MOSCOW, December 22. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed a decree on awarding head of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova diplomatic rank of extraordinary and Plenipotentiary envoy of the second class. Relevant document posted by on the official Internet portal of legal information.
According to the decree, the group of diplomats has diplomatic rank of extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ambassadors and messengers 1 and 2 classes.
Maria Zakharova 10 August 2015 holds the position of head of the Department of information and press of MFA of Russia. She became the first female official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry. Member of the Council on foreign and defense policy. Awarded the Honorary diploma of the President of the Russian Federation (2013).