MOSCOW, 25 June (BelTA) – The Government of Russia upheld the request of Belarus to relocate its embassy branch from Khabarovsk to Vladivostok. This decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Russian Federation was published on the Russian official internet portal of legal information, BelTA has learned.
The document reads that Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other federal executive bodies, the Government of Khabarovsk Krai and the administration of Primorsky Krai uphold Belarus' request to open a branch of the Belarusian Embassy in Vladivostok and simultaneously close the embassy branch in Khabarovsk.
In line with the decision of the Russian government, the Primorsky Krai administration shall lease or sell the necessary buildings to the embassy branch and address other organizational matters related to the opening of the diplomatic mission.
Apart from Khabarovsk, Belarus' Embassy in Russia runs branches in ten Russian cities, including Saint Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Smolensk, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and Krasnoyarsk. Most of them are located in the capitals of the Russian federal districts. In late 2018, the Russian president signed a decree on the relocation of the capital of the Far Eastern Federal District from Khabarovsk to Vladivostok.More about Politics