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Russkiy Mir – April 10, 11, 12

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Russkiy Mir – April 10, 11, 12


10.04.2010

Important current and past events on these dates in Russkiy Mir

April 10:

  • Resistance Day celebrated, honoring those who resisted Nazi occupation during WWII 
     
  • The 100th anniversary of the birth of Soviet polar explorer Academic Evgeny Federov, which will be celebrated in this year in Moscow 
     
  • 288 years ago (1722) upon the order of Tsar Peter the Great, systematic weather observation and recording began in St. Petersburg 
     
  • 41 years ago (1969) the MiG-23 took its first flight – it was the first movable-wing aircraft in the Soviet fleet 
     
  • 40 years ago (1970) the Russian Orthodox Church granted autonomy to the Orthodox Church in the United States

April 11: 

  • The world celebrated Liberation of Fascist Concentration Camp Day
     
  • Artem Dervoed, one of Russia’s most talented classical guitarist, will perform a solo concert at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory on Moscow
     
  • 153 years ago (1857) Tsar Alexander II established the double-headed eagle as the state emblem of the Russian empire

April 12:

  • International Cosmonaut Day 
     
  • The discussion forum “Partnership with Russia in Europe” organized by the Unity for Russia Foundation, Russkiy Mir Foundation and  Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, opens in Brussels
     
  • A nuclear security summit will open in Washington DC with the participation of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and US President Barrack Obama
     
  • Laureates of the literary prize “Russian Award” will be recognized in a ceremony in Moscow 
     
  • Moscow State University hosts the academic forum Lomonosov – 2010
     
  • 129 years ago (1881) Tsar Alexander III officially allowed free travel into and out of Russia 
     
  • 49 years ago (1961) Yuri Gagarin flew into space on the rocket ship Vostok 
     
  • 40 years ago (1970) the Soviet submarine K-8 sunk, killing it entire crew of 52

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