Next week, there will be only four working days in Russia. Wednesday, November 4, will become a day-off in honor of the National Unity Day.
The Unity Day has been celebrated on November 4 since 2005. The holiday was established to commemorate the events of 1612 when the troops of Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky liberated Moscow from Polish invaders.
This year, a monument to Prince Vladimir should have been established in honor of the holiday. The monument had to appear on the Sparrow Hills, but the location and the size of the statue caused a lot of controversy argues among residents of the capital. It seemed that the monument could spoil the appearance of the observation deck and the main building of Moscow State University. Besides, the experts said that there was a risk of landslides on the slopes of the Sparrow Hills. Therefore, it was decided to choose a new location for the monument. Historians and sculptors have chosen Borovitskaya Square. On November 4, the foundation stone of the Prince Vladimir’s monument will appear there.