Celebration of the Russian Army Day in Kuala Lumpur
VIPs of the Russian Army Day in Kuala Lumpur
The Russian Embassy in Malaysia celebrated the Russian Armed Forces day at the JW Marriott on the 24th of February. His Excellency, Naiyl M. Latypov, who came to be the new ambassador of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Malaysia in December 2019, attended the reception along with Colonel Dimitry Gurov who delivered an impeccable speech during the event.
Colonel Dimitry Gurov, Military, Naval and Air Attaché
Russian Armed Forces Day or more commonly known today as Defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated on the 23rd of February to commemorate and honor those who have served in the Russian Armed Forces. This public holiday initially started in 1918 and was called the Red Army Day and the name has been changed several times over the years.
Special Guests with Dr Ayrat Akhmetov, Ruussian Centre of Science & Culture Head of the Embassy of the Russian Federation
Datuk Nargiz Safarova, Tourism Ambassador for Russia & CIS to Malaysia and friends
The Defender of the Fatherland Day is perceived as Men's day in Russia; somewhat equivalent to International Women's Day. Though some feminist societies may find this celebration rather controversial, it is not seen as inappropriate or offensive in Russia. Women will prepare small gifts such as socks, cologne, flowers, or chocolates for the important men in their lives. Women in the military will also receive gifts and will be honored on this day. People will be parading all around the country and there will also be extravagant displays of fireworks.
Giselle Chew, Malaysian Actress; Adam Ham, CEO of GCMA; and H.E. Naiyl M. Latypov - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Malaysia
Adam Ham, CEO of GCMA and Giselle Chew, Malaysian Actress together with Colonel Dimitry Gurov, Military, Naval and Air Attaché