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 supremacy of the Constitution of the Russian Federation and its laws was proclaimed.

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In 1994, by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation on June 12 - the Day of the Declaration on State Sovereignty - was declared a state holiday of Russia. The official name «Russia Day» was fixed for the holiday in 2002, after the adoption of the new Labor Code of the Russian Federation.

On Russia Day large-scale celebrations are held across the country: in large cities citizens go to parades, there are festive events, concerts and many other events.

The office of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Republic of Cyprus organizes 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.