On This Day
Notable events on this day in Russian history
1812: Napoleon invaded Russia. Ironically, almost three years to the day (on June 22, 1815), Napoleon abdicated after his defeat at Waterloo.
1877: Aleksei Remizov, writer, born (died 1957)
1948: Berlin Blockade began. Joseph Stalin blocked all ground and water access, as well as cut electricity to the Western sector. Within a few days, the Berlin Airlift began. United States planes dropped up to 13,000 tons of goods per day for the next 10 month
1985: Natalia Solzhenitsyn, wife of exiled Soviet author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, became a United States citizen in Rutland, Vermont.
1994: The European Union and Russia signed a landmark accord in Corfu, Greece, designed to stabilize the ex-Soviet power and bring it ever closer to its former rivals.