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20.10.2016 - Remarks by Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov at the opening ceremony of the exhibition Russia-Japan: 60th Anniversary of Re-establishing Diplomatic Relations, Moscow, October 19, 2016

Ambassador Kozuki, Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, I am honoured at this opportunity to open an exhibition titled Russia-Japan: 60th Anniversary of Re-establishing Diplomatic Relations in the Foreign Ministry building. It is devoted to a vital event in the modern period of Russian-Japanese relations.

20.10.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s speech at a meeting with participants of the conference “Middle East: Trends and Prospects,” October 20, 2016

Dear colleagues and friends, I am glad to welcome you to this event organised by the Yevgeny Primakov Center for Foreign Policy Cooperation and the Alexander Gorchakov Public Diplomacy Fund. I believe such events help us maintain and deepen open professional dialogue on regional issues. They allow us to better understand the processes taking place in the Middle East and North Africa and make more precise forecasts of future prospects.

20.10.2016 - Russian Embassy comment

Foreign Secretary Johnson found it appropriate to raise at the Parliament the issue of Sentsov and Kolchenko, demanding their “immediate release”. As theirs is a closed criminal case involving proven terrorist intent, we call on British side to respect the decision of Russian judicial authority.

19.10.2016 - Press Release on the Twelfth Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the New START Treaty

The Twelfth Session of the Bilateral Consultative Commission under the Russia-U.S. New START Treaty was held in Geneva on October 5-18.

19.10.2016 - Joint Statement by CSTO Member States on Countering the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Promoting Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1540, New York, October 17, 2016

Member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) are convinced that it is extremely important to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their means of delivery, as well as associated technologies and materials.

19.10.2016 - Patriarch Kirill meets with Queen Elizabeth II in London

On October 18, 2016, His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, met with Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Buckingham Palace in London.

18.10.2016 - Russian Embassy statement on the closure of RT bank accounts

We are deeply concerned over the announcement of the British Government-owned NatWest bank that it intends to close the accounts of RT television channel. This openly political decision follows many similar acts of harassment and intimidation against Russian news outlets in UK (others affected include Rossiya Segodnya; RT itself was subjected to a plethora of unsubstantiated Ofcom investigations). This policy amounts to squeezing alternative voices out of UK media space, which testifies to the HM Government׳s inability to defend its case on issues where we happen to differ with appropriate means.

18.10.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the developments in Libya

The military political developments in Libya have seriously deteriorated in the past few days. According to incoming reports, former head of Libya's National Salvation Government Khalifa al-Ghawil has taken over a complex of government offices in the Libyan capital with the support of loyal armed formations. In his televised address, he declared a state of emergency in Tripoli and proclaimed the National Salvation Government to be the only legal executive body in the country.

18.10.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the announced closure of the UK bank accounts of the RT TV channel's London office

Russia is deeply concerned about the closure of the UK bank accounts belonging to the RT TV channel's London office, a decision that takes effect on December 12, 2016. This news was published today and announced in a letter by the National Westminster Bank dated October 12, 2016.

17.10.2016 - Vladimir Putin answered questions from Russian journalists following the BRICS Summit

The President of Russia answered questions from Russian journalists following the BRICS Summit.

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