Russia Day: What is the nation celebrating?

Ekaterina Genieva, the General Director of the All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature

1946 - Born in Moscow
1968 - Graduates, Moscow State University
1972 - Joins All-Soviet State Library of Foreign Literature
1989 - First Deputy Director, All-Soviet State Library of Foreign Literature
1993 - General Director, All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature
1995 - Joins Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation), Russia
1997 - Vice President, Russian Library Association
1997 - First Vice President, International Federation of Librarian Associations and Institutions

In 1990 on this day the legislature of the Russian Federation, which was still a Soviet republic, declared its sovereignty. In a year and a half the Soviet Union stopped existing, and this day became known as Independence Day. Today it’s celebrated as Russia Day. What do Russians celebrate this day? We will talk about it with the General Director of All-Russian State Library of Foreign Literature, Ekaterina Genieva.