February 11th in history

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

UN commemorative date, established by the resolution of the General Assembly of the organization on December 22, 2015, with the aim of “ensuring full and equal access to science for women and girls and their participation in it.”


world sick day.

Established on the initiative of Pope John Paul II in May 1992. In his message, he described the purpose of this holiday as follows: “… to make employees of numerous medical Catholic organizations, believers, and the entire civil society feel the need to provide better care for the sick and infirm, to alleviate their suffering.”

The first World Day of the Sick was celebrated in 1993.


The All-Russian mass ski race “Ski Track of Russia” will be held.

This winter festival has been held since 1982. Year by year the number of its participants is growing. This year, the Ski Track of Russia will be held in about 70 constituent entities of the Russian Federation. Over 1.5 million skiing enthusiasts are expected to take part in the event.

The winners of the race are waiting for traditional medals, diplomas and memorable prizes of the Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation.


Winter sports day

The holiday of Olympism, sports and a healthy lifestyle was established in 2015 at the initiative of the Russian Olympic Committee in honor of the holding of the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi in February 2014.

As part of the Winter Sports Day, a large number of amateur competitions in snow and ice sports, as well as master classes by professional athletes, take place. About one million people take part in the event every year.


40 years ago (1983) in the USSR, the film “Pokrovsky Gates” was released on television.

A nostalgic comedy about the 50s and about people who lived during the Khrushchev thaw, based on the play of the same name by Leonid Zorin, was staged by Mikhail Kozakov. Starring Oleg Menshikov, Leonid Bronevoi, Inna Ulyanova, Tatiana Dogileva and others.

The path of “Pokrovsky Gates” to the screens was not easy. And finally, after long negotiations and numerous changes, on February 11, 1983, the film was shown on Central Television.


105 years ago (1918) the Council of People’s Commissars issued a decree on the organization of the Workers’ and Peasants’ Red Fleet.

From the most combat-ready ships in Kronstadt, an active detachment of the fleet was formed, while the rest of the ships became part of the armed reserve. During the Civil War, more than 30 sea, river and lake flotillas were created, which included about 2 thousand ships.

The Workers ‘and Peasants’ Red Fleet was finally formed by the mid-1930s, when naval aviation, coastal defense and air defense units were included in its composition.

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