Ten years ago: The United States deported Karl Linnas to the Soviet Union, where he had been convicted in absentia of Nazi war crimes and faced a death sentence. Linnas, who maintained his innocence, died of heart disease the following July.
Five years ago: The Russian congress adopted a resolution affirming Russia’s membership in the Commonwealth of Independent States in a victory for President Boris Yeltsin. Defending champ Ibrahim Hussein of Kenya became the sixth three-time winner of the Boston Marathon. Russia’s Olga Markova won the women’s division.
One year ago: Russia and the leaders of the world’s seven richest democracies agreed in Moscow to end nuclear tests by the fall and pledged new steps to keep nuclear materials out of the wrong hands.