Notable events on this day in Russian history
1877: Maximilian Voloshin, painter, poet, born
1896: All-Russian Industrial and Art Fair opened in Nizhny Novgorod.
1913: Tikhon Khrennikov, composer, born (died 2007)
1987: Mathias Rust lands plane in Red Square
1995: Russia's worst recorded earthquake killed 1,989 people in the Far East town of Neftegorsk, on the north of Sakhalin Island. The quake measured 7.5 on the Richter scale.
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