Russians celebrate the Day of Russia

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Russians on Monday to celebrate one of the youngest state holidays of the country — Day of Russia, which traditionally across the country held celebratory events; Muscovites that day waiting for the concerts, free tours and fireworks from red square you will hear about 500 volleys.

Russian President Vladimir Putin this day has traditionally awarded the state prize figures of science and art, and passport students, winners of Olympiads and competitions.

The history of the holiday

According to research by sociologists of the Analytical centre of Yury Levada (Levada-Center), the majority of our citizens (67%) feels proud of his country, 75% are proud that they are Russians, and most worthy reason for this, consider the natural wealth of Russia and its history, culture and the army. Not proud of the Russian system of health, education and economic success.

While these polls were saying that the Russians have become intolerable to treat someone who publicly shows their «lack of patriotism», and in varying degrees, has ties with foreign countries (wishes to move to another country, have a second citizenship, shall enter into the marriage with foreigners etc.).

While social scientists agree that a rise in Patriotic sentiment in society over the last couple of years has somewhat weakened.

The celebration of day of Russia in Moscow

Traditionally, the country celebrates this day with folk festivals, sports events and concerts.

So, in the capital in honor of the 12th of June, Muscovites can enjoy free tours and fireworks: about 500 volleys you will hear from the red square at about 22.00. The fireworks will last five minutes.

On the main square of the country on this day will also be held a festive concert to get to that will be possible upon invitation only. As reported earlier the city authorities, it is expected that in celebrating will take part more than 30 thousand people.

In addition, in the framework of celebration of Day of Russia June 10, in cultural centers, museums and parks of the capital have begun (and will continue in the day of the festival) a variety of activities, which, as promised in the mayor’s office will be more than 150.

The largest of these will take place on 12 June, including a gala concert of the festival «Shield and lyre» in Victory Park on Poklonnaya hill music festival «Russia» in the Museum-reserve «Kolomenskoye», cultural-entertaining program with the exposition of the State Tretyakov gallery «Art of XX century» on Triumfalnaya square in the framework of the festival «Chereshnevy Les».

To ensure public order and security of citizens during the festivities are over 8.7 thousand police officers, Regardie and vigilantes.