Moscow cheerfully meets this holiday! 119 festive events are planned in the Russian capital. The most remarkable of them will pass …
June 1 in Russia and the world celebrate Children's Day! On this occasion, even Santa Claus appeared on the street on the first day of summer! Not for long - just for the sake of the holiday!
Seeing your favorite New Year's wizard on the first day of summer became possible only because Russia began to celebrate International Children's Day. And the winter grandfather brings joy to children all his life. So today, Santa Claus, or rather dozens of volunteers in his costumes, handed out free ice cream to the kids on the square near the zoo, on Manezhnaya Square, in Pushkin Square, in the TsPKIO im. Gorky and on Poklonnaya Hill.
Moscow cheerfully meets this children's holiday. 119 festive events are planned in the Russian capital. The most notable of them will be held in the Nikulin Circus and Gorky Park. But those children who do not get there should not be upset. Dozens of theaters, cinemas, palaces of culture, sports clubs and many other institutions open their doors for them today. Children's matinees have already been held in orphanages and hospitals.
Yesterday, a festival of life-size puppets and play programs was held in the Hermitage Garden, today boat excursions for disabled children and difficult teenagers set off along the Moscow River despite rainy weather.
Do we need to protect children in our country?
Alas, little Russians still live very hard. Only in orphanages today there are more than 600 thousand children, in places of detention there are more than 50 thousand minors. And the number of homeless children reached the level of the 1920s, when the great teacher Makarenko worked. Today, out of every hundred children, two are street children.