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Lukashenko congratulated Putin on Russia Day

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said in a congratulatory message to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Day of Russia noted that in the Republic with great respect for the achievements of the brotherly people to create a strong and prosperous country, said on Friday the press service of the Belarusian leader.

"This day symbolizes the power and greatness of the Russian state, proud of its centuries-old history, rich culture and traditions. With great respect in Belarus related to the success of the brotherly people to create a strong and prosperous Russia, to ensure decent quality of life and increase their prosperity," the message reads.

According to Lukashenko, the key to the current and new achievements - the inspired creative work of many generations of Russians, their unity, love and devotion to the Fatherland.

The head of Belarus expressed confidence that constructive inter-state dialogue based on the principles of mutual respect and support, conforms to the fundamental interests of the people of the two countries, strengthen stability and security in the region.

According to the press service, Lukashenko sent congratulations to the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, head of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko, Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.

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.