Posted 27 декабря 2022, 11:07

Published 27 декабря 2022, 11:07

Modified 27 декабря 2022, 11:09

Updated 27 декабря 2022, 11:09

Brotherhood of the Ring: Putin presented the heads of the CIS countries with New Year's rings

27 декабря 2022, 11:07
On the eve of the New Year, Russian President Vladimir Putin presented the participants of the informal summit of the CIS countries with club rings with the symbols of the Commonwealth and festive congratulations.

As Kommersant notes, out of the nine CIS leaders, the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko immediately put on the ring.

The message about the new decoration of Lukashenka was published in the telegram channel "Pool of the First", close to the president of Belarus. There is also a detailed description of the gifts.

The material from which the gift rings are made is not specified in the message, but observers assume that the products are made of an alloy combining white and yellow gold.

Each ring has the symbols of the CIS, the word "Russia", as well as the phrase "Happy New Year 2023". In addition, the rings are engraved with the dates on which the informal summit of the CIS heads took place.


According to media reports, besides Putin and Lukashenko, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, as well as Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan also received New Year's rings.

Earlier it was reported that the visits of foreign heads of state to St. Petersburg will last two days. The main meetings were held on Monday, December 26. And on Tuesday, December 27, the leaders of the CIS countries have a working breakfast planned, as well as a cultural program in the halls of the Russian Museum. The heads of state received an invitation to this meeting during a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council held on December 9 in Bishkek. The participants of the meeting discussed issues of both multilateral and bilateral nature.