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"Unity Day": Moscow brought under special protection

November 4 2007

Today, a new national holiday "Day of National Unity," held in Moscow the mass celebrations. In this regard, Mayor Yuri Luzhkov has ordered increased security measures.

Available stated that the services responsible for security in the city, will be reinforced to carry on duty until November 6. In places where there will be concerts and rallies, plan to install alert rescue crews. In addition, the city will be put round the clock monitoring of the operation of hazardous chemical companies and critical infrastructure of the city. According to the order of the mayor, during public events will be prohibited sale of alcoholic beverages, beer and soft drinks in glass containers. National Unity Day celebrated in Russia on November 4. Weekends are set to 5 November inclusive, RBC reports.

Recall that in December 2004. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the federal law "On introduction of Article 1 of the Federal Law" On the days of military glory (victorious days) of Russia ", which was declared on Nov. 4 Day of National Unity. It was established in memory of the events 1612g. when the militia under the leadership of Kozma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky liberated Moscow from Polish invaders. For the first time in Russia, this new national holiday celebrated on Nov. 4, 2005.

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