Birthdays on 17 and 18 March

17 MAR

Julia Borisova (1925), Theater actress. Vakhtangov, people’s artist of the USSR

William Gibson (1948), a science fiction writer, founder of the style of cyberpunk

Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993), a legendary dancer, choreographer

Boris Polevoy (1908-1981), writer, chief editor of the magazine “Yunost”

Sergey Stillavin (1973), radio host, showman

Vladimir Churov (1953), Ambassador for special assignments of the Russian foreign Ministry, the CEC Chairman (2007-2016)

18 MAR

Mikhail Delyagin (1968), doctor of economic Sciences, scientist, essayist, academician of RANS

Rudolf Diesel (1858-1913), engineer and inventor that created the internal combustion engine

Gennady Zavolokin (1948-2001), composer, accordionist, poet, people’s artist of Russia

Ivan Kolesnikov (1983), the actor of theatre and cinema (“the End of a great era”, “upward Movement”)

Stanislav Kucher (1972), journalist, publicist, public figure

Natalia Poklonskaya (1980), Chairman of the Duma Committee for security and combating corruption

Heinz Velfe (1918-2008), one of the most valuable agents of the Soviet foreign intelligence

Alexei Yagudin (1980), figure skater, Olympic champion

Birthdays and dates. Chronicle of events

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