Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Late Russian Ambassador mourned


President Edgar Lungu has expressed his deep regrets over the passing of Russia’s Ambassador to Zambia Alexander Boldyrev.

Mr Boldyrev died at Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka on January 20th, 2021.

President Lungu has since extended his heartfelt condolences to his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the family and the people of the Russian Federation for their great loss.

“On behalf of the government, the people of Zambia and on my own behalf, I extend my heartfelt condolences to you, the family and the people of the Russian Federation, on the untimely death of Mr Boldyrev, who until his death served in Zambia as Ambassador of the Russian Federation,” the President said.

The President noted that the people of Zambia will remember the Russian Envoy as a distinguished diplomat who was dedicated to the promotion of bilateral, cultural and economic ties between Zambia and Russia.

President Lungu also revealed that Mr Boldyrev will further be remembered for the pivotal role he played in the implementation of various bilateral agreements signed between Zambia and Russia on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, which resulted in the establishment of the Zambia Atomic Agency, in 2019.

And President Lungu has reaffirmed that the Zambian government stands with Ambassador Boldyrev’s family and the people of Russia during this difficult time.

The Head of State has since prayed for God’s peace and healing across the world, as the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic continues.

This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS by Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe.


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  2. This Covid has become vicious in Zambia, its only taking great people in society. Listing their names making it even more sad. But will mention one, Fr. Chilinda.

  3. People are dying of covid but it happeningwith rich people in Kabulonga, Ibex Hill, Parklands , Riverside , Woodlands , New Kasama etc. I am yet to hear someone who has died of Covid from Kanyama, Mutendere, kalikiliki, chimwemwe, buchi, kamitondo , Twatasha etc. Why. In these areas they dont even wear masks.

  4. So you mean Kaizar Zulu does not hate us diasporas ? He’ll soon go back on his words -watch this blog site.

  5. Except the diasporans..? kikikiki. You will soon get back to attacking them… And are you still believing that COVID is only a Western problem with the numbers in Zambia?

  6. To my friend Sergy Lavrov,
    I have learnt the death of Alexander Boldyrev with sorrow and misery. I love the great people of Russia. I pray that God strengthen our resolve to punish China and Bill Gates for Wuhan virus.

  7. Very sad news that we are losing so so many to this virus.

    There is not even enough time to mourn one death properly, before another loved one is taken.

    To think this virus could mutate viciously and negotiate livestock and pets as hosts is pretty scary.

    Sad to say, we are not winning this war. The effects of the vaccine are not yet conclusive.

  8. Loyd, are you joking at this time? Did you ever hear of anyone from the Kanyama type of residential area being flown to S.A for treatment before? please let us be serious.

  9. I harbour no hate against diasporans. I have forgiven them too.

    I am born again and do not believe in hate. Let us work together to develop our country. Diasporans are my brothers and sisters. We may not see eye to eye but I love you all

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