On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1649: Zemsky Sobor completes the compilation of a new legal code, with over 1000 articles, among them attaching peasants to the land, abolishing privileges for foreigners and subjecting the church to greater state control
1676: Tsar Alexis I dies. Fyodor III accedes to the throne.
1730: Peter II, tsar of Russia (1727-30), died of smallpox on his wedding day
1783: Vasily Zhukovsky, poet, born (died 1852)
1837: Poet and author, Aleksandr Pushkin, died in a duel at age 37 (February 10, new style)
1860: Anton Chekhov, writer, born
1918: Red Navy is established.
1920: Labor is made obligatory.