Scenes from Russia’s National Day observances at Georgetown-based embassy

The Embassy of the Russian Federation on Wednesday evening held its ‘National Day’ reception at the Russian Embassy located in Kitty, Georgetown.
President David Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, politicians from the Government and Opposition, as well as members of  the diplomatic community and special invitees attended the function.
The attendees  at the reception were treated to traditional Russian foods and drinks as persons milled about and interacted with each other in a spirit of camaraderie.
Russia’s Ambassador to Guyana, Nikolay Smirnov, told the gathering that his country is committed to strengthening bilateral relations with Guyana, noting that Russia will also continue to promote international peace, universal security based on international law and principles of equality, mutual respect, and non-interference in the domestic affairs of other countries.

Russia Day is the national holiday of the Russian Federation, celebrated on June 12. It has been celebrated every year since 1992. The First Congress of People’s Deputies of the Russian Federation adopted the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic on June 12, 1990.

Following are photos taken by INews photographer Carl Croker of last night’s event:
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