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Red Square Closed Until Saturday as Moscow Prepares for Russia Day Concert

Moscow's Red Square and the Lenin Mausoleum will be closed to visitors on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week in connection with the Russia Day national holiday, a news report said.

The capital's iconic square will be closed from June 10 to June 12 in preparation for a festive concert on Friday, which is when the country celebrates Russia Day, the Federal Security Service was cited as saying by Interfax.

Entrance to the Kremlin will also be restricted on Friday to those visiting the Armory Museum or the Diamond Fund, the Federal Security Service said on its website. Anyone with tickets for those exhibitions should enter as usual from the side of the Borovitskaya tower, it added.

Russia Day marks the day when the legislature of the then-Russian Federative Socialist Soviet Republic adopted the Declaration of State Sovereignty — June 12, 1990. The day was made a national holiday in 1992.

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