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Reception at the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands

Reception at the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands

on the occasion of the Old New Year

 

On January 13, 2020, the Russian Embassy in The Hague hosted a traditional reception on the occasion of the Old New Year.

The event was attended by more than 100 guests. Among them were heads of diplomatic missions accredited in the Netherlands, the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons Fernando Arias, officials of international organizations, representatives of political and business circles, social sectors, the media, clergy, as well as compatriots residing in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The Russian Ambassador Alexander Shulgin delivered a welcome speech to the audience, presented the history of the festival and congratulated all the guests present on it, having wished them peace and prosperity.

The head of the Embassy emphasized that this year the whole world will celebrate a special anniversary - the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. These days when the attempts to falsify and distort historical facts related to the outbreak, course and end of the World War II have eminently intensified, it is even more necessary to commemorate this glorious date with dignity.

The participants of the solemn reception got the opportunity to enjoy the art of the famous Russian illusionist Sergey Listopad.

A tasting of Russian wines from the Crimean peninsula produced by the winemaker Valery Zakharyin together with the presentation of a thematic video also took place during the evening.