An official cancellation ceremony took place in the Reception House of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Oleg Dukhovnitskiy, Head of the Federal Communications Agency, honoured the memory of Andrey Karlov, Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in Turkey, by observing a moment of silence.
The History of Russian Uniform series is issued since 2013. Each year FSUE PTC “Marka” supervised by the Federal Communications Agency issues four stamps which show the changes taking place in the clothing of employees of various departments throughout the historical periods.
The postage stamps bear the following images:
- a privy counselor and a chancellor. The MFA of the Russian Empire (1834);
- a state counselor and a collegiate registrar. The MFA of the Russian Empire (1904);
- an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the USSR and an attaché of the People’s Commissariat of Foreign Affairs of the USSR (1945);
- Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation (2001).
“The Diplomatic service can be proud of its history, traditions, achievements and faithful staff making an important contribution to the international relations of the Russian Federation with foreign states and international organizations”, said Mr. Dukhovnitskiy.