Day of National Unity of Russia
10/30/2017

Congratulations on the holiday - the Day of National Unity.

Dear guests! We congratulate you and your family on the Day of National Unity of Russia.

History of the holiday:

The key event in the war of liberation against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was the October 22 (November 1 new style) 1612 date.

On this day, soldiers of the people's militia led by Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky stormed the Kitay Gorod (now - the district of Moscow), the garrison of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth retreated to the Kremlin, and two days later surrendered.

Monument to Minin and Pozharsky, created by Ivan Martos in 1812-1818; is located in front of the Cathedral of St. Basil the Blessed on Red Square. At the end of February 1613, the Zemsky Sobor elected Mikhail Romanov, the first ruler of the Romanov dynasty, as the new Tsar. In the 1630s, the Kazan Cathedral appeared on Red Square, which some historians consider «promised».

In 1649, Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich ordered to celebrate the day of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God not only in the summer, but also on October 22 (according to the Julian calendar "Old Style") when his first son Dmitry Alekseevich was born. "Celebration of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God (in memory of the deliverance of Moscow and Russia from the Poles in 1612)" is preserved in the Orthodox and people's calendars to this day.

In the XX and XXI centuries, the day of October 22, according to the Julian calendar, corresponds to the Gregorian (our modern) calendar on November 4. It is this date - October 22, according to the Julian calendar, or November 4, the Gregorian calendar - chosen as the day of the State holiday.

By the way, our complex is located closest to the Troparevo station of the Sokolniki (Red(1)) metro line, the road to the Okhotny Ryad station will be only 26 minutes.

There you can personally see the Kazan Cathedral, the Monument to Minin and Pozharsky and the Red Square