1986 in the Soviet Union
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History of the Soviet Union
- 1 Incumbents
- 2 Events
- 3 Births
- 4 Deaths
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 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
- 25 January – Mikhail Gorbachev proposes a 15-year plan on abolition of nuclear weapons.
- 29 January – Height 611 UFO incident allegedly occurs in Dalnegorsk.
- 20 February – The first component of the Mir space station - the core module - 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.
- 1 March – 1986 Soviet Top League is inaugurated.
- 13 March
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 2 July – Aeroflot Flight 2306 crashes in Komi ASSR, killing 54.
- 5 July – 1986 Goodwill Games are inaugurated in Moscow.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 17 March – Olesya Rulin, Russian American actress
- 8 April – Igor Akinfeev, Russian goalkeeper
- 11 April – Tatiana Kosintseva, Russian chess Grandmaster
- 27 April – Dinara Safina, Russian tennis player
- 13 May – Alexander Rybak, Norwegian singer
- 12 June – Stanislava Komarova, Russian swimmer
- 31 July – Evgeni Malkin, Russian ice hockey player
- 9 September – Katy Topuria, Georgian singer
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- 11 January – Ilya Averbakh, Soviet film director
- 30 January – Ivan Papanin, Soviet Polar explorer and twice Hero of the Soviet Union
- 12 April – Valentin Kataev, Soviet writer
- События 1986 года (in Russian). Hrono.ru. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- Катастрофа Ан-12 в Ейске (in Russian). War.airdisaster.ru. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- Катастрофа Ту-134А Коми УГА в районе Сыктывкара (in Russian). Airdisaster.ru. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- Освобождение самолета Ту-134А (in Russian). Alphagroup.ru. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- Катастрофа Ту-134А Северо-Кавказского УГА в а/п Курумоч (Куйбышев) (in Russian). Airdisaster.ru. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- Крушение на станции Користовка (in Russian). Traindisaster.ru. Retrieved 26 May 2013.