the head of the government of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, congratulated foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, and presented him with the medal of P. Stolypin II degree. March 21, Lavrov was 70 years old, recalls channel “Russia 24”.

“an honor to work with such a professional as you are, who knows and respects the whole world”, – said the Prime Minister, referring to Lavrov.

Mishustin underlined that the foreign Minister very firmly and consistently defending the interests of Russia on the world stage.

“You are the pride not only of Russian diplomacy, but throughout Russia”, – said the Prime Minister.

on March 22 the President of Russia Vladimir Putin by his decree has assigned Lavrov, who heads the Ministry of foreign Affairs since 2004, the title of Hero of Labor.