Add to favorite
5 December

Dates in History
1959—The first nuclear-powered icebreaker in the world, named Lenin, is launched in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg).

1941—The day of Russian Military Glory
The Soviet Army launches a counter-offensive against the German Army during the Battle of Moscow.

1931—Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, the largest Orthodox church in the world, is taken down.
The cathedral is built in 1881 to commemorate the deliverance from Napoleons invasion in 1812. Funds for construction are collected throughout the country. The cathedral collapses only after the third explosion. Soviet Government first decides to build the Soviet Palace on the site of the destroyed cathedral, but a swimming pool is constructed instead of the planned palace.

1917—Armistice between Russia and Germany is signed in Brest-Litovsk.
Thus World War I ends for Russia.

1812—Napoleon leaves his army in Russia and flees to Paris.

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share


search on the map
Russian State museum  Izhevsk  Voronezh   Diaghilev. P.S. Festival  New Wave Contest  Lipetsk   Russian hockey  Hugh Laurie  Zenit St. Petersburg  Arctic Sunrise  Gus-Khrustalny  Theatre Festivals  Presidential Research Projects Program  Lebedev  Soviet Architecture  Russian Literature  Arkhangelsk region  childhood in Russia  Zabaikalsky Territory  Russian athletes  Russian monasteries  Kremlin  St. Petersburg  Fairytale Place of Moscow  Exhibitions in Moscow  Memorial Boards  Russian transport  Russian business  NGO  Russian Cinema  technology  Installations  Moscow  Telephone museum  Russian fashion designer  Moscow Vnukovo  Russian Internet  Russian tourism  Ryazan  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian history  terrorism  Free Wi-Fi zone   Elbrus  Kostroma  Bashkiria  New Medicines  Graffiti  Russian research  Archeology 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites