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Foreign leaders congratulate Putin on Russia Day

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Leaders across the world have congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on Russia Day, a national holiday celebrated annually on June 12, Tass reports.

The declaration of Russia’s sovereignty was passed by the 1st Congress of People's Deputies of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic on June 12, 1990, 29 years ago. The day was later announced as the national holiday by the presidential decree. The official name, Russia Day, was given to the holiday in 2002.

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