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Malyuta Skuratov, Ivan the Terribles butcher, dies.(1573)

Central Television of the USSR starts daily broadcasting.(1955)

Miliy Balakirev, composer, pianist, conductor, is born.(1837)

Franz Lefort, Peter the Greats associate, is born.(1656)

Alexey Stakhanov, miner, is born.(1906)

Vasily Perov, painter, is born.(1834)

Zurab Tsereteli, sculptor, is born.(1934)

The Time chooses Joseph Stalin as Person of the Year 1942.(1943)

Vasily Solomin, boxer, is born.(1953)

Alexander Skryabin, composer, is born.(1872)

The anthem God Save the King is adopted.(1834)

Mayor of Moscow, Yury Luzhkov, lays the foundation stone for Christ the Savior Cathedral, which is being rebuilt.(1995)

Nikolay Panin-Kolomenkin, sportsman, is born.(1872)

Galina Ulanova, world famous ballet dancer, is born.(1910)

Russia and Turkey sign a treaty by which Crimea, Kuban, and Taman go to Russia.(1784)

Ferdinand Vrangel, seafarer, admiral, is born.(1797)

Alexey Tolstoy, writer, is born.(1883)

The first Russian nature reserve is established.(1917)

Vladimir Vengerov, Soviet film director, is born.(1920)

Mikhail Speransky, count, famous refomer, is born.(1772)

Viktor Vinogradov, linguist, specialist in study of literature, is born.(1895)

Igor Kurchatov, physicist is born.(1903)

Sergey Korolyov, constructor, scholar, is born.(1907)

Starts working the first long-distance telephone line connecting Moscow and St. Petersburg.(1898)

The first Russian newspaper Vedomosti comes out for the first time.(1703)

The Weather Service starts working in Russia.(1872)

Ends drifting of icebreaker Sedov, which lasted 812 days.(1940)

The Case of the Saboteur Doctors is revealed.(1953)

In its first case the Constitutional Court of RF nullifies a decree by the newly elected president of Russian Federation, Boris Yeltsin.(1992)

Alexander Griboyedov, diplomat, playwright, is born.(1795)

Golden coins come into use in Russia.(1897)

Osip Mandelshtam, poet, is born.(1891)

Ivan IV the Terrible is crowned Tzar and Great Prince of All Russia.(1547)

Museum of Study of Woman is created at Academy of Science of the USSR.(1927)

Nikita Khruschev Announces the USSR Working on H-Bomb(1963)

Nikolay Zhukovsky, aircraft designer, is born.(1847)

Constantine Stanislavsky, theatrical director, actor, is born.(1863)

Soviet Governament officially abolishes death penalty.(1920)

Ends the blockade of Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), which lasted about 900 days.(1943)

The Bolshoi Theatre Opens in Moscow(1825)

A Premiere of The Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein(1926)

Patriarch Tikhon pronounces anathema against the Soviet Regime.(1918)

USA president Jimmy Carter sets up a boycott of the Olympic games that are to take place in Moscow.(1980)

Yemelyan Pugachev, leader of rebellious army during the Peasant War in 17731775, dies.(1775)

The Main Botanic Garden of Academy of Science of the USSR is set up in Moscow.(1945)

Dmitry Kharatyan, the Russian actor, is born(1960)

Sergey Eisenstein, film director, is born.(1898)

Ivan III, Great Muscovy Prince, is born.(1440)

Lev Landau, physicist, is born.(1908)

Tzar troops shoot down pacific demonstration in St. Petersburg (Bloody Sunday).(1905)

Tchaikovskys opera Evgeny Onegin is for the first time performed on stage of the Bolshoi Theatre(1881)

Vasily Surikov, painter, is born.(1848)

Yury Bashmet, viola-player, is born.(1953)

Peter the Great issues a Table of ranks.(1722)

Council of People's Commissars ratifies a decree about implementing Gregorian calendar throughout Russian Republic.(1918)

National Philharmonic Orchestra Founded on President's Decree(2003)

Romain, the Russian Gypsy Theatre, Founded in Moscow(1931)

Mikhail Romm, the Soviet film director, is born(1901)

Vladimir Vysotsky, poet, singer, actor, is born.(1938)

Empress Elizabeth issues a decree about establishing of Moscow university, the future Moscow State University.(1755)

Petrograd (former St. Petersburg, now St. Petersburg once again) is given a new name Leningrad.(1924)

The First Map of Russia Appears(1525)

Andrei Rudensky, the Russian actor, is born(1959)

Mikhail Saltykov-Shedrin, writer, is born.(1826)

Pavel Bazhov, fairy tale writer, is born.(1879)

Isaac Babel, writer, dies.(1940)

Lenins funeral.(1924)

Russian round-the-world expedition consisting of two sloops East (led by Bellingshausen) and Peaceful (led by Lazarev) discovers Antarctica.(1820)

Outer Space Treaty Is Opened for Ratification(1967)

Mikhail Baryshnikov, the famous ballet dancer, is born(1948)

Vasily Klyuchevsky, historian, is born.(1841)

Vladimir Solovyev, philosopher, is born.(1853)

Russian poet and Nobel Prize winner, Joseph Brodsky, dies in Italy(1996)

Arthur Rubinstein, the Russian composer, is born(1887)

Soviet Government introduces obligatory military training in schools.(1926)

Andrey Rublyov, icon painter, dies.(1430)

First Municipal Postal Network Appears in St. Petersburg(1833)

First Aviation Club Established in Russia(1908)

Gleb Kotelnikov, inventor of the knapsack parachute, is born.(1872)

Leonid Gayday, film director, is born.(1923)

Boris Spassky, chess player, is born.(1937)

The 6th German Army capitulates in Stalingrad, which is the turning point in the Great Patriotic War and in World War II.(1943)

Russian-Turkish War ends after several Russias victories gained by generals Gurko and Skobelev.(1878)

The first McDonalds opens in Moscow.(1990)

Kunstkamera Established in St. Petersburg by Peter the Great(1714)

Birthday of Russian vodka(1865)





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