National Unity Day
On November 4 Russia marked National Unity Day, one of the recently established public holidays. The festive events began with a communion service in the Assumption Cathedral in Moscow’s Kremlin conducted by Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Russian Orthodox Church. After that an obelisk dedicated to the Romanovs was unveiled in the Alexander Garden outside the Kremlin wall.
Hundreds of people came to the Assumption Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin on Monday morning to pray for the Fatherland. Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill is leading the Divine Liturgy on the occasion of the Feast of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God.
This Monday, the Russian Church will celebrate its day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. For Russia, November 4th is also People's Unity Day, marking 401 years since a popular force led by Kozma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky liberated Moscow from Polish invaders.
On November 4, Russia celebrates the Day of Unity. On this day in 1612, Moscow was liberated from Polish invaders. On the occasion of the holiday, President Vladimir Putin awarded a number of Russian and foreign public figures and activists of culture with orders.
On Sunday, a number of nationalist organizations held a rally called “The Russian march” in Moscow’s center. The rally was sanctioned by the authorities.
Accompanied by officials and an array of mainstream faith leaders, Patriarch Kirill has opened an Orthodox exhibition and forum dedicated to the 1,150th anniversary of Russia’s statehood, the 400th anniversary of the expulsion of invaders from Poland, the 200th anniversary of Russia’s victory over Napoleon and the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory in Stalingrad.
On November 4, Russia celebrates 400 years since Moscow was liberated from Polish invaders in 1612. This victory put an end to a long period of political instability in Russia. Since 2004, November 4 is celebrated as the Day of Unity of Russian People.
Russia marks People’s Unity Day on Sunday, a national holiday to commemorate the 1612 expulsion of Polish invaders from Moscow by the volunteer army of Prince Dmitry Pozharsky and Kuzma Minin.
This year celebrations of National Unity Day in Russia are going to be particularly solemn as Sunday will mark 400 years since the liberation of Moscow from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1612.
The Russia For All art project is on display at a Moscow exhibition hall in an event that comes amid festivities dedicated to the November 4 National Unity Day in Russia. Initiated by noted Russian collector Viktor Bondarenko, the project was implemented by prominent Russian painter Dmitry Gutov, who earlier took part in an array of the prestigious international biennales.
November 4th marks Russia’s National Unity Day, a public holiday that symbolizes age-old traditions of patriotism and solidarity. On this day in 1612, the people’s volunteer army upheld the country’s independence in the fight against foreign invaders.
Today, November 4th, Russia celebrates National Unity Day. The holiday has been instituted in memory of the events of 1612, when people’s militia drove Polish troops out of Moscow. Historically, the holiday is associated with the end of the Time of Troubles of the 17th century.
November 4th is the National Unity Day in Russia. This year it turned a long, four day weekend. Today we are going to be talking about what the National Unity Day really is. And about the culture of taking days off in Russia in general.
On November 4th Russia is marking the National Unity Day. The country’s president Dmitry Medvedev addressed the guests of the Kremlin meeting dedicated to the occasion. The President noted that national unity is a basis of multinational Russian state.
Thursday saw a ceremonial meeting in the Kremlin dedicated to Russia’s National Unity Day. Speaking at the gathering earlier in the day, President Dmitry Medvedev congratulated all those present on the occasion, and touted his country’s national unity which he said adds significantly to Russia’s self-identity.
Russia is celebrating National Unity Day. Established in 2004, it commemorates the feat of Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky who led a volunteer army during the liberation of Moscow from Polish-Lithuanian invaders in 1612. Unity Day ceremonies are being held all across Russia.
Russia is celebrating National Unity Day. Established in 2004 on the initiative of the ruling United Russia party, it commemorates the feat of Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky who led a volunteer army during the liberation of Moscow from Polish-Lithuanian invaders in 1612. Unity Day ceremonies and political actions are being held in Moscow and other Russian cities.
This Thursday is Russia’s National Unity Day, marking 398 years since a strong popular force raised and led by Dmitri Pozharski, Dmitri Trubetskoi and Kozma Minin liberated Moscow from invaders from Poland. The militia also kicked out a host of pretenders and impostors, paving the way for the 1613 enthronement of the Romanovs.
It is the first time ever that Russia’s World Unity Day is being marked today. The holiday is yet unofficial, but 24 countries have already signalled their wish to celebrate it. These countries are some CIS nations, and also Portugal, the United States, Turkey, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden.
The Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has acted on his campaign pledge to disband a four-year-old bureaucracy established by his predecessor Viktor Yushchenko for dragging Ukraine into NATO. The new leader says the country will continue to cooperate with NATO while sticking to non-alignment. A parallel Yanukovich decree abolishes what is known as the National Centre for Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine.