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Notable events on this day in Russian history
1874: Nikolai Roerich, painter, born
1896: Yevgeny Shvarts, playwright, born (died 1958)
1905: Sergei Witte confronts the tsar, and demands either a constitutional government or a military dictatorship.
1944: British Prime Minister Churchill arrived in Russia for talks with Stalin at the Fourth Moscow Conference (code named TOLSTOY).
1959: Boris Nemtsov, politician, born
1975: Andrei Sakharov awarded Nobel Peace Prize.
1995: A bomb injured General Anatoly Romanov, commander of Russia's forces in Chechnya.
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