1956 in the Soviet Union
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History of the Soviet Union
- First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union – Nikita Khrushchev
- Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union – Kliment Voroshilov
- Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union – Nikolai Bulganin
- 9 February – The report of the Pospelov Commission is presented to the presidium.
- 14–25 February – 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
- 25 February – Nikita Khrushchev makes the speech On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences at the 20th Congress of the CPSU.
- March – 1956 Georgian demonstrations
- 19 October – Soviet–Japanese Joint Declaration of 1956
- 4 November – United Nations Security Council Resolution 120 is passed.
- 7 November – The 2nd Soviet Antarctic Expedition leaves Kaliningrad
- 18 November – "We will bury you" is spoken by Nikita Khrushchev.
- 21 November – Soviet submarine M-200 is rammed and sunk by a Soviet destroyer, killing the submarine's crew.
- 1 March - Dalia Grybauskaite, president of Lithuania
- 19 March – Yegor Gaidar, economist
- 6 May – Vladimir Lisin, oligarch
- 10 May – Vladislav Nikolayevich Listyev, journalist
- 7 November – Mikhail Alperin, jazz pianist, member of the Moscow Art Trio, professor at the Norwegian Academy of Music (d. 2018).
- 3 January – Alexander Gretchaninov, composer
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