Diplomatic Employee Day in Russia Date in the current year: February 10, 2016

Diplomatic Employee Day in Russia On February 10, all Russian diplomats celebrate their professional holiday, Diplomatic Employee Day. It was established in 2002 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The predecessor of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was Posolsky Prikaz (Ambassadorial Prikaz), a special office in charge of international affairs in the Tsardom of Russia. It was created on February 10, 1549. Hence the date of Diplomatic Employee Day.

However, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs was officially created in its modern form in 1802 by the emperor Alexander I of Russia. After the 1917 revolution, it was replaced by the People's Commissariat for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation was formed on April 21, 1992.

Russia has one of the largest networks of diplomatic and consular missions. As of 2015, it has missions in more than 200 countries. The Russian Federation is a member of the Union of Russia and Belarus, Commonwealth of Independent States, Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe and other international organizations.

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