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Nikolay Gogol, writer, is born.(1809)

Alexander Vertinsky, singer, is born.(1889)

Post of General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR is established.(1922)

Nikolay I makes a decision to build the first Russian passenger railroad.(1836)

Andrey Tarkovsky, film director, is born.(1932)

Alexander Nevsky defeats German knights at the Chud Lake.(1242)

Alexander Gertsen, writer, revolutionary, is born.(1812)

The first tram starts working in the streets of Moscow.(1899)

The Soviet Government issues a decree On Measures of struggling with under age criminality.(1935)

During his visit to Volga car factory in Togliatti Mikhail Gorbachev for the first time used word perestroyka referring to the situation and processes taking place in the USSR.(1986)

Peter the Great issues a decree On observance of cleanness of Moscow and penalty for throwing of various trash out on the streets.(1699)

Bella Akhmadulina, poetess, is born.(1937)

Kozma Prutkov, writer, philosopher, is born.(1803)

Russian-English convention concerning intentions to create an All-European coalition against Napoleonic France is concluded in St. Petersburg.(1805)

Alexander Ostrovsky, playwright, is born.(1823)

Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space(1961)

Garry Kasparov, 13th World Chess Champion, is born.(1963)

Denis Fonvizin, writer, is born.(1745)

Yekaterina I, Russian Empress, is born.(1684)

Lenin comes to Petrograd (St. Petersburg).(1917)

Nikita Khruscshev, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR, is born.(1894)

Moscow sees the launch of the first bus.(1922)

Maxim Gorky in his article in Pravda calls jazz the music of the fat people.(1928)

Construction of artificial Krasnoyarsk Sea is completed.(1967)

The first non-stop flight from Moscow to Tokyo.(1967)

Raisa Rayt-Kovaleva, translator, is born.(1898)

Vladimir II Monomakh, ascends the Kievan throne.(1113)

Ivan Kulibin, self-taught inventor, is born.(1735)

Vladimir Lenin (Ulyanov), creator of the Soviet State, is born.(1870)

Sergey Prokofyev, composer, is born.(1891)

First President of Russia Boris Yeltsin died(2007)

Stepan Razin along with his brother Frol are being captured.(1671)

Semen Budyonny, Marshall, three-times hero of the USSR, Commander of the 1st Cavalry Army, is born.(1883)

Accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear plant.(1986)

The Soviet Government issues a decree canceling succession rights (the decree has an effect until 22 May 1922).(1918)

Mstislav Rostropovich, a great Russian cellist and conductor, dies in Moscow at the age of 80(2007)

Kirill Lavrov , a famous Russian and Soviet actor, passes away, aged 81(2007)

The title of Marshall of the USSR is conferred for the last time.(1990)

Vasily Tatishchev, historian, statesman, is born.(1686)

Russian Emperor Pavel I prohibits the import of books and music.(1800)





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