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On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1777: Aleksei Yermolov, army general, born
1830: Aleksei Savrasov, painter, born
1905: Mikhail Sholokhov, writer, born
1940: Iosif Brodsky, poet, born
1972: Maksim Surayev, cosmonaut, born
1977: Kremlin ousted President Nikolai Podgorny from the ruling Politburo.