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Russia Day is June 12

4. June 2012 by Dasha 0 Comments

June 12 is Russia Day, a day marking the start of democratic reforms in Russia. On this special holiday, Russian men and women celebrate Russia and demonstrate their national pride. Many citizens also spend the day off work with family and friends. Does your special lady plan to celebrate?

On June 12, 1990, the leaders of the Soviet Union signed the declaration of Russia's state sovereignty, marking the first step towards the official dissolution of the Soviet Union. The date became a national holiday in 1992—then called the Day of Adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Federation—but in 2002 members of the Russian Parliament officially changed the name to Russia Day. The holiday was unpopular at first, as many Russian citizens suffered from unemployment and poverty after the fall of the Soviet Union, but Russia Day is slowly catching on.

Today, most citizens celebrate Russia Day by attending local parades, festivals, and firework shows and enjoying meals with family and friends. Sound familiar? In many ways, Russia Day is a lot like America’s Memorial Day or 4th of July. It’s also customary for citizens to celebrate Russia’s economic and social achievements and pay tribute to the Russian men and women that helped shape the nation and the world. Each year, the president of Russia gathers the country’s prominent writers, scientists, and humanitarian workers and honors them with a special award.

Next Tuesday is Russia Day. If you’re dating a women from Russia why not wish her a happy holiday with a special email or e-card?