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30.01.2015 - Interview of Minister of Education and Science of Russia Dmitry Livanov on radical restructure for Nature journal

Amid sanctions and a financial crisis, Dmitry Livanov discusses ongoing reforms to science funding. Once a scientific powerhouse, Russia has experienced over the past 25 years a dramatic decline of its research and development capacities and is now lagging far behind other industrialized nations in terms of scientific output.

30.01.2015 - Russian military flights: facts and myths (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Yesterday FCO Permanent Under-Secretary Simon Fraser and I discussed Russian aircraft flights in the international airspace on 28 January.

30.01.2015 - Minister-Counsellor A. Kramarenko met the Mayor of Southwark

On 30 of January Minister-Counsellor of the Russian Embassy Alexander Kramarenko met the Mayor of Southwark Sunil Chopra. They discussed the prospects of organizing a major cross-cultural event under the auspices of Southwark Council in March, including the involvement of Russian community, based in London.

30.01.2015 - Reply by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to the media’s question about reaction to the US Sergey Magnitsky list

Question: In late December 2014, the US Administration put the names of another four Russian officials on the so-called Sergey Magnitsky list. How do we react to this yet another unfriendly act? Answer: As we pointed out in the Foreign Ministry’s December 30 comment, this further extension of the list of sanctions made by Washington on the basis of the anti-Russian Sergey Magnitsky Act will not be left without an adequate response. The same number of US citizens has been denied entry to Russia on a reciprocal basis.

29.01.2015 - Russian Ambassador’s meeting in the Foreign Office

On 29 January Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko was invited to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a meeting with the Permanent Under-Secretary Simon Fraser.

29.01.2015 - Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on possible Bosnian-Herzegovinian ammunition supplies to Ukraine

We noted with concern reports about the possible delivery of ammunition from Bosnia and Herzegovina to Ukraine.

29.01.2015 - Press release on the telephone conversation between Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and UN and Arab League Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

On January 28, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov had a telephone conversation with UN and Arab League Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, who spoke about his contacts with the Syrian parties on the issue of ensuring the local “freeze” in Aleppo.

29.01.2015 - Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the start of the meeting with a group of representatives of the Syrian opposition and the Syrian government, Moscow, January 28, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I’m pleased to welcome you all to Russia. You have come here for an inter-Syrian consultative meeting. We consider your visit as a sign of the trust that the Syrians, regardless of their political views, have in Russia. Our countries are linked by historical ties of friendship and cooperation. We are genuinely interested in maintaining and strengthening these traditions.

29.01.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the sharp escalation of tensions between Israel and Syria, Israel and Lebanon

According to incoming information, a dramatic heightening of tensions is taking place in the Israel-Syria-Lebanon 'triangle.’

29.01.2015 - Remarks by Permanent Representative to the UN Office and other international organisations in Geneva Alexey Borodavkin at a ceremony devoted to International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Geneva, January 27, 2015

Mr Director General Møller and Ambassador Manor, Mr Borlant, ladies and gentlemen, Today, when International Holocaust Remembrance Day is observed, it is a great honour for me to address you from this rostrum on behalf of those Red Army soldiers who 70 years ago, on January 27, 1945, flung open the gates of Auschwitz, one of the Nazi death camps.

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