J Aliger, Russian poetess (Zoja) [OS]

1915-10-07

Margarita J Aliger, Russian poet (Zoja) [NS]

1916-02-17

Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(d. 1940)

1916-05-20

Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian flying ace (d. 2001)

1917-01-25

Ilya Prigogine, Russian scientist Nobel Laureate (d. 2003)

1918-05-01

Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (d. 1977)

1918-07-29

Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer

1918-10-09

Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (d. 2000)

1918-11-11

Rosario, Russian Dolls

1918-12-10

Anatoli Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (d. 1995)

1919-01-30

Nikolay Glazkov, Russian poet (d. 1979)

1919-06-09

Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player

1919-10-17

Isaak Markovich Khalatnikov, Russian physicist

1919-11-10

Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, Russian inventor (AK-47), (d. 2013)

1920-02-20

Evgeny Dragunov, Russian weapons designer (d. 1991)

1920-02-29

Ivan Petrov, Russian operatic bass (d. 2003)

1920-04-27

Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (d. 1997)

1920-06-15

Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (d. 2008)

1920-07-11

Yul Brynner, Russian-born actor (d. 1985)

1920-12-24

Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (d. 1944)

1921-10-06

Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (d. 1997)

1921-10-22

Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)

1921-12-13

Mimi Forsythe, Three Russian Girls

1922-02-08

Joeri Averbach, Russian chess grandmaster

1922-03-07

Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 2004)

1922-04-19

Erich Hartmann, German WW II pilot (downed 352 Russian aircrafts)

1922-04-28

Iser J Koepermann, Russian/US world checkers champ (1958-68, 75-76)

1922-09-26

Nicholas Romanov, French-born pretender to the Russian throne

1922-10-23

Dorothy Gray, Three Russian Girls

1922-11-19

Yuri Knorozov, Russian epigrapher (d. 1999)

1923-05-06

Vladimir Etush, Russian actor

1923-06-03

Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician

1923-11-08

Dmitri T Jazov, Russian minister of defense (1991 coup)

1923-12-15

Valentin Varennikov, Russian general and statesman

1923-9-22

Nonna Yastrebova, Russian Ballerina

1924-05-09

Bulat S Okudzjava, Russian author (Student!)

1924-05-11

Eugene Dynkin, Russian mathematician

1924-05-12

Alexander Esenin-Volpin, Russian mathematician

1924-10-03

Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter, (d. 2012)

1924-12-06

Sergey Yablonsky, Moscow, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics (d. 1998)

1924-12-24

Grigory Kriss, Russian Olympic champion fencer

1925-10-19

Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist

1925-11-15

Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (d. 1988)

1925-12-12

Vladimir Shainsky, Soviet and Russian composer

1926-01-15

Rod MacLeish, The Hermitage: A Russian Odyssey

1926-02-08

Mira Redina, Russian Ballerina

1927-02-05

Marshall Nicholas Rosenbluth, E. P. Velikhov: History of the Russian Tokamak and the Tokamak Thermonuclear Fusion Research Worldwide That Has Led to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).

1927-02-07

Vladimir Kuts, Russian runner (d. 1975)

1927-07-10

Grigory Barenblatt, Russian mathematician

1928-01-25

Eduard Shevardnadze, Russian Lessons

1928-04-02

Serge Gainsbourg, [Ginsburg], Russian/French singer (Ford Mustang)

1928-11-20

Aleksey Batalov, Russian actor

1929-07-17

Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician

1929-10-22

Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper (Soviet Union 1954-1967)

1930-01-25

Tanya Savicheva, Russian diarist (d. 1944)

1930-03-15

Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate

1930-07-08

Valeri Aleksandrovich Yazdovsky, Russian cosmonaut

1930-07-31

Oleg Popov, Russian clown

1931-02-01

Boris Yeltsin, Ural Mts USSR, president of Russian SSR

1931-03-30

Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut

1931-04-12

Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter (d. 1995)

1931-04-25

Felix Berezin, Russian mathematician (d. 1980)

1931-04-27

Igor Oistrach, Russian violinist/son of David Oistrach

1931-05-04

Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Russian conductor

1931-10-24

Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer (Stimmen Verstummen)

1932-04-04

Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Solaris, Stalker)

1932-04-15

Nikolai Stepanovich Porvatkin, Russian cosmonaut

1932-04-29

Yevgeni Alekseyevich Zaikin, Russian cosmonaut (Voshkod 2 backup)

1932-06-20

Robert Rozjdestvenski, Russian poet (Requiem, Userjoz)

1932-08-20

Vasily Aksyonov, Russian novelist

1932-08-27

Mikhail Nikolayevich Burdayev, Feodosina Krim, Russian cosmonaut

1932-10-14

Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (d. 2005)

1933-03-20

Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet

1933-05-11

Ramon Sylvan, Russian Terminator

1933-05-12

Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet

1933-09-12

Tatiana Doronina, Russian actress

1933-09-30

Mars Zakirovich Rafikov, Russian cosmonaut

1933-12-10

Louis Lentin, Grandpa Speak to Me in Russian

1934-03-04

Gleb Yakunin, Russian priest and dissident

1934-03-23

Ludvig Faddeev, Russian mathematician

1934-04-01

Vladimir Posner, Russian journalist

1934-04-10

Vladimir Posner, Russian journalist

1934-06-16

Elvira Vinogradova, Russian TV persona

1934-08-15

Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut

1934-10-12

Albert Shiryaev, Russian mathematician

1934-9-17

Robin Ray, 100 Years of Russian Piano Music

1935-02-02

Evgeny Pavlovich Velikhov, E. P. Velikhov: History of the Russian Tokamak and the Tokamak Thermonuclear Fusion Research Worldwide That Has Led to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).

1935-03-22

Lael Jackson, Russian Roulette

1935-07-19

Vasily Livanov, Russian and Soviet film actor

1935-08-10

Marshall Borden, Say It in Russian

1935-08-17

Oleg Tabakov, Russian actor

1935-11-10

Igor Dmitrievich Novikov, Russian astrophysicist

1936-05-30

Galina Shostakovitch, daughter of Russian composer Dmitri

1936-09-21

Yuriy Luzhkov, Russian politician, mayor of Moscow

1936-09-27

Yuri Nikolayevich Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut

1936-10-16

Andrei Chikatilo, Russian serial killer (d. 1994)

1936-11-06

Mikhail Vladimirovich Sologub, Russian cosmonaut

1936-9-21

Yuri Luzhkov, Russian Godfathers

1937-03-04

Yuri Aleksandrovich Senkevich, Russian cosmonaut

1937-04-10

Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet

1937-04-17

Eduard N Stepanov, Russian cosmonaut

1937-06-12

Vladimir Arnold, Russian mathematician

1937-08-10

Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician

1937-09-06

Irina Bayanovna Solovyova, Russian cosmonaut

1937-09-11

Iosif Kobzon, Soviet singer and Russian businessman

1937-10-02

Vladimir Levin, The First Russian

1937-11-20

Viktoriya Tokareva, Russian playwright

1938-03-20

Sergei Petrovich Novikov, Russian Mathematician, Fields Medalist

1938-04-09

Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician

1938-05-12

Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident

1938-05-26

Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, Russian playwright and novelist

1938-07-21

Tamara Kolesnikova, Russian Ark

1939-02-03

Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut

1939-05-06

Zhanna Dmitriyevna Yerkina, Russian cosmonaut

1939-06-26

Ansar Ilgamovich Sharafutdinov, Russian cosmonaut

1940-01-05

Yuri Ershov, Russian mathematician

1940-04-09

Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut

1940-08-06

Mukhu Aliyev, Russian politician, President of Dagestan

1940-09-28

Aleksandr Y Kalery, Russian cosmonaut

1940-12-05

Boris Ignatyev, Russian footballer and manager

1940-12-31

Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut

1941-04-17

Leonid Mozgovoy, Russian Ark

1941-08-15

Viktor Mikhailovich Pisarev, Russian cosmonaut

1941-08-25

Holger Bech Nielsen, Russian Pizza Blues

1941-09-03

Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (d. 1990)

1941-09-15

Yuri Norstein, Russian animator

1941-9-14

Sergey Dreyden, Russian Ark

1942-04-24

Valeri Abramovich Voloshin, Russian cosmonaut

1942-04-27

Valeri Vladimirovich Polyakov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-6, TM-18)

1942-05-22

Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer

1942-06-08

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov, Russian cosmonaut

1942-07-01

Valentin Bukin, Russian Ark

1942-07-19

Alina Budnikova, Tycoon: A New Russian

1942-12-30

Vladimir Bukovsky, Russian author and dissident

1942-9-22

David Stern, The Case Against Nada Prouty/The Russian Is Coming/The Sharkman

1943-02-20

Aleksandr Pavlovich Alexandrov, Russian, cosmonaut (Soyuz T-9, TM-3)

1943-02-22

Eduard Limonov, It's Russian

1943-03-01

Rashid Sunyaev, Russian physicist

1943-05-04

Mikhail Chemiakin, Russian painter

1943-07-08

Mikhail Dorofeev, Russian Ark

1943-08-31

Leonid Ivashov, Russian general

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

1944-05-07

Desmond Scarlett, Russian Pizza Blues

1944-07-09

Valentina Egorenkova, Russian Ark

1944-07-26

Rimantas Antanas-Antonovich Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut

1945-03-13

Anatoly Timofeevich Fomenko, Russian mathematician

1945-05-20

Nikolai Nikolayevich Fefelov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1945-09-23

Igor Ivanov, Russian politician

1945-10-08

Konstantin Berdikov, Tycoon: A New Russian

1945-10-14

Lidiya Kryukova, Russian Ark

1945-12-04

Vladimir Persov, Russian Ark

1946-01-11

Sergey Muchenikov, Russian Ark

1946-01-19

Alexandr Vladimirovich Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut

1946-01-23

Boris Berezovsky, Russian Godfathers

1946-02-24

Grigory Margulis, Russian mathematician

1946-03-09

Gherman Semyonovich Arzamazov, Russian cosmonaut (backup TM-6)

1946-04-25

Vladimir Zhirinovsky, [Edelstein], Russian nationalist/anti-semite

1946-07-22

Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician (d. 2000)

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

1947-06-30

Yuri Petrovich Sheffer, Russian cosmonaut

1947-07-04

Aleksandr Alekseev, Russian Ark

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)

1948-01-01

Pavel Grachev, Russian general

1948-01-20

Natan Sharansky, Russian-born physicist and politician

1948-01-25

Gueorgui Chichkine, Russian painter

1948-03-02

Boris Smolkin, Russian Ark

1948-05-11

Yuliy Dubov, Tycoon: A New Russian

1948-07-04

Aleksei Krymov, Russian Ark

1948-08-02

Sergey Losev, Russian Ark

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)

1948-9-26

Yuriy Orlov, Russian Ark

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 Michaylovich Baturin, Russian cosmonaut (SK:Soyuz TM-28)

1949-10-03

Yekaterina Aleksandrowna Ivanova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz T-15A)

1950-02-17

Mariya Kuznetsova, Russian Ark

1950-05-01

Marina Stepanova, Russian hurdler (world record 1986)

1950-07-16

Valery Yevgenyevich Maksimenko, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1950-08-11

Gennidy Nikonov, Russian weapons inventor

1950-10-01

Boris Vladimirovich Morukov, Russian cosmonaut

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

1951-03-03

Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut

1951-04-14

Jytte Pilloni, Russian Pizza Blues

1951-04-21

Aleksandr Ivanovich Laveykin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-2)

1951-05-03

Tatyana Tolstaya, Russian writer

1951-05-14

Nikolay Shusharin, Tycoon: A New Russian

1951-06-14

Aleksandr Sokurov, Russian Ark

1952-01-08

Vladimir Feltsman, Russian-American pianist

1952-01-31

Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)

1952-04-20

Tamara Sergeyevna Zakharova, Russian cosmonaut

1952-05-22

Christina Moser, The Russian Dog

1952-07-10

Ludmilla Tourischeva, Russian gymnast

1952-08-03

Aleksandr A Volkov, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1952-08-10

Nikolai Alekseyevich Pushenko, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut

1952-10-06

Vladimir Gusinsky, Russian Godfathers

1952-10-07

Vladimir Putin, Russian politician

1952-10-20

Mikhail Georgiyevich Potapov, Russian cosmonaut

1952-10-29

Valeri I Tokarev, Russian colonel/cosmonaut

1953-03-05

Valery Grigoriyevich Korzun, Russian colonel/cosmonaut (TM-24)

1953-03-26

Tatyana Providokhina, Russian 1K runner (world record)

1953-04-14

Irina Rudolfovna Pronina, Russian cosmonaut

1953-05-10

Mats Helge Olsson, Russian Terminator

1953-07-09

Irina D Latysheva, Russian cosmonaut

1953-07-30

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Balandin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-9)

1953-08-30

Mario Polanco, Mamochka: A Russian Folktale

1953-11-15

Yuri Viktorovich Prikhodko, Russian cosmonaut

1953-11-27

Boris Grebenshchikov, Russian singer (Aquarium)

1953-12-26

Valeri Yuriyevich Sharov, Russian cosmonaut

1954-06-08

Sergei Storchak, Russian deputy finance minister

1955-04-03

Aleksandr Nikolayevich Yablontsev, Russian lt-colonel/cosmonaut

1955-08-07

Vladimir Sorokin, Russian writer

1955-09-07

Efim Zelmanov, Russian mathematician

1956-01-01

Sergei Vasiliyevich Avdeyev, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-15, SK:TM-28)

1956-01-16

Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (d. 2007)

1956-01-28

Jacek Samojlowicz, Snow White and Russian Red

1956-03-19

Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician and economist.

1956-05-10

Vladislav Listyev, Russian television anchor and journalist (d. 1995)

1956-05-22

Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician

1956-05-26

Vladimir Baranov, Russian Ark

1956-11-10

Aleko Tsabadze, The Russian Triangle

1956-11-20

Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut

1957-02-27

Viktor Markin, Russian athlete

1957-03-30

Yelena Vladimirovna Kondakova, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM 20, STS 84)

1957-04-14

Mikhail Pletnev, Russian pianist, conductor and composer

1957-07-16

Alexandra Marinina, Russian writer

1957-08-05

Pavel V Vinogradov, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-26)

1957-10-30

Aleksandr Ivanovich Lazutkin, Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-25)

1957-9-16

Karen B. Olhava-Henderson, Mamochka: A Russian Folktale

1958-01-02

Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Russian pianist

1958-01-23

Aleksandr Chaban, Russian Ark

1958-01-31

Vadim Gushchin, Russian Ark

1958-02-22

Elena Soloveva, Russian Dolls

1958-04-10

Yefim Bronfman, Russian-born pianist

1958-04-17

Sergei Yuriyevich Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut

1958-04-24

Valery Lantratov, Russian ballet dancer

1958-06-21

Gennadi Ivanovich Padalka, Russian major/cosmonaut (SK: Soyuz TM-28)

1958-08-15

Victor Shenderovich, Russian satirist

1958-08-30

Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (d. 2006)

1958-08-30

Anna Politkovskaya, My Friend Sasha: A Very Russian Murder

1958-09-22

Vasili Yuriyevich Lukiyanyuk, Russian cosmonaut

1959-05-23

Igor Volkov, Russian Ark

1960-02-13

Artur Yusupov, Russian-German chess player

1960-10-20

Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (d. 2004)

1960-11-08

Oleg Menshikov, Russian actor

1961-02-06

Yuri Ivanovich Onufriyenko, Russian major/cosmonaut (Mir, Soyuz TM-23)

1961-03-14

Grigoriy Kornev, Russian speed walker (world record 5 km)

1961-04-18

Charlotte Toft, Russian Pizza Blues

1961-04-20

Konstantin Lavronenko, Russian actor

1961-04-25

Anna Aleksakhina, Russian Ark

1961-07-17

Artashes Aleksanyan, Russian Ark

1961-11-17

Sergey Moshkov, Russian Ark

1961-12-22

Yuri Ivanovich Malinchenko, Russian lt-col/cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-19)

1962-01-07

Aleksandr Dugin, Russian politician

1962-06-21

Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician

1962-07-26

Galina Chistyakova, Russian jumper (world record 1988)

1962-07-29

Nicolas Briançon, Russian Dolls

1962-08-30

Alexander Litvinenko, Russian KGB officer (d. 2006)

1962-10-16

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Russian baritone

1962-11-18

Vladimir Vladimirovich Karashtin, Russian cosmonaut

1962-11-22

Victor Pelevin, Russian writer

1963-03-20

Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (d. 2007)

1963-06-24

Anatoly Borisovich Jurkin, Russian writer

1963-06-26

Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, Russian businessman

1963-07-20

Alexander Zhulin, The Art of Russian Skating

1964-02-19

Dmitri Lipskerov, Russian writer

1964-04-21

Ludmila Engquist, Russian-born Swedish athlete

1964-04-22

Olga Konskaya, Russian Lessons

1964-05-04

Svetlana Nemirovskaya, Russian Ark

1964-05-22

Maia Usova, The Art of Russian Skating

1964-08-25

Maxim Kontsevich, Russian mathematician

1964-9-29

Natalya Nikulenko, Russian Ark

1965-02-09

Igor Malkov, Russian speedskater

1965-12-19

Pierre Cassignard, Russian Dolls

1966-01-18

Alexander Khalifman, Russian chess player

1966-02-04

Viatcheslav Ekimov, Russian cyclist

1966-03-03

Dmitri Volkov, Russian swimmer (world record)

1966-03-11

Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov, Russian cosmonaut

1966-06-04

Vladimir Voevodsky, Russian mathematician

1966-06-13

Grigori Perelman, Russian mathematician

1966-06-21

Mark Cross, Mamochka: A Russian Folktale

1966-09-03

Vladimir Ryzhkov, Russian politician

1966-10-24

Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate

1966-10-24

Roman Abramovich, Russian Godfathers

1967-02-04

Sergei Grinkov, Russian ice skater

1967-03-01

Yelena Afanasyeva, Russian athlete

1967-03-19

Vladimir Konstantinov, Russian ice hockey player

1967-05-06

Pawel Ziebaczewski, Snow White and Russian Red

1967-08-12

Andrey Plotnikov, Russian race walker

1967-09-19

Alexander Karelin, Russian wrestler

1967-12-24

Mikhail Shchennikov, Russian race walker

1968-01-17

Svetlana Masterkova, Russian athlete

1968-01-21

Slawoj Jedrzejewski, Snow White and Russian Red

1968-02-10

Laurie Foell, Russian Doll

1968-03-27

Irina Belova, Russian pentathelete (world record 1992)

1968-04-11

Sergey Lukyanenko, Russian author

1968-06-25

Oleg Taktarov, Russian martial artist

1968-08-22

Alexander Mostovoi, Russian footballer

1968-11-02

Helle Michaelsen, Russian Terminator

1968-11-12

Irina Privalova, Russian runner (indoor world record 50/60m)

1968-12-17

Andrey Golovatiuk, Russian politician

1969-01-23

Andrei Kanchelskis, Ukrainian-Russian footballer

1969-02-02

Valeri Karpin, Russian footballer

1969-04-23

Yelena Shushunova, Russian gymnast

1969-06-13

Svetlana Krivelyova, Russian athlete

1969-10-13

Andrei Bushkov, The Art of Russian Skating

1969-10-25

Oleg Salenko, Russian former footballer

1969-12-13

Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer (d. 2007)

1969-12-17

JPX, Russian Institute: Lesson 7

1970-01-17

Genndy Tartakovsky, Russian-born animator

1970-01-23

Oleg Ovsiannikov, The Art of Russian Skating

1970-02-04

Marina Eltsova, The Art of Russian Skating

1970-03-14

Ebru Kavaklıoğlu, Russian athlete

1970-05-05

Hélène Médigue, Russian Dolls

1970-06-06

Eugeni Berzin, Russian cyclist

1970-08-26

Olimpiada Ivanova, Russian athlete

1971-04-13

Dina Korzun, Russian actress

1971-04-21

Alexander Kravchenko, Russian professional poker player

1971-09-18

Anna Netrebko, Russian opera singer

1971-10-10

Evgeny Kissin, Russian pianist

1971-10-14

Agata Gotova, Say It in Russian

1971-11-16

Alexander Popov, Russian swimmer

1971-12-22

Xawery Zulawski, Snow White and Russian Red

1972-01-11

Andrey Malakhov, Russian National Selections

1972-10-12

Irina Pantaeva, Russian supermodel and actress

1973-07-04

Anjelika Krylova, The Art of Russian Skating

1973-10-21

Lera Auerbach, Russian composer

1973-12-19

Zulfiya Zabirova, Russian cyclist

1974-03-21

Marianna Rubinchik, Russian Pizza Blues

1974-04-09

Alexander Pichushkin, Russian serial killer

1974-07-08

Zhanna Friske, Russian actress and singer

1974-07-21

Julien Guéris, Russian Dolls

1974-08-20

Maxim Vengerov, Russian violinist

1974-09-28

Mariya Kiselyova, Russian swimmer

1975-02-09

Viktor Chistiakov, Russian-born Australian athlete

1975-03-19

Adriana Klemenska, Snow White and Russian Red

1975-05-01

Alexei Smertin, Russian footballer

1975-06-25

Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess player

1975-08-15

Maria Strzelecka, Snow White and Russian Red

1975-10-01

Chulpan Khamatova, Russian actress

1975-11-04

Eduard Kokcharov, Russian handball player

1975-12-22

Dmitri Khokhlov, Russian footballer

1975-12-23

Vadim Sharifijanov, Russian ice hockey player

1976-01-03

Dinara Drukarova, Russian actress

1976-01-16

Viktor Maslov, Russian racing driver

1976-05-28

Alexei Nemov, Russian gymnast

1976-08-26

Zemfira, Russian singer

1976-09-28

Fedor Emelianenko, Russian mixed martial artist

1977-01-18

Alina Jidkova, Russian tennis player

1977-01-24

Piotr Wieclawski, Snow White and Russian Red

1977-05-06

Bryan Edward Hill, The Russian Specialist

1977-06-29

Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-born American poet

1977-09-05

Alexey Harkov, Russian bassist (Kipelov, Sergey Mavrin)

