Military Glory Day on July 7 is chosen as the official landmark date to perpetuate the unexemplary heroism and courage of the Russian sailors who won the Russo-Turkish War in 1768-1774. According to federal law, solemn commemorations and events must be held on that day.
In July not only military sailors will celebrate Russia’s military glory day, but also representatives of the ground forces. On the 10th of this month there is another same memorable date, marking the victory of the Russian army in the battle of Poltava. On this day, the Russian army under Emperor Peter the Great finally defeated the Swedes, ending their dominance in Europe, and fortified the northern borders of the country, making possible the construction of a new the capital — St. Petersburg.
These days in the media will remember the glorious victories of the Russian weapons, which played a decisive role in the formation of the Russian state. Historians say that behind each great victory is the personal feat of those who participated in the battles — commanders and ordinary soldiers, admirals and crewmen. Many names are well known, so the task of those who are engaged in patriotic education of youth is to popularize the feat of heroes who shed their blood for Russia. By these commemorative dates, television broadcasts and historical productions are usually filmed telling how Russia’s glory has forged.