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On This Day

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.