1978-01-21

Andrei Zyuzin, Russian ice hockey player

1978-01-25

Denis Menchov, Russian cyclist

1978-05-06

Alexander Fedorov, Russian bodybuilder

1978-07-20

Pavel Datsyuk, Russian ice hockey player

1978-10-19

Zakhar Dubenskiy, Russian footballer

1978-10-27

Sergei Samsonov, Russian ice hockey player

1978-12-20

Andrei Markov, Russian ice hockey player

1978-9-04

Borys Szyc, Snow White and Russian Red

1979-01-19

Svetlana Khorkina, Russian gymnast

1979-02-04

Andrei Arlovski, Russian mixed martial artist

1979-04-09

Aleksey Vasilev, Russian Ark

1979-05-02

Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (d. 2003)

1979-06-01

William Groothuis, Say It in Russian

1979-06-22

Klarisa, Russian Institute 13: Gang Bang

1979-09-04

Maxim Afinogenov, Russian ice hockey player

1979-11-25

Peter Polanco, Mamochka: A Russian Folktale

1979-12-26

Dimitry Vassiliev, Russian ski jumper

1980-01-15

Pocahontas, Russian Institute: Lesson 1

1980-01-27

Marat Safin, Russian tennis player

1980-01-30

Pavel Ponomaryov, Russian-Estonian actor

1980-02-18

Regina Spektor, Russian-born singer and songwriter

1980-02-24

Roman Sloudnov, Russian swimmer

1980-05-09

Filip Kuncewicz, Snow White and Russian Red

1980-09-20

Vladimir Karpets, Russian cyclist

1980-10-17

Ekaterina Gamova, Russian volleyball player

1980-11-22

Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete

1981-02-18

Andrei Kirilenko, Russian basketball player

1981-02-19

Vitas, Russian singer

1981-04-03

Ira, Russian Bra Busters

1981-04-10

Alexei Semenov, Russian ice hockey player

1981-05-21

Agata Watróbska, Snow White and Russian Red

1981-05-21

Anna Prus, Snow White and Russian Red

1981-05-29

Andrei Arshavin, Russian footballer

1981-05-30

Andrey Arshavin, Russian Footballer

1981-06-02

Nikolay Davydenko, Russian professional tennis pl

1981-06-07

Anna Kournikova, Moscow, Russian tennis player

1981-07-08

Anastasia Myskina, Russian tennis player

1981-08-23

Lotty, Russian Institute: Lesson 5

1981-10-15

Elena Dementieva, Russian tennis player

1981-10-16

Ola, Russian Bra Busters

1981-10-31

Irina Denezhkina, Russian writer

1981-12-15

Roman Pavlyuchenko, Russian football player

1981-12-24

Dima Bilan, Karachay-Russian pop artist

1981-12-24

Sophie Moone, Russian Institute: Lesson 6

1981-9-17

Lora Croft, Russian Institute: Lesson 5

1982-02-04

Pyotr Tomashevskiy, It's Russian

1982-02-25

Anton Volchenkov, Russian ice hockey player

1982-02-28

Natalia Vodianova, Russian supermodel

1982-03-25

Sergey Yakovlev, russian musical artist and painter

1982-05-05

Sharon Babe, Russian Institute: Lesson 1

1982-05-20

Natalya Podolskaya, Russian National Selections

1982-06-03

Yelena Isinbayeva, Russian pole vaulter

1982-06-08

Nadia Petrova, Russian tennis player

1982-06-19

Alexander Frolov, Russian hockey player

1982-06-25

Mikhail Youzhny, Russian tennis player

1982-08-24

Tamara Obutova, Tycoon: A New Russian

1982-09-21

Marat Izmailov, Russian footballer

1982-11-03

Evgeny Plushenko, Russian figure skater

1982-12-09

Tamilla Abassova, Russian cyclist

1982-12-12

Dmitry Tursunov, Russian tennis player

1983-03-28

Devin Tanchum, The Russian Woodpecker

1983-04-15

Ilya Kovalchuk, Russian ice hockey player

1983-04-17

Stanislav Chistov, Russian hockey player

1983-06-27

Alsou, Russian singer

1983-07-03

Dorota Maslowska, Snow White and Russian Red

1983-07-27

Alsou, Russian pop-star and actress

1983-07-29

Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player

1983-08-10

Alexander Perezhogin, Russian ice hockey player

1983-10-17

Ivan Saenko, Russian football player

1983-10-26

Dmitri Sychev, Russian football player

1984-03-03

Alexander Semin, Russian ice hockey player

1984-03-07

Nicolas Doldinger, A Russian Fairytale

1984-04-01

Olga Rei, Russian television personality

1984-04-04

Arkady Vyatchanin, Russian swimmer

1984-09-07

Vera Zvonareva, Russian tennis player

1984-09-08

Vitaly Petrov, Russian racing driver

1984-09-17

Eugenia Volodina, Russian supermodel

1984-10-04

Lena Katina, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)

1985-01-21

Sasha Pivovarova, Russian Model

1985-02-20

Yulia Volkova, Russian singer (t.A.T.u.)

1985-02-27

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov, Russian Footballer

1985-04-12

Olga Seryabkina, Russian singer

1985-04-18

Elena Temnikova, Russian singer (Serebro)

1985-06-27

Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russian tennis player

1985-07-12

Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel

1985-09-17

Alexander Ovechkin, Russian hockey player

1985-11-28

Aiden, Russian Institute Lesson 11: Pony Club

1986-04-08

Igor Akinfeev, Russian footballer

1986-06-05

Barbora Kovarikova, Russian Institute 13: Gang Bang

1986-07-24

Andrei Lutai, Russian figure skater

1986-07-31

Evgeni Malkin, Russian hockey player

1986-08-01

Elena Vesnina, Sochi, Russian tennis player

1987-01-25

Maria Kirilenko, Russian tennis player

1987-01-26

Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (d. 2003)

1987-02-14

Julia Savicheva, Russian singer

1987-03-05

Anna Chakvetadze, Russian tennis player

1987-04-19

Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

1987-04-19

Oksana Akinshina, Russian actress

1987-07-08

Vlada Roslyakova, Russian model

1987-10-30

Egor Timtsunik, Tycoon: A New Russian

1987-11-30

Vasilisa Bardina, Russian tennis player

1988-06-05

Viky Day, Russian Institute 13: Gang Bang

1989-01-03

Anya Kop, Russian model and America's Next Top Model contestant

1989-02-05

Miloslava Kaprova, Russian Institute: Lesson 17: Sex Lesson

1989-03-11

Anton Yelchin, Russian-born actor

1990-05-27

Ekaterina Zaikina, Russian figure-skater

1990-07-31

Olga Galchenko, Russian juggler

1991-10-20

Marry Queen, Russian Institute: Anna et ses soeurs

1992-05-31

Kseniya Shandalova, It's Russian

1992-11-02

Stacey Lewis, Private Specials 109: Russian Teen Ass 2

1993-06-23

Brianne Costa, Say It in Russian

1997-06-20

Maria Lark, Russian-born American actress

Russian - Notable Weddings

Fyodor DostoyevskyFeb 15, 1867

Nicholas IINov 26, 1894

LeninJul 10, 1898

Anton ChekhovMay 25, 1901

Boris YeltsinSep 28, 1956

Vladimir PutinJul 28, 1983

Russian - Weddings
Date Event
1547-02-03

Russian Tsar Ivan IV (17) marries Anastasia Romanova

1745-08-21

Future Russian Tsar Peter III marries Ekaterina Alexeievna later Catherine II (Catherine the Great)

1816-02-29

Dutch (King) Willem II marries Russian grand-duchess Anna Paulowna

1862-09-23

Russian writer ("War and peace") Leo Tolstoy (34) marries Sophia Andreevna Behrs (18) daughter of a physician

1867-02-15

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

1898-07-10

Russian revolutionary Vladimir Ilyich Lenin marries fellow revolutionary Nadezhda "Nadya" Krupskaya in Shushenskoye.

1901-05-25

Russian physician, dramatist and author Anton Chekhov marries actress Olga Knipper

1925-04-15

Russian writer ("Lolita") Vladimir Nabokov (26) marries fellow Russian writer Vera Evseevna Slonim (23) in Berlin

1932-05-13

Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitch marries Nina Varsar

1932-10-04

Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov marries Yelena Sergeyevna

1956-09-28

Russian president Boris Yeltsin (25) weds Naina Girina (24)

1983-07-28

Russian president Vladimir Putin (30) weds flight attendant Lyudmila Shkrebneva (25)

Russian - Notable Divorces

Vladimir PutinJun 7, 2013

Russian - Divorces
Date Event
1762-06-29

Russian Tsar Peter III divorces his wife Catharina II

2013-06-07

Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce with his wife on national TV

Russian - Notable Deaths

Ivan the TerribleMar 18, 1584

Fyodor DostoyevskyFeb 9, 1881

Pyotr Ilyich TchaikovskyNov 6, 1893

Anton ChekhovJul 15, 1904

LeninJan 21, 1924

Ivan PavlovFeb 27, 1936

Maxim GorkyJun 18, 1936

Leon TrotskyAug 21, 1940

Boris PasternakMay 30, 1960

Igor StravinskyApr 6, 1971

Igor SikorskyOct 26, 1972

George BalanchineApr 30, 1983

Andrei SakharovDec 14, 1989

Sofia MuratovaSep 25, 2006

Boris YeltsinApr 23, 2007

Aleksandr SolzhenitsynAug 3, 2008

Russian - Deaths
Date Event
1113-04-16

Sviatopolk II of Kiev, Russian prince (b. 1050)

1125-05-19

Vladimir Monomakh, Russian prince (b. 1053)

1157-05-15

Yury Dolgoruky, Russian prince

1175-06-28

Andrei Bogolyubsky, Russian prince

1303-03-04

Daniel of Moscow, Russian Saint, Grand Prince of Muscovy (b. 1261)

1318-11-22

Mikhail Yaroslavich, Russian prince (b. 1271)

1383-06-05

Dmitry Konstantinovich, Russian prince (b. 1324)

1392-09-25

Sergius van Radonesj, Russian saint, dies at 78

1569-10-09

Vladimir of Staritsa, Russian prince (b. 1533)

