Days of Military Honour

Denis marten. Battle of Poltava (1726)

The Days of Military Honour are special memorable dates in the Russian Armed Forces dedicated to the most outstanding victories won by Russia. Some of these dates are state holidays but the majority of them is celebrated purely in the military.

The Days of Military Honour include:

27 January - the day of lifting of the Siege of Leningrad, 1944;
2 February - victory in the Battle of Stalingrad, 1943;
23 February - Defender of the Fatherland Day, state holiday;
18 April - victory over the Teutonic Knights in the Battle of the Ice, 1242;
9 May - Victory Day, state holiday;
10 July - victory over Sweden in the Battle of Poltava, 1709;
9 August - naval victory over Sweden in the Battle of Gangut, 1714;
23 August - victory over Germany in the Battle of Kursk, 1943;
8 September - the day of the Battle of Borodino, 1812;
11 September - naval victory over Turkey in the Battle of Tendra, 1790;
21 September - victory over the Golden Horde in the Battle of Kulikovo, 1380;
4 November - the day of liberation of Moscow from the Polish invaders, 1612, state holiday;
7 November - the day of the military parade on the Red Square, 1941;
1 December - naval victory over Turkey in the Battle of Sinop, 1853;
5 December - the day of launching of the counter-offensive in the Battle of Moscow, 1941;
24 December - victory over Turkey in the Siege of Izmail, 1790.

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