Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated Russians on Day of Russia. The statement the President made on Poklonnaya hill, where for the first time attends the ceremony of raising the national flag of the Russian Federation and the presentation of the stars of Heroes of labor, the stream leads the TV channel “Russia 24” on YouTube.
“I would like to congratulate on this momentous occasion of all citizens and our compatriots abroad. All for whom this day is filled with hidden meaning. For each of us homeland is the family and native home, native land, from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands”, — said the head of state.
As Putin said, for these vast expanses builds “our thousand-year history filled with pages of the great glory and pride, unsurpassed courage of their ancestors, their faith and love for the Fatherland”. “A bright, piercing sense of homeland has always helped our people go through hardships, to survive, to keep themselves in the ordeal, to respond to any challenges”
Russia day is celebrated annually since 1992, the day of adoption of Declaration on state sovereignty of the RSFSR on 12 June 1990 from the Soviet Union. In addition, in many cities of the country June 12 is celebrated as the city Day.
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