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On This Day

Notable events on this day in Russian history

1792: Nikolai Lobachevsky, mathematician, born (died 1856)

1873: Valery Bryusov, writer, born.

1900: First issue of Iskra published.

1934: Sergei Kirov, Leningrad Party Leader, assassinated, setting off purges

1943: First Suvorov Military Schools opened.

1945: Gennady Khazanov, comic actor, born

1962: Nikita Khrushchev blasted art exhibition at Moscow Manezh

1989: Mikhail Gorbachev became the first Soviet leader to visit the Vatican and meet the Pope. This meeting ended 72 years of Kremlin atheist ideology.