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03.08.2015

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Ufa summit: a major step forward (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

VIDEO

15.07.2015

Ambassador Yakovenkoʹs comment for RT UK regarding the closure of "Rossiya Segonya" account

PHOTO REPORT

04.08.2015

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

DIFFERENT OPINIONS

02.06.2015

Eurasian Way Out of the European Crisis (Article by Sergei Karaganov, to be published in late June in "Russian in Global Affairs")

EMBASSY INFORMS

04.08.2015 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 4 August Attaché of the Embassy Elizaveta Vokorina presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Joseph Clifford BERRY and Mr Fred Jackson and Mr Anthony Ronald SAUDERS.

04.08.2015 - Nato activity on Russian borders has increased (letters to the editor, Financial Times)

Sir, As regards your report “Russian jets test Nato’s Baltic airspace response time” (July 31): let me point out that it is important to look at the Russian Air Force flights (which are mostly training sorties) in international airspace within a broader context of Nato countries’ and their partners’ activities on our borders.

04.08.2015 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Head of HAMAS Politburo Khaled Meshaal

On August 3, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Doha with Head of HAMAS Politburo Khaled Meshaal on the sidelines of his working visit to Qatar.

04.08.2015 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman Yusuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah

On August 3, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, now in Qatar on a working visit, held a meeting with Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman Yusuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah, who had arrived in Doha to attend a conference of foreign ministers of the member-countries of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.

04.08.2015 - Press release on the meeting of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with former Chairman of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib

On August 3, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Doha with former Chairman of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib during his working visit to Qatar.

03.08.2015 - The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Ufa summit: a major step forward (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

The SCO summit just held in Ufa, Russia, marked a major step forward in the development of this regional forum. For the first time in its 15-year history the decision was made to increase the number of members. The process of the accession of India and Pakistan was formally launched. It was decided to upgrade the status of Belarus to that of an observer.

03.08.2015 - Russian Embassy comment on the "Financial Times"editorial on the Litvinenko case

Dear Sir, I find outrageous your editorial on the Litvinenko public inquiry (3 August). It proceeds from the assumption that the inquiry is up to the standards of due process and a competitive scrutiny of evidence it provides for. It is far from that. In the first place, there is nothing public in the inquiry, which will consider the British special services' evidence in secret. It was the main reason, why Russia's Investigative Committee, participating in the Coroner's inquest (now suspended), decided not to be party to the public inquiry. It is notable that one line of evidence in the public inquiry is totally absent. I mean the fact of finding traces of polonium in the restaurant Abracadabra in Jermyn Street two days before Alexander Litvinenko was presumably poisoned in the Millennium Hotel. The owner David West was killed later on and his restaurant closed. Then another crucial witness Boris Berezovsky died under the circumstances, not established by the Coroner's inquest, which ended in an open verdict. Not to mention that any evidence, including his intention to return to Russia, was pushed aside to ensure that suicide version had no credible alternative.

03.08.2015 - Travel advice for Russian nationals: valid visa does not guarantee entry in the UK

Russian citizens travelling to the United Kingdom should take notice that having a valid UK visa does not, in practice, guarantee that the British immigration authorities do not raise with you some additional issues upon your arrival.

03.08.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Qatar

On August 2-3, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to Qatar. In Doha, he will be received by Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, and will hold talks with Qatari Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah.

03.08.2015 - Brics nations offer the world a taste of genuine economic partnership (article in The Daily Telegraph, 3 August 2015)

The UK`s BRICS Ambassadors Summit Analysis

03.08.2015 - The Foreign Ministry’s statement on the anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act

August 1 is the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, in 1975. This document is of intransient importance as a symbol of détente and cooperation. It has played a major role in contemporary Europe, emerging as one of the foundations of the modern architecture of international relations.

03.08.2015 - Answer to British media question about foreign air activities on Russian borders

Thank you for your request regarding the activities of foreign Air Forces on Russian borders. It is important to look at the Russian Air Force flights (which consists mostly of training sorties) in international airspace within the broader context of NATO countries and their partners’ activities on our borders. Feel free to use those numbers that illustrate the point – i.e. the drastic increase in the activity of foreign reconnaissance and combat planes near Russian borders.

