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1 September 2015


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On This Day

Notable events on this day in Russian history

1853: Aleksei Brusilov, military leader, born

1907: St. Petersburg Convention signed by Russia and Britain, settling differences over Persia, Afghanistan and Tibet and establishing the Triple Entente (including France).

1941: Marina Tsvetaeva, poet, committed suicide

1944: Russian troops and tanks captured Bucharest, Romania, and received a huge welcome from the people.

1983: Korean passenger plane is shot down over Sakhalin Island, killing 269.

1986: Admiral Nakhimov, Soviet passenger ship, collided with a merchant vessel in the Black Sea. Both ships sank, killing 448 people.

1991: Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan declared independence from the Soviet Union.

1994: Troops of the former Soviet Union ended half a century of military presence on German soil with a farewell ceremony presided over by Russian President Boris Yeltsin and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl.