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ARTICLE

06.03.2017

The growing Russian economy is increasingly open for business (article by Ambassador Yakovenko for The Daily Telegraph, 6 March 2017)

VIDEO

03.03.2017

MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing 2 March 2017)

PHOTO REPORT

26.03.2017

Russian community activists meet in London

EMBASSY INFORMS

28.03.2017 - On FCO “concern about Russian protest arrests”.

Surprised with the statement of the Foreign office. Russia respects and protects the rights of citizens to voice their concerns or protest peacefully. Nevertheless, there is a set legal procedure for arranging public events in a major city. In many cases it was followed, resulting in civilized, democratic meetings where our citizens voiced their criticism of the Government, which is normal. Unfortunately it was not always the case. Some of the self-labeled “anti-Kremlin activists” consciously misled people, provoking illegal actions, including the attack on a policeman who was wounded. Pupils and teenagers were actively recruited to participate in the event, mostly by promises of monetary reward.

28.03.2017 - Press Secretary answer to a media question on Defence Secretary Fallon statements

Question: Media report that on 27 March UK Defence Secretary Mr Fallon said that Russian behavior abroad is becoming more “assertive and arrogant”. What can you say on that? Answer: We are disappointed, though not surprised, by a string of unfounded accusations against Russia made by Mr Fallon.

28.03.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Angelino Alfano, Moscow, March 27, 2017

We are glad to welcome you to Moscow. We value our Italian partners’ interest in further developing Russian-Italian interaction. Italy holds a special place in the system of Russia’s foreign policy relations. Our cooperation is based on firm traditions and successful experience in many areas. Our political dialogue, including at the top level, has been developing rapidly despite recent problems, along with ties between our parliaments and cooperation between our ministries and agencies, including foreign policy ones.

28.03.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

On March 27, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov received a telephone call from UK Secretary for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson.

26.03.2017 - PHOTO: Russian community activists meet in London

On 26 March the Russian cultural centre Rossotrudnichestvo in London hosted the 9th annual conference of Russian diaspora in UK. The 70 delegates of 40 organizations from 18 areas of Britain discussed the future of Russian schools, support for small businesses, working with British authorities and other communities as well as diaspora print and online media. Representatives of Russian communities from France and Belgium also attended as guests. The delegates elected the new Russian community council, now chaired by Olegs Sotnicenko, and supported the creation of an Advisory Board, composed of prominent personalities of the Russian diaspora and British society.

25.03.2017 - PHOTO: Russian sailor remembered in Plymouth

Centenary of death of the First World War Russian sailor Petr Ogorelkov who served at “Askold” cruiser was marked on 18 March in Ford Park, the oldest cemetery in Plymouth which also has Crimea war graves and the grave of another "Askold" sailor.

25.03.2017 - PHOTO: "Fabergé in London" book edited by Kieran McCarthy launched in London

On 24 March "Fabergé in London" book edited by Kieran McCarthy was launched in London at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation.

24.03.2017 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 23, 2017

On March 23, the next round of intra-Syrian talks based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254 will begin in Geneva under the auspices of the UN. The delegations of the Syrian government and Syrian opposition groups invited by the UN will continue consultations in keeping with the agreed-upon agenda, including forming trustworthy, inclusive and non-confessional governance, drafting a new constitution, using it as the basis for holding elections, fighting terrorism and other topical issues. In our view, combating terrorism is a priority topic, because, as evidenced by the recent terrorist attacks in the Damascus suburbs and Hama Province, terrorism remains the main impediment to peace in Syria.

23.03.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the entry ban to Ukraine for Russia’s Eurovision 2017 contestant Yulia Samoilova

The Ukrainian officials have, once again, proved their image of a regime infested with Russophobic paranoia and nationalist insecurities.

23.03.2017 - Condolences to Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May

Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May over the tragic consequences of a terrorist attack in central London.