31.07.2015 - Deputy Head of the Information and Press Department Alexander Bikantov’s reply to a media question on on the open part of the “public inquiry” on the Litvinenko case

Question: Please comment on the open part of the “public inquiry” on the Litvinenko case to be concluded on 31 July in the UK and the refusal of Dmitry Kovtun to give evidence in a video call from Russia. Answer: As is known, in 2014 British judicial authorities suspended the Coroner’s inquest into the death of Alexander Litvinenko, wherein the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation has a status of an “interested person”. At the same time the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation provided active assistance to the British inquest until July 2014, when the start of the so called “public inquiry” was announced. In August 2014 the Investigative Committee was compelled to refuse to participate in the “public inquiry”. The only reason for this is that, despite what its name suggests, it offers no transparency both for the Russian side and for the general public. Thus, there were justified concerns over its possible politicization. Eventually, our apprehensions proved to be fully justified. The open sessions of the “public inquiry”, which were held from January till March 2015 and resumed last week, have been abound with references to “secrecy”, all kinds of insinuations and outright partiality, in particular, towards those witnesses, who offered evidence that failed to comply with the “general line” of the prosecution.

31.07.2015 - MH17: who hampers the investigation (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

After the failure of the hastily arranged Security Council vote on a resolution that hadn't been properly debated, Russia is once again being accused of creating obstacles for justice for the victims of the MH17 disaster. These official statements and media coverage come as no surprise to us. However, let's face the facts. Russia was the first state to demand a full and independent investigation of this abhorrent crime. We did everything to ensure an early adoption of Security Council Resolution 2166 that not only insisted on a proper investigation, but also, at Russia's initiative, provided for an immediate ceasefire at the crash area. The Russian Defence Ministry has been the only one among its counterparts to publish its satellite data relevant for establishing the truth. We have declassified certain technical documentation related to the Buk missiles and provided the Netherlands with a thorough analysis of possible Buk involvement in the downing of the aircraft, performed by experts of the Almaz-Antey Corporation, the missiles' manufacturer.

31.07.2015 - PHOTO: The Delegation of the Government of Moscow visits London

On 27-31 July the delegation of the Government of Moscow headed by the First deputy Head of Department of Transport and Development of Road and Transport Infrastructure of Moscow Gamid Bulatov visited London. Head of Moscow Metro Dmitry Pegov, deputy Head of Department for Foreign Economic Activity and International Relations of Moscow Ilya Kuzmin and Head of State Unitary Enterprise “MOSGORTRANSNIIPROJECT” Mikhail Solntsev participated as well.


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RT @RusEmbassyUAE: #Lavrov: #ISIL might have seized more land if not #Russia's mil assistance to #Syria & #Iraq | http://t.co/a0gxYM8x9B ht…

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RT @SPIEF: Lavrov, ASEAN Foreign Ministers to Discuss Economic Cooperation http://t.co/3j4FWa6hlT #SPIEF http://t.co/wDMKD7jDDy

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RT @SPIEF: Russian Business Ready to Invest in Industrial Zone Along New Suez Canal http://t.co/KFvO12obJR #SPIEF http://t.co/SaTx2W8tYj

4 August

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Read expanded comment at http://t.co/xCfNxIK4wJ (in Russian) https://t.co/LspYMYMV1h

4 August

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RT @Hvorostovsky: Grateful for so much support from my family, friends, medical team, and fans. Fighting the good fight! ✌️

4 August

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Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans http://t.co/15GcMVMkIN http://t.co/ziQzdt2ahT

4 August

russianembassy

Russia applied for continental shelf expansion in Arctic under UN Law of the sea Convention. http://t.co/tvEfYmTAbe

4 August

Amb_Yakovenko

Bidding farewell to Senior Counsellor Valery Rodichkin&Counsellor Sergey Nalobin. http://t.co/6SGjHCLBfP

4 August

MFA_Russia

RT @GovernmentRF: The list of embargoed countries may be expanded if there are new countries adopting anti-Russian sanctions #Medvedev

4 August

MFA_Russia

RT @RussianEmbassy: Nato activity on Russian borders has increased (letters to the editor, Financial Times) http://t.co/jDEGpyFjqp http://t…

4 August

russianembassy

Scope of Lavrov’s interlocutors in Qatar: from @JohnKerry to H.Meshaal of HAMAS. Russia enjoys growing trust of all in Middle East.

4 August

MFA_Russia

RT @Amb_Yakovenko: UK squeezes Russian diplomats out by visa chicanery, thus reducing Embassy staff. Incompatible with intl obligations. ht…

4 August

russianembassy

Russia provides military-technical support to Syria & Iraq to fight IS. Without it, IS would expand its control. http://t.co/UO8m9se0vt

4 August

russianembassy

Russian, US and Saudi Foreign Ministers held a meeting to discuss IS threat http://t.co/ojGTJDKuMS

4 August

MFA_Russia

#Russia submitted revised application to the #UN seeking expansion of its Arctic shelf border http://t.co/eciVUJQuyp http://t.co/CiGettjKUO

4 August

Amb_Yakovenko

US airstrikes on Govt forces in Syria counterproductive. Where are US-trained Syrian “moderate” opposition fighters? http://t.co/tkAfz8dDzP

4 August


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