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Notable events on this day in Russian history
1581: Polish leader Stefan Batory lays seige to Pskov, which lasts five months but is unsuccessful.
1812: Natalia Goncharova, wife of Pushkin, born
1828: Lev Tolstoy, writer, born (died 11/7/1910).
1939: Vladimir Ivashov, actor, born (died 1995)
1941: Volga German Republic liquidated. 367,000 Russo-Germans deported to eastern USSR.
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