“ Diplomatic Worker Day ” is a professional holiday of all diplomatic workers of the Russian Federation , which is celebrated in Russia annually on February 10 . It is not a day off.
MFA of the Russian Federation
|Type of||professional holiday|
|Otherwise||“Diplomat Day”, “Diplomatic Worker Day”, “Day of Russian Diplomacy”|
|Installed||Decree of the President of the Russian Federation|
|Is celebrated||Russian Federation|
|date||October 31, 2002|
|Associated with||the creation of the Ambassadorial order|
History and Celebration
"Diplomatic Worker Day" was established on October 31, 2002 by Decree No. 1279 of the President of the Russian Federation , Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin , which prescribed: " Set the day of the diplomatic worker and celebrate it on February 10 ".  .
The date, February 10, for this holiday was not chosen by the president of Russia by chance and is connected with the history of the first foreign policy department of Russia - the Ambassadorial order . This day of 1549 is the earliest mention of him, and his first leader was clerk Ivan Mikhailovich Viskovatov (Whiskey), whom the Tsar of Russia Ivan the Terrible was " ordered an embassy business ." However, the Whiskey paid little attention to the embassy business and soon Andrei Vasiliev began to deal with the Embassy order  .
In 1718 - 1720 The embassy order was transformed into the College of Foreign Affairs  . In 1802, Emperor Alexander I formed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the forerunner of the modern Russian Foreign Ministry . At the same time, the College of Foreign Affairs did not cease to exist, but gradually all its most important functions were transferred to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The College was finally abolished in 1832 .
In 2009, on the eve of the Day of the Diplomatic Worker, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin sent a congratulation to the Employees and Veterans of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, in which, in particular, the role of diplomats in modern Russian realities was assessed:
Russian diplomacy traditionally plays a key role in implementing our country's foreign policy, firmly defends Russia's national interests, and makes a significant contribution to ensuring stability and security in the world. Patriotism, high professionalism and intellectual potential of our diplomats contribute to strengthening the international authority and influence of Russia, creating favorable conditions for further socio-economic growth.
- Diplomat Day
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation