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Scientists celebrate their professional holiday

February 8 2008
01:02

Today, celebrating the Day of Russian science. February 8, 1724 (January 28 old style) the decree of the Senate on the order of Peter I of Russia was founded by the Academy of Sciences. In 1925 it was renamed the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, and in 1991 - to the Russian Academy of Sciences.

In 1999, the Presidential Decree of June 7, the day was established by the celebration of Russian scientists - so the authorities have marked the 275-th anniversary of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

It is important to note that in Soviet times, Science Day was celebrated on the third Sunday of April. When selecting dates guided by the fact that in 1918, between 18 and 25 April, VI Lenin was "Sketch plan of scientific and technological work."

Until today, many research teams are celebrating the Day of Science "on the old", ie, the third Sunday in April, reports calend.ru.

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