Russia Day is celebrated annually on June 12. It marked the beginning of the contemporary history of the Russian Federation. On this day in 1990, the first Congress of People’s Deputies of Russia accepted the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) in which it was proclaimed a supremacy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and 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 Labour Code gave its official seal to this title.
On Russian Day across the country, are held parades, festive events, concerts and many other events.
Foreign Rossotrudnichestvo representative offices orginize thematic exhibitions, concerts, lectures and round tables, creative festivals dedicated to that holiday. The events are usually visited not only by compatriots and graduates of Soviet or Russian universities, but also by all people who are interested in Russia, its history and culture.