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19.12.2014

Grand piano piece by the Scottish composers is handed over to the world’s first woman in space at the ceremony at the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh

 

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Ushakov Medals presented to three British veterans of the Arctic Convoys

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19.12.2014 - PHOTO: Grand piano piece by the Scottish composers is handed over to the world’s first woman in space at the ceremony at the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh

On 16 December 2014 Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov met award-winning Scottish composers and musicians Hilary Brooks and Karen MacIver of PianoPiano duo accompanied by acclaimed composer Eddie McGuire. He accepted a record and a signed copy of a score of a piece for two grand pianos dedicated to the first woman-cosmonaut, Russian Valentina Tereshkova, by Ms Brooks and Ms MacIver.

19.12.2014 - RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR MEETS FOREIGN OFFICE MINISTER FOR EUROPE

On 18 December Russian Ambassador Dr Alexander Yakovenko met Foreign Office Minister for Europe David Lidington. The state and prospects of Russo-British relations were discussed, as well as topical issues on international agenda, including the Ukrainian crisis and the EU-Russia relationship.

18.12.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the easing in US-Cuba relations

We believe that the decisions and concrete steps taken by the US and Cuba to normalise bilateral relations meet the interests of both countries and global security in general. Washington’s decisions to stop groundless accusations against Havana of alleged support of terrorism, to restore diplomatic relations, to abandon at least some limits on US citizens’ trips to the island and the swap of sentenced persons are long overdue.

18.12.2014 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's meeting with American entrepreneur, founder of the Levant Foundation Jamal Daniel

On 17 December, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with American entrepreneur Jamal Daniel, known for his Middle East interfaith peace initiatives. Mr Daniel is currently visiting Moscow on business.

18.12.2014 - Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the US Congress Mike Rogers’ remarks regarding the purpose of the missile “shield” at Deveselu

Moscow has noted the “revelations” by Mike Rogers, Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the US Congress, who recently visited Romania as head of a group of congressmen.

18.12.2014 - Press release on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry

On 17 December, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry, initiated by the American side.

18.12.2014 - Press release on Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s consultations with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

On 16 December, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met in Moscow with Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian as part of regular consultations between the Russian and Iranian foreign ministries on the Middle East.

18.12.2014 - News conference of Vladimir Putin

The President’s news conference was broadcast live by Channel One, Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-24 TV channels, and by the Radio Rossii, Mayak and Vesti FM radio stations. 1259 Russian and foreign journalists have been accredited to cover the news conference.

17.12.2014 - TNI Interview: Dmitry Peskov (12.12.14)

TNI Editor Jacob Heilbrunn spoke with Dmitry Peskov, a deputy chief of staff and the press spokesperson for Russian President Vladimir Putin.

17.12.2014 - RUSSIA AND BRITAIN: A RELATIONSHIP IN A CONTEXT (Full version of Alexander Yakovenko’s article for Daily Telegraph’s supplement RBTH of 16.12.2014)

The year of 2014 has not been particularly successful for our bilateral relations, to put it mildly. Indeed, it’s a challenge to profess optimism in the face of official ties almost frozen at all levels.

17.12.2014 - Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov’s interview with TV Channel France 24, Moscow, 16 December 2014

Q: Mr. Lavrov, let’s begin with the crisis in Ukraine. There were rumors that Moscow was ready to host maybe some negotiations. Can you tell us about the latest news? Sergey Lavrov: Well, there is reason for some cautious optimism, but the news which you just mentioned, about Moscow being ready to host some meeting, is new to me.

17.12.2014 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with UN World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

On 16 December, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, in Moscow on a working visit, signed a strategic partnership agreement between the Russian Government and the UN WFP for 2014-2017. The document confirms Russia’s and the WFP’s common goals to eradicate hunger in the world, and defines long-term parameters for our cooperation in this area.

17.12.2014 - Press Release on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman

On 15 December, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with the Foreign Minister of the State of Israel, Avigdor Lieberman, on the initiative of the Israeli side.

17.12.2014 - Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov’s interview with the daily Kommersant, published 16 December 2014

Question: This year, two organisations effectively got a second wind due to the crisis in Ukraine: NATO and the OSCE. What is the OSCE’s role with regard to Russia today? Answer: I would separate these two organisations. The OSCE is sometimes called a “sleeping beauty”: When things are calm in Europe, it does not attract any particular attention, but when problems arise it becomes one of the most important mechanisms in resolving crises.

16.12.2014 - Ambassador Yakovenko visits Ming exhibition at the British Museum

On 16 December 2014 Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko together with the Chinese Ambassador took part in the private viewing of “Ming: 50 years that changed China” at the British Museum in London.


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RT @tassagency_en: Plans for weapons supplies to Ukraine run counter to peace settlement — deputy FM http://t.co/h8EHCPRT9r

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On Sergey #Lavrov meeting w/ former #Italy Prime Minister, former European Commission President Romano Prodi, 18.12 http://t.co/AR9IPF4UOG

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Commentary concerning #UNSC adopting a resolution to prolong international humanitarian watch on #Syria borders,18.12 http://t.co/oOIgccdLmx

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Comment on the European Council’s resolutions on #Crimea and Sevastopol, 18.12.2014 http://t.co/8LGbnNamfD

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On the release of the Route Aviation crew detained in #Libya http://t.co/zzSktgk1Kc

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FM Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich’s interview concerning the upcoming visit to Russia by #Serbia FM Ivica Dacic http://t.co/cx6ae5YSBE

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Watch live at 12:00 press-conference of Sergey #Lavrov and #Serbia FM Ivica Dacic http://t.co/hpyHPsqOyJ @AmbasadaRusije @RF_OSCE

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RT @tassagency_en: Russia ready to back resolution on Palestine in UN Security Council — UN ambassador http://t.co/iKHEkjjvTZ

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#Lavrov : #US law on support for #Ukraine may ruin chances for cooperation with #Russia http://t.co/Xwuo2HMT2n @RusEmbUSA

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Vitaly Churkin: #Russia abstains at #UN Security Council vote on #Yugoslavia tribunal mandate http://t.co/lADaKbOL7R @RussiaUN

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Ambassador to #UN Vitaly Churkin: Runaway growth of drugs production in #Afghanistan shocking http://t.co/3CvSSodY0c @RusEmbassyKabul

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RT @KremlinRussia_E: Meeting with Romano Prodi http://t.co/wCnUfLAFhl http://t.co/9nO0finpHH

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