On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1801: Paul I is strangled at St. Michael's Castle.
1801: Alexander I became tsar of Russia
1903: Lidia Chukovskaya, poet, writer, literary critic, born
1941: Soviet Union and U.S. signed the Lend-Lease Act.
1985: Mikhail Gorbachev becomes CPSU General Secretary.
1990: Lithuania voted for independence, setting in motion disbanding of USSR.
1990: RIS Publications (publisher of Russian Life magazine and this website!) founded.