Post-World War II divisions, Moscow metro’s first ever test drive and other big events which happened on February 4 in Russian history with RT’s Historama.
On this day in 1935, a two-carriage train conducted its first test drive along the Moscow underground’s red line from Sokolniki to Park Kultury station.
It marked the beginning of the Moscow metro, which officially opened to the public several months later.
Moscow’s underground is now the world's second most heavily used metro system, with a total length of nearly 300 kilometers. Its 12 lines and 180 stations everyday transport over seven million passengers.
On this day in 1717, the first study book on education and upbringing was issued in Russia according to the decree of Tsar Peter the Great.
The first part consisted of Russian grammar and basic mathematics, while the second one was devoted to principles of etiquette for young nobles, such as not to show off.
The book had tremendous success throughout the whole 18th century.
Exactly 65 years ago the leader of the USSR Josef Stalin, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Great Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill met in the Crimean city of Yalta to discuss the international situation and the post-World War II future.
Germany, the country that initiated both World Wars, was demilitarized and split into four zones, each controlled by the three powers, along with France.
Not to allow a terrible repetition of history, the sides promoted the creation of the United Nations as a force to help prevent war.
Taking over from the League of Nations, it was to guarantee peace and prosperity for generations to come.
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