MOSCOW, November 26. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday will take the credentials of 15 newly arrived in the Russian Federation ambassadors of foreign States. As have informed in a press-service of the Kremlin, the ceremony is traditionally held in the Alexander hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace.
Credentials to the Russian head of state will present the ambassadors from the Republic of Korea, Zimbabwe, Palestine, South Ossetia, Mauritius, Panama, Sudan, Ireland, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Sweden, Estonia, Malaysia, Israel and the Congo.
Earlier, the Russian presidential aide Yuri Ushakov told journalists that all these diplomats arrived in Moscow around mid-summer this year.
The ceremony of presenting credentials to the Russian President marks the beginning of work of the high diplomatic representative of a foreign state in Russia. As a rule, at a solemn ceremony in the Kremlin invited about half a dozen ambassadors, who came to work in Russia in recent months. They passed to the President of the Russian Federation so-called credentials is a symbolic message from the head of their state with a request to trust your representative. The President of Russia appeals to the diplomats with a brief greeting, and then invited them to raise a glass of champagne in honor of the beginning of a diplomatic career in Russia.