Tatiana Day in Russia
Russia’s students are celebrating Tatiana Day.
On January 25th 1755 Empress Elizabeth of Russia endorsed Mikhail Lomonosov’s initiative to establish a university in Moscow and signed a corresponding decree.
January 25th was the name day of all Tatianas, named after Saint Tatiana, a Christian martyr in 3rd century Rome.
Since then the Russian Orthodox Church declared Saint Tatiana the patron saint of students and Tatiana Day is celebrated as Russian Students Day.
President Medvedev will address students and answer students’ questions later in the day, during his visit to the journalism department of the Moscow State University.