Children’s Day in Russia


Kremlin’s guards parade on Children’s Day

About 1,000 schoolchildren from Moscow have been invited to the Sobornaya Square in the Moscow’s Kremlin on the occasion of the International Day of Children.The children watched a parade of the Kremlin’s guards that is traditionally being held on this day.

Children’s Day in Russia

On June 1st Russia and the rest of the world celebrate International Day for Protection of Children.

According to the recent census, there are more than 26 million children in Russia.

Moscow is hosting more than 300 events in connection with Children’s Day, including the formal Ceremony of Changing of the Guard which will take place in the Kremlin with the participation of a children’s equestrian team.

The metro is playing songs from popular cartoons while ice cream lovers can enjoy free scoops of ice cream from a 1.5-meter Ice Torch that has been put up in the very center of Moscow near the Kremlin.

Children’s Day, observed by many countries on June 1st, was established in 1949.

The holiday has a flag – figures of children of different colors forming a circle against a green background.

World Children’s Day

Exactly 53 years ago today the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization announced November 20 as World Children’s Day. An international convention on children’s rights was adopted in 1989.

According to experts, the problems kids are facing in various parts of the world differ radically, with those living in developed countries feeling the negative impact of daily addiction to television and computers, while their peers in Africa and Asia suffer from malnutrition, AIDS, illiteracy and armed conflicts.

Voice of Russia, TASS, RIA, Interfax


About kruitvat

I am working for the Belgian human rights association 'Werkgroep Morkhoven' which revealed the Zandvoort childporn case (88.539 victims). The case was covered up by the authorities. During the past years I have been really shocked by the way the rich countries of the western empire want to rule the world. One of my blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Je travaille pour le 'Werkgroep Morkhoven', un groupe d'action qui a révélé le réseau pornographique d'enfants 'Zandvoort' (88.539 victims). Cette affaire a été couverte par les autorités. Au cours des dernières années, j'ai été vraiment choqué par la façon dont l'Occident et les pays riches veulent gouverner le monde. Un de mes blogs: «Latest News Syria» (WordPress)/ Ik werk voor de Werkgroep Morkhoven die destijds de kinderpornozaak Zandvoort onthulde (88.539 slachtoffers). Deze zaak werd door de overheid op een misdadige manier toegedekt. Gedurende de voorbije jaren was ik werkelijke geschokt door de manier waarop het rijke westen de wereld wil overheersen. Bezoek onze blog «Latest News Syria» (WordPress) ------- Photo: victims of the NATO-bombings on the Chinese embassy in Yougoslavia
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3 Responses to Children’s Day in Russia

  1. kruitvat says:

    Today is International Children’s Day

    Jun 1, 2013

    International Children’s Day is celebrated throughout the world annually on June 1st . History says that this day was established in Geneva in 1925 and is one of the oldest international celebrations. The idea was initiated at a conference in Geneva for the welfare of children around the world.
    According to another version, in 1925 the Consul General of China in San Francisco had gathered a group of Chinese orphans and arranged for them to celebrate the Duan Wu Jie or the Dragon Boat Festival. By coincidence, this was also on June 1st at the very same time when the International conference on children was underway in Geneva. It so happened that the two separate events occurred on the same day, and from that day onwards the event came to be celebrated as the international children’s day held on 1st of June.

    After the Second World War, when the problem of preserving the health and well-being of children became utmost relevant, in 1949 a women’s congress was held in Paris where the members and participants took an oath to tirelessly struggle for lasting peace, safeguard the interest of children and guarantee their happiness. A year later on 1st June 1950, the first International Children’s Day was held worldwide, and since then 1st June is celebrated as the International Children’s day annually throughout the world.


    Children’s Day in Russia

    Chinese government

  2. kruitvat says:

    International Children’s Day: To celebrate what?


    June 1st has been observed as International Children’s Day since the World Conference for the Well-Being of Children (Geneva) in 1925 and was given particular relavance by the Soviet Bloc to promote internationalist cultural and developmental programmes. On June 1st, 2008 should we be celebrating this day or should we be hanging our heads in shame?

    Much has been done if we compare June 1st 1908 with June 1st 2008. Child labour is an exception and not the rule, Child Protection Laws exist in all members of the international community and Child Protection Agencies enforce them in a growing number of States. Working conditions are regulated, working hours are controlled and safety at work is carefully monitored.

    However, far more is still to be done. On a political level, how can one celebrate this date or any other, when we live in a world in which these great victories of the Left are being assailed on a daily basis? How can we celebrate when free children’s healthcare schemes, free dental treatment and free education were for the first time a birthright and less than a century later, have been taken away?

    In the so-called “developed” world, how can we celebrate International Children’s Day (ICD) when a Universal Right to education at all levels is already a thing of the past? How can we celebrate an International Children’s Day when we know that the economic system into which the majority of them are born with turn each and every single day of their lives into a fight for survival?

    They will have to fight for the right to a decent healthcare plan, they will have to fight for University education, and fight to pay for it. They will have to fight for a job, and fight to keep it. They will have to fight to gather enough money for a deposit on a house and fight to meet spiraling mortgage repayments. They will have to fight against higher and higher fiscal contributions with less and less in return. They will have to fight for the right to use the world’s natural resources, caught in the grip of a restricted clique of capitalist controllers, while the economic model permits speculation to push commodities prices higher and further out of reach.

    If we are to celebrate because a growing number of children find themselves in the first group, it does not say much, specially when compared with the situation in the “developing” nations.

    While trillions of dollars have been spent in the last few years on illegal, criminal acts of butchery, what about the millions of Ethiopian children and their families who are not covered by the food safety-net programmes? While trillions are spent on war, how can we celebrate ICD when 50 million USD would suffice to feed the starving children in Ethiopia? How can ICD be celebrated in Iraq, where the US-led criminal invasion deprived civilians of water supplies because the US forces targeted civilian structures with military hardware and have yet to repair the damage?

    How can we celebrate ICD when 70 million women and girls are victims of Female Genital Mutilation, practised when they were children? How can we celebrate ICD when in some African countries, only 10 per cent of children have any comprehensive knowledge about HIV/AIDS?

    And how can we celebrate International Children’s Day when hundreds of millions of children around the world do not even have access to a square meal on the table at the end of the day?

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