Rus News Journal

Petersburg This memorial remembers gentlemen

has appeared in our calendars three years ago. Day has been chosen not casually. On December, 9th (on November, 26th on old style) Catherine II has founded order of the Sacred Great martyr and Pobedonostsa George. To receive it it was rather honourable. In the Soviet years the country had other higher awards. But this day it decided to remember all who was noted by the Native land.  

Military and labour exploits of heroes of Fatherland minister for all of us the sample of high patriotism and   utter devotion to the Native land. Their vital example helps us to build today new Russia, to solve economic and social problems, to strengthen defensibility of the Russian state - it is told in circulation the governor of Petersburg.

Special celebrations this day will not be. In disctricts of the city will pass concerts, and in schools thematic lessons.

Now in Petersburg lives 29 Heroes of Soviet Union, 33 Heroes of the Russian Federation, 81 Hero of Socialist Work, 4 full gentlemen of order of Glory and 22 full gentlemen of order of Labour Glory.