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04.10.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on US decision to suspend bilateral dialogue on Syria

We regret Washington’s decision to suspend its participation in bilateral channels with Russia that were established to sustain the Cessation of Hostilities in Syria. We deeply regret the statement issued by the US Department of State on the unilateral suspension of contact with Russia on the conflict in Syria, excluding communication to prevent air accidents.


03.10.2016 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met Director of the British Museum Dr Hartwig Fischer

On 3 October the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Dr Yakovenko met Director of the British Museum Dr Hartwig Fischer, discussing cooperation of British Museum with Russian scientific institutions, including in the context of the planned bilateral Russia-UK Year of Science and education.


03.10.2016 - Comment by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the publication of the presidential executive order to suspend the Russia-US plutonium management and disposition agreement

The President of the Russian Federation has issued an executive order to suspend the performance of the Russia-US plutonium management and disposition agreement, signed in 2000, by the Russian Federation.


03.10.2016 - Deputy Foreign Minister Alexey Meshkov’s interview with the TASS News Agency, September 30, 2016

Question: Has NATO responded to Russia’s proposal to strengthen confidence, including in light of the so-called Niinisto Plan for air safety over the Baltic? The proposal was made public at a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council on July 13. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said after the meeting that the allies welcome Russia’s readiness to discuss ways to reduce risks and will carefully analyse Russian proposals on air safety over the Baltic.


01.10.2016 - Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova’s response to a media question concerning the Russian ambassador’s summons to the Dutch Foreign Ministry on September 30, 2016

Question: Could you comment on reports that the Russian ambassador was summoned to the Dutch Foreign Ministry? Maria Zakharova: The Foreign Ministry studied the press release by the Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands on the outcome of its September 30 demarche with regard to the Russian ambassador in The Hague.


30.09.2016 - Interview of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to BBC World News Channel, Moscow, September 30, 2016

Interview of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to BBC World News Channel, Moscow, September 30, 2016


30.09.2016 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova Moscow, September 29, 2016

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova Moscow, September 29, 2016


30.09.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on Munich Betrayal anniversary

September 30 is one of the most tragic dates in the 20th century. On this day in 1938, the Prime Ministers of Great Britain and France Neville Chamberlain and Edouard Daladier met with Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini in Munich and signed a settlement on the transferring to Germany of the Sudetenland area of Czechoslovakia. The representatives of the latter country were only invited to be coerced into signing the pact. This notorious agreement became known as the Munich Betrayal. Poland and Hungary later occupied more areas of Czechoslovakia.


29.09.2016 - Telephone conversation of President Putin with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel

President Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel at Germany’s initiative. The two leaders continued discussing issues related to Ukraine with a view to intensifying efforts to fully implement the Minsk agreements of February 12, 2015.


29.09.2016 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s meeting with US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft

On September 28, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov met with Ambassador of the United States to Russia John Tefft.


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