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Notable events on this day in Russian history
1552: Ivan IV enters a defeated Kazan. Upon his return to Moscow he is henceforth known as "grozny" (meaning "dread" or "awesome", not "terrible").
1853: Crimean War began
1853: Gennady Nevelskoy raises the Russian flag on Sakhalin Island.
1916: Vitaly Ginsburg, physicist, born
1957: Sputnik launched into orbit
1993: President Boris Yeltsin orders the storming of the White House, held by anti-government deputies.
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