Notable events on this day in Russian history
1737: V. Bazhenov, architect, born
1890: Vaslav Nijinsky, dancer, born (died 1950)
1917: The Russian Duma established the Provisional Committee.
1917: Death penalty banned in Russia following March revolution. But reinstitute in July to keep soldiers from deserting.
1918: Moscow becomes the capital of Russia.
1941: Andrei Smirnov, director ("Belorussian station"), born
1947: US Pres. Truman sets the Truman Doctrine, effectively launching the Cold War with the Soviet Union.