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The Italian Ambassador handed to Mikhail Gusman, the order of merit of Italy

First Deputy General Director of the TASS news Agency Mikhail Gusman and the Ambassador of Italy in Russia Cesare Maria Ragaglini

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MOSCOW, September 25. /TASS/. The Italian Ambassador in Moscow Cesare Maria Ragaglini presented on Monday, the Order of merit of the Italian Republic the degree of “Gentleman” first Deputy Director General of TASS Mikhail Gusman.

“Michael Guzman is an exceptional professional, a well known figure at home and abroad, he is also the holder of many world records, because more than he interviews heads of state has done nothing, the Ambassador said. – From now to the merits of Guzman added the title of Cavalier of the Republic”.

The diplomat reminded that Guzman twice interviewed the former Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi and the country’s incumbent President, Sergio Mattarella . “Including an interview with Mr first Deputy Director General of TASS contributed in a very important thing to introduce Russians to Italy and our political leaders,” he said. Ragaglini thanked Guzman for the valuable cooperation and expressed hope that it will be “more fruitful”.

In response Mikhail Gusman thanked the Italian government and Ambassador. “I would like to address words of gratitude to the government of Italy for such a high evaluation of its activities, he said. Thank you, Mr. Ambassador, you know that it was your initiative to apply to the President for awarding me such a high award”. “I will continue to do everything possible to justify it,” added Guzman.

He also stressed that the peoples of Russia and Italy have a lot in common, including culture and history. “The TASS news Agency in which I work, for so many decades working to promptly, honestly and fairly to tell the Russians about Italy,” he concluded.

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