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25.05.2016

Primaries – a new practice in Russian political process (By Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

VIDEO

20.05.2016

MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (19 May 2016)

PHOTO REPORT

25.05.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

EMBASSY INFORMS

25.05.2016 - Russian Ambassador to the UK met President of the National Farmers Union of the UK Mr Meurig Raymond

On 24 May Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met President of the National Farmers Union of the UK (NFU) Mr Meurig Raymond. Mr M.Raymond briefed the Ambassador on situation in the UK agriculture. The issues related to the development of cooperation between Russian farmers and the NFU were discussed.

25.05.2016 - Russian Ambassador to the UK met Hermitage Foundation UK

On Wednesday 25 May 2016 Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met the new Chairman of the Hermitage Foundation UK Mr James Dawnay, the Director of the Hermitage Foundation Mrs Geraldine Norman and the Deputy Chief Executive of the Foundation Mrs Janice Sacher.

25.05.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet, published on May 25, 2016

Question: Mr Minister, Russia-Hungary relations could be described as exemplary in the past five years, as evidenced by regular bilateral contacts. What do you see as their basis: strategy, tactics or pragmatism? Sergey Lavrov: Hungary is an important and reliable partner of Russia in Europe. Our bilateral relations are based on good traditions and have a large potential. We highly value the Hungarian leaders’ sincere resolve to further develop our relations, which we believe is in line with the fundamental interests of our nations.

25.05.2016 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 24 May Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Donald TAYLOR, Mr Terence Ronald BISHOP, Mr Alec Richard MCCREEDY, Mr Ronald Frederick BUCKINGHAM, Mr Trevor Edward FENNA and Mr Montague WALLEY, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.

25.05.2016 - Primaries – a new practice in Russian political process

On 22 May “United Russia” political party held primary elections, or primaries around the whole country. Nearly 9 million people chose to participate in this major event, which drew the line under a long and large-scale process launched by the party last year. For the first time in history a Russian political party organized such comprehensive and open to general electorate event. The voters had the opportunity to influence the choice of the “UR” candidates for upcoming parliamentary elections in September.

25.05.2016 - Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control Mikhail Ulyanov’s interview with the Rossiya Segodnya News Agency, May 24, 2016

Question: Mr Ulyanov, has there been any progress on the Russian initiative to draft a new convention at the Conference on Disarmament? Mikhail Ulyanov: Indeed, during the past two and a half months, our initiative has made headway. In late March, we decided to extend its reach to countering acts not only of chemical but also biological terrorism. This was a highly valuable suggestion from our Chinese and Italian colleagues.

24.05.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi

On May 23, on the sidelines of the SCO Foreign Ministers’ Council meeting in Tashkent, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Li.

24.05.2016 - Press release on the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

On May 23-24, 2016, Tashkent hosted the Uzbekistan-chaired meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).

23.05.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the heavy terrorist attacks in the Syrian cities of Jabla and Tartus

Heavy terrorist attacks took place in the Syrian Mediterranean coast cities of Jabla and Tartus on the morning of May 23. Three explosions took place near a bus station in Jabla, and a fourth in the reception area of the local hospital Nur, where people had begun bringing in the wounded. Simultaneously, suicide bombers also carried out a terrorist attack against civilians in Tartus. The total killed to date is over 100, with dozens more wounded.

23.05.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry

On May 23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Secretary’s initiative.

21.05.2016 - Russian Ambassador to the UK participated in the celebration of the Day of Slavic culture and writing

On Saturday 21 May Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko attended Children’s Festive Performance at the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God to celebrate the Day of Slavic Culture and Writing.

21.05.2016 - SOCHI DECLARATION of the ASEAN-Russian Federation Commemorative Summit to Mark the 20th Anniversary of ASEAN-Russian Federation Dialogue Partnership “Moving Towards a Strategic Partnership for Mutual Benefit”

WE, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Russian Federation, gathered in Sochi, Russian Federation, on 19-20 May 2016 to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of ASEAN-Russian Federation Dialogue Partnership; RECOGNISING with appreciation the achievements made over the past 20 years of ASEAN-Russian Federation dialogue partnership and cooperation across a wide range of areas, including political, security, trade and economic, culture, people-to-people exchange and development cooperation, which have strengthened and enhanced the relations as well as regional peace, stability and prosperity;

20.05.2016 - Russian Ambassador to the UK presented letters of recognition to Science museum officials

On Friday 20 May Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko presented letters of recognition to Science museum officials headed by Ian Blatchford, Director of the Science Museum Group for their outstanding contribution in arranging “Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age” exhibition (18 September-18 March 2016, London). More than 137 thousand people visited the exhibition.

20.05.2016 - Russian Ambassador to the UK met Manchester United Group Managing Director

On Friday 20 May Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met football club Manchester United group managing director Mr Richard Arnold.

20.05.2016 - VIDEO: MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (19 May 2016)



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Sergey #Lavrov's visit to Hungary: main events https://t.co/ykqhvxVyMT https://t.co/weBFqgE73V

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RT @KremlinRussia_E: Meeting with First Vice President of Cuba's Council of State Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez https://t.co/TqmDujXdIJ https:…

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RT @KremlinRussia_E: Vladimir Putin held a meeting with representatives of French business circles #Kremlin https://t.co/RVo6Qd4uu8 https:/…

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RT @KremlinRussia_E: Vladimir Putin will visit Greece on May 27–28 https://t.co/DRyZzFChqz

25 May

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RT @KremlinRussia_E: The President has met with the families of the VGTRK journalists killed in Ukraine https://t.co/h8C1o4IZzD https://t.c…

25 May

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#Lavrov: Negotiations on modernizing Hungary's Soviet-made military equipment are underway https://t.co/kSr2ploS1e https://t.co/V4nqxJuR58

25 May

russianembassy

Time to set the record straight on sanctions` cost. Follow us to discover #WhatBritainLost in daily updates https://t.co/NauoQTXgfW

25 May

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: We agree that settlement in Ukraine is possible only based on Minsk accords https://t.co/gUHrVpNsfn https://t.co/2fL9s8eFp0

25 May

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: Consider Paks-2 to be a strategic project,in particular due to its high-tech nature https://t.co/y8T5ouC3h1 https://t.co/LIWzREVrGw

25 May

russianembassy

Michael Fallon said “UK led the debate” to impose sanctions on Russia.But he didn’t say #WhatBritainLost as a result https://t.co/76oQ95lLIz

25 May

Amb_Yakovenko

Wishing a happy #AfricaDay2016 to all friends from African Embassies in London! https://t.co/yd8jqdWxJ9

25 May

russianembassy

.@Amb_Yakovenko met President of the @NFUtweets Mr Meurig Raymond https://t.co/JmgkHeWFEv https://t.co/poehYOtNxd

25 May

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: We have no intention of shutting ourselves off from the outside world. We are open to equal & mutually beneficial interaction

25 May

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: We hope that common sense will eventually prevail within NATO and that our partners will stop building confrontational plans

25 May

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov: There is no sensible alternative to mutually advantageous partnership between Russia and the EU – we have very strong links

25 May

MFA_Russia

#Lavrov:We’d like to work with strong EUthat would build its relations based on its own interests rather than solidarity with oversea actors

25 May


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