Notable events on this day in Russian history
1891: Viktor Zhirmunsky, linguist, born (died 1971)
1918: Allied troops land in Archangel.
1945: Four-party administration of Berlin is set with conclusion of Postdam Conference.
1988: The Soviet Union released Mathias Rust, the young West German pilot who had landed a light plane in Moscow's Red Square in May 1987.
1990: After nearly seven year ban, Aeroflot flights to and from the US resume (halted in wake of the downing of KAL jet).
Free Weekly Russia File newsletter. Exclusive discounts.