12 June is Russia Day
12 June 2023
The Declaration on State Sovereignty of the Russian Federation was adopted by the First Congress of People’s Deputies of the RSFSR on 12 June 1990. The Day of the Adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Federation has been celebrated in the Russian Federation since 1992, by the decree of the Supreme Council of the Russian Federation; in 2002, the holiday was renamed to Russia Day.
The Declaration on Sovereignty proclaims the inalienable right of every inhabitant of the country to a decent life, free development and use of the language, as well as the right of each people to self-determination in their chosen national-state and national-cultural forms.
On the holiday, the President of the Russian Federation presents the State Prizes in the Kremlin.