Milonov proposes to add to the list of memorable dates of Russia


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State Duma Deputy Vitaly Milonov (EP) has prepared a draft law, supplementing the list of memorable dates in Russia Day of memory of the February revolution of 1917, he reported about it to RIA Novosti on Monday.

Memorable dates of Russia defined by the Federal law “About days of military glory and anniversaries of Russia”. There are currently 15, including in memory of five historical events — the day of the baptism of Rus, the day of memory of victims in the First world war, the October revolution day, the day of the great Patriotic war and after the Second world war.

“That the February revolution was the true catalyst of the tragic events that defined the history of our state in the last century. Unfortunately, due to ideological constraints of the Communist era the role of the February revolution was devalued to a certain “bourgeois” level. However, the true importance of those events had for our country is of key importance,” — said the Agency interlocutor.

The MP said that offers to set the day of commemoration of the February revolution 2 March — the day of the abdication of Nicholas II from the throne of the Russian Empire. “It is the day of the abdication of the king was the starting point to a great many of the tragic events,” — said Milonov.

On the Nevsky Prospekt on the day of the funeral of the victims of the February revolution. Petrograd, March 24, 1917.