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Russia, Britain celebrate National Days

  • Tama Salim and Anggi M. Lubis

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 2 2016   /  07:36 am

Literary works: Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin (right) presents the Medal of Pushkin to Utati Kusalah during a Russian National Day ceremony in Jakarta on Wednesday. The medal, named after author and poet Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, was conferred to Utati for her efforts in translating Russian books into Indonesian.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)Russia and Britain organized their national days on Wednesday ahead of schedule because the Ramadhan fasting month begins next week, and the two countries did not want their national days to conflict with the fasting month.

Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Mikhail Galuzin conveyed his “deep satisfaction” with his country’s improved relations with ASEAN during the recent Russia-ASEAN meeting in Sochi.

Speaking at a ceremony to commemorate the declaration of state sovereignty of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist...