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1 December 2015

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On This Day

Notable events on this day in Russian history

1368: Russian forces beat back Lithuanians at Trostna river, near Moscow.

1570: Treaty of Stettin, between Denmark and Sweden, ends the Northern War, which will allow the parties to turn their eyes to Russia.

1869: Konstantin Somov, painter, born (died 1939)

1939: USSR attacks Finland to gain Karelian isthmus.

1964: Unmanned Soviet spaceship "Zond 2" headed for Mars but lost contact in May 1965.

1988: Microsoft opens its representative office in Moscow