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22.06.2015 - Remarks by Ambassador Yakovenko at the presentation of wartime correspondence between Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt

It is my pleasure to welcome you all at the Russian Embassy. This time for presentation of a research on the wartime correspondence between Stalin, Churchill and Roosevelt, undertaken by two history professors of MGIMO, including Vladimir Olegovich Pechatnov, with the help of British and American colleagues, among them Professor David Reynolds.


17.06.2015 - WE WILL NOT GIVE UP ON OUR MORAL DUTY TO HONOUR ALL OF THE VETERANS OF THE ARCTIC CONVOYS (Article by the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov in ‘The Herald’, 13 June 2015)

Yesterday my country, the Russian Federation, celebrated its national day. It marks the anniversary of the Declaration of State Sovereignty which dates back to 1990, making our state one of the youngest in the world.


12.06.2015 - Address by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at Russia Day reception, 12 June 2015

I am glad to welcome you today to mark Russia’s National Day. We live in the world of new challenges and new opportunities. We live in new economic and political realities, new regional unions and new economic institutions. Russia is an active part of these new realities. Foreign policy of Russia is based on international law. And as permanent member of the UN Security Council we bear responsibility for the world order and development of international relations.


03.06.2015 - Points of Ambassador Yakovenko’s speech at the Business Forum Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (3 June 2015, London)

I am delighted to welcome you at the Annual Business Forum of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce in London. And welcome to new members of RBCC.


19.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers media questions ata Working Breakfast organised by Rossiyskaya Gazeta, Moscow, May 19, 2015

Question: Everybody is interested in the Ukraine situation and how the Minsk-format dialogue is unfolding. Everyone has heard about the difficult negotiations with US Secretary of State John Kerry, but nobody knows what was discussed exactly. Could you give us some details? What can you say about the possibility of the United States’ involvement in the peace process in Ukraine?


14.05.2015 - RUSSIA-NATO: Facts and Myths (Report of Permanent Mission of Russian Federation to NATO)

Recently, NATO has been publicly promoting a simplified "black and white" picture of the history of complicated relations between the Alliance and Russia, accusing Russia of "myth-making" about NATO's "impeccable" actions.


09.05.2015 - Speech of Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at Soviet War Memorial, Victory Day 2015

Your Excellencies! Dear Veterans! Ladies and gentlemen, friends! Every May we gather here, at the Soviet War Memorial, to commemorate all those who sacrificed their lives in the fight against fascism. This year is of special significance as it marks the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory. Nobody doubts the decisive contribution of the peoples of the Soviet Union to the defeat of Nazi Germany. We shouldn’t forget what was at stake.


06.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview for Russia Beyond the Headlines supplement to Handelsblatt, May 6, 2015

Question: Historically, Russia and Germany have attached special significanceto their relations. We share long-standing and broad political, cultural and, of course, economic ties. What role can and should business play in enhancing trust between the two countries, especially at a time when political contact is limited, as is the case now with the Western sanctions against Russia?


23.04.2015 - Letter to James Sherr (Chatham House) by Alexander Kramarenko, Minister-Counsellor of Russian Embassy in London

Dear Mr Sherr, I was heartened to learn of the open letter to President Poroshenko, that you and other European and American scholars signed to warn of the dangers, posed by Kiev’s policies to Europe and its values.


27.03.2015 - Ambassador Yakovenko's address at the concert by Dmitri Kogan at the Russian Embassy in London

Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me tonight to present to you one of Russia’s most renowned violinists, Dmitri Kogan. Mr Kogan belongs to a legendary Russian musical dynasty; he studied at The Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He is an Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation and regularly performs at the most prestigious concert halls around the world. He has a phenomenal repertoire, which covers all the major violin concertos.


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