30-го Cентября – Русский Стол Meeting – Topic: TBD (12:00 in TH 204)
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2-го Oктября – General Meeting (12:00 in TH 204)
6-го Oктября – Movie Night – Film: TBD
9-го Oктября – Русский Стол Meeting – Topic: Movie Night review
10-го Oктября – Omsk Trip Informational (12:00 in the McDowell Center ‘221 Hammond Hall’)
Official results in Russia’s parliamentary, regional and municipal elections show the ruling United Russia party heads the polls with 54.3 percent after 93 percent of votes counted. Other parties have slammed the record-low turnout as “shameful” and the results as “untrustworthy.”
Oscars: Russia Selects ‘Paradise’ for Foreign-Language Category
The Russian Oscar committee has selected Andrei Konchalovsky’s Рай (Paradise), which recently won a Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, as the country’s submission in the best foreign-language film category of the Academy Awards.
Russians in Alaska
The first permanent Russian settlement in Alaska is founded in Kodiak Island on September 22, 1784. Although the most known Russian possession in America was Alaska, the Russian Empire’s presence in America reached California. There Russians built Fort Ross to profit from the fur trade in the area.
Nuclear War Avoided
On September 26, 1983, lieutenant colonel Stanislav Petrov avoided a nuclear war when he detected a false alarm the report from the Soviet early warning system, which was (wrongly) announcing that a missile had been launched from the United States. Thanks to Petrov’s judgement, a nuclear war between the USSR and the USA was avoided. On 19 January 2006 at the UN headquarters he was awarded with the special trophy of the organization “Association of World Citizens” for saving the world from a nuclear war.
Каза́нский Кaфедра́льный Cобо́р
Kazan Cathedral in St. Petersburg is consecrated on September 27, 1811. It is today one of the largest in Russia and the seat of the Russian Orthodox Church. Emperor Paul I wanted a church in the image of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City. The design was the work of Russian architect Andrey Voronikhin.