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22.10.2014

What Ambassador says in Foreign Office on ISIS (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

VIDEO

28.09.2014

Interview of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for "Russia Today" channel and "Vesti nedeli" program, New York, 27 September 2014 (in Russian)

PHOTO REPORT

24.10.2014

Russian scientist checks the Titian painting in the Embassy

 

15.10.2014

Ushakov Medals presented to 73 veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Manchester

DIFFERENT OPINIONS

15.09.2014

Western delusions triggered this conflict and Russians will not yield (by Professor Sergey Karaganov for FT)

EMBASSY INFORMS

24.10.2014 - Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich’s interview with Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency in connection with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Norway

Rossiya Segodnya: It was announced that Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Norway on 24-25 October. What are the goals and agenda of this visit? Alexander Lukashevich: Minister Lavrov will visit Norway (Kirkenes) at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway Borge Brende. The visit was timed to coincide with a major event in Russian-Norwegian relations, the 70th anniversary of the Red Army’s liberation of northern Norway.

24.10.2014 - Comment by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich regarding the Human Rights Watch report on the use of cluster munitions by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in populated areas of the Donetsk Region

We have carefully reviewed the expert findings and evidence of the extensive use of cluster munitions in southeastern Ukraine contained in a report released by the international NGO Human Rights Watch.

24.10.2014 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov takes questions following a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club, Sochi, 23 October 2014

Question: Did the meeting include a discussion of the situation in Ukraine, which has gone from a local to a global crisis? How long could it last? What steps should the parties take to reach an accommodation? Sergey Lavrov: Of course, we discussed the Ukrainian crisis. No one attempted to predict how long it could last, which would be pointless, in my opinion.

24.10.2014 - PHOTO: Russian scientist checks the Titian painting in the Embassy

On 22 October 2014, a high-tech event took place in the Russian Embassy in London. Professor Roman Maev, a Russian scientist, demonstrated unique equipment for verifying authenticity of paintings. As part of the demonstration, the Titian painting, which belongs to the collection of the Residence of the Russian Ambassador, was checked with the help of that breakthrough technology.

23.10.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding pre-election controversy in the Republic of Moldova

A recent ruling by the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Moldova has raised serious concerns ahead of the 30 November parliamentary elections. The judges held that only European integration is in keeping with the country’s constitutional identity, while any other political course “is a priori unconstitutional.”

23.10.2014 - Opening remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting with the Youth Public Chamber of Russia, Moscow, 22 October 2014

Mr Surovtsev, friends, I’m very excited about this opportunity. Thank you for the invitation. I believe it is critically important to promote contact with civil society. This is important for all areas of focus and activity of our state, a fact that is constantly emphasised by President Putin. This principle is absolutely applicable to diplomacy.

23.10.2014 - On the London Session of the Moscow Exchange Forum

The Moscow Exchange annual forum took place on 22 October 2014 in London with participation of representatives of Russian, UK and international financial institutions.

22.10.2014 - What Ambassador says in Foreign Office on ISIS (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Russia firmly supports the efforts of the Iraqi government to combat terrorism in all its aspects. It is necessary to unite the efforts of the country’s patriotic political movements and parties to confront the common threat posed by the Islamic State terrorist group.

22.10.2014 - Reply by Alexander Lukashevich, Spokesman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to media question regarding the Der Spiegel publication

Question: Germany’s Der Spiegel weekly magazine has published a sensational story that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was allegedly downed by the “pro-Russian separatists,” quoting an anonymous report by the BND, the German Intelligence Service. Some politicians have immediately grasped at this theory. What does Moscow think about this ruse? Answer: Supposing that Der Spiegel’s quoting of the BND report is authentic, we cannot but feel surprised that the BND so easily discloses information whose accuracy cannot be confirmed. The Russian side has repeatedly insisted that all data relating to the tragedy should be immediately submitted to the concerned board of inquiry. This is precisely what the Russian Defence Ministry has done, submitting its factual materials to The Hague.

