09 february / 2018

Celebration of the Russian Diplomatic Service Day in Reykjavik

On 9 February the Russian embassy hosted a reception to mark the professional holiday of the Russian diplomatic service.

MFA officials, representatives of diplomatic corps, compatriots attended. Ambassador Anton Vasiliev opened exhibition „Iceland - Russia: 75 years of diplomatic relations“.

It became the first event dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Iceland, that we celebrate in 2018. Diplomats’ Day was established by a Presidential decree in 2002 to commemorate the foundation of the Russian diplomatic service in 1549.