November 4 is a public holiday in the Russian Federation. It is dedicated to the events of 1612, when Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky gathered a people's militia and drove the Poles out of Moscow. Historically, the holiday is associated with the end of the Time of Troubles in Russia in the seventeenth century, it has become a symbol of the unity of the people and their ability to unite in difficult periods. In the honour of heroes in 1818 was erected The Monument to Minin and Pozharsky by Ivan Martos. Now the monument is one of the symbols of Moscow.