22.03.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

On March 22, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Moscow with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. The officials, who met ahead of the fifth round of the UN-facilitated intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, continued their exchange of opinions on the entire range of issues pertaining to the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

22.03.2017 - Press release on a formal meeting of the General Assembly to pay tribute to the memory of the late Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin

On March 21, the UN General Assembly held a formal meeting to pay tribute to the memory of the late Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin. The formal meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere to full house. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly Peter Thomson, representatives of Britain, the United States (as the host country) and five regional groups of the UN member states, as well as the leaders of the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN, spoke highly of Vitaly Churkin’s professional and personal qualities.

21.03.2017 - Press release on the results of the second round of Russian-Japanese two-plus-two format consultations

On March 20, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov participated in the second round of the Russian-Japanese consultations of foreign and defence ministers in the two-plus-two format in Tokyo. This dialogue format was resumed in accordance with the leaders’ agreement following President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan on December 15-16, 2016. The previous round was held in November 2013.

20.03.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Foreign Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, Tokyo, March 20, 2017

Thank you very much for your invitation to attend today’s events and for organising them. I believe that it is very important for us to maintain regular, proactive and meaningful contacts.

17.03.2017 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko about learning Russian: talking points for BBC interview

Foreign languages are an essential skill in the modern world. For example, in Russia, English is taught in all schools, mostly as primary and sometimes as secondary foreign language (2 foreign languages are now mandatory). Russian, the language that has most native speakers in Europe, is equally important for economic, cultural and political reasons. Learning Russian is in high demand in Asia, including China. Today you don’t even need to physically attend classes – online education is available, in some cases even for free, by Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, Moscow State University and RT TV channel. In UK, the demand for Russian is high: 21% of British employers are looking for Russian-speaking staff – this is no wonder since 600 British companies are working in our country, and the prospects are good: GDP is expected to grow between 1 and 2 percent this year.


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TWITTER NEWS

MFA_Russia

RT @mod_russia: #SYRIA Humanitarian bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides (March, 27) https://t.co/pjWzS7EyOG…

28 March

MFA_Russia

RT @mod_russia: #SYRIA Report of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides (March, 28th) https://t.co/XPp9rkzkhv https://t.c…

28 March

russianembassy

Press Secretary answer to a media question on Defence Secretary Fallon statements: https://t.co/8y0WRMSWNj https://t.co/RwQ3LspuT4

28 March

russianembassy

RT @VDLondon: JIM PITTS offered his Arctic Star to be taken to Russia on behalf of all British veterans of the Arctic Convoys. Rest in Peac…

28 March

russianembassy

A Night at the Theatre: for #worldtheatreday theatres all over Russia (60 in Moscow alone!) opened late for shows,… https://t.co/Fc8DDS7HxY

28 March

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RT @RSGovUK: Love cultural diversity? Check out @eunicapp! Easy and quick way to find the best of #Culture events in your city! @EUNICLONDO…

28 March

MFA_Russia

RT @GovernmentRF: Dmitry Medvedev has met with Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov https://t.co/Qm9Pb84biq

28 March

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: We will push ahead with efforts to make sure that Kiev embarks on implementation of the Minsk agreements… https://t.co/IB2t6edpbk

28 March

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: #RussiaJapan joint economic activities on the South Kuril Islands should comply with Russian law… https://t.co/5LVjPaPLEW

28 March

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: Russia and China oppose the dangerous idea of deploying parts the US missile defense system in South Korea… https://t.co/wyQIqHqGvk

28 March

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: Without unified efforts by the international community it is impossible to effectively fight terrorism… https://t.co/5HEYtxw4KF

28 March

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: We are open to working with the administration of President Donald Trump to improve #RussiaUSA relations… https://t.co/PrqhNDRfCq

28 March

Amb_Yakovenko

RT @mfa_russia: #Lavrov had a telephone conversation with @BorisJohnson | 27/03 https://t.co/NizO4rHHPU

28 March

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: There have not been violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty from our side… https://t.co/LfByaEttfV

28 March

russianembassy

Sad but true: https://t.co/j01wjfdov7

28 March

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: Alexandra Kollontai was a legend, the first woman ambassador to represent our country abroad… https://t.co/yQRn1nWGEq

28 March


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