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President of the Republic to open the renovated Embassy of the Republic of Estonia in Moscow

Kohtumisel Vene Föderatsiooni presidendi Vladimir Putiniga olid peateemadeks kahe riigi omavahelised suhted, majanduskoostöö ning laiem rahvusvaheline olukord.
The main topics of their meeting were relations between the two countries, economic cooperation and the international situation generally.
© Stanislav Moškov

28.03.2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid will make a working visit to Moscow on 18 April to open the renovated historical building of the Embassy of the Republic of Estonia.

“The first historical foreign representation of our country was located in Moscow and it is the largest and one of the most important bilateral embassies. This is our diplomatic frontline,” said Lauri Kuusing, Foreign Policy Adviser to the President. He also stated that one of the goals of the visit is to acknowledge those people who daily stand for Estonia’s interests and the rights of our citizens at the frontline of foreign policy.

The Estonian Embassy is located in the historical centre of Moscow city, in the vicinity of the Kremlin, Arbat Square and the Conservatory, and it has always operated in the same house. The Republic of Estonia appointed its first plenipotentiary to Moscow in February 1921, and our embassy was among the first in Bolshevik Russia and its new capital city. Projects for the renovation of the embassy building were drafted in 2014 and construction works were started in autumn 2016.

According to Lauri Kuusing, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been notified of the President’s visit to Moscow, but no arrangements have been made for bilateral meetings, as of today.

The last president to visit Russia was Toomas Hendrik Ilves in 2011; he visited St Petersburg for the re-consecration of St. John's Church.

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