On February 8, the Day of Russian Science is celebrated annually, which was established by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of June 7, 1999, "taking into account the outstanding role of Russian science in the development of the state and society, following historical traditions and in commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the founding of the Academy of Sciences in Russia" ...
The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) was created by order of Emperor Peter I by decree of the ruling Senate on February 8 (January 28, old style) in 1724. Recreated by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of November 21, 1991 as the highest scientific institution in Russia.
In Soviet times, Science Day was celebrated on the third Sunday in April.
The date was determined by the fact that in the period between 18 and 25 April 1918, Vladimir Lenin drew up a "Sketch of a plan for scientific and technical work."