The Russian community in Kenya celebrated their national day in Nairobi on Tuesday. Starting in 1992, the Russian National Day was officially known as the Day of Adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Federation. The Declaration itself was adopted two years earlier on June 12, 1990.
Later, in 2002, Russia Day got its current name and is now considered to be a holiday of liberty and civic peace. It is also known as Russia’s Independence Day.
A touch of Russia was experienced at the embassy where guests gathered to share the success and reflect on the journey Russia has taken since independence.
They were led by the chief guest, Ministry of Foreign Affairs director of East Africa Community Affairs Division, Amb Ruth Solitei and Alexey Balashov, chargé d’affaires, Russian Embassy. Russia is also hosting this year’s FIFA World Cup, from today evening to July 15, this year.