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Russia receives US invitation to attend Biden inauguration

Ambassador of Russia in the US Anatoly Antonov is expected to take part in the inauguration ceremony

WASHINGTON, January 12. /TASS/. The United States has sent an invitation to Russia to attend the inauguration of President Elect Joe Biden scheduled for January 20 in the capital, the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. told TASS.

"We have received the invitation. Ambassador [of Russia in the US Anatoly Antonov] is expected to take part [in the inauguration ceremony]," the diplomatic mission said.

Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov admitted in late November last year that Ambassador Antonov could attend the inauguration ceremony of the new US president. However, the participation of foreign countries’ representatives at this event is not stipulated, he noted.

The US presidential election was held on November 3. On December 14, the US Electoral College convened and confirmed Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s election victory. Biden’s inauguration ceremony is due on January 20, 2021.