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OTTAWA, June 13. /TASS/. Russian-speaking communities in Montreal and Toronto, Canada’s two largest cities have marked on a broad scale Russia Day, a national holiday of the Russian Federation observed on June 12.
The largest festivity was held in Montreal as part of the European festival that began on June 10. Taking part in it are the representatives of Greece, Scotland, Ukraine, Armenia, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, and other countries.
"Our day fell precisely on June 12," Gennady Dmitriyev, an activist of the Russian-speaking community in Montreal told TASS. "By midday, we hosted about 1,500 people. That’s a very good result if you consider the extreme weather here with stormy wind and the air temperature of just 12 degrees Celsius."
He also said the Russian Consul General in Montreal, Yuri Bedzhanian, and officials from the regional government of Quebec greeted the guests of the feast.
"In Canada, our holiday surely won’t pass unnoticed," Dmitriyev said.
The festival is held in Le Vieux-Port - the Old Port district of the city. The organizers have put up pavilions with national foods and drinks of the participating ethnic communities and souvenir kiosks. The visitors can enjoy the concerts by performing groups and dancing.
Russia Day was also celebrated massively in Toronto. The local Russian residents organized a big picnic in Earl Bales Park.
"We had about 800 guests," TASS was told by Leon Mitzner, an organizer of the festivity and the leader of the Russian Canada group. "We had lots of food. We held contests, had a small football tournament and danced."
Besides the Russians, members of Toronto’s Greek, Filipino, Chinese, Serb, Indian, and Kazakh communities came to the picnic.