|1924, February 18 – the date of birth
1928 – Ilyenkovs move to Moscow.
1940 – Evald leaves a secondary school no. 170.
1941 – enters the Moscow Institute of Philosophy and Literature.
Then he evacuates to Ashgabat and continues his study at the Moscow
1942, July – MSU moves to Sverdlovsk, where in August Ilyenkov
is drafted into the army.
1942‑1943 – training in Frunze artillery school (Sukhoy
Log, near Sverdlovsk).
1943, August – Ilyenkov is detached to the Western front as a lieutenant of artillery.
1945 – being a platoon leader commander, he reaches Berlin. After the end of the World War II he continues to serve in occupation forces in Germany.
1945, August – Ilyenkov is detached to Moscow as a contributor of «Red Star» daily newspaper.
1946, February – he returns to the MSU, at philosophy faculty.
1950 – post-graduate at the Chair of History of Foreign Philosophy.
1953 – research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.
1953 – Ilyenkov defends a Ph.D. thesis: «Some problems of
the materialistic dialectics in Marx’s Grundrisse» (scientific
adviser – Prof. T.I. Oyzerman).
1955, May – expulsion from the MSU.
1965 – Ilyenkov is awarded a Chernyshevsky Prize by the Presidium of Academy of Sciences
for his research in dialectics and logic. Over a period of years he works as a non-staff editor for the section
on dialectical materialism of the «Philosophical Encyclopaedia».
1968 – defends a Doctoral thesis: «To the question of the
nature of thinking. On the materials of analysis of the German classical
1979, March 21 – the obit. Ilyenkov commits suicide.