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Russkiy Mir – April 8

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Russkiy Mir – April 8


Important past and current events on this date in Russkiy Mir

  • Russian Center to be opened by the Russkiy Mir Foundation in the Donetsk research Library (Donetsk, Ukraine)
  • The presidents of Russia and the United States, Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama, will sign a new strategic arms treaty
  • Conference “Victory over Fascism in 1945: Its significance for the peoples of the CIS and the rest of the world” opens in Moscow 
  • Conference “Lessons of History: The Great Patriotic War and World War II in the History of Russia and the World in the 20-21st Centuries” opens in St. Petersburg
  • 852 years ago (1158) Prince Andrei Bogolyubsky initiated construction of the Dormition Cathedral in Vladimir
  • 228 years ago (1782) Ekaterina II issued a decree about the creation of public schools throughout Russia
  • 227 years ago (1783) Ekaterina II issued a decree bringing the Crimea to the Russian empire
  • 82 years ago (1928) the Communist Party stripped the Orthodox church of its legal status in the USSR
  • 54 years ago (1956) the theater Sovremennik opened in Moscow 
  • 44 years ago (1966) Leonid Brezhnev was selected Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Communist Party
  • 24 years ago (1986) Mikhail Gorbachev used the word “perestroika” for the first time during a visit to a factory in Togliatti

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Since the beginning of the unrest in Kazakhstan, some media and Telegram channels have speculated about the threat to Russians living in the Republic. Allegedly, the introduction of CSTO forces would put them in danger due to the rise of Kazakh nationalism. Izvestia talked to Russians living in the country to find out how the January events had affected their relations with Kazakhs. Interviewees claimed that the introduction of CSTO peacekeepers had no effect on interethnic dialogue because the Russians living in the Republic were not associated with Russia - they were locals. However, according to Izvestia's interlocutors, there is still intolerance at the mundane level.
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