Category Archives: This Day in History - Page 3

13 Jun
2016
A look at Japan and Russia’s shared history Today marks the beginning of the 10th festival of Japanese culture, ‘Garden of Pleasures’ in Saint Petersburg. This festival takes place every year, and will last until the 24th of June. It aims to strengthen and develop relations between Japan and Russia, as well as educate people ...
04 May
2016
Привет всем! Today I’d like to continue to talk about art and music of the russian culture. Within some days (May 7) will be the birthday of one of the most famous russian composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский). He is known all over the world for his amazing compositions and his music is ...
02 May
2016
May has officially begun! And in Russia this means that also the “майские праздники” (May holidays) had started. Russian people really loves these holidays because they finally can relax and spend some time with the family. These festivities are: May 1 (Праздник Весны и Труда – Spring and Labor day) and May 9 (День Победы ...
31 Jan
2016
Emperor Peter I: “You can marry after Graduation” On January 31, 1714, Russian Emperor Peter I, aspiring to boost the literacy level amongst teenage members of the nobility, issued his decree only allowing young men to get married after they had completed their studies. In the strictest sense, it was not until Peter’s coming to ...
27 Jan
2016
Dawn of Second World War: Leningrad Siege What is the Leningrad Siege? In the early hours of 22 June 1941, Hitler’s Germany attacked Stalin’s Soviet Union. World War II had come to Russia. For Leningrad, the war meant blockade. Less than three months after the invasion, German Army Group North reached the outskirts of the ...
25 Jan
2016
January 25th (January 12th Old Style) is commemorates the death of the 3rd Century Christian martyr, St. Tatiana of Rome. St. Tatiana was a pious young woman, who was brought up by her father as a Christian and became a deaconess of the fledgling sect in Rome, when it was still in hiding from the ...
30 Dec
2015
Have you ever wondered why do we need to give our passports whenever we want to purchase something in Russia? Passport is the only ID system allowed in Russia, in order to have control over the population and its activities this system was created, here’s the story. On December 27, 1932, the modern passport system ...
29 Dec
2015
Despite today is Christmas celebration for most of us, in Russia is just another normal day. I want to draw your attention to a historic fact about the most important Russian celebration which is New Year, but later on I’ll also public how they celebrate it. On December 20, 1699, Russian Tsar Peter the Great issued an ...
29 Dec
2015
5 Facts About Russian Postage Stamps On December 22, 1857, the Russian Empire Postal Department issued a circular letter on the introduction of Russian postage stamps for public use. 1.Stamp system The first signs of postage were adopted in Russia in 1845 in the form of postal stationary envelopes for local mail in St. Petersburg ...
29 Dec
2015
Did You Know About SSSR Spy Exchange: Corvalan for Bukovsky? Notorious SSSR spy exchange took place in the 70s. Before my arrival to Russia this year, I watched an American film, Bridge of Spies, which jumped into my mind when I started to read Bukovsky’s trade. Who is Bukovsky? Vladimir Bukovsky was a prominent Soviet ...