1584-03-18

Ivan IV [Ivan the Terrible], Russian tsar (1547-84), dies at 53

1591-05-15

Dmitry Ivanovitch, youngest son of Russian Tsar Ivan IV, murdered at 8

1603-11-05

Irini Fedorovna, Russian daughter of Boris Godunov, dies

1642-04-30

Dmitry Pozharsky, Russian prince (b. 1578)

1652-04-15

Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church

1671-06-06

Stenka/Stepan Razin, Russian cossack/boer leader quartered alive (ns. 16 June)

1682-04-14

Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621)

1686-06-25

Simon Ushakov, Russian painter (b. 1626)

1700-02-12

Aleksei Shein, Russian general and statesman (b. 1662)

1728-11-10

Fyodor Apraksin, Russian admirals (b. 1661)

1728-11-21

Fjodor M graaf Apraksin, Russian gen-admiral, dies at about 57

1738-07-15

Baruch Leibov, converted Russian Naval officer to Judaism, executed

1747-05-31

Andrei Osterman, Russian statesman (b. 1686)

1750-01-16

Ivan Trubetskoy, Russian field marshall (b. 1667)

1750-07-15

Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman (b. 1686)

1751-04-19

Peter Lacy, Irish-born Russian Field marshal (b. 1678)

1753-08-06

Georg Wilhelm Richmann, Russian physicist (struck by lightning) (b. 1711)

1758-08-29

Stepan F graaf Apraksin, Russian general-fieldmarshal, dies at 56

1765-04-15

Michail v Lomonosov, Russian scholar/poet, dies at 53

1768-08-17

Vasily Kirillovich Trediakovsky, Russian poet (b. 1703)

1772-12-28

Ernst J earl van/of Biron, Russian duke of Courland, dies at 82

1773-01-04

Anton Losenko, Russian painter (b. 1737)

1775-01-10

Jemeljan Pugatshov, Russian kosak leader/"Tsar Peter III", dies

1783-04-11

Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/ambassador in Denmark, dies at 64

1788-10-15

Samuel Greig, Scottish-Russian admiral (b. 1735)

1789-04-26

Peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67

1790-12-12

Mikhail Shcherbatov, Russian philosopher and writer (b. 1733)

1791-10-05

Grigori Potemkin, Russian statesman (b. 1739)

1800-05-18

Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (b. 1729)

1801-05-12

Nicholas Repnin, Russian statesman (b. 1734)

1802-09-24

Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (b. 1749)

1803-01-18

Ippolit Bogdanovich, Russian poet (b. 1743)

1805-03-14

Stanisław Szczęsny Potocki, Russian general (b. 1753)

1809-08-12

Mikhail Kamensky, Russian field marshal (b. 1738)

1811-05-04

Nikolay Kamensky, Russian general (b. 1776)

1812-08-01

Yakov Kulnev, Russian general (killed in battle) (b. 1763)

1812-09-12

Pyotr I Bagration, Georgian/Russian ruler/general, dies in battle

1813-04-28

Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian field marshal (b. 1745)

1814-11-01

Alexander Samoylov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)

1816-07-20

Gavrila Romanovich Derzhavin, Russian poet (b. 1743)

1817-10-02

Fyodor Fyodorovich Ushakov, Russian naval commander and admiral (b. 1744)

1818-05-26

Michael A Barclay de Tolly, Russian fieldmarshal/War Minister, dies

1819-10-15

Sergey Vyazmitinov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1744)

1822-05-17

Armand-Emmanuel du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, French-Russian statesman (b. 1766)

1825-04-06

Vladimir Borovikovsky, Russian painter (b. 1757)

1826-02-13

Petr Alekseevich Pahlen, Russian general (b. 1745)

1826-06-03

Nikolai Mikhailovich Karamzin, Russian writer (b. 1766)

1826-07-25

Pavel I Pestel, Russian officer, hanged at 33 [OS Jul 13]

1826-07-25

Kondraty Fyodorovich Ryleyev, Russian poet and revolutionary (b. 1795)

1828-08-06

Konstantin von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman

1829-02-11

Alexandr Griboyedov, Russian playwright (b. 1795)

1829-09-16

Nikolay Raevsky, Russian general and statesman (b. 1771)

1831-06-10

Hans Karl von Diebitsch, Russian field marshal (b. 1785)

1831-07-16

Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, Russian general (b. 1763)

1833-01-14

Seraphim of Sarov, Russian Orthodox saint (b. 1759)

1834-06-28

Joseph Bové, Russian architect (b. 1784)

1836-10-17

Orest Kiprensky, Russian painter (b. 1782)

1837-03-13

Nikita P Panin, Russian diplomat/min of Foreign affairs, dies at 66

1837-05-08

Alexander Balashov, Russian general and statesman (b. 1770)

1837-06-19

Aleksander A Bestoezjev-Marlinsky, Russian writer, dies in battle

1837-10-15

Ivan Dmitriev, Russian statesman and poet (b. 1760)

1837-12-13

Herman of Alaska, Russian Orthodox hermit (b. 1756)

1838-01-16

Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [OS]

1838-01-28

Aleksandr I Polezjajev, Russian poet (Sasjka), dies at 33 [NS]

1839-04-22

Denis Davydov, Russian general and poet (b. 1784)

1842-10-19

Aleksey Koltsov, Russian poet (b. 1808)

1844-07-11

Evgeny Baratynsky, Russian poet (b. 1800)

1844-09-23

Alexander von Benckendorff, Russian general and statesman (b. 1783)

1844-09-28

Pyotr Aleksandrovich Tolstoy, Russian general and statesman (b. 1769)

1844-11-21

Ivan Krylov, Russian fabulist (b. 1769)

1846-02-22

Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49 [OS]

1846-03-06

Nikoli A Poveloi, Russian writer/publisher, dies at 49 [NS]

1848-10-26

Vissarion G Belinski, Russian literature critic, dies

1852-01-25

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Russian explorer (b. 1778)

1852-01-25

Fabian Gottlieb von Bellinghausen, Russian Explorer who discovered the continent of Antarctica, dies at 72

1852-03-04

Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer and playwright, dies at 43

1852-04-19

Vasili A Zjukovski, Russian folk poet/translator (Homerus), dies at 69

1852-04-21

Ivan Nabokov, Russian general (b. 1787)

1852-04-24

Vasily Zhukovsky, Russian poet (b. 1783)

1852-06-11

Karl Briullov, Russian painter (b. 1799)

1852-11-02

Pyotr Kotlyarevsky, Russian general (b. 1782)

1854-11-05

Soimonov, Russian general, dies in battle of Inkermann

1855-07-07

Konstantin Batyushkov, Russian poet (b. 1787)

1856-01-11

Nikolai I Nadezjdin, Russian archaeologist, dies [NS=Jan 23]

1856-06-23

Ivan Kireevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher (b. 1806)

1857-02-15

Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Russian composer, dies at 53

1857-02-15

Mikhail Glinka, Russian Ark

1858-07-03

Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, Russian painter (b. 1806)

1859-04-30

Sergei T Aksakov, Russian writer (Bagrova-vnuka), dies at 67

1860-09-03

Aleksey Khomyakov, Russian poet (b. 1804)

1860-12-07

Constantine S Aksakov, Russian historian/poet, dies at 43

1862-01-01

Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Russian physicist (b. 1801)

1862-05-16

Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40

1862-05-28

Lev A Ms, Russian nobleman/poet, dies at 40 [5/16]

1865-09-22

Heinrich Christian Pander, Russian zoologist, dies at 71

1866-01-10

Pyotr Pletnyov, Russian poet (b. 1792)

1866-05-13

Nikolai Brashman, Russian mathematician (b. 1796)

1866-09-03

Konstantin Flavitsky, Russian painter (b. 1830)

1869-03-11

Vladimir Odoevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1803)

1870-01-03

Konstantin Ushinsky, Russian educationalist, dies at 46

1870-01-21

Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (b. 1812)

1870-04-16

Anatoli O Demidov, Russian ruler of Donato/traveller, dies

1871-09-23

Alexander N Afanasjev, Russian story teller, dies at 45

1872-02-21

Pavel P Gagarin, Russian monarch/politician, dies at 82

1872-09-22

Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (b. 1801)

1873-04-17

Fyodor Petrovich Tolstoy, Russian artist (b. 1783)

1873-08-04

Viktor Hartmann, Russian painter (b. 1834)

1875-09-28

Aleksei K Tolstoi, [Kozjma Prutkov], Russian poet, dies at 58 [OS]

1875-10-10

Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Russian novelist, poet and dramatist (b. 1817)

1875-12-20

Michail P Pogodin, Russian historian/writer (Povesti), dies at 75

1877-12-27

Nikolai A Nekrasov, Russian poet (Metshty into Zvuki), dies at 56

1878-07-07

Yegor Ivanovich Zolotarev, Russian mathematician (b. 1847)

1881-01-25

Konstantin Thon, Russian architect (b. 1794)

1881-02-02

Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies at 59

1881-02-09

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Russian novelist (Crime & Punishment), dies at 59

1881-03-28

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Russian composer (Boris Godunov), dies at 42 [OS=Mar 16]

1882-05-29

Vasily Perov, Russian painter (b. 1833)

1882-11-21

Sergei G Netsjajev, Russian nihilist, dies at 35

1883-02-01

Pavel Melnikov, Russian historian/author, dies

1883-02-13

Pavel Melnikov, [Petsjerski], Russian historian, dies at 64

1884-04-04

Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian artist and diarist (b. 1860)

1884-10-31

Marie Bashkirtseff, Russian painter (b. 1858)

1886-06-14

Alexandr Ostrovsky, Russian dramatist (b. 1823)

1887-02-27

Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin, Russian composer, dies at 53

1887-03-08

Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian/critic, dies at 73

1887-03-20

Pavel Annenkov, Russian literature historian, dies at 73

1887-03-24

Ivan Kramskoi, Russian painter and art critic (b. 1837)

1888-03-24

Vsevolod Garshin, Russian author (b. 1855)

1888-11-01

Nikolai Przhevalsky, Russian explorer (b. 1838)

1889-01-27

Ivan S Aksakov, Russian journalist, dies at 65

1889-02-26

Karl Davydov, Russian cellist (b. 1838)

1889-05-10

Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, Russian satirist (b. 1826)

1889-10-17

Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Russian philosopher (b. 1828)

1889-12-12

Viktor Bunyakovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1804)

1891-02-10

Sofia Kovalevskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1850)

1891-05-08

Helena Petrovina Blavatsky, Russian theosophist, dies

1891-09-27

Ivan Goncharov, Russian author (b. 1812)

1892-12-03

Afanasy Fet, Russian poet (b. 1820)

1893-08-17

Aleksei N Apuchtin, Russian poet (Stichotvorenia), dies at 52[NS=8/29]

