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ARTICLE

28.01.2016

Russia's Approach To Humanitarian Problems In Syria

VIDEO

21.01.2016

Ambassador Yakovenko's interview for RT

 

20.12.2015

World Order. Russian TV film with President Putin's interview

PHOTO REPORT

29.01.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

EMBASSY INFORMS

06.02.2016 - Meeting of V.Putin with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko

Vladimir Putin had an informal meeting with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

06.02.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the 5th anniversary of enacting the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) between the Russian Federation and the United States

Five years ago, on February 5, 2011, the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) between the Russian Federation and the United States entered into force. According to its provisions, total strategic offensive arms stockpiles shall not exceed the following ceilings by February 2018: 700 deployed intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) and heavy bombers (HBs); 1,550 warheads attributed to them; 800 deployed and non-deployed ICBM, SLBM launchers and HBs. This is much lower than the maximum limits stipulated by the previous Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (6,000 warheads and 1,600 strategic delivery vehicles). Therefore, the number of Russian and US warheads and delivery vehicles will be at their lowest level since the late 1950s and early 1960s.

06.02.2016 - Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova’s answer to a question from the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) about the refugee problem

Question: The Russian media, especially television, are creating the wrong impression that Russia is against the refugees coming to Europe from North Africa and the Middle East. What is Russia’s position on the refugee issue, and how can it be resolved? Maria Zakharova: I don’t see any bias in the coverage of this issue by the Russia media. On the contrary, our journalists are trying to tell the public about all aspects of this problem, which refugees from all over the world face. Sometimes they are risking their health and life in the process.

05.02.2016 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, February 4, 2016

On February 10, 2016, we will mark Diplomats' Day for the fourteenth time. Different events will be held with the participation of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and high-ranking ministry officials. I’d like to say a few words about the history of this date. You know everything about it, but it is always worth repeating. As you know, this day was endorsed as our professional holiday by a presidential executive order in 2002.

05.02.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry

On February 4, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the initiative of the US side. Mr Lavrov and Mr Kerry discussed the current status of the Syrian peace settlement in great detail. Mr Lavrov and Mr Kerry expressed regret at the fact that the intra-Syrian dialogue, launched in Geneva several days ago under UN auspices, had been put on hold, and they agreed to take the necessary efforts in order to make this pause as short as possible.

04.02.2016 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov’s meeting on the sidelines of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

On February 3, Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov met with a delegation of the intra-Syrian opposition that includes representatives of a wide range of public and political organisations. Members of the opposition delegation noted the legitimate right of those opponents of the Syrian authorities, who have never left the country and who know all about the real situation in Syria, to take part in the talks on an equal footing. The opposition stressed that they are ready to play a positive role in resolving the Syrian crisis by political methods.

04.02.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Italian magazine Limes, published on February 4, 2016

Question: Who has provoked the Ukrainian crisis? Was Moscow aware of the geopolitical, economic and reputational price it would have to pay for Crimea’s reunification with Russia? Do you think it was too high in the context of Russian-Ukrainian relations? Is there a lasting solution to the Ukrainian crisis? Sergey Lavrov: The Ukrainian crisis was not incidental, but rather the result of systemic problems that have been accumulating in European affairs and international relations over the past two decades.

03.02.2016 - Foreign Ministry statement on North Korea’s upcoming ballistic missile launch

We are seriously concerned about reports on an upcoming ballistic missile launch in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. We are forced to state that, by once again violating the resolutions of the UN Security Council, the North Korean side is displaying glaring disdain for generally recognised norms of international law.

03.02.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to questions at a joint news conference following his talks with Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, February 2, 2016

I’m sincerely pleased to be in Abu Dhabi on another visit. We regularly meet with Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan at various international forums. He has come to Moscow as well. We had very useful talks yesterday and today. I have just had a meeting with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. This meeting, as well as my contacts with the UAE Foreign Minister and the leaders of the UAE Supreme Council for National Security, has reaffirmed our mutual desire to further deepen our cooperation in all areas.

02.02.2016 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko meets members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Russia

On 2 February Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met the members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Russia at his Residence. A wide range of matters on bilateral and international agenda were discussed. The Ambassador expressed hope that the APPG on Russia will contribute to normalisation and further development of Russo-UK relationship.

02.02.2016 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui

On February 2, State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met with Mr Li Hui, Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia, at the latter’s request. The officials discussed current regional and international issues, including the situation in Ukraine, Central Asia and South Caucasus.

