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30 March 2015


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On This Day

Notable events on this day in Russian history

1814: Paris surrenders to Russia. Alexander I marches into Paris at the head of Russian troops.

1856: Tsar Alexander II in a speech says it is better to abolish serfdom from above than have it abolish itself from below.

1867: Russia sold Alaska to America for $7.2 mn (2 cents per acre) - this is date of Congressional approval of the sale.

1917: The Russian provisional government accepted the idea of an independent Poland

1945: The Baltic Sea port of Danzig, or Gdansk, was captured by the Russians

1956: Eruption of Mount Bezymianny on the Kamchatka Penninsula