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800th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Nevsky to Be Widely Celebrated in Russia

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800th Anniversary of the Birth of Alexander Nevsky to Be Widely Celebrated in Russia


25.06.2014

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the decree on celebration of the 800th anniversary from the birthday of Alexander Nevsky. Putin supported accepted the proposal of the government to hold the celebrations in 2021.

The presidential decree states that the festivities will be undertaken for the purpose of preserving Russia’s military historical and cultural heritage, strengthening the unity of the people of Russia, the Kremlin press service reports.

“The Government of the Russian Federation will within six months create an organizational committee on the preparation and holding of the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Nevsky and provide for the development and approval of the plan of the main events,” the document states. Local governments are encouraged to participate in the planning and holding of the events.

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