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30th Anniversary of CIS

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Belovezh Accords, which marked the official collapse of the Soviet Union and the establishment of the CIS. On December 8, 1991, the leaders of the Russian Soviet Federative …

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Great October Socialist Revolution: 100 years later

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution of October 1917, when on 25-26 October (Old style) Red Guard forces under the leadership of Bolshevik commanders launched their final attack on the Provisional Government. …

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Vladimir Putin celebrates his 65th birthday

Today Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrates his 65th birthday. Putin came into big politics in 1999, served as first deputy and acting chairman of the Russian government, and later as prime minister.  …

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Russia marks 23rd anniversary of Constitution

Today Russia is celebrating Constitution Day. The Basic Law was adopted on December 12th in 1993 in a national referendum, by decree of the Russian President Boris Yeltsin as of September 19th 1994 this day was declared a public …

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25 years since USSR collapse

Today marks 25 years since the signing of the Belavezha Accords, which declared the Soviet Union effectively dissolved and established the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). A quarter of a century ago, on December 8, 1991, the …

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Russians celebrate Constitution Day

Today Russians celebrate Constitution Day. The Basic Law was adopted on December 12th in 1993 in a national referendum, and by decree of Russian President Boris Yeltsin as of September 19th 1994 this day was declared ...

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