• Italy was among the first countries to recognized Norway as an independent state in the autumn of 1905 and the bilateral relations between the two countries are traditionally excellent at all levels. In the diplomatic relations between two countries a moment of particular importance is the State Visit.

    On 10 May 1944 at the British Embassy in Moscow was held a ceremony of awarding with orders and medals, which King George VI awarded in 1943 the soldiers, sergeants, officers and generals of the Red Army.