On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1729: Catherine II (the Great), ruled 1762-1796, born in Stettin as Sophia Augusta Fredericka of Anhalt-Zerbst. (died 1796).
1870: Alexander Benois, painter, art critic, born (died 1960)
1890: Chekhov begins his trip to Sakhalin, departing from Yaroslavl
1922: Stanislav Rostotsky, film director, born (died 2001)
1945: Russian troops reached the suburbs of Berlin (WWII). By the 30th they had taken the Reichstag. On May 2, Berlin fell.