Monday, 14 December 2020, Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany: Mayor of Frankfurt, Peter Feldmann received Ivan Khotulev in his capacity as novel Consul General of the Russian Federation for his inaugural visit. The talks focused on the Corona pandemic and the associated difficulties in international exchange. Feldmann stressed how important it was not to let the thread of communication break even in difficult times.
Feldmann himself wanted to make a trip to Moscow earlier this year, however it could not take place because of the pandemic. “I would have liked to take part in the Moscow Urban Forum and meet with Moscow Mayor Sergei Semyonovich Sobyanin. I hope that a trip to Moscow will be possible again in the near future,” the city leader emphasized as per statement below.
Frankfurt is home to a representative office of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation as well as an information and business centre of the Novosibirsk region. Messe Frankfurt is also the organiser of the techtextil trade fair in Moscow. There are around 286 companies in Frankfurt that originate from Russia. Currently, about 3400 Russian citizens live in Frankfurt.
Consul General Ivan Khotulev was born in Bonn on 26 February 1960. He joined the diplomatic service of the Soviet Union, and later Russia after studying international relations. His assignments took him to various missions abroad, mainly in German-speaking countries. He was Consul General in Hamburg from 2013 to 2018. Since November, he has represented Russia in Frankfurt. As Consul General he is responsible for the Bundesländer Hesse and Baden-Württemberg.
Photo: Antrittsbesuch des russischen Generalkonsul Ivan Khotulev bei Oberbürgermeister Peter Feldmann, aufgenommen am Montag (14.12.2020) in Frankfurt am Main. Photography: Salome Roessler / lensandlight
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City of Frankfurt am Main: https://frankfurt.de/aktuelle-meldung/Meldungen/OB-Feldmann-empfaengt-Khotulev