PETON’S CONGRATULATIONS ON THE RUSSIAN SCIENCE DAY
8 February marks the Russian Science Day. This professional holiday was established not so long ago – in 1999, less than 20 years from now. By his Special Decree, the president added the new solemn date to the cohort of professional dates in the Russian Federation. The date to celebrate the day was selected appropriately, rather than by happenstance: this very day, on 8 February 1724, Emperor Peter I established the Russian Academy of Sciences.