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Fireworks on Red Square in honor of the Day of Russia

The Day of Russia is celebrated every year since 1992 on the day when the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the RSFSR (the name of Russia in the USSR) was adopted – June 12. On the same day, in 1991, the first elections of the president of the RSFSR were held. Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, won the election.

The relation for this holiday in Russia is ambiguous. Some believe it was a negative event that hastened the collapse of the USSR. Also it should be mentioned that the majority of people in Russia don’t even know what this day is about, they just enjoy additional day off.

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