Today, November 4 Russia celebrates National Unity Day – a holiday established ten years ago in memory of the events of 1612, when Moscow was liberated from foreign invaders. Then the country from complete destruction saved one people’s militia led by Kuzma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky.
On this day in Moscow, Stavropol, Grozny, Makhachkala, Sevastopol, Nalchik, Krasnodar, Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and many other cities held demonstrations, rallies, concerts, theatrical performances, themed flash mobs on the history of Russian statehood, history and traditions of the peoples of the country.
So, as part of the final forum of active citizens “Community”, taking place these days, in Moscow, the grand march and rally-concert under the slogan “We are one!”. It will begin from the metro station “Mayakovskaya” in the north of the Garden Ring at 10:30, there will be held the column several kilometers in the direction of the Kremlin on Tverskaya Street, and then turn on the Theater Lane before turning onto the street Rozhdestvenka. At 11:00 starts the rally-concert. The action was organized initiative group of the Public Chamber of Russia. In the application filed with the mayor of Moscow, it has been declared a procession of more than 10 thousand people. “We believe that the November 4 – is one of the most important dates for all who live in Russia, regardless of nationality or religion”, – said the secretary of the Public Chamber of the Alexander Brechalov .
To participate in the event were invited civil society activists, representatives of public organizations, national-cultural autonomies and political parties. “This day reminds us of the heroism of our ancestors, represents the core values of our multi-ethnic and multi-religious country – is patriotism, ability to unite and shoulder to shoulder to defend their freedom and independence”, – said the secretary of the General Council of “United Russia” Sergei Neverov . “Such actions show that we honor our history and our support for the president, who has consolidated our society”, – he said, promising to be sure to take part in the parade.
Also at the event will be attended by the Liberal Democratic Party headed with their leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky . “It is a holiday of national unity, a holiday when the people rose up to defend their homeland. It was not a conscript military offices or boyars, nobles, by the citizens themselves – an initiative from below. A lot of characters in this festival, and most importantly – this unity, to it was clear to everyone that the state – is the unity of the territory, economy, finance, language and culture “, – he said, adding that all this showed 400 years ago, when Russian troops restored Russian state is the unity of its ranks.
In the ranks of the Communist call this artificial holiday. “I believe that this holiday is absolutely artificial. I was a member when he was taken. If the return on November 7 announced that there will be a holiday 4th, it is the society is not perceived, do not need anything in return do. Second, the very date of November 4 it is historically false: Poles Polish expelled from 6 to 7 November, “- said the deputy chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party Valery Rashkin .
For his part, the leader of the Socialist-Revolutionaries Sergei Mironov He recalled that on the eve of the holiday marred by tragedy – the plane crash that killed 224 people. “On the day when we remember the key events of national history when we remember our compatriots, whose life was tragically cut short, neither the place nor the time to show their party preferences, their particular views. For this there are many other reasons”, – emphasized deputy.
“And when we go through the streets of Moscow in the same column, we will go not as a political supporters or opponents, we will go as the citizens. And together, we will, because each of us the road are the values that unite us all made from different people a single people. This is our history, our language, our land, watered with the sweat and blood of many generations of our ancestors, our common tragedy and our common victory “- quoted Mironov RIA Novosti.
According to first deputy chairman of the faction “Fair Russia” in the State Duma Mikhail Yemelyanov , spravorossy will take part in the action as they consider important “to show the unity of the Russian people in the face of external threats and a complex international situation.” “This does not mean that the party, which will come to the event, have similar positions on social and economic policy. But the foreign policy arena, we believe it is important to show unity”, – he said.
Note that the script holiday It has been adjusted for the victims of the crash of Egypt. The corresponding decision was made by the organizer of the action in Moscow – the Russian Public Chamber. As reported at the chamber concert program has been revised, the rally will begin moment of silence. “We must show our unity, not only in the celebration of anything but unity in those moments when the people of the trouble,” – said the Secretary of the Public Chamber Alexander Brechalov.
Feast Day of National Unity today also noted the republic the North Caucasus, which is planned for the youth action “One Anthem – One Country”. As part of this campaign in Chechnya, representatives of NGOs, students and teachers of universities and colleges of the republic gathered in the central square of Grozny. The campaign is aimed at strengthening friendly relations among youth of the North Caucasus and the formation of a positive culture of interethnic communication. Also in the center of Grozny will host macsovoe procession. On the main street of the capital of the Czech Republic will be thousands and thousands of citizens of the republic, the citizens of the Russian Federation. In addition, mass celebrations on the occasion will be held in all districts and settlements of Chechnya.
