Significant and memorable dates in 2020

In the Russian Federation there are several holidays celebrated at the state level. Some of them are declared public holidays, so even those who are not particularly interested in history and political life will not be able to forget about them. But the calendar is replete with other memorable milestones that deserve the attention of Russians no less than the rest. We suggest recalling the significant and memorable dates of 2020 for months for the Russian Federation. The list includes literary, historical, geographical anniversaries, as well as annual holidays celebrated in Russia.


1 - The onset of the new 2020, the celebration of which coincides with World Peace Day.

8 - the birthday of Galina Ulanova, the legendary and most titled ballerina in Soviet history (110 years).

15 - Sofya Kovalevskaya, the first woman scientist in the world to receive the title of professor of mathematics, will turn 170 years old.

22 - the event, received the ominous name of "Bloody Sunday." On this day, a mass march of workers was shot, heading for Nicholas II to hand Petition about working needs. The tragic event in 2020 marks 115 years.

25 - 15 years since the signing of the Decree, which secured Tatyana’s day the official status of the Day of Russian Students.

31 - on the last January day, Russians will be able to celebrate the comic 155th birthday of Russian vodka.


12 - 120th anniversary of the hero of the USSR Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov. Marshal is known for his active participation in the legendary battle of Stalingrad. Under his leadership, the army managed to keep the 6-month defense of a strategically important settlement and defeat the fascist troops.

15 - the date is not anniversary, but important for all citizens of the Russian Federation. On this day, Russians are traditionally honored who have given their official duty outside the state.

18 - memorial day of the Russian painter A.G. Venetsianova, who became famous as a master of depicting scenes from the life of peasants. The founder of the Venetian school in 2020 marks 240 years.

21 - 115 years old would have turned the Soviet director of animated films Lev Atamanov. His most famous works are “Kitten named Woof”, “Snow Queen”, “Parsley”, etc.

24 - Shrovetide begins, which is celebrated annually for a week before the beginning of Lent. “Pancake week” is dedicated to the celebration of the beginning of spring, accompanied by festivities and compulsory visits.

On the same day it will be possible to celebrate the anniversary of D.E. Rosenthal. The Russian linguist, who was born in 1900, turns 120 years old.


1 - a memorable date for all fans of classical music. 210 years since the birth of the Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin. The famous representative of Western European musical romanticism is highly revered in Russia, although historically it has nothing to do with the country.

6 - it is impossible not to mention the 545th birthday of the sculptor and artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. Also on this date, but much later (in 1925), “Pioneer Truth” was founded. The legendary children's newspaper turns 95 years old.

8 - exactly 110 years ago, on March 8, 1910, Clara Zetkin was invited to annually hold the International Day of Solidarity of Working Women of all countries. The holiday became especially popular in the territory of the post-Soviet space, although here it began to be celebrated only in 1913.

The 10th - 120th birthday of another prominent cultural figure - Yuri Alekseevich Vasnetsov. He is known primarily as the creator of numerous children's magical illustrations, for which he was nicknamed the “fairy tale painter”.

March 18 is the five year anniversary of the reunification of Crimea with Russia. The historic event of the peninsula joining the Russian Federation was enshrined in a Presidential decree in 2014.

The same day is of particular importance for astronautics. 55 years ago, on March 18, 1965, Alexei Leonov made the world's first access to open space, for which he was awarded the title of Hero of the USSR.

21 - another legendary composer “celebrates” his 2020 anniversary. 335 years will be I.S. Bahu, which does not require a special presentation.


12 - World Aviation and Space Day. In the coming year, it coincides with the Orthodox holiday Palm Sunday.

13 - The Russian Museum was founded in St. Petersburg. In 2020, he will celebrate his 125th anniversary.

15 - International Day of Culture. The date will be celebrated by the Russians for the 85th time.

18 - the historic victory of the soldiers of Alexander Nevsky in the Battle of Ice is celebrated, which was won 778 years ago.

19 - Orthodox will celebrate Easter

22 - 150 years since the birth of the great revolutionary, leader of the world proletariat Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Also on April 22 for the 30th time we will celebrate Earth Day, established by the decision of UNESCO.


8 - on this day in 1965, Moscow was awarded the title "Hero City".

9 - one of the most significant May holidays - Victory Day. Solemn events will be held for the 75th time.

13 - day of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Navy, dedicated to its foundation even under Catherine II. Personnel and command have been celebrating the holiday officially for 25 years in a row.

15 - 85 l. since the founding of the Moscow Metro, one of the six largest world “subways”.

