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Ivan Ostroukhov, painter-peredwizhnik, is born(1858)

New medal appears in USSR(1939)

The history of the airborne troops commences(1930)

Solemn XXII Olympic games closing ceremony was held in Moscow.(1980)

Opening of the first International Moscow Cinema Festival.(1959)

Vasily Stasov, architect, is born(1769)

Artyom Mikoyan, Russian aircraft designer and engineer, is born.(1905)

Second Russian cosmonaut Gherman Titov held the first record for the longest time in space.(1961)

The Bronze Horseman (Mednyi Vsadnik) monument unveiled in Saint-Petersburg on Ploschad Dekabristov (Decembrists Square).(1782)

First Russian round-the-world voyage starts(1803)

Maria Alexandrovna, Russian Empress, is born.(1824)

Alexander Topchiev, Russian chemist, is born.(1907)

Vadim Sinyavskiy, Russian sportreporter, is born(1906)

International airport Sheremetyevo opens in Moscow.(1959)

Saint Sergiy Radonezhskiy founded the convent(1337)

Gorky Park (Cultural and leisure park named in honour of the writer Maxim Gorky) opens in Moscow.(1928)

Zoological garden opens in Saint Petersburg.(1865)

Dmitry Merezhkovskiy, novelist, critic, and religious figure, is born.(1866)

Christening of Ancient Russia(988)

Tretyakov gallery opens for visitors in Moscow.(1893)

Orest Fedorovich Miller, historian and literary critic, is born(1833)

The Soviet atomic icebreaker Arktika becomes the first vessel to reach the North Pole.(1977)

Saint-Petersburg, current capital of Russia, is renamed Petrograd.(1914)

Attempted coup against Mikhail Gorbachev is pulled off.(1991)

First living creatures are back on Earth returning from Space.(1960)

Opening of the fountain system in Peterhof(1721)

Nikolay Bogolubov, Russian mathematician and physicist, is born.(1909)

National Day of Flag(1994)

Friedrich Tsander, Russian scientist and inventor, is born.(1887)

Prince Lev Golitsyn, scientist and wine-maker, is born.(1845)

Ivan the Terrible IV, the first tzar of Russia, is born.(1530)

Petr Todorovskiy, honoured Russian cinema director, is born.(1925)

Faina Ranevskaya, famous Russian actress, is born.(1896)

Pyotr Vrangel, the general of White Army, is born.(1878)

Arkady Strugatskiy, Science-fiction writer, is born.(1925)

To commemorate 100-th Jubilee of Patriotic War of 1812, The Battle of Borodino panorama on Chistoprudny Boulevard is set.(1912)

The first atomic bomb was tested in USSR.(1949)

Isaak Levitan, painter, is born(1860)

Alexey Brusilov, cavalry general, is born(1853)





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