12 June – Day of Russia
The Day Of Russia since 1992, celebrated annually as a national holiday of the Russian Federation. The beginning of this holiday was started in honor of the day of adoption of Declaration on state sovereignty of the RSFSR.
The Declaration on state sovereignty of the RSFSR was adopted June 12, 1990 the first Congress of People's Deputies of the RSFSR and until 1998 the holiday was called the Day of adoption of the declaration on the state sovereignty of Russia. With the adoption of the new Labor Code in 2002, a new name, Day of Russia, was formally established.
The Day of Russia is one of the most "young" state holidays. It is interesting that many citizens of the country called Russia Day as Russia's Independence Day, although this common wording has never been used in official documents.
12 June some cities of the Russian Federation, in particular, Perm, Izhevsk, Tambov, Ufa, Surgut, Syktyvkar, Krasnoyarsk, celebrates the city Day. Therefore, the population notes the "double date" to the local festivities.
Traditionally Day of Russia is celebrated various entertainment events, such as concerts, contests and, of course, a big fireworks. In Moscow on Russia Day 2010 will celebrate the traditional race "the Kremlin mile" and the championship of Russia on running a mile on the highway. Motor transport movement on the Central part of Moscow will be limited from 8 a.m. until the end of the event.
Also, residents and visitors can visit the international festival of drifting, which will take place on Lubyanka Square, an open inter-regional festival of art song in the Museum-Reserve "Kolomenskoye". In the Strogin floodplain there will be a regatta "Cup of light schooners". In addition, cultural events for the veterans will take place in the capital, charity events for the low-income will be held.
In the evening on red square will be a Grand concert with the participation of modern pop stars.