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Prince Dmitry Pozharsky, boyard, military leader and peoples hero, is born.(1578)

Shvartz Evgeny Lvovich, famous Russian writer and playwright, is born.(1896)

The USSR launches the first spaceship with dogs the first creatures of Earth enter the outer space.(1957)

The construction of Ostankino TV tower (540 meters high) is completed.(1967)

In Moscow opens the first planetarium in the USSR.(1929)

Russian historian Lev Gumilev (1912-92) is arrested on a charge of counterrevolutionary activity.(1949)

A blank shot of the cruiser Aurora at 21:45 gave a signal to storm the Winter Palace in Petrograd (St. Petersburg).(1917)

The third anniversary of the October revolution is celebrated with a grandiose dramatization Taking of the Winter Palace.(1920)

Ivan Turgenev, Russian writer, is born.(1818)

Mikhail Kalashnikov, the constructor of the worldwide famous AK machine gun, is born.(1919)

Ended the Tartar-Mongolian occupation of Russian lands, which lasted for over two centuries.(1480)

Rolan Bykov, a brilliant actor and film director, is born.(1929)

The first session of Russian Academy of Sciences opens.(1725)

Pavlic Morozov, the most famous traitor in Russian history, is born.(1918)

The first voyage of the first Russian steamship Elizaveta from St. Petersburg to Kronstadt and back.(1815)

Alexander Popov, swimmer, is born.(1971)

Mikhail Shepkin, an actor, is born.(1788)

The Russian Chemical Association is founded by the initiative of Dmitry Mendeleyev.(1868)

Eldar Ryazanov, a famous film director, scriptwriter, actor and poet, is born.(1927)

Mikhail Lomonosov, scientist and writer, is born.(1711)

The biggest flood in the history of St. Petersburg.(1824)

Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Great Russian writer and thinker, dies.(1910)

Zinaida Gippius, Russian poetess and writer, ideologist of symbolism, is born.(1869)

Maya Plisetsakay, Russian ballerina, is born.(1925)

Michail Gluzsky, Russian actor, The Peoples Actor of the USSR (1983), is born.(1921)

Dal Vladimir Ivanovich, writer, ethnographer, doctor, and lexicographer, is born.(1801)

Ice road through Ladozhskoe Lake is open to Leningrad under the siege.(1941)

The first broadcasting of Moscow radio.(1924)

Suvorov Alexandr, Russian commander, is born.(1729)

Alfred Shnitke, Russian composer, is born.(1934)

Tsar-Bell, the monument of the 18th century, is cast in Moscow.(1735)

The order of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR on resettlement of Germans, Kamyks, Ingushes, Chechens, Balkars , and Crimean Tatars to remote regions of the country.(1948)

Boris Grebenshchikov, the leader of the legendary Russian rock band Aquarium, is born.(1952)

Vladimir Mashkov, the Russian actor, is born(1963)

The Teheran Conference starts.(1943)

Evgeniy Mironov, one of the most popular TV and theatre actors today, is born.(1966)

The Soviet-Finnish war (1939-1940) breaks out.(1939)

Two-headed eagle is readopted as the State Emblem of Russia.(1993)





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