Join us in our effort to stifle the drumbeat of enmity, aggression and rivalry... with a book!
Travel with us (virtually) along the Spine of Russia this fall, as we seek to break down stereotypes, gather fascinating stories and images, and collect it all into an amazing coffee-table book (which you can prebuy by way of supporting this project).
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1807: Peace of Tilsit signed between Napoleon and Tsar Alexander I in the middle of the Nemunas river
1887: Marc Chagall, artist, born (died 1985)
1893: Vladimir Mayakovsky, poet, born (died 1930)
1918: Bolsheviks defeat the revolt of the leftist SRs.
1918: Pavel Kogan, poet, born
1933: Nikolai Skrypnik (Ukrainian Bolshevik) committed suicide
1939: Yelena Obraztsova, opera singer, born
1988: Second of two missions to Mars' moon Phobos; carried 2 landers; planned to enter Mars orbit. Phobos 1 operated nominally until an expected communications session on 2 September 1988 failed to occur. The failure of controllers to regain contact with the sp
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