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10 January 2012, 12:55

2012 is declared the Year of Russian history

The President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev declared 2012 the Year of Russian history in order to attract public interest to the history of Russia and to its role in the global historical process, the Kremlin press-service reports.
In accordance with the corresponding decree the President of Russia instructed to establish a steering committee and to work up the plan of actions for holding the Year of Russian history. The executive power bodies of all Russian regions are recommended to execute all necessary arrangements within the frames of the Year of Russian history, held in the country.
Translated by:Marina Shumilova