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Russia Day commemorated in Uganda

By Taddeo Bwambale

Added 12th June 2019 09:49 AM

The day commemorates the declaration of the sovereignty of Russia following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, paving way for creation of the Russian Federation.

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Russia Ambassador to Uganda Alexander Polyakov (left) and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem cut the cake during a ceremony to celebrate Russia Day, at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala on June 12, 2019. Photos by Kennedy Oryema

The day commemorates the declaration of the sovereignty of Russia following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, paving way for creation of the Russian Federation.

DIPLOMACY  RUSSIA DAY

KAMPALA - Diplomats and several other dignitaries joined the Russian Community in Uganda to commemorate Russia Day, which is celebrated annually on June 12 since 1992.

The day commemorates the declaration of the sovereignty of Russia following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, paving way for the creation of the Russian Federation.

 
Russia Day is a national holiday, during which the country traditionally holds holiday concerts, mass open-air celebrations, and sports events.

It also features a ceremony of awarding the state prizes by the country’s president to outstanding personalities in such fields as science and technology, literature or humanitarian service.

The celebrations in Uganda were held at Sheraton Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday, drawing envoys, the business community and well-wishers.

 he mbassador of ussia to ganda lexander olyakov chatting with tate inister for oreign ffairs kello ryem  at the function The Ambassador of Russia to Uganda Alexander Polyakov chatting with State Minister for Foreign Affairs Okello Oryem at the function

 
The state minister for foreign affairs, Okello Oryem who was the chief guest at the event, said Uganda was keen to strengthen relations with Russia.

Uganda has a long history of relations with Russia, especially in the fields of defence, education, energy, and private sector engagement is increasing.

heraton staff member dressed in ussian traditional attire pose for a picture with the guestsSheraton staff member dressed in Russian traditional attire, pose for a picture with the guests

 

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