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11.11.2016 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, November 10, 2016

The situation in and around Aleppo remains the most critical. The jihadists continue to attack from the southwest, trying to build a corridor towards the eastern quarters of the city. According to various estimates, up to 6,000 rebels are involved in the operation, whose operational and tactical command is performed by Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) through a central command unit.


10.11.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions on the sidelines of the ceremonial presentation of credentials to President Vladimir Putin by appointed ambassadors of foreign states, Moscow, November 9, 2016

Question: Donald Trump has won the presidential election in the United States. Was this unexpected? Sergey Lavrov: Why? We said that the American people would decide. The American people have made their decision. We waited for them to do this and it has happened.


09.11.2016 - Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko’s response to the question of the “Rossiya” TV Channel

Question: What consequences, in your view, will the election of Donald Trump have for the Russo-British relationship? Response: Here they noted that Donald Trump’s victory is an event in the same league, as that of Brexit. In other words, the United States is on the threshold of change. However, as Sergey Lavrov pointed out today, Russia will judge the new US Administration by its deeds and will respond to them by deeds as well.


09.11.2016 - President Putin sent a message of congratulations to Donald Trump on his victory in the US presidential election.

In his message, Mr Putin said he hopes for work together to lift Russian-US relations out of the current crisis, resolve issues on the international agenda, look for effective responses to global security challenges.


09.11.2016 - Joint statement by the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People's Republic of China following the first joint inspection of the Russia-China border, St Petersburg, November 7, 2016

The Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter referred to as the “Parties”), in accordance with the provisions of the Agreement signed by the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the People's Republic of China on Russia-China state border regime on November 9, 2006, during the period from 2011 to 2016, held the first joint inspection of the Russia-China state border (hereinafter referred to as the “joint inspection.”)


07.11.2016 - Ambassador Yakovenko took part in the “Urals Day” Conference

On 7 November 2016 Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in the Conference “Urals Day”, organized in London under the auspices of the St. Petersburg International Mercantile Exchange (SPIMEX). The event gathered around 300 leading British and international experts and professionals of the energy market, trading and financial companies.


07.11.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

On November 7, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke on the phone with Foreign Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt Sameh Shoukry at the initiative of the Egyptian party.


07.11.2016 - Reply by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova to a media question in connection with reports on US military hackers’ penetration of Russia’s telecommunications networks and electric grid

Question: How would you comment on the reports that US military hackers have penetrated Russia’s telecommunications networks and electric grid? Maria Zakharova: Regarding the recent media reports that US military hackers have penetrated Russian’s telecommunications networks and electric grid, as well as “the Kremlin’s command systems”, we expect a response from the US authorities, including the White House and the Department of State with a legal assessment of the reports.


04.11.2016 - State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s interview with Rossiya Segodnya information agency

State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s interview with Rossiya Segodnya information agency, November 3, 2016


03.11.2016 - Mosul and Aleppo. 4 differences (courtesy of Russian MoD)

The forces of the Western coalition have encircled ISIS in Mosul, and are preparing for the assault. The public is being repeatedly told “No, Mosul is not like Aleppo!” And now, thanks to our colleagues from the Ministry of Defence, we can offer a professional view, why Mosul is not like Aleppo – and why the situation there is actually worse.


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