On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1833: Alexander Borodin, composer, born
1905: Mutinous soldiers and sailors destroy much of Vladivostok.
1910: Vladimir Zvegintsev, linguist, born
1914: Russian troops led by General Russki pushed the Germans under Hindenburg back to their original positions, ending the battle of the Vistula River. The Germans lost at least 42,000 men.
1922: Anatoly Papanov, actor, born
1960: Explosion of largest nuclear bomb ever tested: Tsar Bomba at Novaya Zemlya.
1961: Stalin's body removed from Lenin Mausoleum (Stalingrad was renamed Volgograd)