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Russian Name Day for Tatyana!

25. January 2011 by Michelle 0 Comments

Tatyana is one of the most popular Slavic names for ladies, and many prefer the shorter version Tanya. Some say it means “fairy princess” or “gift from God”, and it was derived from the Roman name Tatianus.

 

The patron saint of students, Saint Tatyana, is honored on this day. Tatyana Day, or Student’s Day, is a public holiday in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.

 

It was also on this day in 1755 that Empress Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great, granted Count Ivan Shuvalov’s petition to set up a western-style university. This year, Moscow State University celebrates its 256th birthday.

 

Typically, students and teachers would gather on Red Square today to enjoy concerts and other festivities. However, due to the bombing at Moscow’s Domodedov airport yesterday, most of the Student’s Day celebrations have been cancelled.

 

Many famous Russian women share the name Tatyana, including two from the Romanov family: Princess Tatyana Konstantinovna of Russia and Grand Duchess Tatyana Nikolaevna of Russia. They were named after Tatyana Larina, the heroine of Alexander Pushkin’s celebrated novel Eugene Onegin.

 

Here are 13 beautiful Russian brides with this name, who have recently begun their search for soul mates on HotRussianBrides.com. Click on the photos to view their profiles, and wish them well on their special day.