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Stalin, last czar nearly tied in fame poll

MOSCOW, July 15 (UPI) -- Josef Stalin and Czar Nicholas II are running neck-and-neck in an online Russian poll to determine the country's most significant historical figure.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 6, 2008.
By United Press International

Letters bring $6 million at auction

LONDON, July 4 (UPI) -- A cache of letters from politicians, poets, scientists and composers recently found in a laundry room sold for more than $6 million at auction in London.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Wednesday, June 6, 2007.
By United Press International

Hopkins tapped to play Leo Tolstoy

CANNES, France, May 21 (UPI) -- Academy award winners Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep are set to star in "The Last Station," a Hollywood biopic about the life of Russian author Leo Tolstoy.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, June 6, the 157th day of 2006 with 208 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, June 6, the 157th day of 2005 with 208 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, June 6, the 158th day of 2004 with 208 to follow.
By United Press International

Russian museums display Romanov jewels

MOSCOW, April 19 (UPI) -- The Forbes' Faberge collection, purchased by Russian oil billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, will go on display at the Kremlin Museum next month.

The Almanac

Today is Friday, June 6, the 157th day of 2003 with 208 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, June 6, the 157th day of 2002 with 208 to follow.
By United Press International

American Ballet Theater performs 'Onegin'

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) -- Quite a few choreographers have made operas into ballets but rarely have they done it without using any of the opera's music.
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