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4 October 2015

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On This Day

Notable events on this day in Russian history

1552: Ivan IV enters a defeated Kazan. Upon his return to Moscow he is henceforth known as "grozny" (meaning "dread" or "awesome", not "terrible").

1853: Crimean War began

1853: Gennady Nevelskoy raises the Russian flag on Sakhalin Island.

1916: Vitaly Ginsburg, physicist, born

1957: Sputnik launched into orbit

1993: President Boris Yeltsin orders the storming of the White House, held by anti-government deputies.