The United States has invited a representative of the Russian Federation to the inauguration of the newly-elected U.S. President Joe Biden. This was reported by the Russian Embassy in Washington, TASS informs.
"We have received an invitation," the embassy said.
According to the embassy, Moscow will be represented by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the United States of America Anatoly Antonov.
It should be noted that Ambassador Volodymyr Yelchenko will be present at the event on behalf of Ukraine.
As we reported earlier, Biden's inauguration is scheduled to take place on January 20.
Donald Trump officially claimed that he would not be present at the event. Thus, he will become the first president since the 19th century to refuse to attend the inauguration ceremony. Andrew Johnson in 1869, John Quincy Adams in 1929, and John Adams in 1801 did that before him.
The incumbent U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, in turn, will attend the ceremony in order to show support for the peaceful transition of power.