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On 9 December, the St George's Chevaliers Day was celebrated in the Russian Empire. The Order of St George was the highest imperial military decoration established by Catherine the Great in 1769. Together with the Cross of St George established in 1807 for other ranks, the decorations were received by many Russian officers and soldiers during World War I.

At 1 p.m. on Saturday 9 December, our younger visitors can join the 'Letters from the front line' tour of our WWI Museum at the Martial Chamber. Stories of WWI heroes and Christmas celebrations in the trenches, as well as an authentic letter of 1914 from Rodion Malinovsky, a 15-year-old who enlisted by adding years to his true age.

Registration requited by phone (812) 415-76-15 / 415-76-40