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28 July — Day of Christening of Russia

Recently Russian government has introduced another official memorable date the Day of Christening of Russia that is to be marked on July, 28th. The new holiday, however, is not a day off for Russians. So, what is it all about, this date?

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Dates in History
1806—Alexander Ivanov, Russian painter, is born.
Early stages of Ivanovs creative work are dedicated to the ancient history and ancient Greek mythology (Apollo, Cypress and Hyacinth, for example). In the mid-thirties of the 18th century Ivanov chooses Evangelical themes for painting. Ivanovs magnum opus The Appearance of Christ before the People becomes his life-work, taking 20 years of the painters life.

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