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Russia Day is celebrated annually, on June 12. This day in 1990 marked the beginning of the contemporary history of the Russian Federation, when the first Congress of People’s Deputies of Russia accepted the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) proclaiming the supremacy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and the supremacy of its laws. 

In 1992, the Supreme Soviet of Russia proclaimed June 12 as a national holiday. Under a subsequent presidential decree on June 16, 1998, the holiday was officially named "Russia Day". In 2002, the new Labor Code gave its official seal to this title.

On Russia Day, parades, festive events, concerts and many other events are held all over the country.

Foreign Rossotrudnichestvo representative offices organize thematic exhibitions, concerts, lectures, round tables and creative festivals dedicated to this holiday. The events are usually attended not only by compatriots and graduates of Soviet or Russian universities, but also by all those interested in Russia, its history and culture.