President Vladimir Putin on the eve of national unity Day has signed the decree “About award of premiums of the President of the Russian Federation for the contribution to strengthening of unity of the Russian nation in 2016″ and was awarded the prize of the Chairman of the state Council of Dagestan Magomedali Magomedov, according to the press service of the Kremlin.
In the presidential administration said that the head of state made such decision, having considered a proposal of the presidential Council of the Russian Federation for interethnic relations.
“To award the prize of the President of the Russian Federation for the contribution to strengthening of unity of the Russian nation in 2016 and to assign honorary title of laureate of the presidential award for the contribution to strengthening of unity of the Russian nation Magomedov Magomedali Magomedovich, honorary Chairman of the State Council of the Republic of Dagestan”, – said in the text of the document.
Note that on Monday, October 31, Putin supported the proposal about the creation of the law of the Russian nation. According to the President, such a law can grow a strategy for the development of national relations in Russia.
National unity day – a public holiday, which is celebrated in Russia on 4 November every year since 2005. Coincides with the day of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God. According to the Labour code of the Russian Federation is a holiday. In 2016 the Russians have a rest from Friday 4 November to Sunday 6 November.
The initiators of the establishment of the holiday was the Russian Orthodox Church and leaders of the main religious confessions of Russia. This holiday appeared in Russia in memory of the events of 1612, when the militia led by Kozma Minin and Dmitry Pozharsky liberated Moscow from Polish invaders. Historically this holiday is connected with the end of the time of Troubles in XVII century.