26 July 2010, Monday, 16:20

Dmitry Medvedev signed the law about a new memorable date in Russia – the day of the end of the Second World War

author: news-agency "Bashinform"

The President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed the federal law “Alteration of the article 1(1) of the federal law “The days of fame and memorable dates in Russia”, the news-service of the President of Russian Federation reports.

The law, passed by the State Duma on July 7 and approved by the Federation Council on July 14, sets the new memorable date of Russia: the 2nd of September – the day of the end of the Second World War (1945).

The act about Japan’s capitulation was signed on September 2, 1945. The representatives of the union states, taking part in the war actions, including the Soviet Union, have put their signatures under this act. This day commemorated the end of the Second World War.