Tatyana Day in Russia

admin | 25 January 2013

Russia’s students are celebrating Tatiana Day.

On January 25, 1755 Empress Elizabeth of Russia endorsed Mikhail Lomonosov’s initiative to establish a university in Moscow and signed a corresponding decree.

January 25 was the name day of all Tatianas, named after Saint Tatiana, a Christian martyr in 3rd century Rome.

Since then the Russian Orthodox Church declared Saint Tatiana the patron saint of students and Tatiana Day is celebrated as Russian Students Day.

Source: Voice of Russia

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