Together with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Mr Putin will visit the interactive exhibition My History. The Rurik Dynasty. The exhibition presents ancient Russia’s history over 700 years, with all its ups and downs, in 18 multimedia halls with total area of 4,000 square metres.
The venerated icon of St Sergius of Radonezh will be brought to Moscow from the Trinity St Sergius Monastery especially for the exhibition, which opens on November 4 at central exhibition centre Manezh.
An official reception to mark National Unity Day will take place later at the Kremlin. National Unity Day was established as a national holiday by the Federal Law On Amendments to Article 1 of the Federal Law On Dates of Military Glory (Victory Dates) of December 24, 2004. The holiday was officially celebrated for the first time on November 4, 2005. At the reception, the President will present state decorations – the Order of Friendship and the Pushkin Medal – to foreign citizens for their particular efforts in strengthening peace, friendship, cooperation and understanding between peoples and for their contribution to the fields of culture, the arts, education, the humanities and literature, and for the preservation and study of cultural heritage.