The history of the country, its culture can be judged byholidays, which are celebrated by its inhabitants. For the most part, holidays are important dates. They carry a memory of events that happened once. And by the way we celebrate the holiday, how we honor these events, we can judge about the whole people.
On November 7, 1996, a decree was issued that changedthe name of the holiday and gave it the name "Day of Accord and Reconciliation". Officially, this was done with a view to mitigating disagreements among representatives of different social strata. But the revolution is the merit of the entire Russian people, regardless of national characteristics. Then what were the disagreements?
However, on renaming the date of the innovationover. Less than ten years, as the holiday was completely abolished. At the end of 2004, Day of Accord and Reconciliation was abolished. November 4 was appointed a new holiday. Of course, in itself this date is significant and relates us in times even more ancient than the Great October Revolution, namely in 1612. Then the people's militia was able to liberate Moscow from the Poles who had captured it, putting an end to the Time of Troubles, which lasted more than a quarter of a century. The Russian people believed that the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kazan helped in this. Therefore, by order of the tsar, the day of November 4 was honored as a holiday of veneration of this icon. It was state-wide until 1917, when the new government abolished it. Although believing people still believed and continue to consider it a holy day.
The result of such permutations was the completeconfusion in the minds of our people. Not every adult, not to mention schoolchildren, knows how the Day of Accord and Reconciliation differs from the Day of National Unity. And this can only mean that the Russian people are losing the memory of their history. And who knows, will there ever come a day in which the mighty of this world will abolish the Victory Day as a symbol of discord between the Russian and German peoples ?!