Most major cities in Russia organize large public celebrations for Russia day. This includes concerts by famous musicians, kids’ activities, and fireworks at night.
Today is the national holiday of the Russian Federation. It has been celebrated annually on June 12 since 1992. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) on June 12, 1990. The passage of this Declaration by the First Congress of People’s Deputies marked the beginning of constitutional reform in the Russian Soviet state
In 1992, the Supreme Soviet of Russia proclaimed June 12 as a national holiday. Under a subsequent presidential decree on June 16, 1998, the holiday was officially named “Russia Day”.
On June 12, 1995, the holiday was celebrated for the first time. The first ceremony of awarding the State Prizes (introduced in 1992-1993) in science and technology, literature and the arts was held in the Kremlin on that day. In later years, the State Prize awarding ceremonies on June 12 became a tradition. The holiday also received the unofficial title of “Independence Day”. This wording has never been used in the official documents, but can be seen in the media, appears on placards and banners
Chairman and Serb member of the BiH Presidency Milorad Dodik sent greetings to Russian President Vladimir Putin and the fraternal people of the Russian Federation on the occasion of the Russian Day.
“I am using this opportunity to reiterate my commitment to working together on strengthening friendly relations between our peoples in all fields. The Russian and Serb peoples are connected via traditional friendship, deep cultural and spiritual ties that we have been promoting thanks to you,” Dodik said in his greetings.
With the sincere desire for further prosperity of the Russian Federation, Dodik expressed his deep respect for the president of the Russian Federation, announced the Office of chairman and Serb member of the BiH Presidency.
The President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović sent a message of congratulations to the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to BiH Peter Ivancov on occasion of 12 June – Russian National Day.
“On occasion of Russian National Day, I extend to you and to the brotherly Russian people our most sincere congratulations and best wishes for further overall progress and prosperity of your country and her citizens.
“It is of great importance for the Republic of Srpska and her citizens to see a strong and prosperous Russia, with which we are linked with traditional friendship of our peoples and deep cultural and spiritual ties.
“It is with special pleasure that I can confirm that political, economic and overall relations between the Republic of Srpska and the Russian Federation are improving on a daily basis to the satisfaction and benefit of all our citizens.
“I wish to use this opportunity to thank you, the great Russia and her leadership, headed by President Putin, for the constant attention and support to the Republic of Srpska and her people with regard to the most important matters.
“I am convinced that Russia’s political and economic development and her reputation at the international level will successfully continue, which will, without a doubt, contribute to the strengthening of peace and stability in the world,” said the Republic of Srpska President in her congratulatory message.