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    Assassination of Russian Ambassador in Turkey (121)

    Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov has been awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation honorary title posthumously, a statement on the Kremlin website said Wednesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Karlov was shot and killed at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara on December 19. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it considered the attack a terrorist act.

    "For his resilience and courage on the post of Russia's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in the Republic of Turkey, a major contribution to the implementation of Russia's foreign policy course, award Andrey Gennadyevich Karlov the title of Hero of the Russian Federation (posthumously)," the statement reads.

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