The National Day of Russia is celebrated on June 12 with the ‘Day of Russia’ (День России). Also known as the ‘Day of the Adoption of the Declaration of State Sovereignty’. The Russian government has chosen this year to put together a flash mob. From each country connected, a person is asked to send a message. This message is then distributed in a compilation by the Ministry and worldwide. For the Netherlands, the first cases are on conductor Marcel N. Verhoeff, a short message in solidarity. Marcel has expressed in his -originally longer speech- mainly expressed his love for the culture in Russia, combined with the excellent cuisine and the warm loving people he embraces, as well as ‘Mother Russia’.

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