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Friday 01 Jan 2010: Anno Mundi in Russia
After returning from his travels to Western Europe, Russian Tsar Peter the Great decreed that the Russian calendar should count the years since the birth of Christ (Anno Domini) instead of the years since the creation of the world (Anno Mundi or Etos Kosmou). Thus, 1 January 7208 became 1 January 1700 in Russia.

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