Embassy of Russia in Vienna

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The Embassy of Russia in Vienna is the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Austria. The chancery is located at Reisnerstraße 45-47 in the Landstraße district of Vienna.

History of the chancery

The building which is now the embassy chancery was built in 1872–73 based upon the designs of architect Alois Wurm-Arnkreuz in Viennese Neo-Renaissance style. The façade of the building features an open balcony and a balustrade. The colonnade, stairs and interior are made of granite and marble.<ref name="embgerman">Template:Cite web</ref>

In 1874 the palace was handed to the Duke of Nassau and was acquired in 1891 by Prince Aleksey Lobanov-Rostovsky, the ambassador of the Russian Empire in Vienna at the time for use of the Russian mission. The palace later housed diplomatic representatives of the Soviet Union.<ref name="embgerman"/>

During the Vienna Offensive in 1945, the building suffered damage and was restored during 1947 and 1950. The chancery hosted a meeting between Nikita Khrushchev and John F. Kennedy in 1961 and was the site of meetings between Leonid Brezhnev and Jimmy Carter which lead to the signing on 18 June 1979 of the historic SALT II agreement.<ref name="embgerman"/>

See also

  • List of Ambassadors of Russia to Austria

References

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External links

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