Monthly Archives: January 2011

Russia

CULTURAL  LANDMARKS

  • 1017  Primary Chronicle
  • 1041  St Sophia Kiev
  • 1103  Annunciation Church, Novgorod
  • 1187  Tale of Igor’s Campaign
  • 1326  Cathedral of the Assumption. Moscow Kremlin
  • 1333  Archangel Cathedral, Moscow Kremlin
  • 1410-22  Rublev icon of Holy Trinity
  • 1487  Kremlin armoury
  • 1560  St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
  • 1564  first Russian book printed
  • 1598  Trinity Church, Moscow
  • 1614  Moscow printing house
  • 1632  Kiev Academy
  • 1678  Ushakov: Saviour Not Done by Hands
  • 1685  Slav-Greek-Latin Academy, Moscow

 

  • 1700  adoption of Julian calendar
  • 1703  first Russian newspaper Peter and Paul Fortress
  • 1710  new civil alphabet
  • 1714  Summer Palace, St Petersburg, Kunstkamera
  • 1725  Academy of Sciences
  • 1731  first opera performance in Russia
  • 1734  Winter Palace Theatre
  • 1737  Commission of development of St Petersburg
  • 1740  rebuilding of Fountain House (Sheremetev palace)
  • 1755  establishment of Moscow University
  • 1757  Academy of Arts, St Petersburg
  • 1757  Lomonosov’s Russian Grammar
  • 1768  Falconet’s Bronze Horseman
  • 1783  establishment of Russian Academy
  • 1790  Lvov-Prach: Collection of Russian Folk Songs
  • 1796-1801  reign of Paul

 

  • 1803  Imperial monopoly of public theatres
  • 1810  lyceé at Tsarkoe Selo
  • 1812  Napoleon’s invasion
  • 1819  establishment of St Petersburg University
  • 1820  Pushkin: Ruslan and Liudmila
  • 1820-21 Pushkin: Prisoner of the Caucasus
  • 1831  Gogol: Evening on a Farm
  • 1833  Pushkin: Eugene Onegin
  • 1835  Gogol: ‘Taras Bulba’
  • 1852  Turgenev: Sketches from a Hunter’s Album
  • 1865  Tolstoy:  War and Peace
  • 1868  Stasov: Origins of the Russian Byliny
  • 1873  Tolstoy: Anna Karenina
  • 1874  Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
  • 1880  Dostoevsky: Brothers Karamazov
  • 1883  Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow
  • 1891  Rachmaninov: First Piano Concerto
  • 1895  Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake
  • 1898  Moscow Arts Theatre

 

  • 1904  Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard
  • 1907  Kandinsky: Motley Life
  • 1909  Rachmaninov: Third Piano Concerto
  • 1910  Stravinsky/Ballet Russes: The Firebird
  • 1913  Stravinsky/Ballet Russes: The Rite of Spring
  • 1914  First World War / Petersburg renamed Petrograd 
  • 1913-14  Akhmatova: Rosary
  • 1917  February Revolution / abdication of Tsar
  • 1920  Talin Tower for III International
  • 1921  execution of Gumilev
  • 1922  Trotsky attack on Akhmatova
  • 1924  Eisenstein: Battleship Potemkin
  • 1929  Vertov:  Man with a Movie Camera
  • 1932  Union of Soviet Writers established
  • 1933  Bunin awarded Nobel Prize
  • 1935  Akhmatova: Requiem
  • 1937  Shostakovich: Fifth Symphony
  • 1940  Akhmatova: Poem without a Hero
  • 1941  German Invasion of Soviet Union 
  • 1941  Nabokov: The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
  • 1941  Prokofiev: War and Peace
  • 1942  Shostakovitch: Seventh Symphony (‘Leningrad’)
  • 1946  Party attack on Akhmatova and Zoshchenko
  • 1951  Nabokov: Speak, Memory
  •  1955  Nabokov: Lolita
  • 1957  Pasternak: Doctor Zhivago
  • 1958  Pasternak awarded Nobel Prize
  • 1962  Solzhenitsyn: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • 1970  Solzhenitsyn awarded Nobel Prize
  • 1972  Takrovsky: Solaris

 

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