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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.









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