Tomsk is a city and the administrative center of Tomsk oblast, located on the Tom River.
It was founded in 1604. The discovery of gold in 1830 brought development to Tomsk. However, when in 1903 the Trans-Siberian railway came into operation, but it didn’t go directly through Tomsk, which turned it into a provincial city.
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Tatiana Day is a Russian religious holiday observed on
25 January according to the Gregorian calendar ( January 12
according to the Julian). It is named after Saint
Tatiana. The Martyress
Tatiana lived in Rome at the turn of the II-III centuries, during the reign of
Emperor Alexander the Severus. According to legend, for refusing to sacrifice
to Apollo, Tatiana was tortured. But the next day her wounds always healed, and
statues of pagan gods were destroyed three times through her prayer. Tatiana
and her father were executed on 12 January 226. Later, Tatiana of Rome was
proclaimed a Saint, and the day of her death became Tatiana’s day.
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