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6 July 2015


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On This Day

Notable events on this day in Russian history

1762: Peter III murdered after being deposed by his wife, Catherine (later known as "the Great"), a week prior

1844: Konstantin Savitsky, painter, born (died 1905)

1870: As a result of the unsuccessful prosecution of the Nevskaya Stachka of May 1870 (workers were indeed found to have been oppressed), a secret government decree orders that those accused of starting strikes not be sent to court, but exiled to distant regions of the empire instead.

1937: Vladimir Ashkenazi, pianist, born