1893-11-06

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer (Swan Lake), dies at 53

1894-01-13

Nadezhda von Meck, Russian patroness of Pyotr Tchaikovsky (b. 1831)

1894-03-12

Illarion Pryanishnikov, Russian painter (b. 1840)

1894-11-20

Anton Rubinstein, Russian composer (Dmitri Donskoi), dies at 64

1894-12-08

Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician (b. 1821)

1896-05-27

Aleksandr Grigorievich Stoletov, Russian physicist (b. 1839)

1896-08-30

Alexei Lobanov-Rostovsky, Russian statesman (b. 1824)

1897-03-20

Apollon Maykov, Russian poet (b. 1821)

1897-10-08

Alexei Savrasov, Russian painter (b. 1830)

1898-10-30

Yakov Petrovich Polonsky Russian poet (Stichotvorenija), dies at 78

1898-12-16

Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector (b. 1832)

1900-05-05

Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter (b. 1817)

1900-06-29

Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)

1900-08-04

Isaac Levitan, Russian painter (b. 1860)

1901-11-22

Aleksandr Kovalevsky, Russian Biologist (founded comparative embryology and experimental histology), dies at 61

1902-04-08

Sipyagain, Russian min of interior/headed Secret Service, assassinated

1902-07-14

Mark M Antokolski, Russian/French sculptor, dies at 58

1903-06-11

Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician (b. 1837)

1904-04-13

Vasili Vereshtshagin, Russian painter (War & Peace), dies

1904-05-16

N I Bobrikov, Russian governor-general in Finland, dies

1904-07-15

Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (Uncle Vanya), dies at 44

1904-07-28

Plehve, Russian foreign minister (bomb under carriage), dies

1905-02-13

Konstantin Savitsky, Russian painter (b. 1844)

1905-11-08

Victor Borisov-Musatov, Russian painter (b. 1870)

1906-01-13

Alexander Stepanovich Popov, Russian physicist (b. 1859)

1906-02-25

Anton Stepanovich Arensky, Russian composer/conductor c t, dies at 44

1907-02-02

Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72

1907-03-23

Constantine P Pobedonostsev, Russian reactionary senator, dies at 79

1908-01-25

Mikhail Chigorin, Russian chess player (b. 1850)

1908-06-21

Nikolai A Rimski-Korssakov, Russian composer (Sheherazade), dies at 64

1908-11-20

Georgy Voronoy, Russian mathematician (b. 1868)

1909-01-14

Sinovi P Rozhestvensky, Russian admiral, dies at 60

1909-11-30

Innokenti F Annenski, Russian poet/translator, dies at 53 [NS=Dec 13]

1909-12-11

Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet (b. 1855)

1909-12-13

Innokenti Annenski, Russian poet and interpreter, dies of heart attack at 54

1910-04-14

Mikhail Vrubel, Russian painter (b. 1856)

1910-05-29

Mili Alexeyevich Balakirev, Russian composer (Islamej), dies at 73

1910-07-24

Arkhip Kuindzhi, Russian painter (b. 1841)

1910-10-04

Sergey Muromtsev, Russian lawyer and politician, and President of the First Imperial Duma (b. 1850)

1910-11-20

Leo Tolstoi, Russian earl/writer (War & Peace), dies at 82 [OS]

1910-11-20

Leo Tolstoy, Russian author (Anna Karenina), dies at 82 [NS]

1911-09-18

Russian Premier Peter Stolypin (1906-11), shot and murdered at the Kiev Opera House aged 49

1914-08-15

Anatol K Liadov, Russian composer (Baba yaga), dies at 59 [NS=Aug 28]

1914-08-29

... Machagovsky, Russian general (Tannenberg), dies in battle

1914-08-30

Aleksandr Samsonov, Russian general, commits suicide

1915-01-28

Nikolay Umov, Russian physicist (b. 1846)

1915-04-27

Alexander Scriabin, Russian composer (b. 1872)

1915-05-21

Leonid Gobyato, Russian general (b. 1875)

1915-06-19

Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev, Russian composer (Oresteia), dies at 58

1916-01-15

Modest Tchaikovsky, Russian writer (b. 1850)

1916-03-19

Vasily Surikov, Russian painter (b. 1848)

1916-05-17

Boris Borisovich Galitzine, Russian physicist (b. 1862)

1916-07-16

Ilya Mechnikov, Russian microbiologist, Nobel laureate (b. 1845)

1916-12-29

Grigori Rasputin, Russian faith healer/intriguer, murdered at 45

1917-02-13

Joel Angel, Russian musicologist/composer, dies at 48

1917-04-18

Vladimir Serbsky, Russian psychiatrist (b. 1858)

1917-06-15

Lillian Bassman, Russian emigrant to America, photographer and painter (Harper's Bazaar), (d. 2012)

1917-12-08

Mendele Moykher Sforim, Russian writer (b. 1836)

1918-04-13

Lavr Georgevich Kornilov, Russian general (b. 1870)

1918-05-30

Georgi V Plechanov, Russian revolutionary theorist, dies

1918-07-17

Aleksei N Romanov, son and heir of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, executed at 13

1918-07-17

Demidova, lady in waiting of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death

1918-07-17

Maria Romanova, daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death

1918-07-17

Olga Romanova, daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, shot to death

1918-09-03

Fanya Kaplan, Russian who shot at Lenin on Aug 30th, executed

1918-09-25

Mikhail Alekseev, Russian general (b. 1857)

1918-10-09

Michail V Alekseyev, Russian general (WW I), murdered at 60

1918-11-03

Aleksandr Mikhailovich Lyapunov, Russian scientist (b. 1857)

1919-01-01

Mikhail Drozdovsky, Russian general (b. 1881)

1919-02-05

Vasili V Rozanov, Russian philosopher/writer, dies at 62

1919-02-16

Vera Kholodnaya, Russian film star (b. 1893)

1919-05-21

Yevgraf Fyodorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1853)

1920-02-07

Alexander Koltsjak, adm/leader Russian counter-revolutionary, executed

1920-02-07

Aleksandr Vasilevich Kolchak, Russian military commander (b. 1874)

1920-06-20

Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses, dies at 55

1920-11-08

Salomon Anski, Russian/Polish yiddish author (Dibboek), dies at 57

1921-02-08

Pjotr A Kropotkin, Russian ruler/anarchist, dies at 78

1921-08-07

Alexander A Block, Russian poet (Dvenatsat), dies at 40

1921-08-24

Nikolay Gumilyov, Russian poet (b. 1886)

1922-02-24

Dmitri B Shostakovitch, father of Russian composer Dmitri D S, dies

1922-05-29

Jevgeni B Vachtangov, Armenian/Russian actor/director, dies at 39

1922-06-28

Velimir Khlebnikov, Russian poet (b. 1885)

1922-07-20

Andrey Markov, Russian mathematician (b. 1856)

1923-05-10

Vaslav Vorovsky, Russian delegate, assassinated

1923-06-26

Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies

1923-11-26

Alexander V Amfiteatrov, Russian/French/Italian writer, dies at 60

1924-01-21

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin, Russian Revolutionary leader and Premier, dies of a stroke at 53

1924-05-08

Lev N Lunts, Russian writer (Outside the Law), dies at 23

1924-05-25

Lyubov Popova, Russian painter (b. 1889)

1924-08-17

Pavel S "Paul" Urysohn, Russian mathematician, drowns at 26

1924-10-09

Valery Bryusov, Russian writer and critic (b. 1873)

1924-12-28

Léon Bakst, Russian artist (b. 1866)

1925-03-23

Aleksei Kuropatkin, Russian general/minister of War, dies at 76

1925-05-13

Boris V Savinkov, Russian writer/terrorist, dies

1925-09-16

Alexander Alexandrovich Friedman, Russian physicist (b. 1888)

1925-12-27

Sergei Yesenin, Russian poet (b. 1895)

1926-02-02

Vladimir Sukhomlinov, Russian general (b. 1848)

1926-04-19

Alexander Alexandrovich Chuprov, Russian statistician (b. 1874)

1926-05-30

Vladimir Steklov, Russian physicist (b. 1864)

1926-06-23

Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)

1927-03-03

Mikhail Artsybashev, Russian writer (b. 1878)

1927-05-28

Boris Kustodiev, Russian painter (b. 1878)

1927-11-17

Adolf A Joffe, Russian author/diplomat, commits suicide at 44

1927-12-14

Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski, Russian mathematician (b. 1842)

1927-12-25

Sergei D Sazonov, Russian Foreign minister (1910-16), dies at 66

1928-04-07

Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (b. 1873)

1928-04-25

Pjotr N Wrangel, Russian baron general, dies at 49

1930-04-04

Vladimir Majakovski, Russian poet, dies

1930-04-17

Alexander Golovin, Russian painter (b. 1863)

1930-09-29

Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)

1931-01-23

Anna Pavlova, Russian ballerina (Diaghilew, Dying Swan), dies

1931-02-12

Samedbey Mehmandarov, Russian general (b. 1855)

1931-07-15

Ladislaus Bortkiewicz, Russian economist (b. 1868)

1931-09-10

Dmitri Egorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1869)

1932-03-20

Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, Russian Biologist (artificial insemination of animals) dies at 61

1932-07-05

Sasha Cherny, Russian poet (b. 1880)

1932-07-07

Alexander Grin, Russian novelist (b. 1880)

1933-01-06

Vladimir de Pachmann, Russian-German pianist (b. 1848)

1933-03-29

Alexander Schmuller, Russian/Dutch violinist/conductor, dies at 52

1933-10-05

Nikolaj N Joedenitsj, Russian general/contra revolutionary, dies at 71

1933-10-05

Nikolai Nikolaevich Yudenich, Russian general (b. 1862)

1933-12-26

Anatoly Lunacharsky, Russian literary critic and politician (b. 1875)

1934-01-08

Andrei Bely, Russian writer (b. 1880)

1934-05-11

Orest Khvolson, Russian physicist (b. 1852)

1934-06-11

Lev Vygotsky, Russian psychologist (b. 1896)

1934-09-12

Catherine Breshkovsky, Babushka/Grandmother of Russian revolution, dies aged 90

1935-01-28

Mikhail Mikhaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov, Russian composer, dies at 75

1935-06-07

Ivan V Mitsjoerin, Russian botanist, dies

1935-09-19

Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, Russian rocket scientist (b. 1857)

1936-02-27

Ivan Pavlov, Russian physiologist (reflexes, Nobel 1904), dies at 86

1936-06-18

Maxim Gorky, [Alexei M Peshkov], Russian writer (Mother), dies at 68

1936-08-25

Grogorij J Zinovjev, Russian revolutionary, dies

1937-02-05

Lou [Andreas-]Salome, Russian/German author (Eroticism), dies at 75

1937-03-10

Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russian writer (b. 1884)

1937-09-10

Sergei Tretyakov, Russian writer (b. 1892)

1938-03-13

Nikolai Ivanovich Bukharin, Russian politician and intellectual (b. 1888)

1938-04-12

Feodor Chaliapine, Russian author (Man & Mark), dies at 65

1938-07-18

Vladimir M Kirshon, Russian playwright, executed at 35

1938-07-29

Nikolai Krylenko, Russian/Soviet jurist and politician (b. 1885)

1938-08-07

Konstantin S Stanislavski, Russian director (S Method), dies at 75

1938-08-25

Aleksander Kuprin, Russian author (Jama), dies at 67

1938-09-24

Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)

1938-11-19

Lev Shestov, Russian philosopher (b. 1866)

1939-02-07

Boris Grigoriev, Russian painter (b. 1886)

1939-02-15

Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, Russian painter (b. 1878)

1939-02-27

Nadezjda K Krupskaya, Russian revolutionary/wife of Lenin, dies at 70

1939-05-11

Evgenii Miller, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1867)

1940-03-10

Mikhaïl Boulgakov, Russian writer (b. 1891)

1940-03-29

Alexander Obolensky, Russian prince and famed Rugby Union footballer who played for England.(b. 1916)

1940-05-23

Andrej N Rimski-Korssakov, Russian musicologist/son of Nikolai, dies

1940-08-21

Leon Trotsky, Russian revolutionary, icepicked by Ramón Mercader at 62

1940-08-21

Paul Juon, Russian/Swiss violinist/composer, dies at 68

1941-03-13

Isaak E Babel, Russian writer (Zakat, Marija), executed at 46

1941-03-15

Alexej von Jawlensky, Russian painter (b. 1864)

1941-08-31

Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet (b. 1892)

1941-10-26

Arkady Gaidar, Russian children's writer (b. 1904)

1941-12-03

Pavel Filonov, Russian painter (b. 1883)

1941-12-09

Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Russian writer and philosopher (b. 1865)

1941-12-19

L M Dovator, Russian general, dies in battle

1941-12-20

Igor Severyanin, Russian poet (b. 1887)

1941-12-30

El Lissitzky, Russian artist and architect (b. 1890)

1942-02-02

Daniil Kharms, Russian playwright (b. 1905)

1942-02-07

Ivan Bilibin, Russian illustrator (b. 1876)

1942-04-24

Leonid Kulik, Russian Minerologist (Tunguska meteor site) dies of typhus in a Nazi prison camp at 58

1942-08-18

Erwin Schulhoff, Czech/Russian composer/pianist, dies at 48

1942-08-22

Mikhailmichel Fokine, Russian ballet dancer/choreographer, dies

1942-10-18

Mikhail Nesterov, Russian painter (b. 1862)

1943-02-17

Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter (b. 1872)

1943-03-28

Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer/pianist, dies at 69

1943-04-15

Aristarkh Lentulov, Russian artist (d. 1882)

1943-05-24

Vladimir I Nemirovitch-Dantshenko, Russian playwright, dies at 84

1943-08-18

Ali-Agha Shikhlinski, Russian-Azerbaijani general (b. 1865)

1944-01-23

Viktor Gusev, Russian poet (b. 1909)

1944-02-04

Arsen Kotsoyev, Russian writer (b. 1872)

1944-02-11

Ivan Sollertinski, friend of Russian composer D Sjostakovitsj, dies

1944-04-09

Evgeniya Rudneva, Russian World War II heroine (b. 1920)

1944-11-27

Leonid Isaakovich Mandelshtam, Russian physicist (b. 1879)

1944-12-17

Vassily V Kandinsky, Russian/German/French painter, dies

1945-01-06

Vladimir Vernadsky, Russian mineralogist (b. 1863)

1945-02-22

Osip Brik, Russian writer (b. 1888)

1945-02-23

Aleksei Tolstoi, Russian poet/writer (Pjotr Peroyj), dies at 62

1945-07-12

Boris Galerkin, Russian mathematician (b. 1871)

1945-10-26

Alexei Krylov, Russian engineer and mathematician (b. 1863)

1946-07-08

Aleksander V Aleksandrov, Russian composer/conductor, dies at 63

1946-08-01

Andrei Vlasov, Russian general (Red Army, Wehrmacht) executed at 45

1946-08-30

Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890)

1946-09-13

Eugene Lanceray, Russian painter (b. 1875)

1946-12-17

Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, dies at 84

1947-01-17

Pyotr Krasnov, Russian counter-revolutionary (b. 1869)

1947-08-08

Anton Ivanovich Denikin, Russian general (b. 1872)

1947-10-02

Peter D. Ouspensky, Russian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1878)

1947-11-17

Victor Serge, Russian anarchist, novelist, and historian (b. 1890)

1947-12-13

Nicholas Roerich, Russian-born painter (b. 1874)

1948-02-10

Sergei Eisenstein, Russian director (Battleship Potemkin), dies at 50

1948-06-01

Alex Gard, Russian-born caricaturist (b. 1900)

1949-01-27

Boris Asafyev, Stars of the Russian Ballet

1949-03-17

Aleksandra Ekster, Russian painter (b. 1882)

1949-05-22

Hans Erich Pfitzner, Russian/German composer, dies at 80

1949-05-24

Aleksey Shchusev, Russian architect (b. 1873)

1949-07-16

Vyacheslav Ivanov, Russian poet (b. 1866)

1950-01-28

Nikolai Luzin, Russian mathematician (b. 1883)

1950-05-26

Antonina Neshdanova, Russian soprano (Bolshoi Theater), dies

1951-01-05

Andrei P Platonov, Russian author (Prok, Kotlovan), dies at 51

1951-11-05

Agrippina J Vaganova, Russian ballet dancers/pegagoge, dies at 72

1951-12-31

Maxim M Litvinov, [Meyer H Wallach], Russian diplomat, dies at 75

1952-06-18

Efim D Bogolyubov, Russian chess player, dies at 63

1952-08-17

Mimi Forsythe, Three Russian Girls

1952-11-29

Vladimir N Ipatiev, Russian/US chemist, dies at 85

1953-03-04

Sergei S Prokoviev, Russian composer (Peter & the wolf), dies at 61

1954-01-16

Michail M Prishvin, Russian writer, dies

1954-02-12

Dziga Vertov, [Kaufman], Russian dir (3 Songs of Lenin), dies at 58

1954-11-22

Andrej J Vysjinski, Russian UN ambassador, dies at 70

1954-12-04

Nina Vasar, wife of Russian composer Dmitri Sjostakovitsj, dies

1955-03-16

Nicolas de Staël, French-Russian painter (b. 1914)

1956-01-03

Alexander Tikhonovich Gretshaninov, Russian/US composer, dies at 91

1956-02-02

Pyotr Konchalovsky, Russian painter (b. 1876)

1956-03-11

Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83

1956-06-23

Reinhold Glière, Russian composer (b. 1875)

1956-11-22

Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born choreographer (b. 1882)

1956-12-04

Alexandr Rodchenko, Russian painter and photographer (b. 1891)

1957-02-02

Grigory Landsberg, Russian physicist (b. 1890)

1957-02-25

Mark Aldanov, [Mark A Landau], Russian/French chemist, dies at 70

1957-05-14

Marie Vassilieff, Russian artist (b. 1884)

1957-05-21

Aleksandr Vertinsky, Russian singer (b. 1889)

1957-07-15

Vasily Maklakov, Russian orator and liberal politician (b. 1869)

1957-11-20

Mstislav Dobuzhinsky, Russian-Lithuanian artist (d. 1875)

1957-11-26

Aleksei M Remizov, Russian author (Iveren), dies

1958-04-11

Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (b. 1875)

1958-07-22

Michail M Zosjtsjenko, Russian author, dies at 62

1958-07-22

Mikhail Zoshchenko, Russian writer (b. 1895)

1958-10-01

Robert Falk, Russian painter (b. 1886)

1958-12-22

Fjodor W Gladkow, Russian author (Cement), dies at 75

1959-03-30

Daniil Andreev, Russian writer and mystic (b. 1906)

1960-02-07

Igor V Kurtshatov, Russian nuclear physicist, dies at 57

1960-02-09

Alexandre Benois, Russian artist (b. 1870)

1960-05-10

Yury Olesha, Russian novelist (b. 1899)

1960-05-30

Boris Pasternak, Russian poet (Dr Zhivago), dies at 70

1960-09-10

Fjodor I Panfjorov, Russian author (Volga - matushka-reka), dies at 63

1960-10-14

Abram F Joffe, Russian physicist (crystal), dies

1961-10-04

Metropolitan Benjamin (Fedchenkov), Orthodox missionary and writer, Exarch of Russian Church in North America (b. 1880)

1962-01-12

Ariadna Tyrkova-Williams, Russian writer and feminist (b. 1869)

1962-10-02

Boris Y. Bukreev, Russian mathematician (b. 1859)

1962-10-17

Natalia Goncharova, Russian painter (b. 1882)

1963-04-06

Otto Struve, Russian-born astronomer (b. 1897)

1964-03-23

Vassily Vainonen, Russian ballet choreographer (Gayaneh), dies at 66

1964-04-14

Tatyana Alexeyevna Afanasyeva, Russian/Dutch mathematician (b. 1876)

1964-05-10

Mikhail Larionov, Russian painter (b. 1881)

1964-06-04

Samuil Marshak, Russian poet (b. 1887)

1964-10-07

Eugen Varga, Hungarian/Russian economist/politician, dies at 84

1966-01-14

Sergei Korolev, Russian space station constructor, dies

1966-02-18

Grigori Grigoyevich Nelyubov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 31

1966-10-24

Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1896)

1967-06-07

Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)

1967-08-31

Ilja G Ehrenburg, Russian poet/writer (9th wave), dies at 76

1967-09-19

Zinaida Serebriakova, Russian painter (b. 1884)

1967-09-27

Felix Yussupov, Russian aristocrat, dies at 80

1967-11-22

Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)

1968-02-10

Pitirim A Sorokin, Russian/US sociologist, dies at 79

1968-04-01

Lev D Landau, Russian physicist (Nobel 1962), dies at 59

1968-07-14

Konstatin G Paustovski, Russian sailor/author, dies at 76

1968-07-14

Konstantin Georgiyevich Paustovsky, Russian writer (b. 1892)

1968-11-07

Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)

1969-03-04

Nicholas Schenck, Russian-born film empresario (b. 1881)

1969-03-06

Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (b. 1952)

1969-07-19

Pavel I Apostolov, Russian military bandmaster, dies

1970-01-17

Simon Kovar, Russian-American bassoonist (b. 1890)

1970-03-16

Arthur Adamov, Russian/French playwright, dies at 61

1970-04-17

Sergei U S Aleksi, patriarch of Russian-Orthodox church, dies at 92

1970-06-11

Aleksandr F Kerenski, Russian premier (1917), dies at 89

1970-07-21

Mikhail Gerasimov, Russian anthropologist and sculptor (b. 1907)

1970-08-22

Vladimir Propp, Russian structuralist scholar (b. 1895)

1970-12-09

Artem Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer (MIG), dies at 65

1971-04-06

Igor Stravinsky, Russian composer (Le Sacre du Printemps), dies of pneumonia at 88

1971-12-09

Sergey Konenkov, Russian sculptor (b. 1874)

1972-01-10

Al Goodman, Russian/US orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), dies at 81

1972-02-21

Bronislava Nijinska, Polish-Russian ballet dancer (b. 1891)

1972-03-15

Aleksandr Ivanovich Laktionov, Russian painter (b. 1910)

1972-06-26

David Lichine, [Lichtenstein], Russian/US choreographer, dies at 61

1972-10-26

Igor Sikorsky, Russian-American aviation pioneer and helicopter builder, dies at 83

1972-12-23

Andrej N Tupolev, Russian aircraft builder, dies at 84

1973-01-15

Ivan Petrovsky, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)

1973-03-06

Vera Fjodorova Panova, Russian author (Sputniki), dies at 67

1973-04-02

Jascha Horenstein, Russian-born American conductor

1973-05-11

Grigory M Kosinzev, Russian director, dies

1973-07-04

Leonid Stein, Russian chess player, dies at about 39

1973-07-11

Alexander Vasilyevich Mosolov, Russian composer (Zavod), dies at 72

1973-07-19

Vasily Dmiotriyevich Shcheglov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 33

1973-08-16

Selman A Waksman, Russian/US microbiology (Nobel 1952), dies at 85

1974-01-05

Lev Oborin, Russian pianist (b. 1907)

1974-06-18

Georgi K Zhukov, Russian marshal/minister of Defense, dies at 77

1974-07-09

Sonia Gaskell, Russian/Neth choreographer (Diaghilev), dies at 70

1974-08-24

Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (b. 1894)

1974-10-24

David Oistrach, Russian violinist, dies at 65

1975-01-09

Pyotr Sergeyevich Novikov, Russian mathematician (b. 1901)

1975-03-07

Mikhail Bakhtin, Russian philosopher (b. 1895)

1975-03-09

Gleb W. Derujinsky, Russian-American sculptor (b. 1888)

1975-08-09

Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer dies of lung cancer (b. 1906)

1975-08-17

Vladimir Kutz, Russian distance runner (Olympic-gold-56) dies at 48

1975-11-13

Olga Berggolts, Russian poet (b. 1910)

1976-01-23

Aleksey Vasilyevich Sorokin, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 44

1976-04-01

S Constantine Timoshenko, Russian marshal, dies at 75

1976-08-06

Gregor Piatigorsky, Russian cellist, dies at 73

1976-11-12

Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1893)

1977-02-05

Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player, dies at 67

1977-02-09

Sergei Ilyushin, Russian airplane builder (Ilyushin), dies at 82

1977-02-13

Jack Gardner, actor (Wild Bill Hickok, 3 Russian Girls), dies at 77

1977-02-13

Jack Gardner, Three Russian Girls

1977-05-25

Yevgenia Ginzburg, Russian writer (b. 1904)

1977-07-02

Vladimir V Nabokov, Russian/US writer (Lolita), dies at 78

1977-07-04

Gersh Budker, Russian physicist (b. 1918)

1977-09-29

Alexander Nikolayevich Tcherepnin, Russian composer, dies at 78

1977-11-05

Aleksei G Stachanov, Russian model miner, dies at 72

1978-05-01

Aram Katchaturian, Russian composer (The Earth), dies at 74

1978-10-21

Anastas I Mikojan, Russian politician, dies at 83

1978-11-20

Vasilisk Gnedov, Russian poet (b. 1890)

1979-02-08

Nikolay Semyonovich Tikhonov, Russian poet, dies at 82

1979-04-05

Eugène Gabritschevsky, Russian biologist and artist (b. 1893)

1979-08-24

Sampson Sievers, Russian Orthodox Christian monk and wonder-worker (b. 1898)

1979-12-05

Sonia Delaunay, Russian born French artist, dies aged 94

1980-01-13

Andre Kostelanetz, Russian conductor, dies at 78

1980-04-21

Aleksandr Oparin, Russian biochemist (b. 1894)

1980-07-17

Boris Delaunay, Russian mathematician (b. 1890)

1980-07-25

Vladimir Vysotsky, Russian poet, singer, and actor (b. 1938)

1980-08-09

Oleg Grigoryevich Kononenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41

1980-10-02

Valentin Stepanovich Varlamov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46

1980-10-15

Mikhail Lavrentyev, Russian physicist and mathematician (b. 1900)

1980-11-12

Andrei Amalrik, Russian writer/dissident, dies at 42

1980-12-29

Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (b. 1899)

1981-03-07

Kirill Petrovich Kondrashin, Russian conductor/composer, dies at 67

1981-12-24

Vladimir Preobrazhenskiy, Russian Ballerina

1982-02-27

Malika A Sabirova, Russian dancer, dies at 39

1982-03-06

Ayn Rand, Russian-born American author-philosopher (Atlas Shrugged), dies of heart failure at 77

1982-07-27

Vladimir Smirnov, Russian foil fencer (Olympic-gold-1980), dies at 28

1982-08-09

Aleksandr A Alekseyev, Russian director, dies

1982-08-12

Varlam Shalamov, Russian writer (b. 1907)

1982-11-16

Pavel Sergeevich Aleksandrov, Russian Mathematician (topology), dies at 86

1982-12-17

Leonid B Kogan, Russian violist, dies at 58

1983-03-20

Ivan Matveyevich Vinogradov, Russian mathematician (b. 1891)

1983-04-14

Nina Dumbadze, Russian discus thrower (Oly-bronze-1952), dies at 64

1983-04-30

George Balanchine, Russian/US ballet composer/choreographer, dies from Creutzfeldt—Jakob disease at 79

1984-02-21

Michail A Sholochov, Russian writer (Ocean Don, Nobel 1965), dies

1984-04-08

Pyotr Kapitsa, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1894)

1984-07-19

Faina Ranevskaya, Russian actress (b. 1896)

1984-08-14

Tigran Petroshan, Russian chess grand master, dies at 55

1984-12-03

Vladimir Abramovich Rokhlin, Russian mathematician (b. 1919)

1985-02-22

Efrem A Zimbalist, Russian/US composer/violinist, dies at 95

1985-04-24

Sergei Yutkevich, Russian director, (Otello, Banya), dies at 80

1986-04-12

Valentin Kataev, Russian writer (b. 1897)

1986-07-04

Oscar Zariski, Russian mathematician (b. 1899)

1986-09-25

Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov, Russian Chemist and Nobel Prize winner, dies at 90

1986-10-06

Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

1986-11-08

Vyacheslav Molotov, Russian politician (b. 1890)

1986-12-29

Andrei Tarkovski, Russian director (Stalker), dies at 54

1987-10-20

Andrey Kolmogorov, Russian mathematician (b. 1903)

1987-10-24

Constantin Alajalov, Russian artist, dies at 86

1987-12-02

Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, Russian physicist (b. 1914)

1988-01-22

Georgi M Malenkov, Russian premier (1953-55), dies at 86

1988-03-15

Dmitri F Polyakov, Russian secret-general/top spy for US, executed

1988-05-03

Lev Semenovich Pontryagin, Russian mathematician (b. 1908)

1988-08-18

Alexandr V Shchukin, Russian cosmonaut, dies in SU-26 crash at 42

1988-12-07

Andrei P Ershov, Russian computer pioneer, dies

1988-12-30

Yuli Daniel, Russian writer (b. 1925)

1989-01-03

Sergei Lvovich Sobolev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)

1989-04-07

Tikhon Toropets, patriarch of Russian Orthodox/saint, dies at 123(?)

1989-05-02

Veniamin Kaverin, Russian writer (b. 1902)

1989-05-23

Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian theatre director (b. 1915)

1989-05-27

Arseny Tarkovsky, Russian poet (b. 1907)

1989-12-14

Andrei Sakharov, Russian physicist/dissident (Nobel 1975), dies at 68

1990-03-20

Jev Jasjin, Russian soccer goalie, dies at 60

1990-05-02

Oleg Anatolyevich Yakovlev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 49

1990-05-13

Venedikt Jerofejev, Russian writer, dies

1990-06-22

Ilya Mikhaylovich Frank, Russian Physicist and Nobel Laureate (Cherenkov radiation), dies at 81

1990-08-15

Viktor Tsoi, Russian musician (b. 1962)

1990-08-24

Sergei Dovlatov, Russian writer (b. 1941)

1990-09-09

Rimantas Antanas Stankiavichus, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 46

1990-09-15

Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 60

1990-11-19

Georgy Nikolaevich Flerov, Russian Physicist (nuclear fission), dies at 77

1991-07-03

Irina Nijinska, Russian/US dancer, dies at 77

1991-07-25

Kaganovitch, Russian minister of Transport for Stalin, dies

1991-10-12

Arkady Strugatsky, Russian novelist (b. 1925)

1992-02-13

Nikolay Bogolyubov, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)

1992-03-05

Yevgeny Yevstigneev, Russian actor (Welcome Kosta), dies at 65

1992-05-04

Vitali Andreyevich Grishchenko, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 50

1992-07-18

Viktor Louis, Russian journalist, dies

1992-12-05

Sergei Aleksandrovich Yemelyanov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 41

1992-12-26

Nikita Magaloff, Russian/Swiss pianist, dies at 80

1993-01-05

George L George, Russian/US journalist/director/producer, dies at 85

1993-01-06

Rudolph Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer (Kirov), dies of AIDS at 54

1993-02-11

Oksana Kostina, Russian gymnist, dies in an auto accident

1993-03-20

Claudia Yeltsin, mother of Russian president Yeltsin, dies at 85

1993-07-17

Vladimir Barmyn, Russian inventor (Stalinorgel), dies at 84

1993-07-18

Sergei Y Vozovikov, Russian major/cosmonaut, dies in accident at 35

1993-08-01

Anatoli Koretski, Russian major general, murdered

1993-09-27

Andrei Solovyiov, Russian photographer, dies in battle at 38

1993-10-12

Tofik Bakhramov, Russian footballer (b. 1926)

1993-10-25

Vladimir Yevgenyevich Preobrazhensky, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 54

1993-11-08

Andrey Nikolayevich Tychonoff, Russian mathematician (b. 1906)

