The diplomatic mission reported Antonov's visit to the Chinese embassy in Washington, where he made an entry in the book of condolences.

“Under the leadership of Jiang Zemin, China has achieved great success in the economic and social spheres, and has significantly strengthened its position in the international arena.

Thanks to the efforts of the politician, relations between the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China have reached a qualitatively new level,” the embassy's Facebook page* says.

Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin (1993-2003) died on November 30 at the age of 96.

Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed condolences to Chinese President Xi Jinping on the death of former Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

* Meta product, activity recognized as extremist, banned in Russia by decision of the Tverskoy Court of Moscow dated 03/21/2022.