Mukherjee extends greetings to Russia on eve of Day of Russia celebrations

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    Mukherjee extends greetings to Russia on eve of Day of Russia celebrations

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Russian Federation on the eve of ‘Day of Russia’.

    In his message to His Excellency Mr. Vladimir V. Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, I have great pleasure in extending warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the Government and people of the Russian Federation on the occasion of the “Day of Russia”,” said President Mukherjee in his message to his Russian counterpart Vladimir V. Putin.

    “I was honoured to participate in the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War and was happy to have the opportunity of wide-ranging discussions with you on our bilateral relations. I would also like to reiterate my deep appreciation for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to me and to my delegation during the visit,” he added.

    ‘Day of Russia’ is celebrated on June 12 every year.