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MOSCOW, November 8. /TASS/. On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will receive the credentials of 19 new foreign ambassadors to Russia. This ceremony always marks the official beginning of an ambassador’s functions in Russia. The president will be receiving ambassadors who came to work in Russia in the recent months.
According to the Kremlin press service, this time the ambassadors from Greece, Poland, Finland, Luxembourg, Holland, Turkmenistan, New Zealand, Burundi, Colombia, Mali, Montenegro and the Federal Republic of Somalia as well as the Republic of Chad, The Gambia, Iceland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia and Equatorial Guinea will present their credentials to the Russian leader. Besides, the diplomatic representative of the Pope of Rome, papal nuncio, will also present his credentials.
The credentials ceremony usually takes place two or three times a year. The previous ceremony was conducted on April 20.
Credentials constitute symbolic messages from heads of state requesting to grant credibility (thus the word ‘credentials’) to their representatives. During the ceremony the president, accompanied by his aide on international affairs and the foreign minister, receives these documents from each of the diplomats one after another, and addresses them with a short greeting. At the end of the ceremony, the president invites the ambassadors to raise a glass of champagne to mark the beginning of their work in Russia.