On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1605: Boris Godunov dies.
1605: Fyodor II ascends to the throne. Murdered less than a month later.
1880: Mikhail Fokin, dancer, choreographer, born
1891: Sergei Prokofiev, composer, born
1932: All independent artistic, literary organizations banned
1964: First play in "Taganka Theater"
1990: Chinese Premier Li Peng arrived in Moscow on an official visit to the Soviet Union, the most senior Chinese leader to visit Moscow since 1964.
2007: Boris Yeltsin, first freely-elected president of Russia, died.