The President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent to the heads of States and governments of foreign countries and heads of international organizations merry Christmas and happy New year. This is stated in the message published on the Kremlin website on Friday, December 30.
Congratulations Putin sent to leaders of all CIS countries, except for the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. So, telegrams will be received by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Message in particular, sent to the presidents of South Ossetia, Venezuela, Turkey, Finland, India, the heads of the governments of Israel and Japan.
Putin also congratulated Pope Francis, Queen of great Britain Elizabeth II and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa may, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the king of Spain Philip VI, President of China XI Jinping elected US President Donald trump, Chairman of the State Council and the Council of Ministers of Cuba Raul Castro.
In addition, the Russian President sent greetings to the United Nations, the international monetary Fund, international Olympic Committee and the presidents of the International Federation of football associations, the International Federation of ice hockey and the International judo Federation.
Earlier, Putin congratulated us counterpart Barack Obama on the upcoming holidays, despite his decision to expel from the United States to Russian diplomats.
In may, the Russian President congratulated the 71st anniversary of the Victory of the leaders of most CIS countries, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and citizens of Georgia and Ukraine, but not the presidents of these republics.