01.02.2016 - Remarks by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich at the OSCE Permanent Council special meeting, Vienna, January 28, 2016

Remarks by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich at the OSCE Permanent Council special meeting, Vienna, January 28, 2016 139-29-01-2016

01.02.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry

On January 30, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the initiative of the American side. The conversation focused on organising the Geneva talks between the Syrian government and the opposition groups with a view to settling the conflict in Syria. In keeping with UN Security Council Resolution 2254, Mr Kerry and Mr Lavrov stressed the need for an inclusive Syrian-led dialogue to discuss efforts to combat terrorism, improve the humanitarian situation, in particular, by delivering humanitarian assistance to civilians in the besieged areas, as well as prepare political reforms that are based on mutual consent among the Syrian parties. It was agreed to review the progress of preparations for the Geneva talks at the next meeting of the International Syria Support Group, which is expected to be held on February 11 in Munich.

29.01.2016 - Ambassador Yakovenko meets IMSO Director General

On 29 January 2016, Russia's Ambassador to the United Kingdom Dr Alexander Yakovenko, held a meeting with Captain Moin Ahmed, Director General of the International Mobile Satellite Organization. IMSO is the inter-governmental organization whose Primary Purpose is the oversight of certain public satellite safety and security communication services provided by mobile satellite communication systems. Mr Moin Ahmed took up his position in April 2015.

29.01.2016 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's opening remarks at the presentation of the of joint forecast “Global System on the Brink: Pathways toward a New Normal”

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's opening remarks at the presentation of the of joint forecast “Global System on the Brink: Pathways toward a New Normal”


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TWITTER NEWS

MFA_Russia

Russian & Japan FMs in a phone conversation discussed the Pyongyang’s long-range rocket launch https://t.co/VPH3U1XwA3

7 February

Amb_Yakovenko

RT @mfa_russia: Russian diplomatic week 5 (Jan 31-Feb 6, 2016)/Дипломатическая неделя 5 (31 янв-6 фев 2016) https://t.co/WiXD6F5DbZ https:/…

7 February

MFA_Russia

#Ryabkov: The US's Prompt Global Strike program has a continued destabilizing effect on nuclear disarmament talks https://t.co/ERuk5ckfbh

7 February

MFA_Russia

RT @RusEmbassyUAE: Don't miss the exhibition of #Russian painter from #Crimea Igor Shipilin @N2Ngallery #InAbuDhabi | #Russia #AbuDhabi htt…

7 February

russianembassy

Good morning (location - Simferopol) @PMSimferopol https://t.co/r2XO9xeHsR

7 February

MFA_Russia

The DPRK's launching rocket carrier aggrevates situation in the region https://t.co/fxT9xgo5tu

7 February

MFA_Russia

Russian diplomatic week 5 (Jan 31-Feb 6, 2016)/Дипломатическая неделя 5 (31 янв-6 фев 2016) https://t.co/WiXD6F5DbZ https://t.co/pbvgJqeUWU

6 February

russianembassy

@GotnoGizmo check out @UNRefugeeAgency stats. In 2014 Russia took more refugees than any other country.

6 February

MFA_Russia

RT @KremlinRussia_E: February 8 #Sochi: The President will hold talks with King Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa of Bahrain https://t.co…

6 February

MFA_Russia

Sergey Lavrov was awarded for contribution to the settlement of #Iran nuclear program issue https://t.co/3RtVNTK9qj https://t.co/MxCyTmo8FC

6 February

russianembassy

@CheekySteve1 Russia fully complies with Convention on refugees.In 2014/15 Russia gave shelter to 1 mln people. How many people did UK help?

6 February

Amb_Yakovenko

ISIL has 34 branches throughout the world,richest ter. group (Ban Ki Moon).So why tell Russia to stop fighting it? https://t.co/u8gH2EiIK6

6 February

Amb_Yakovenko

Donor Conference in London more legitimate and fair, if Syrian Govt invited, given 6,5 mln IDPs in Syria https://t.co/Fj9mHEMzSo

6 February

Amb_Yakovenko

London Conference on Syria: some called for ceasefire. Stop fighting ISIS and other terrorists? https://t.co/imGs5KWQiO

6 February

MFA_Russia

Turkey information campaign against Russia could be used for preparing population for military activities in Syria https://t.co/iyJuZhINq9

6 February

MFA_Russia

RT @Russia: Four #Russia'n scientists awarded @UNESCO medals for contributions to nano-science & tech https://t.co/Ye37V97P7e https://t.co/…

6 February


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