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18 May — City Day: Nakhodka

Founded in 1864, Nakhodka is the southernmost town in Russia's Far East

Dates in History
1899—This day starts the First Peace Conference at The Hague.
The meeting in the Hague in order to discuss the arms reduction is proposed by Russia. The first and the second (1907) conferences pass several conventions about the rules and practice of war, including regulations of peaceful settlement of world problems, neutrality, protection of civilians, conditions of prisoners of war, etc. Most of the conventions are ratified by Russia in 1909. In 1942 the USSR declares that it will obey the decisions of the Hague conventions on the basis of mutuality.

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