1993-11-23

Tatiana Nikolajeva, Russian pianist (Bach), dies at 69

1994-01-23

Nikolai Ogarkov, Russian marshal (Flight KAL 007), dies at 76

1994-01-29

Jevgeni P Leonov, Russian actor (Gori, Moja Zvezda), dies at 67

1994-02-15

Andrei Tsjikatilo, [Rostov Ripper], Russian mass murdered, executed

1994-03-22

Igor Aleinikov, Russian director (tractors, air crash), dies at 32

1994-04-13

Nikolai Krjoetsjkov, Russian actor (Ballad of Soldatje), dies at 83

1994-06-14

Michel Vitold, Russian/French actor (Madame et le Mort), dies at 78

1994-06-17

Joeri Nagibin, Russian screenwriter (Babje Karstvo), dies at 74

1994-08-03

Innokenti Smoktunovski, Russian actor (Hamlet), dies at 69

1994-08-08

Leonid Leonov, Russian playwright (Russky Lesson), dies at 95

1994-09-12

Boris B Yegorov, Russian doctor/cosmonaut (Voskhod I), dies at 56

1994-10-17

Dmitri Cholodov, Russian journalist, murdered at 27

1995-01-07

Viktor Vorobyov, Russian general-major, dies in battle

1995-01-11

Josef Gingold, Russian-American violinist (b. 1909)

1995-02-02

Alexis d'Anjou de Bourbon-Condé, French prince/Russian, dies at 47

1995-03-01

Vladislav Listyev, Russian TV-journalist, murdered at 38

1995-05-18

Alexander Gudonov, Russian dancer/actor (Witness), dies at 45

1995-06-23

Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey coach (b. 1918)

1995-09-08

Olga Iwinskaja, 'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic

1996-03-20

Victor Zorza, journalist/Russian specialist, dies at 71

1997-02-13

Mark Krasnosel'skii, Russian-Ukrainian mathematician (b. 1920), Jessica Browne, singer and dancer

1997-03-03

Stanislav Shatalin, Russian economist (500 Days), dies

1997-03-14

Jytte Pilloni, Russian Pizza Blues

1997-04-26

Yegorov, Russian leader (1994-95), dies

1997-06-12

Bulat Okudzhava, Russian writer and musician (b. 1924)

1997-06-18

Lev Kopelev, Russian writer and dissident (b. 1912)

1997-08-01

Svyatoslav Richter, Russian pianist, dies of heart attack at 82

1997-08-21

Yuri Nikulin, Russian clown and actor (b. 1921)

1997-10-22

Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)

1997-12-12

Yevgeniy Landis, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

1998-03-21

Galina Ulanova, Russian prima ballerina assoluta (b. 1910)

1998-03-21

Galina Ulanova, Stars of the Russian Ballet

1998-05-26

Sergey Yablonsky, Soviet and Russian mathematician and one of the founders of the Soviet school of mathematical cybernetics and discrete mathematics, dies at 73

1998-08-03

Alfred Schnittke, Russian composer (b. 1934)

1998-08-04

Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1930)

1998-11-20

Galina Starovoitova, Russian politician (b. 1946)

1998-11-28

Robin Ray, 100 Years of Russian Piano Music

1999-02-05

Wassily Leontief, Russian economist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1906)

1999-03-31

Yuri Knorozov, Russian linguist (b. 1922)

1999-07-27

Aleksandr Danilovich Aleksandrov, Russian mathematician (b. 1912)

1999-10-19

Nathalie Sarraute, Russian-born French writer, dies at 99

2000-01-21

Rosario, Russian Dolls

2000-02-16

Lila Kedrova, Russian-born actress (b. 1918)

2000-02-20

Anatoly Sobchak, Russian politician (b. 1937)

2000-05-08

Alexander Chislenko, Russian-American transhumanist (b. 1959)

2000-05-18

Stephen M. Wolownik, Russian musician and arranger (b. 1946)

2000-06-02

Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)

2000-12-12

Dmitri Rymarev, Our Russian Front

2001-05-12

Alexei Tupolev, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1925)

2001-07-01

Nikolay Basov, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

2002-02-24

Leo Ornstein, Russian-born composer and pianist (b. 1912)

2002-04-28

Alexander Lebed, Russian general (b. 1950)

2002-05-03

Evgeny Svetlanov, Russian composer and pianist (b. 1928)

2002-08-24

Nikolay Guryanov Russian Orthodox Christian mystic and priest (b. 1909)

2003-01-29

Natalya Dudinskaya, Stars of the Russian Ballet

2003-05-28

Ilya Prigogine, Russian-born physicist and chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (b. 1917)

2003-06-24

Vladimir Garin, Russian actor (b. 1987)

2003-07-05

Roman Lyashenko, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1979)

2003-09-23

Yuri Senkevich, Russian TV anchorman (b. 1937)

2003-09-28

Marshall Nicholas Rosenbluth, E. P. Velikhov: History of the Russian Tokamak and the Tokamak Thermonuclear Fusion Research Worldwide That Has Led to the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER).

2003-11-03

Rasul Gamzatov, Russian poet (b. 1923)

2004-01-12

Olga Aleksandrovna Ladyzhenskaya, Russian mathematician (b. 1921)

2004-05-22

Mikhail Voronin, Russian gymnast (b. 1945)

2004-05-26

Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh, Russian astronomer (b. 1931)

2004-08-22

Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player (b. 1960)

2004-11-17

Alexander Ragulin, Russian hockey player (b. 1941)

2004-12-25

Gennady Strekalov, Russian cosmonaut (b. 1940)

2005-02-06

Lazar Berman, Russian pianist (b. 1930)

2005-06-06

Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school dies aged 81

2005-07-09

Yevgenij Grishin, Russian speed skater (b. 1931)

2005-08-04

Anatoly Larkin, Russian-American physicist (b. 1932)

2005-08-05

Polina Astakhova, Russian gymnast (b. 1936)

2005-10-02

Aleksandr Chaban, Russian Ark

2005-12-08

Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and author (b. 1915)

2006-03-12

Victor Sokolov, Russian dissident journalist and priest (b. 1947)

2006-07-01

Rod MacLeish, The Hermitage: A Russian Odyssey

2006-09-25

Sofia Muratova, Russian Olympic gold winning Gymnast, dies at 77

2006-10-07

Anna Politkovskaya, Russian journalist (b. 1958)

2006-10-07

Anna Politkovskaya, My Friend Sasha: A Very Russian Murder

2006-11-16

Yuri Levada, Russian sociologist (b. 1930)

2006-11-23

Alexander Litvinenko, Russian spy (b. 1962)

2006-11-28

Lyubov Polishchuk, Russian actress (b. 1949)

2006-12-04

Peter Polanco, Mamochka: A Russian Folktale

2006-12-16

Karen B. Olhava-Henderson, Mamochka: A Russian Folktale

2006-12-22

Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960)

2006-12-22

Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer (b. 1919)

2007-01-19

Murat Nasyrov, Russian singer and composer (b. 1969)

2007-01-28

Yelena Romanova, Russian athlete (b. 1963)

2007-02-04

Ilya Kormiltsev, Russian poet and translator (b. 1959)

2007-03-02

Ivan Safronov, Russian journalist (b. 1956)

2007-04-23

Boris Yeltsin, first President of the Russian Federation (b. 1931)

2007-04-27

Mstislav Rostropovich, Russian cellist and conductor (b. 1927)

2007-08-14

Tikhon Khrennikov, Russian composer (b. 1913)

2007-11-02

Igor Moiseyev, Russian choreographer (b. 1906)

2007-11-27

Svetlana Nemirovskaya, Russian Ark

2008-01-03

Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (b. 1953)

2008-01-10

Mikhail Minin, Russian Soviet soldier (b. 1922)

2008-01-28

Konstantin Berdikov, Tycoon: A New Russian

2008-02-19

Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)

2008-07-02

Natasha Shneider, Russian-born musician (b. 1956)

2008-08-03

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer, dies at 89

2008-10-13

Alexei Cherepanov, Russian hockey player (b. 1989)

2008-12-05

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

2009-04-28

Ekaterina Maximova, Russian ballerina (b. 1939)

2009-05-28

Olga Konskaya, Russian Lessons

2009-06-05

Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)

2009-07-06

Vasily Aksyonov, Russian writer (b. 1932)

2009-08-27

Sergey Mikhalkov, Russian writer and poet (b. 1913)

2009-09-02

Mario Polanco, Mamochka: A Russian Folktale

2009-09-27

Ivan Dykhovichnyy, Russian film director and screenwriter (b. 1947)

2009-11-08

Vitaly Ginzburg, Russian physicist (b. 1916)

2009-12-16

Yegor Gaidar, Russian politician (b. 1956)

2010-03-27

Vasily Smyslov, Russian grandmaster (b. 1921)

2010-04-20

Valentina Egorenkova, Russian Ark

2010-05-03

Jack Friedman, Russian Ark

2010-11-03

Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russian politician (b. 1938)

2010-11-29

Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet (b. 1937)

2011-03-04

Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)

2011-04-10

Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)

2011-09-12

Alexander Galimov, Russian ice hockey player (b. 1985)

2011-10-09

Pavel Karelin, Russian skijumper (b. 1989)

2011-12-05

Gennady Logofet, Russian footballer (b. 1942)

2011-12-14

Boris Chertok, prominent Soviet and Russian rocket engineer, dies at 99

2012-01-19

Aleksei Krymov, Russian Ark

2012-03-24

Pierre Gérald, Russian Dolls

2012-03-30

Viktor Kosichkin, Russian speed skater and Olympic gold medalist, dies at 74

2012-04-11

Ramon Sylvan, Russian Terminator

2012-09-03

Nonna Yastrebova, Russian Ballerina

2012-11-18

Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Russian Woman Grandmaster of chess, dies from brain cancer at 55

2012-12-01

Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian soprano opera singer, dies at 85

2012-12-04

Vasily Belov, Russian author, dies at 80

2012-12-22

Arkady Vorobyov, Russian weightlifter, dies at 88

2012-12-27

Valentin Boreyko, Russian rower, dies at 79

2013-02-10

Alina Budnikova, Tycoon: A New Russian

2013-03-23

Boris Berezovsky, Russian Godfathers

2013-12-23

Mikhail Timofeevich Kalashnikov, Russian general and inventor, dies at 94

2014-02-19

Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 79

2014-02-28

Rostislav Belyakov, Russian chief designer of the MiG fighter jet, dies at 94

2014-06-02

Mikhail Dorofeev, Russian Ark

2014-07-07

Eduard Shevardnadze, Russian Lessons

2014-07-23

Louis Lentin, Grandpa Speak to Me in Russian

2014-11-01

Vadim Gushchin, Russian Ark

2015-08-02

Valentin Bukin, Russian Ark

2015-11-07

Mikhail Lesin, former Vladimir Putin aide and Russian media honcho, found dead in DC hotel room

2015-11-30

Russian Film Director Eldar Ryazanov Dies at 88

2015-12-01

Russian Film Director Eldar Ryazanov Dies at 88

2017-01-26

Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin Dies Aged 67

2017-02-21

Russian ambassador to UN Vitaly Churkin dies in New York aged 64

2017-04-02

Legendary Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies aged 84

2018-07-09

British woman dies after exposure to Russian nerve agent


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