For them it was the day when their leaders agreed to the dissolution of the Soviet Union.The demise of the Soviet Union led to unemployment and poverty of many Russians.

"This Russian law turns homo-, bi- and transsexuals into fifth-class citizens, Russia has differentiated the value of human beings." Yet as Sweden has recourse to putting pressure on Russia through the Council of Europe, there appears to be mostly support for LGBT rights among western European nations.

Last year at the Saint Petersburg Pride Festival, the Swedish, British and French consuls were all in attendance.

Russia Day is an occasion for many Russians to demonstrate national pride.

Some people celebrate Russia's economic and social achievements and pay tribute to famous Russians on June 12.

The naked woman repeatedly refused attempts by passers-by to cover her private parts. ’ and added ‘I am not wearing this’ when people tried to give her clothes.

The woman, who was believed to be under the influence of synthetic drug spice, was apparently calmed down by police officers and was later hospitalised.A Russian woman filmed dancing naked in the streets before attacking a driver had reportedly taken the psychoactive drug ‘spice’.In the footage, the woman walked on the roof of a car before the police arrived and managed to subdue her.Public transport schedules may vary depending on events taking place in each city on June 12. On June 12, 1990 Soviet leaders signed a declaration of Russia’s state sovereignty.That document symbolized the beginning of democratic reforms in Russia.People may attend concerts and fireworks that take place in many cities throughout the country.