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AMBASSADOR'S ARTICLES

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26.03.2015 - RUSSIA AND NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

One of the most important tasks in the field of international security is to free the world from the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. Russia is constantly advocating for further limitations and reductions of nuclear weapons stockpiles along with strengthening international regimes of arms control and non-proliferation. One of the examples in the field of nuclear disarmament is the Russia-US new START Treaty, which entered into force in 2011. Under this Treaty, the sides committed themselves to limiting their nuclear arsenals by one third compared to the previous agreements.


26.03.2015 - NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY: RUSSIA’S REFLECTIONS

On 5 March, the international community marked the 45th anniversary of the NPT entry into force.


24.03.2015 - NEW REALITIES: PARLIAMENTARY BRICS (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The idea to establish a parliamentary forum emerged as a result of active development of diverse cooperation within the framework of BRICS.


18.03.2015 - Crimea: one year on (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

A year after the peaceful re-unification of Crimea with Russia I can still hear the voices of some of my British interlocutors, who, for one reason or another, refuse to believe that the events of February-March 2014, already part of history, reflected the will of the Crimean people and were handled by Russia in a legal and appropriate way. Let me try to explain once again. It will be helpful to give some background to dispel the predictable doubts regarding the unprecedented unanimity of the popular vote.


14.03.2015 - On Russia’s Anti-crisis Measures (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Given the negative trend in the Russian economy in late 2014 - early 2015, caused by a complex of internal and external factors, including the sharp decline in world energy prices and the western sanctions, the Russian Government has approved the "Priority Action Plan for the sustainable development of the economy and social stability in 2015".


13.03.2015 - THE FUTURE OF ARMS CONTROL IN EUROPE (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

For many years Russia has been undertaking every possible step to maintain a viability of the conventional arms control regime in Europe.


10.03.2015 - HUMAN RIGHTS UNDERMINED WHEN USED AS POLITICAL TOOL (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

The Human Rights Council (HRC) is a leading human rights agency in the UN system. Russia believes that the HRC’s fundamental operating principle should be based on cooperation between states and respect for each other’s sovereignty and equality.


10.03.2015 - Protection of Christians in the Middle East must become an international priority (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

The Middle East, the cradle of Christianity and human civilisation, today has been swept by a wave of extremism, while its interfaith and civilisational contradictions have become sharply aggravated.


02.03.2015 - RUSSIA’S REFLECTION ON THE ROLE OF THE UN

The United Nations has been and remains the cornerstone of the international system. The goals, principles and rules sealed in the UN Charter are a vital source of international law and the basis of the code of conduct on the international stage. They provide for key elements of a polycentric world order by creating functional mechanism for governing the world by coordinating the positions of the leading states.


27.02.2015 - THE TRUTH ABOUT RUSSIA’S NEW MILITARY DOCTRINE (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The new version of Russia’s military doctrine, approved by President Putin on 26 December 2014, attracts increased attention in the Western media, especially, its provisions for eventual use of nuclear weapons.


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