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The tallest skyscraper in the world was painted in the colors of the Russian tricolor

. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai was painted in the colors of the Russian flag in honor of Russia Day.

"Today we are illuminating the Burj Khalifa in honor of the Day of Russia. We wish our Russian community have a good holiday," reads the statement of the administration tower on Twitter.

Dubai is home to a large Russian community, according to some, it consists of not less than 200 thousand Russians.

The tradition to illuminate the skyscraper height of 828 meters at the occasion of the national days of friendly powers the administration of the tower took a long time.

Russia day — a national holiday that is celebrated annually on 12 June. On this day in 1990 the first Congress of people's deputies of the RSFSR adopted the Declaration on state sovereignty of Russia, who claimed equal rights for all citizens, political parties and public organizations