Pompeo has congratulated Russians on Day of Russia

U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has congratulated Russians on Day of Russia and expressed the two countries ' cooperation during the Second world war.

"The world community celebrates the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second world war, and the United States to honor the shared sacrifice of all who worked on the defeat of Nazism, including the millions of Russian soldiers and civilians who have experienced great hardship and death. We must never forget that ultimately, the cooperation of the great powers, including our two countries and put an end to Nazi aggression in Europe," said Pompeo.

Russia day is celebrated on June 12. On this day in 1990 adopted the Declaration on state sovereignty of Russia. Henceforth, in all matters of state and public life of the Federation enjoyed full authority. In may 1991, the RSFSR Supreme Soviet has declared June 12 a public holiday. A year later, in June 1992 - this day was named a holiday.

By the decree of the President of Russia of June 2, 1994, the Day of adoption of Declaration on state sovereignty of the Russian Federation was declared a public holiday. The name "Russia Day" was officially assigned to the festival in 2002 when entered into force the new Labour code, which had been prescribed new holidays and weekends.