On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1795: 3rd Partition of Poland ended that nation's independent existence.
1860: Treaty of Peking. It granted Russia the right to land from the Ussuri River to the Pacific Ocean, the territory that corresponded with the ancient Manchu province of East Tartary.
1878: Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, painter, born
1911: Arkady Raykin, actor, born
1931: Sofiya Gubaydulina, composer, born
1938: Vendedikt Erofeyev, writer, born (died 1990)
1966: Roman Abramovich, oligarch, born.