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      submit

AvtoVAZ   Cheremkhovo  Russian Poetry  skiing in Russia  Russian beaches  trains Moscow-St. Petersburg  Russian tourism  cars in Russia  Russian scientists  speed limit  Intelligent Transportation System  Feodor Bruni  Exhibitions in Moscow  Cars  Rosa Khutor  Pulkovo Airport   Russian Stage Directors  Russian rouble  pedestrian bridge  Chelyabinsk meteorite  Russian Cinema  South Stream  Moscow Kremlin   Dmitry Mitrokhin  Dovlatov  Moscow  Arthouse  Adygea Republic  Russian business  Leviathan  Active Travel  Russian political parties  Travel  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  IT  Ilya Lagutenko  Russian soldiers  Russia  bus tickets Russia FIFA  Moscow Museums  St. Petersburg  Finland  Russian economy  Russian Desman   Russian hotels  Baskunchak  Kolomenskoye  Russian science  Cultural Center "Muscovite"  Fines 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites