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    Russia's Newest Holiday??

    I understand that June 12 is the date of Russia's newest holiday. It is also my birthday. What exactly is the holiday?

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    Independence Day. It is the day the Russian Federation signed the declaration of sovereignty.

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    Babushka

    Oh right. Cool!!!

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    Isn't Babushka grandmother?

    I remember that girl I know who is Russian yelling Babuyla! into my ear and her cousin yells Babushka! into the other.
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    Babushka

    Yes, Babushka is grandmother. Why were you being yelled at??

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    I wasn't being yelled at, the girls were yelling for their grandma to give them five more dollars so we could order pizza from Papa Johns. This was on a sunday a couple weeks ago.
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    Yelled??

    Oh right!!! LOL

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    BABUYLYA!!!! GDYE TYI!!! BABULLLLL!!!
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    So June 12th is now an official national holiday? Are people going to get a day off work?
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    BABUSKA!! KUDA TYI EDIOSH????? ГДЕ ТЫ!,!,!,!,!!,??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by astarz41
    So June 12th is now an official national holiday? Are people going to get a day off work?
    Yes, it's official national holiday and we get a day off work... The newest and the strangest holiday... Whom did we became independent from?

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    EDIOSH
    yea, EDIOSH is really a word, great work.

    Whom did we became independent from?
    The warsaw pact or something...
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    I'd just be happy to get a day off And plus *every* country has to have an independence day!

    When did Russia become independent? When the USSR broke up or is this something recent? What was the Warsaw pact
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    BABULLLLLLL!!! I miss u!! Where'd u go??
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    Former Russian President Boris Yeltsin initiated the holiday in 1994 to commemorate the Russian parliament's declaration of sovereignty from the Soviet Union on June 12, 1990.

    Originally known as Independence Day, the holiday was later renamed and transformed into a celebration of Russia itself and the unity of the huge country.

    Cribbed from a Chinese website!

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    Quote Originally Posted by astarz41
    When did Russia become independent? When the USSR broke up or is this something recent?
    Official version was that Russia became independent from Soviet Union... Sounds ridiculous. Russian state exists since 9th century, Kievan Rus, Moscovy, Russia, Russian Empire, Soviet Russia, Soviet Union and Russian Federation are only different forms of this state... So, to become independent from our own state, from ourselves... it's very funny I think it's right that it was recently renamed to "Day of Russia". At least it's day off and every country have something like that...

    What was the Warsaw pact
    It was Russian answer to US' NATO.

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    Где моя бабуль?????!!!!
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    Да, бабуля, как не стыдно кидать родного внука на произвол судьбы!
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_Ivanov
    Official version was that Russia became independent from Soviet Union... Sounds ridiculous. Russian state exists since 9th century, Kievan Rus, Moscovy, Russia, Russian Empire, Soviet Russia, Soviet Union and Russian Federation are only different forms of this state... So, to become independent from our own state, from ourselves... it's very funny I think it's right that it was recently renamed to "Day of Russia". At least it's day off and every country have something like that...
    It's not ridiculous. If "Russia" and "Soviet Union" are considered to be different states, it may be logical. But if Yeltsin politics were more consistent here, he should also declare total indendence from old Soviet's
    responsibilities and debts. This should be much more wise thing to do.
    Кр. -- сестр. тал.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    Да, бабуля, как не стыдно кидать родного внука на произвол судьбы!

    Moon Monster LubLob Babulyayayayayayaya!!!
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