On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1775: Karl Rossi, architect, born
1892: Peter Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker premiered at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia
1921: Yuri Nikulin, actor and circus artist, born
1921: Yury Nikulin, clown, actor, born
1940: Hitler fixes date of invasion of USSR (June 22, 1941).
1962: Dmitri Shostakovitch's daring 13th Symphony (Babi Yar) debuts (based on poems by Yevtushchenko)