Medvedev opened in Istanbul a plaque to Ambassador Charles


RIA Novosti

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev took part in the opening ceremony of memorial plaque dedicated to the Russian Ambassador in Turkey Andrey Karlov, who was killed 19 December 2016 in Ankara.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich, energy Minister Alexander Novak, the Consul General of Russia in Istanbul Andrey Podyachev and charge d’affaires of the Russian Federation in Ankara, Sergey Panov.

Medvedev laid flowers at the memorial — a bouquet of red roses, tied with a black ribbon. Then participants of the ceremony paid tribute to the Ambassador a moment of silence.

Board is located on the second floor of the Consulate building in the gallery, where along the wall hung portraits of the ambassadors of the Russian Empire, worked in the building.

Prior to that, the Prime Minister inspected the building of the Consulate General of Russia in Istanbul. The consular officer told the Prime Minister about the history of the building, the Foundation to the moving of the Embassy of Russia in Ankara, including on an ambassadorial mission to Istanbul Mikhail Kutuzov.

Ambassador Andrei Karlov, was shot dead on 19 December during a speech at the opening in Ankara of the photo exhibition “Russia from Kaliningrad to Kamchatka through the eyes of a traveler.” According to Turkish authorities, the attack was made by the police officer mevlüt Altıntaş, he was eliminated by local security forces. The RF IC opened a criminal case under article “an act of international terrorism”, a murder currently being investigated by a joint team of Russian and Turkish experts.

Previously, the name of Charles was named the projected passage №1968 in Moscow Dorogomilovo. In addition, the Moscow Department for competition policy reported that a plaque in honor of Charles will be installed in Moscow by the end of September.