Journalists paid special attention to the bouquet of flowers that was on the table between Turkish President Erdogan and President of Russia Vladimir Putin. White roses, according to their supposition, was supposed to symbolize a new stage in the relations between the two countries, and the openness and honesty of the current meeting.
“MK” has found out, what in fact was caused by the choice of colors for historic dialogue.
To begin with, the experts explained to us that this table arrangement (call it a bunch wrong). Moreover, it was made in the right proportion to the table on which stands, and from this point of view it claims to be. The flowers themselves are fresh, the buds are strong, which suggests that the composition was prepared in just a couple of hours before the presidents ‘ meeting. But with regard to the choice of colors…
According to the Russian etiquette of the receiving party set the composition in the color of the flag of the guests – says the former presidential florist Faith Ospan. – Accordingly, it had to be red-white in proportions of the colors on the flag. This could use all the same Protocol for the red and white roses, alstomeria, orchids, hydrangea. It has always been, if you look at photos from the meetings between Putin and Erdogan.
Why chose only white color? I must say that his Protocol only used the Patriarch. But there are two possible explanations. Not so long ago passed away Galina pergamenschikova, who knew the tastes and preferences of all members of the government, and all etiquette. It was headed by the most important floral event in the Kremlin. Maybe with her departure, disagreements arose at the presidential florists, and they decided in the end to use generic version – white roses, which really symbolizes the purity of openness.
On the other hand, the meeting of Erdogan and Putin in Baku in 2015 was also white bouquet – continues Ospan. – Another dialogue of the two presidents in the same year, “accompanied by” arrangement of green and pink colors. And it can be explained only by the fact that they match the decor in the room. Sometimes flowers are just flowers.
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