1992 was a leap year that began on Wednesday.
January 1 - Kitee, Nivala and Orimattila became cities.
January 1 - The so-called public holidays - Epiphany and Holy Thursday - were restored to their former places in Finland under an amendment to the Church Act.
January 2 - Russia's second deputy prime minister, Anatoly Chubais, releases prices and begins "shock therapy." Hyperinflation began in Russia.
January 2 - The archives of the former East German secret police, Stas, are opened.
January 3 - Statistics Finland reported that 6,900 bankruptcy applications had been filed in Finland in 1991, compared with 3,970 in 1990.
January 4 - The Russian government decides to close state farms - collective farms and state farms - by the end of the year.
January 6 - Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia escapes with the government from the presidential palace in Tbilisi, which has been besieged by the opposition since December. Gamsakhurdia fled first to Azerbaijan, from there to Armenia, and finally to Chechnya, which was ruled by the rebel government of Johor Dudayev.
January 7 - Imelda Marcos, widow of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, ran for president in the May election.
January 8 - The government decides to hold a consultative referendum on Finland's possible membership of the European Community.
January 10 - Parliament approves the acquisition of 99-68 new U.S. F / A-18 Hornet fighter jets for the Air Force. The parliamentary groups of the Left Alliance and the Greens and the majority of the parliamentary group of the SDP voted against.
January 11 - The Ecclesiastical Assembly of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland approves a new translation of the Bible.
January 13 - Japan apologizes to Korea for World War II atrocities.
January 14 - Twelve former Soviet leaders are indicted for attempted coup in August 1991.
January 15 - Slovenia and Croatia officially gain independence from Yugoslavia.
January 16 - A peace treaty between the government of El Salvador and the rebels to end a 12-year civil war that claimed 75,000 lives was signed in Mexico City.
January 20 - Finland and Russia sign an agreement on mutual political and economic cooperation. The exchange of notes between Finland and Russia was found to have expired by the YYA agreement. The agreement was last extended for 20 years in 1983.
January 20 - Beautiful and bold people began to be shown on Finnish television.
January 22 - Rebels seize state radio station in Kinshasa and demand resignation of government.
January 26 - Russian ballistic missiles are directed away from the United States.
February 6 - The 40th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II is celebrated in Britain.
7 February - The Maastricht Treaty is signed in the Netherlands, and its entry into force on 1 November 1993, following a referendum, transforms the European Community into the European Union.
February 7 - The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that more than half a million people had contracted cholera in Latin America during 1991. About 18,000 had died. The epidemic had its origins in Peru.
February 8 - The Finnish Christian Federation opposes Finland's EC membership.
February 8 - The Winter Olympics begin in Albertville, France.
February 11 - A former leader of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union reveals that the NKP funded the minority of the Communist Party of Finland with more than FIM 80 million between 1978 and 1990. The money had gone through the hands of Ville Pess and Taisto Sinisalo.
February 13 - Savings Banks' Central Equity Bank (SKOP) reported a result of