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18 April 2015


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On This Day

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