About Students Day
On 25 January (St. Tatianas Day) 1755, Empress Elizabeth signed a decree founding Russia’s first university, Moscow State University. Since then, Tatiana has gained the status of patron saint of students and 25th January has been known as Student’s Day. The date also coincides with the end of exams and the beginning of winter holidays, giving students further cause for celebration. It was decreed as a natioanl holiday in 2005.