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26 November 2015

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On This Day

Notable events on this day in Russian history

1741: Elizabeth, daughter of Peter I, stages a coup and assumes power, imprisoning Ivan VI and his family.

1810: Nikolai Pirogov, surgeon, born

1887: Nikolai Vavilov, scientist, born (died 1943)

1936: Japan and Germany signed Anticomintern pact.

1936: Eighth Congress of Soviets begins. New Constitution is adopted on 12/5, written by Bukharin, Stalin declares it "the most democratic in the world." (ends 12/5/1936)