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The Solovetsky Sea Cadet School was founded

25 May 1942

May 25, 1942 the People's Commissar of the Navy, Admiral N. G. Kuznetsov signed a decree on the establishment of the Sea Cadet School on the Solovetsky Islands in the White Sea.

Streltsy Uprising began in Moscow

25 May 1682

On May 15 (25) 1682 in Moscow kicked off Streltsy uprising, which brought Tsarevna Sophia Alexeevna, the daughter of Tsar Alexis of Russia (Alexei Mikhailovich Romanov) and Maria I. Miloslavskaya, to power.