22.10.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the statements by Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow

We have noted the latest in a series of anti-Russian statements made by Deputy Secretary General of NATO Alexander Vershbow.

22.10.2014 - Introductory remarks by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov before the meeting with United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, Moscow, 21 October 2014

Mr de Mistura, We appreciate this opportunity to discuss a key issue in international relations with you in Moscow. Currently, Syria is the focus of numerous problems plaguing the Middle East and North Africa.

22.10.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on the discovery of chemical weapons in Iraq

An article in The New York Times drew our attention. Citing official sources and until recently classified documents of the US Department of Defence, the article talks about the discovery and secret destruction by the occupying coalition forces in Iraq in 2004-2011 of up to 5,000 different chemical munitions produced during the Iran-Iraq conflict, including those produced using technology provided by Western countries.

22.10.2014 - Ambassador Yakovenko discusses Iraq, Syria, MEPP, Yemen with FCO Minister for Middle East

Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met Foreign Office Minister for Middle East and North Africa Tobias Ellwood on 20 October 2014.

21.10.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on the decision of Ukraine to join the EU sanctions to ban the entry of Transnistria leadership into the territory of the European Union

We express our concern in connection with the decision of Ukraine to join the European Union’s sanctions on visa restrictions – which are, in fact, limiting the freedom of movement – with regard to some former leaders of Transnistria.

21.10.2014 - Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during an open lecture on Russia’s current foreign policy, Moscow, 20 October 2014

Mr Nikonov, friends, First of all, I’d like to thank you for the invitation, which I was very pleased to accept. It’s in our interest to discuss in as much detail as possible the issues that directly affect the Russian people and the national development plans, as well as issues that concern the international situation and the future world order with representatives of various political forces, primarily, the leading party, United Russia.


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Vladimir Putin is taking part in the final plenary meeting of the @ValdaiClub’s XI session - http://t.co/lY9qVJyjqI http://t.co/LAguhHGTNV

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FM Sergey Lavrov: Important to normalize #Russia - #US relations based on mutual respect - http://t.co/W0MxjTD1zg @RusEmbUSA

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FM Lavrov takes questions following a meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club, Sochi, 23 October 2014 http://t.co/l4T4VQ6M1U

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Russian scientist checks the Titian painting in the Embassy http://t.co/2BGzuijabk

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Opening remarks by FM Lavrov at a meeting with the Youth Public Chamber of Russia, Moscow, 22 October 2014 http://t.co/zLMrmaCTGb

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Went to “Fury” movie preview yesterday at Sony Pictures. A well made film. Another reminder that wars are horrible

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RT @RT_com: Putin: US, EU plunged #Ukraine into chaos http://t.co/kYCJ7z0WOi #Valdai2014 http://t.co/mcjLDs5gGZ

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RT @tassagency_en: Russia launches Ebola vaccine production http://t.co/VIPGD44xtM

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RT @KremlinRussia_E: Telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel: situation in #Ukraine, anti #Ebola efforts ht…

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RT @RussiaUN: Tmrw, Oct 24, celebrating 69 years of @UN's commitment to #peace, #development & #security. #HappyBirthdayUN #UNDay http://t.…

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Sergey #Lavrov takes questions following a meeting of @ValdaiClub http://t.co/u6kccgvYBZ #Ukraine #USA #Crimea http://t.co/aN0C3q9UTW

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Comment regarding the @hrw report on the use of cluster munitions by #Ukraine Armed Forces in Donetsk Region http://t.co/Dj3QNa2mnG

24 October

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#Russia does not recognize the principles of Maidan democracy, spontaneous and uncontrollable mob-rule on the streets http://t.co/TQ6nekKxgX

23 October

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Concert of Russian singer @valeriya_rus #RAH a success! Embassy receives lots of congratulatory phone calls

23 October

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RT @KremlinRussia_E: Meeting with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan http://t.co/snJSIXorMl http://t.co/cEIjFoZtW6

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