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1986 in the Soviet Union

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1986 in the Soviet Union

Incumbents

  • General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union – Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet – Andrei Gromyko
  • Premier of the Soviet Union – Nikolai Ryzhkov
  • Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Soviet Union – Vladimir Terebilov
  • Procurator General of the USSR – Alexander Rekunkov
  • January

  • 25 January – Mikhail Gorbachev proposes a 15-year plan on abolition of nuclear weapons.
  • 29 January – Height 611 UFO incident allegedly occurs in Dalnegorsk.
  • February

  • 20 February – Mir space station is launched.
  • 24 February – VI Winter Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR opens in Krasnoyarsk.
  • 25 February – The 27th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union is opened, where the concept of glasnost emerges.
  • March

  • 1 March – 1986 Soviet Top League is inaugurated.
  • 13 March
  • Soyuz T-15 is launched at the Gagarin's Start.
  • 1986 Black Sea incident: American cruiser USS Yorktown and the destroyer USS Caron, claiming the right of innocent passage, enter the Soviet territorial waters near the southern Crimean Peninsula.
  • April

  • 12 April – 1986 World Ice Hockey Championships are inaugurated in Moscow.
  • 21 April - Mikhail Gorbachev announces that the Soviet Union is ready to dissolve the Warsaw Pact with the simultaneous dissolution of NATO.
  • 26 April – Chernobyl disaster.
  • May

  • 4 May – Rock-Panorama-86 festival opens in Moscow.
  • 12 May – The Council of Ministers of the USSR introduces the State Acceptance of Production (gospriyomka).
  • 13 May – The 5th congress of the Union of Cinematographers of the USSR is opened.
  • 20 May – The designing of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant sarcophagus starts.
  • June

  • 3 June – IX Summer Spartakiad of the Peoples of the USSR opens.
  • 28 June – Antonov An-12 of the Soviet Air Forces crashes in Yeysk, killing 10.
  • July

  • 2 July – Aeroflot Flight 2306 crashes in Komi ASSR, killing 54.
  • 5 July – 1986 Goodwill Games are inaugurated in Moscow.
  • August

  • 8 August – 1986 FIBA World Championship for Women opens in Minsk, Vilnius and Moscow.
  • 31 August – Sinking of SS Admiral Nakhimov in the Black Sea, 423 deaths.
  • September

  • 5 September – The Soviet leg of the World Chess Championship 1986 opens in Leningrad.
  • 20 September – Two Internal Troops servicemen make an unsuccessful attempt to hijack Tu-134A aircraft in Ufa and flee to Pakistan.
  • October

  • 5 October – Scientist and human rights advocate Yuri Orlov is freed from Siberian exile.
  • 20 October – Aeroflot Flight 6502 crashes in Kuybyshev (now Samara), killing 70.
  • November

  • 6 November – Koristovka train collision, 44 are dead and about 100 are injured.
  • 14 November – The Molodezhny department store in Moscow is robbed, 3 cash-in-transit workers are killed.
  • 19 November – The law "On Individual Labor Activity" is adopted, approving the use of private enterprises to manufacture some consumer goods.
  • 19 November – The Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union issues an Appeal to Parliaments and People of the World about global nuclear disarmament.
  • December

  • 1 December – Popular film Kin-dza-dza! is released.
  • 16 December – Jeltoqsan riots spark in Alma-Ata.
  • 19 December – Soviet authorities announce that Andrei Sakharov and Yelena Bonner now can return to Moscow after a seven-year exile.
  • January

  • 5 January – Yana Shemyakina, Ukrainian Olympic champion in fencing
  • 6 January – Yuliya Chermoshanskaya, Russian Olympic 4x100 metre relay champion
  • 15 January – Mariya Abakumova, Russian javelin thrower
  • March

  • 17 March – Olesya Rulin, Russian American actress
  • April

  • 8 April – Igor Akinfeev, Russian goalkeeper
  • 11 April – Tatiana Kosintseva, Russian chess Grandmaster
  • 27 April – Dinara Safina, Russian tennis player
  • May

  • 13 May – Alexander Rybak, Norwegian singer
  • June

  • 12 June – Stanislava Komarova, Russian swimmer
  • July

  • 31 July – Evgeni Malkin, Russian ice hockey player
  • September

  • 9 September – Katy Topuria, Georgian singer
  • January

  • 11 January – Ilya Averbakh, Soviet film director
  • 30 January – Ivan Papanin, Soviet Polar explorer and twice Hero of the Soviet Union
  • April

  • 12 April – Valentin Kataev, Soviet writer
  • May

  • 6 May – Sergei Simonov, Soviet weapons designer
  • 26 May – Vitaly Abalakov, Soviet alpinist
  • References

    1986 in the Soviet Union Wikipedia


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