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7 July 2015

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The Spine of Russia

Join us in our effort to stifle the drumbeat of enmity, aggression and rivalry... with a book!

Travel with us (virtually) along the Spine of Russia this fall, as we seek to break down stereotypes, gather fascinating stories and images, and collect it all into an amazing coffee-table book (which you can prebuy by way of supporting this project).

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On This Day

Notable events on this day in Russian history

1807: Peace of Tilsit signed between Napoleon and Tsar Alexander I in the middle of the Nemunas river

1887: Marc Chagall, artist, born (died 1985)

1893: Vladimir Mayakovsky, poet, born (died 1930)

1918: Bolsheviks defeat the revolt of the leftist SRs.

1918: Pavel Kogan, poet, born

1933: Nikolai Skrypnik (Ukrainian Bolshevik) committed suicide

1939: Yelena Obraztsova, opera singer, born

1988: Second of two missions to Mars' moon Phobos; carried 2 landers; planned to enter Mars orbit. Phobos 1 operated nominally until an expected communications session on 2 September 1988 failed to occur. The failure of controllers to regain contact with the sp