On this day

On this day

“Thousandth anniversary of Russia” monument unveiled in Novgorod

20 September 1862

8 (20) September, 1862 in a fortress of Novgorod the Great opposite the Saint Sophia Cathedral, in the presence of Alexander II and the royal family was inaugurated the first monument dedicated to the Russian state - the monument "Thousandth anniversary of Russia".

Ministries are established instead of Boards in Russia

20 September 1802

On September 8 (20), 1802 by the Manifest of Alexander I ‘About the establishment of Ministries’ instead of former boards there were formed 8 ministries in Russia: the Ministry of Military-Land forces, of Military-Navy forces, of Foreign Affairs, of Justice, of Commerce, of Public education, of Finance and  of Internal Affairs.