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Notable events on this day in Russian history
1916: Construction of Trans-Siberian Railway completed on Russian territory with opening of bridge over the Amur river near Khabarovsk.
1943: Inna Churikova, actress, born
1991: President Mikhail Gorbachev pledged to match the US in scrapping tactical nuclear weapons.
1991: Soviet Union granted associate member status in the IMF.
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