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On This Day

Notable events on this day in Russian history

1799: Alexander Pushkin, writer, born (died 1837)

1908: Aleksei Arbuzov, playwright, born (died 1986)

1938: Lyudmila Petrushevskaya, writer, born

1942: Britain and Soviet Russia signed a collaboration treaty in London.

1947: Death penalty replaced with a 25-year prison term, in consideration of peacetime.

1960: U.S. U.N. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge accused the Soviets of hiding a microphone inside a wood carving of the Great Seal of the United States that had been presented by Soviet schoolchildren to the US Ambassador in Moscow in 1946. The bug was discovered in September 1952, when George Kennan was ambassador.

1972: SALT I Treaty signed