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Russia Day Around the Globe

11. June 2010 by Michelle 0 Comments

Russia Day is June 12th and plenty of parades, protests, and processions are planned for Red Square and beyond. President Medvedev has already begun marking the holiday by presenting Russian Federation State Awards to 12 people for their achievements in arts and sciences. The most honored award recipient was Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.


Other countries are using this occasion to recognize Russia’s economic and political achievements over the past 20 years.


Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hoang Huu Nghia, President of the Vietnam-Russia Friendship Association, held a special event on June 9th in which city officials expressed their delight at on the on-going development of friendship and multi-faceted cooperation between Vietnam and Russia.


Beijing, China

Russia’s Embassy in China held a reception today to celebrate the holiday. Russian Ambassador to China Sergey Razov said Russia-China relations have developed very well in recent times and there has been progress with regard to political mutual respect, trust, and support. Hua Jianmin, President of the China-Russia Friendship, Peace, and Development Commission, said China is willing to work with Russia to continuously advance relations of strategic cooperation and partnership.


Yerevan, Armenia

The Russian Art Museum and Russian Center of Science and Culture of the Armenian Office of the Russian Cooperation are organizing a cultural event on June 13. The program will include concerts and readings of Russian poems and novels. A discussion about the Armenian themes in renowned Russian writer Anton Chekov’s stories will also be introduced.


Belgrade, Serbia

The Russian Embassy in Belgrade marked the holiday with a special reception attended by Serbian officials, public figures, and ambassadors last evening. More Russia Day celebrations in Serbia will continue with a concert on Saturday.


Paris, France

Russian Prime Minister Putin is visiting Paris to inaugurate a five-day exhibition showcasing cultural and economic ties between France and Russia at the Grand Palais. The giant fair will display Russian industrial and technological influences, such as the latest Sukhoi fighter jets and prototypes of new Avtovaz cars. This event is the culmination of a year-long Franco-Russian festival.


Photo credit: RIA Novosti, Ruslan Krivobok