List of Soviet and Russian assassinations

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This is a list of people assassinated by Soviet Union (1918–1991) and Russian federation (1992–present). Some assassinations took place overseas.

Target Date City Country Position Killer
Fyodor Kokoshkin January 20, 1918 Leningrad  Russian SFSR member of the First Russian State Duma Petrograd Military Revolutionary Committee
Nikolay Vtorov 20 May 1918 Moscow Russian industrialist. Bolsheviks
Nicholas II 17 July 1918 Yekaterinburg last Czar of Russia Cheka
Francis Cromie 31 August 1918 Petrograd British naval attaché Bolsheviks
Alexander Dutov February 1921 Suiding, China Russian Cossacks Bolsheviks
Sidney Reilly  1925 Moscow  Soviet Union British MI6 spy OGPU
Pyotr Wrangel  April 25, 1928 Brussels  Belgium Russian White Russian Army General [[]]
Alexander Kutepov 26 January 1930 Paris  France General White Army NKVD
Noe Ramishvili 7 December 1930 Paris  France former Prime Minister of Georgia NKVD
Sergey Kirov 1 December 1934 Leningrad  Soviet Union First Secretary of the Leningrad City Committee of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks)
Ignace Reiss 4 September 1937 Lausanne   Switzerland Soviet spy
Yevhen Konovalets May 23, 1938 Rotterdam  Netherlands Leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists
Yevgeny Miller 11 May 1939 Moscow  Soviet Union General in the White Army
Zinaida Reich 15 July 1939 Moscow  Soviet Union Soviet actress
Leon Trotsky 21 August 1940 Coyoacán  Mexico Soviet politician and Marxist revolutionary theorist
Nikolai Koltsov December 2, 1940 Leningrad  Soviet Union Soviet biologist
Mairbek Sheripov November 7, 1942 Chechnya Chechen nationalist Soviet security force
Carlo Tresca January 11, 1943 New York City  United States Italian-American newspaper editor NKVD
Solomon Mikhoels 13 January 1948 Minsk  Soviet Union Soviet actor and the artistic director of the Moscow State Jewish Theater. MGB
Khasan Israilov December 29, 1944 Chechnya Chechen nationalist Soviet security force
Lev Rebet October 10, 1957 Munich  West Germany Leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists KGB
Imre Nagy 16 June 1958 Budapest  Hungary Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the People's Republic of Hungary Soviet show trial
Stepan Bandera[1] 15 October 1959 Munich  West Germany Leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists KGB
Georgi Markov 11 September 1978 London  United Kingdom Bulgarian dissident journalist
Hafizullah Amin 27 December 1979 Kabul  Afghanistan President of Afghanistan
Sultan Ibraimov 4 December 1980 Cholpon Ata  Soviet Union Prime Ministers of Kyrgyzstan
Dzhokhar Dudayev 21 April 1996 Chechnya  Russia President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria Russian Air Force
Ruslan Gelayev February 28, 2004 Bezhta (ru), Dagestan Deputy Prime Minister of Chechnya Border Security Service
Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev 13, 2004 Doha  Qatar President of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria SVR
Aslan Maskhadov 8 March 2005 Tolstoy-Yurt, Chechnya  Russia FSB
Abdul-Halim Sadulayev 17 June 2006 Argun, Chechnya FSB
Alexander Litvinenko 23 November 2006 London  United Kingdom defected FSB official FSO
Supyan Abdullayev 28 March 2011 Ingushetia,  Russia Vice president of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Russian Air Force
Aliaskhab Kebekov 19 April 2015 Buynaksk, Dagestan, Emir of the Caucasus Emirate Russian security forces
Magomed Suleimanov 11 August 2015 Gimry, Dagestan, Russian security forces
Zalim Shebzukhov August 17, 2016 Saint-Petersburg Russian security force
Rustam Asildarov 3 December 2016 Makhachkala, Dagestan Emir of the Dagestan FSB


  1. ^ Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, The Sword and the Shield: The Mitrokhin Archive and the Secret History of the KGB, Basic Books, 1999. ISBN 0-465-00312-5, p. 362.