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24.11.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin's interview to TASS News Agency

President of Russia Vladimir Putin answered questions from Andrei Vandenko, a journalist of the Russian News Agency TASS. The interview was recorded as part of the Top Officials special project on November 13, 2014.


24.11.2014 - An exchange of congratulatory telegrammes between Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Integration of Chad, Moussa Faki Mahamat

On 24 November, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Integration of the Republic of Chad, Moussa Faki Mahamat, exchanged congratulatory messages on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.


24.11.2014 - Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the XXII Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy, Moscow, 22 November 2014

I’m happy to be at this annual Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy (Russian abbreviation SVOP). It is always a great pleasure for me to meet people and feel the intellectual potential, which enables the Council, its leaders and representatives to respond to global developments and analyse them.


24.11.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the approval by the Third Committee of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly of a resolution against the glorification of Nazism

In New York on 21 November, the Third Committee of the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly approved the Russian-initiated resolution on “Combating the Glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism and Other Practices that Contribute to Fuelling Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance,” that was co-sponsored by another 43 states. The resolution was supported by 115 states, with three (US, Canada and Ukraine) voting against, and 55 states abstaining from the vote.


21.11.2014 - Security Council meeting

Vladimir Putin held an expanded Security Council meeting in the Kremlin to discuss the draft Strategy for Countering Extremism in the Russian Federation through 2025.


21.11.2014 - Joint Press Statement issued by Sergei V. Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, and His Royal Highness Prince Saud al-Feisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

On November 21, in Moscow Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov had talks with His Royal Highness Prince Saud al-Feisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


21.11.2014 - Comment by Spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich on the provocative remarks by the President of Lithuania

In an interview with a local radio station on 20 November, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė once again broke out into what have become her traditional rude attacks against Russia, this time going as far as calling our country, in the context of the Ukrainian events, a “terrorist state.”


20.11.2014 - Talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Hungarin Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto

On 19 November, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov held talks with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, who was in Moscow on a working visit. The parties had a constructive discussion on a wide range of issues pertaining to the Russian-Hungarian relations and prospects for their further progressive development based on pragmatism and respect for each other’s interests.


20.11.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the examination of the human rights dossier of the United States by the UN Committee Against Torture

On the 12-13 November, the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva examined US reports on the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.


20.11.2014 - Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the Government Hour in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 19 November 2014

Esteemed deputies of the State Duma, I’m pleased to have this opportunity to speak to you again as part of the Government Hour. The Foreign Ministry appreciates the deputies’ focus on cooperation between our ministry and the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the corresponding committees of the State Duma and the Federation Council.


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