professional holiday of the diplomatic staff, which is celebrated annually February 10, established by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation ? 1279 of October 31 in 2002 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia.
The text of the Decree is laconic:
«Set Diplomat's Day and to celebrate it on Feb. 10».
Among the diplomats also generally accepted version is that Diplomat's Day is celebrated on February 10 because it was on this day 1549 has the earliest mention of the Ambassadors of the order, the first Foreign Minister of Russia.
However, the time of its existence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the charges in 1802 — when there was this new agency formed by Emperor Alexander, along with the Cabinet of Ministers and the other ministries.
In today's world stage, Russian diplomacy solves a number of priority tasks. Among them — the further strengthening of political, economic and cultural cooperation with the countries of the world, the development of a strategic partnership with the EU and others.