In order to receive award participants are required in the period from May 1st till May 31st 2017 to get at least 1712 points for two way contacts with the amateur radio stations from the russian oblasts: Moscow city (MA), Sankt-Peterburg (SP), Moscow area (MO) and Leningradskaya oblast (LO) activated within Radio marathon “Moscow-870 anniversary.
Dates of activity: between 00:00 UTC on May 1st, and 23:59 UTC on May 31st, 2017. The two-way contacts count for QSO on any HF/VHF band, any mode (CW, Phone, DIGI). Duplicated QSO count on different band and / or mode. All digital contacts (RTTY, JT65, PSK31, PSK63 etc) count for DIGI only one time per each band.
Valid stations and Point Values:
Per Tsar Peter I request on 19th of May 1712 the Russian capital was trnsfered from ancient Moscow to Peterburg which was only 9 years old. The Sankt Peterburg was the Russian capital from 1712 till 1918 (no included the Peter II times when capital was moved back to Moscow for the short time) and the residence of the Russian emperors.
During the Northern war Russia got access to the Baltic Sea. At this place was established the first ever town which was built per Europeans standards. The capital was moved to this city because it was closer to Europe and had a better image to the foreigners. Also the Peter I needed the capital on the sea coast because the guests from the other countries can sail to tsar by sea and not by dangerous road to Moscow. The transfer happened before the formal agreement per Nishtadsky Contract. Thus the capital was placed in territory of foreign country.