On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1823: Alexander Ostrovsky, writer, born (died 1886).
1839: Nikolai Przhevalsky, explorer and geographer, born (died 1888)
1882: Kornei Chukovsky, children's writer, writer, poet, translator, born (died 1969)
1954: Soviet Union offered to join NATO (founded 1948). Offer is rebuffed, seen as effort to slow US and allied troop buildup in Europe.
1971: Pavel Bure, hockey player, born