Notable events on this day in Russian history
1800: By decree, Paul I prohibits importation of foreign books into Russia.
1814: Mikhail Bakunin, anarchist philsopher, born (died 1876)
1856: Russian Republic Chancellor Earl von Nesselrode resigned.
1918: Red flag (with RSFSR initials) officially replaces Russian tricolor (which had been in use since Peter I)
1940: Vladimir Vasilyev, dancer, choreographer, born
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