Add to favorite
11 February

Dates in History
1943—Soviet Government takes a decision to liquidate Checheno-Ingushskaya Republic and to deport Chechens and Ingushes.
At the end of February 1944, 650 thousand Chechens, Ingushes, Kalmyks, and Karachais are deported to eastern regions of the USSR. 19 thousand NKVD (People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs, future KGB) officers and privates take part in the operation.

1918—Alexander Solzhenitsyn, writer, is born.
In 1970 he wins the Nobel Prize in literature, and in 1974 the Soviet Government banishes him from the USSR, but in 1994 he returns to his motherland. Solzhenitsyn is considered Russias most important serious writer nowadays.

1902—Lyubov Orlova, actress, is born.
Lyubov Orlova stars in the most popular Soviet musical comedies Jolly Fellows and Volga-Volga.

1829—Alexander Griboyedov, diplomat, playwright, dies.
One of the most famous Russian playwrights dies tragically in Teheran, where he works as a diplomat. A mob of Moslem fanatics bursts into the building of Russian mission and slaughters everybody. Griboyedovs body is recognized only by his left hand, which has a scar.

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


search on the map
Lyudmila Lyadova  3D Mapping  Russian economy  Historical Buildings  Russian oil and gas industry   Pyotr Fomenko  Syria  Russian companies  laser  Zerkalo (The Mirror)  Russian society  corruption in Russia  Kirov Region  Vladimir Klitchko  Yuriy Norstein  Russian business  Orthodox Church  Elections 2012  Moscow Raceway  Russian opera singers  Nikas Safronov  Russian Cinema  Moscow  Russian tourism  Photography  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Velikiy Ustug  Sokolniki  Russian history  Andrei Arshavin  Pavel Chistyakov  Alexander Solzhenitsyn  Perm Territory  Russian Literature  Boris Grebenshchikov  Design  St. Petersburg  Russian Winter  Peterhof  Russian hockey team  Exhibitions in Moscow  Avant-Garde Art  JAZZ style August  Left Front  National Reconciliation Centre  Yandex  Ski resorts  Pskov  Archeology  Pyotr Rychkov monument 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites