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Russkiy Mir – April 3, 4, 5

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Russkiy Mir – April 3, 4, 5


Important past and current events of Russkiy Mir:

April 3  

  • The International Festival of Russian-Language Children’s Theaters gets underway in Paris as a part of the III Festival “Russian Word, Russian Soul”, which is supported by a grant from the Russkiy Mir Foundation
  • Patriarch Kirill will lead the Easter procession on night of April 3-4 at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior – the service begins at 23:00
  • Writer Yuri Nagibin was born on this day 90 years ago (1920)
  • Russian surgeon Yuri Voronoy carried out the first human kidney transplantation in history on this day 78 years ago

April 4  

  • Christians across the world celebrate Easter Sunday
  • Moscow Easter Festival opens at the Moscow Coservatory; the festival will run through May 9 and is dedicated to the 65th anniversary of Easter
  • 257 years ago (1753) Empress Elizaveta bans capital punishment in the Russian Empire
  • Writer Yuri German was born on this day 100 years ago (1910)
  • 90 years ago (1920) Anton Denikin transferred command of the Russian White Army forces in southern Russia to Petr Wrangel
  • 65 years ago (1945) Soviet forces freed Bratislav from Nazi occupation

April 5  

  • A press conference will be held at the Winter Garden of the Bolshoy Theater in Moscow marking the start of the Year of Belorussian Culture in Russia – the ministers of culture of both countries, Alexander Avdeev and Pavel Latushko, will participate in the event
  • The State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs and Relations with Compatriots Living Abroad will hold a roundtable on “Development of Dual Citizenship and Situation with Russian Citizens Temporarily or Permanently Residing Abroad
  • Biologist and encyclopedist Alexander Lyubischev was born 120 years ago (1890)
  • The first test flight of the fighter plan MiG-1, designed by Anastas Mikoyan, took place 60 years ago (1940)

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