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