18 - Baltic Fleet Day. The date was chosen to mark the great victory of the Russian flotilla under the leadership of Peter the Great over the Swedish military courts in 1703.

24 - Day of Slavic writing and culture was established as a tribute to the enlightenment of Cyril and Methodius. It is noted in many Slavic countries.

27 - a significant day for libraries, which 25 years ago was assigned the status of an all-Russian holiday.

30 is the largest anniversary of 2020, the 800th anniversary of the birth of Alexander Nevsky, the great commander who the church ranked as a saint and did not lose a single battle in his life.


6 - Pushkin day, is celebrated annually on the birthday of the great poet.

7 - Trinity.

10 - in 1930 the Russian artist-painter Ilya Glazunov was born. A folk artist could celebrate his ninetieth birthday, but did not live to see him for 3 years.

12 - Day of Russia, a public holiday and an official day off.

16 - 95th anniversary of the children's health resort Artek, the most famous pioneer camp of the Soviet Union.

29 - the date dedicated to all partisans and underground members was established 10 years ago.


7 - a memorable day in the Russian Federation, established in honor of the victory of the Chesmensky battle with the Turkish fleet for the Russian army, which took place 250 years ago.

26 - Navy Day, celebrated on every last July Sunday.

28 - Baptism of Rus. The celebration is established at the federal level and has been officially celebrated for 10 years. Since the adoption of Christianity by Prince Vladimir, 1032 years have passed.

31 - Oleg Popov, a favorite of the public, circus artist, actor and director, could celebrate his ninetieth anniversary.


2 - paratroopers celebrate their main holiday (Airborne Forces Day).

15 - all music lovers will be able to remember their idol Viktor Tsoi. 30 years ago, a rock musician died in a car accident near Riga.

22 - a holiday dedicated to the state symbol of the Russian Federation - the tricolor flag.

26 - 95th anniversary of the birth of Peter Todorovsky. Particular recognition for the film director was brought by such works as “The Field War Romance”, “Intergirl”, “Anchor, Another Anchor”.

27 - traditionally festive events dedicated to Russian cinema are held. On the same day, we recall the legendary woman volunteer, whose name has long been a household name - mother Teresa turns 110 years old.

30 - 160th anniversary of I.I. Levitan, the greatest Russian landscape painter.


1 - Day of knowledge.

2 - 75 years ago, the Second World War ended with the signing of the act of Japanese surrender.

7 - one of the authors of the humorous newsreel for children "Jumble", A.G. Khmelik could celebrate his 95th birthday.

The 11th - 230th anniversary of the victory of the Russian squadron over the Turks near Cape Tendra.

21-21.09.1380 - the date of the Battle of Kulikovo, known to all schoolchildren. In honor of the 640th anniversary of the battle there is reason to once again turn over the pages of history.

25 - fans of Soviet cinema will celebrate the centennial of Sergei Bondarchuk - the famous actor and director of the Oscar-winning film “War and Peace”.


1 - Day of music, the celebration of which takes place internationally.

21 - the legendary actor and film director Nikita Mikhalkov will receive congratulations on the occasion of the 75th anniversary.

20 - a professional holiday for all military personnel and workers associated with the Russian Navy.

24 - On this day 75 years ago, the UN was established to strengthen international relations and maintain peace.

26 - congratulations will be able to receive all employees of school libraries. An international holiday is celebrated every fourth Monday of October.


4 - National Unity Day, established in memory of the liberation of Moscow from Polish invaders by the forces of Minin and Pozharsky in 1612

The 19th anniversary of the birth of the Russian navigator Ivan Kruzenshtern (250 years). He went down in history as an admiral who headed the first Russian circumnavigation of the world.

The 20th anniversary year of 2020 could also be for yet another ballerina, Maya Plisetskaya, whose entire birthday has passed as much as 95 years.

24 - all mothers can accept congratulations, because since 1998 their day in the Russian Federation has been officially fixed and is celebrated on the last November Sunday.


1 - World AIDS Day is called to draw attention to the problem of HIV.

3 - Russian memorial date dedicated to all unknown soldiers.

12 - Constitution Day of the Russian Federation. The holiday is not an official weekend, but is widely celebrated in political and public circles. And on this day, all connoisseurs of the Russian hit will remember the Soviet composer Vladimir Shainsky on his 95th birthday.

17 - another legendary classical musician will remind himself of himself with an anniversary date. 250 years will be executed by Ludwig van Beethoven.

