Day of popular unity

What happened on this day?

On November 4, 1612, the People’s Militia, led by Zemstvo, headman Kuzma Minin and Prince Dmitry Pozharsky freed Moscow from Polish interventionists.

Why is this holiday of great importance?

With the expulsion of the Poles from the Kremlin, a long period of troubled time in Russia ended. A few months after the release of Moscow. The Zemsky Cathedral, which included representatives of all the classes of the country: the nobility, boyars, clergy, Cossacks, Sagittarius, peasants and delegates from Russian cities, elected a new king - the representative of the Romanovs dynasty Mikhail Fedorovich.

Why is the holiday called the Day of National Unity?

One of the explanations of why such a name was chosen because the warriors of the people's militia demonstrated a model of heroism and cohesion of the whole people, regardless of origin, religion and position in society. Representatives of different nationalities live in our country, but we are all one people, we are Russians!
We congratulate everyone on the holiday!
Russia is our common home, and all its inhabitants are one family. Let's remember this and be proud of your homeland. We wish the Russians and all friendly states of the world in the house, consent in the family, peaceful sky above their heads and all the best!
Russia, Happy Day of National Unity!
On the same day, Orthodox Christians celebrate the holiday of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God - an revered miraculous icon of the Virgin, which is one of the most revered icons of the Russian Orthodox Church.
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