Notable events on this day in Russian history
1703: Tsar Peter the Great founded St. Petersburg: Peter and Paul Fortress established on a small island in the Neva delta.
1794: Pyotr Chaadaev, philosopher, born (died 1856)
1883: Coronation of Tsar Alexander III in Moscow.
1937: Andrei Bitov, writer, born
1994: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia after 20 years in exile.
1996: Boris Yeltsin signed a cease fire agreement, effective June 1, with the leader of the Chechen rebels.
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