June 12 is the national day of the Russian Federation – the Day of Russia. It has been celebrated every year since 1994. The First Congress of People's Deputies of the Russian Federation adopted the Declaration on Russia's National Sovereignty on June 12, 1990. If you are traveling in Russia in June, don’t miss the huge celebrations that will take place in every city.

Most major cities in Russia organize large public celebrations for Russia day. This includes concerts by famous musicians, kids’ activities, and fireworks at night. Since June usually means quite nice weather in Russia, people pile onto the streets to wander around and spend the afternoon in a park and the evening in the pub.

The Day of Russia