Today, on the eve of the Day of Russia, in the MIA of Russia building, young Russians were given the first in their lives passports of citizens of the Russian Federation. Twenty-two adolescents from ten regions of the country were invited to the ceremony, traditionally held as part of the All-Russian campaign “We are citizens of Russia!”.
The ceremony was attended by First Deputy-Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Police Colonel-General Aleksandr Gorovoy, Deputy Chief of the MIA of Russia Main Directorate for Migration, Colonel of Police Sergey Manayenkov and Chairman of the Russian Union of Youth public organization Pavel Krasnorutsky.
Opening the meeting, Aleksandr Gorovoy recalled that 29 years ago the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the Russian Federation was adopted. Since then, a large number of events reflecting the best practices of our country aimed at the development of inter-ethnic and inter-faith relations have been timed to the Day of Russia.
The First Deputy-Minister of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation stressed that over many years, with the support of the Russian Union of Youth, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia was handing out passports to representatives of the young generation who had achieved high results at various competitions, sports events and creative contests. “We express to you our support and thanks for the high level of self-development,” he said.Pavel Krasnorutsky wished the ceremony participants to become full-fledged and worthy citizens of their country and noted that on the eve of the holiday, more than 5,000 children in all corners of Russia would receive Russian passports.
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