Former Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergey Kislyak awarded the order of Alexander Nevsky. The corresponding decree of the Russian President Vladimir Putin published on the official portal of legal information on Monday, September 11.
“For his great contribution to the implementation of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation award: order of Alexander Nevsky Kislyak, Sergei Ivanovich — Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation”, — the document says.
Kislyak concluded its mission on 22 July. In this position he was replaced by Anatoly Antonov, who previously worked as Deputy foreign Minister of Russia.
67-year-old Sergei Kislyak led the Russian diplomatic mission in the United States since 2008. Prior to that, he held the post of Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2003-2008). Previously worked as the Russian Ambassador to Belgium and concurrently permanent representative of Russia to NATO (1998-2003).