On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1818: Tsar Alexander II (ruled 1855-1881) born (died 1881).
1824: US-Russian Treaty signed, under which Russia agreed to come no further south than 54 degrees 40 ' and withdrew its 1821 maritime restrictions in exchange for the US' renunciation of all territory north of this line.
1894: Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet leader, born (died 1971)
1895: Vladimir Propp, folklore researcher, born
1938: Rudolf Nureyev, Russian ballet dancer, was born. He defected to the US in 1961
1956: Cominform is dissolved