On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1900: Isaak Dunayevsky, composer, born
1923: Leonid Gaidai, film director, scriptwriter, born (died 1993)
1930: War on "kulaks" begins by decree of the Central Committee, "On Measures for Liquidation of the Kulak Economy in Heavily Collectivized Regions."
1956: Design work starts on the Zenit, the first military photo-reconnaisance satellite.
1956: Development of first Sputnik authorised.