June 6 is the Day of the Russian Language.
This day marks the birthday of Alexander Pushkin (June 6, 1799). Pushkin is considered to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
In 2011 president Medvedev signed the decree which declared June 6 as the Day of the Russian Language. The decree says it was passed
“with the goal to preserve, support and develop the Russian language as an all-nation heritage of people of the Russian Federation, a tool for international communication and an inseparable part of cultural and spiritual world heritage.” #