On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1877: Russia declares war on Ottoman Empire
1903: Nikolai Zabolotsky, poet, born (died 1958).
1948: Vladislav Tretyak, hockey player, born
1967: Vladimir Komarov, first Russian to fly in the Soyuz craft, died when he crash-landed in Russia after his 17th Earth orbit.
1996: President Boris Yeltsin met Chinese President Jiang Zemin at the start of a visit to Beijing hailed by both sides as signaling a new relationship between them.