Russian Embassy Marks Russian Diplomats Day in Serbia

Russian Embassy Marks Russian Diplomats Day in Serbia Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko

The Russian Diplomats Day is traditionally honouring Russian diplomats every year on 10 February.

On this occasion, a wreath-laying ceremony on the tomb of Nikolai Henrihovic Hartwig was held in Belgrade. Nikolai Henrihovic Hartwig was a prominent representative of Russian diplomacy.

Ambassador of Russia to Serbia H.E. Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko, other representatives of the Russian diplomatic corps in Serbia and the Russian Center for Science and Culture “Russian House” in Belgrade laid the wreaths.

During his mission to the Kingdom of Serbia (1909-1914), Hartwig made a significant contribution to the development of Russian-Serbian co-operation, seeking to put an end to the conflict between Serbia and Austria-Hungary.

He is considered the creator of the Balkan Alliance, and for many years, Hartwig held the position of director of the Asian Department, which awarded scholarships to Slovenes who studied at Russian universities.