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Soviet professional holiday Geologists Day

Soviet professional holiday Geologists Day

April 3, 2016 – Soviet professional holiday Geologists Day

3 April 2016 is a 50-year anniversary of the Soviet professional holiday Geologists Day.
First celebrated in 1966, the Day of Geologist is on the first Sunday in April. It is the professional holiday for the most romantic profession – geologist. It was established by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of 31 March 1966 in commemoration of Soviet geologists work in the creation of the mineral resource base of the country. In fact, the reason for the establishment was the opening of the first fields of the West Siberian oil and gas in 1966. Chosen on the first Sunday in April, because it is the start of most geological expeditions, and in order the geologists could have time for celebrating their professional holiday. Then, they leave for distant sparsely populated areas of the country for the summer, until late fall.
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6th World Festival of Youth in USSR

Moscow during 6th World Festival of Youth in USSR

Moscow during 6th World Festival of Youth in USSR

VI World Festival of Youth and Students – youth international festival, which opened July 28, 1957 in Moscow. The guests of the festival were 34,000 people from 131 countries. The slogan of the festival – “For Peace and Friendship”. The main artist of the VI World Festival of Youth and Students in 1957 was Boris Knoblok. One can marvel at the scale of thinking of the artist, his inexhaustible imagination, together with the experience of the joy of collective creativity, the foresight with which he and the organizers of the festival went to meet the people’s initiative, turning the aesthetic factor in the warm hospitality of Muscovites. The symbol of the Youth Forum, which was attended by delegates of leftist youth organizations in the world, became a dove of peace, devised by Pablo Picasso.
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Soviet spring festival 8 March

Soviet spring festival 8 March

Soviet spring festival 8 March

Soviet spring festival 8 March
International Women’s Day on 8 March, in the first years of the Soviet Union became a national holiday, and the USSR for a long time was the only country to officially recognize it. During the Great Patriotic War, Soviet women celebrated International Women’s Day under the slogan “further strengthen the military might of the Soviet Union and the mobilization of all forces and the reserves of the country to help the front”. Since 1965, in the USSR, 8th of March has become inoperative. There was a festive and ritual celebrations, and every year representatives of the government reported to the public about how public policy is carried out toward women. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Day on 8 March remained in the list of public holidays of the Russian Federation. Some of the former Soviet Union republics continue to celebrate 8 March, and some were quick to get rid of the “Soviet legacy”.
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