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51 percent Russians still forget what the holiday is celebrated on June 12. This is evidenced by the results of a survey conducted “Levada-Center”.
According to the research of sociologists, 34 percent of survey participants still believe that the Day of Russia’s independence Day. Two percent of respondents said that June 12 marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration on state sovereignty of Russia. One percent is ready to celebrate the anniversary of the election of the first President of the country. 11 percent were undecided, and 3 percent do not consider June 12 a holiday.
Correctly answered the question, 49 percent, and these data have not changed from 2017, noted in the “Levada-Center”. The percentage knowledgeable about the Day Russia is approximately identical in all age groups.
The survey was conducted from 24 to 30 may, and was attended by 1.6 thousand people, aged 18 years, of the 136 settlements in 52 regions of Russia.
Date June 12 became a holiday in 1992 as the Day of adoption of Declaration on state sovereignty of the Russian Federation. In 1998, President Boris Yeltsin proposed to rename the holiday the Day of Russia, but officially the name only changed in 2002.
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