Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated all Russians and compatriots living abroad on the Day of Russia. The head of state took part in the ceremony of raising the national flag on Poklonnaya hill, and then awarded the gold medal “Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation”.
According to the President, for each of us homeland is the family and native home, native land, from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands, from the Northern Arctic seas to Sevastopol and Crimea. On these vast expanses and builds our thousand-year history filled with pages of the great glory and pride, unsurpassed courage of the ancestors, their faith and love of country, Putin said.
“a Bright, piercing sense of homeland has always, at all times helped our people go through hardships, to survive, to keep themselves in the ordeal, to answer any challenges,” he said.
the Ceremony on Poklonnaya hill was the first such event with participation of the President since the beginning of the epidemic coronavirus COVID-19. The broadcast of the event led channel “Russia 24” and the website Вести.Ru.
the Gold star of Hero of Labor received from the hands of the President, the artistic Director of the Maly theatre Yuri Solomin, head of the Institute of emergency children’s surgery and traumatology Leonid Roshal, managing Director of the Ulan-Ude aviation plant, Leonid Belykh, and operator control station hot rolling mill of the Magnitogorsk metallurgical plant Aleksandr Motorin.
the Title “Hero of labour of the Russian Federation” it is established by presidential decree number 294 of March 29, 2013. Usually the ceremony of awarding the medals of Hero of Labour is confined to may 1 and takes place in the Kremlin.