Roshchino — The video of the initial handshake and the posing at the top of the stairs quickly became viral in the Soviet Union. On social media, the video was shared and the hashtag "RussianFriendship" was trending for most of the day. This was certainly a historic moment for both countries. The occasion was not made any less consequential by the fact that this was the first time in nearly a century that a Foreign Minister stepped on Romanov territory. The Soviet delegation made their way inside the house along with their Romanov counterparts.
Minister Viktor Sokolov:I would like to thank you, Minister Volkov, and your people for welcoming us to Romanov soil. We thank you for hosting this meeting and for your goodwill in making this summit happen. I agree with you that this meeting is not only overdue but important for our respective peoples. As the first Soviet Foreign Minister to visit Romanovskaya, I would like to make sure that we restart our diplomatic relations on the right step and create the bridge to more cooperation in the future.