24 - 230-year-old date of a successful assault on the Turkish fortress of Izmail. The victorious battle was conducted by the Russian army led by A.V. Suvorov.

Anniversaries of cities

The calendar of significant and memorable dates for 2020 includes a number of anniversaries that will celebrate Russian cities:

  • May 24 - Ryazan (925 years old);
  • May 30 - Novomoskovsk (90 years), Yaroslavl (1010 l.);
  • May 31 - Dzerzhinsk (90 l.);
  • June 12 - Izhevsk (260 l.), Syktyvkar (240 l.);
  • July 2 - Vladivostok (160 l.);
  • August 2 - Zheleznogorsk (90 l.);
  • August 23 - Barnaul (290 l.);
  • August 29 - Pushkino and Schelkovo (95 liters to both);
  • September 5 - Kerch (2620 l.);
  • September 6 - Vladimir (1030 l.);
  • September 12 - Pyatigorsk (240 liters) and Salekhard (425 liters);
  • September 13 - Saratov (430 l.).

Literary Dates

In all countries, including Russia, significant events in literature are especially revered. These are anniversaries of prominent writers, poets, playwrights and even birthdays of legendary works of art. Round dates are taken into account when drawing up school programs for the 2019-2020 academic year. Various events are dedicated to them, aimed at attracting the attention of students to literary figures and their creations.

So, the year 2020 will be marked by such anniversaries:

  • 4.01 - Jacob Grimm (235 l.);
  • 9.01 - Karel Chapek (130 l.);
  • 01/15 - A.S. Griboedov (225 l.);
  • 01.01 - A.P. Chekhov (160 l.);
  • 10.02 - B.L. Parsnip (130 l.);
  • 14.02 - V.M. Garshin (165 l.);
  • 6.03. - P.P. Ershov (205 l.);
  • 2.04 - H.K. Andersen (215 liters.), Emil Zola (180 liters.);
  • 8.04 - V.F. Raevsky (225 l.);
  • 14.04 - D.I. Fonvizin (275 l.);
  • April 26 - Daniel Defoe (360 l.);
  • 13.05 - Alphonse Daudet (180 l.);
  • 15.05 - Dante Alighieri (755 l.);
  • 16.05 - L.V. Rubinstein (115 l.);
  • 05.24 - I.A. Brodsky (80 l.), M.A. Sholokhov (115 l.);
  • 06.21 - A.T. Twardowski (110 l.);
  • 06/29 - Antoine de Saint-Exupery (120 l.);
  • 07/26 - Andre Morois (135 l.);
  • 5.08 - Guy de Maupassant (170 l.);
  • 10.08 - M.M. Zoshchenko (125 l.);
  • 08.20 - Ray Bradbury (100 l.);
  • 08/23 - A.S. Green (140 l.);
  • September 7 - A.I. Kuprin (150 l.);
  • September 15 - Agatha Christie (130 l.);
  • 06/29 - K.F. Ryleyev (225 l.);
  • 3.10 - S.A. Yesenin (125 l.);
  • 10.10 - I.A. Bunin (150 l.);
  • 23.10 - Gianni Rodari (100 l.);
  • 8.11 - Margaret Mitchell (120 l.);
  • 13.11 - Robert Lewis Stevenson (170 l.);
  • 11/27 - A.N. Apukhtin (180 l.);
  • 11.28 - K.M. Simonov (105 l.), A.A. Block (140 l.);
  • 30.11 - Mark Twain (185 l.);
  • 4.12 - A.N. Pleshcheev (195 l.);
  • 5.12 - A.A. Fet (200 l.);
  • 12.30 - Rudyard Kipling (155 l.).

The week of children's and youth books in 2020 will be held from March 24 to March 30. It is arranged annually from the distant 1944 at the initiative of the Soviet writer and screenwriter Lev Kassil. This period can be devoted to the celebration of books of anniversaries:

  • “Romeo and Juliet” - 425 years since the first publication;
  • “The Tale of the Priest and his Worker Balda” - 190 p. from the date of writing;
  • “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” - 235 p .;
  • “Hero of our time” - 180 l .;
  • “Queen Margot” - 175 l .;
  • “The Brothers Karamazov” - 140 l .;
  • “Dunno on the Moon” - 55 l.

As you can see, the year 2020 will be rich in significant and jubilee dates that will allow recalling a galaxy of outstanding personalities and significant events. Unfortunately, it is not possible to add absolutely all anniversaries of the coming year to the list, and this is another reason to look at the calendar and take an interest in history and art on your own.

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