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Constitution Anniversary Unmarked In Russia


http://gdb.rferl.org/620C9CC2-0F3D-4B76-B144-239C0D4F8607_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/620C9CC2-0F3D-4B76-B144-239C0D4F8607_mw800_mh600.jpg (official site) 12 December 2005 -- Today is the 12th anniversary of the 1993 adoption of Russia's constitution.


In previous years the day was a public holiday, but this year, for the first time, that holiday has been canceled.


The current Russian constitution was adopted by a national referendum on 12 December 1993. The following year, President Boris Yeltsin declared 12 December a public holiday in Russia.


(ITAR-TASS)

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