Catholic World News
December 03, 2009
Russia and the Holy See have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations. The agreement was announced on December 3 after Pope Benedict XVI met with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev.
Since 1990, Russia has maintained a mission at the Vatican. That representation will now be upgraded to a fully accredited embassy, and an apostolic nunciature will be established in Moscow.
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Pope, Russia agree to upgrade diplomatic ties (AP)
Russia establishes diplomatic relations with Vatican (RIA Novosti)