In Dagestan, planned a series of cultural, entertainment and public interest activities. So, at 11:00 at the stadium “Trud” take several celebratory events in the framework of the Day of National Unity with representatives of public authorities. The campaign “A Hymn – one country” provided the concert program, which will involve national university students and activists of youth associations in the region. At 14:00 in the park “Ak-Gel” is scheduled youth Flashmob – the deployment of the flag of the Russian Federation – the organized efforts of the Moscow Committee of Sport, Tourism and Youth Affairs. In addition, activists and volunteers of the City Youth Centre will organize the distribution of ribbons, tricolors for everyone. At the same time at the Memorial of the Russian intelligentsia a gala concert with participation of pupils of children’s art schools and soloists Philharmonic Children’s Department of Culture of the administration of Makhachkala.
The celebrations on the occasion of National Unity Day will also take place in Ingushetia. On this day, the Republican museum will delight its visitors with special programs in the framework of the nationwide “Night of Art”. Today will also be organized film screenings, staged performances, a visit to museum exhibitions, master classes in painting arts and crafts museums in the country. The central event will be the procession tradition in Nazran, which, according to the organizers, will bring together about four thousand people. The action will start at 12:00 (MSK), the participants will proceed united ranks of Place de la Concorde to the Municipal House of Culture, where the march will end with a festive concert-rally. The columns will be composed of 29 deputies, the heads of state and local authorities, representatives of ethno-cultural communities, labor groups, educational institutions, trade unions and political parties. Protesters take to the square with the flags of Russia and Ingushetia and banners with patriotic slogans. Festive event will end the concert of art and culture of the Republic and representatives of national diasporas. Organizers of the event informed that guests will national cuisine of the peoples living in the country.
Stavropol celebrate National Unity Day holiday large multinational. At noon on the Castle Hill in Stavropol launched a youth campaign “One hymn – one country”, in the framework of which 12 will operate interactive platforms where stavropolchane exciting to be able to spend time to attend master classes in folk dance, parkour workout. At 13.30 in the Castle Hill area will rally to be attended by thousands of Stavropol, heads of region and city. At 15:00 in the Stavropol Palace of Culture and Sports held a gala concert “In unity is our strength!” Summarizing the youth festival of cultures of the peoples of the North Caucasus “North Caucasus Federal District: House of Friendship.” Stavropolchane the edge of the capital and visitors will be able to become parties to a great holiday culture of the Caucasian peoples, and see the best student teams of universities and the republics of the Stavropol region. The festivities will take place on this day in all parts of Stavropol. The children’s art centers, schools and libraries will be an exhibition of drawings and crafts, literary quiz and intellectual games, sporting events and concerts dedicated to the friendship of peoples.
In Karachayevo-Cherkessia also celebrate the Day of National Unity. In all cities and districts of the republic held celebrations. Solemn rallies, processions and concerts, theatrical performances, exhibitions, “round tables”, a special exhibition in the national and school museums, sporting events and various competitions among participants of educational institutions – not the full range of events dedicated to the celebration of National Unity Day.
President Vladimir Putin will begin its celebrations by laying flowers at the monument to Minin and Pozharsky on Red Square, then visit the exhibition “Orthodox Russia. My story. From the great shocks to the Great Victory” in Located near the Arena. At a ceremony in the Kremlin, Putin presented a number of foreign citizens state awards for special merits in strengthening peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding between nations. In the evening, the Head of State will speak at the forum “Community”, which holds the Public Chamber of Russia. “In the evening the Russian president will speak at the forum active citizens” Community “. The meeting will be attended by the most distinguished participants of non-governmental organizations, voluntary movements, youth and student organizations,” – told in the press service of the Kremlin.
In turn, The Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill in the National Unity Day, which coincides with the church holiday of Our Lady of Kazan, made a liturgy in the Assumption Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin. The list with the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Kazan, which is stored in the Epiphany Cathedral of the capital, was sent to the militia of Minin and Pozharsky before militia freed Moscow from invaders. In memory of this event, the Church has established the annual celebration in honor of the Kazan image.
As Patriarch Kirill said in a sermon to the Day of National Unity, the worst thing for Russia – is not an external enemy, whom she always won, and the turmoil in the minds and hearts. “Troubles arise when people start to think only of his own” and “stop seeing the scale of the national life” – drew the attention of the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church. According to the Patriarch’s press service, the service at the Assumption Cathedral of the Kremlin will start at 9.00. At 12.00, the patriarch will head the opening of XIV exhibition “Orthodox Russia. My story. From the great shocks to the Great Victory” in the Arena.