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Notable events on this day in Russian history
1792: Nikolai Lobachevsky, mathematician, born (died 1856)
1873: Valery Bryusov, writer, born.
1900: First issue of Iskra published.
1934: Sergei Kirov, Leningrad Party Leader, assassinated, setting off purges
1943: First Suvorov Military Schools opened.
1945: Gennady Khazanov, comic actor, born
1962: Nikita Khrushchev blasted art exhibition at Moscow Manezh
1989: Mikhail Gorbachev became the first Soviet leader to visit the Vatican and meet the Pope. This meeting ended 72 years of Kremlin atheist ideology.
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