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30.10.2014 - PHOTO: Russian Embassy representative attends Exhibition-Seminar «Russian technologies and new materials»

On 29 October 2014, representative of the Russian Embassy in Britain, Counsellor Ernest Chernukhin, took part in the exhibition-seminar on Russian technologies and new materials that was held at Rossotrudnichestvo office in London.

30.10.2014 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medals presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys

On 26-27 October Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy Tikhon Kirichenko and Attaché Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov Medals to nine Britons, Mr Jack Dix, Mr John Dunbar, Mr Tom Jackson, Mr Edward Desmond Palmer, Mr Joseph Ashley Rawlings, Mr John Clifford Sandham, Mr John Hutchinson, Mr James Ewing and Mr John Welson Ellis, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of 10 March 2014 for their personal courage and bravery displayed during their service in the Arctic Convoys in WWII.

30.10.2014 - A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

On 29 October, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Michael Georg Link, OSCE/ODIHR Director, in Moscow. They discussed matters related to OSCE activities and Russia’s cooperation with the Organization’s human rights institutions.

30.10.2014 - Russian Foreign Ministry statement on the implementation of the Minsk agreements on a settlement in Ukraine and elections in its southeastern regions

Considering the ultimatum issued by Kiev and some Western capitals that elections not be held in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, it would be logical to remind the following.

30.10.2014 - Comment by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Department on the issue of sending Russian humanitarian aid to the population of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions

In connection with the sending of humanitarian aid to the population of the Lugansk and Donetsk regions, the Russian side has suggested that OSCE representatives and Ukrainian border guards located at the Donetsk border checkpoint in the Rostov Region, through which the humanitarian convoy is planned to pass, familiarise themselves with the contents of the cargo.

30.10.2014 - Opening remarks by Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov before the meeting with Patriarch Theodore II of the Coptic Orthodox Church Moscow, 29 October 2014

Your Holiness, Esteemed guests, Let me welcome you to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on the occasion of your visit to Moscow at the invitation of the Most Holy Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.

30.10.2014 - RUSSIA’S APPROACHES TO NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Elimination of the threat posed by the weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, remains one of the key priorities of the international community. Russia works actively to that end taking concrete steps for limitation and reduction of its nuclear arsenals.

29.10.2014 - PHOTO: Ambassador Yakovenko speaks at the Milken Institute Summit 2014

On October 27 the Russian Ambassador Dr Alexander Yakovenko participated in the fourth annual Milken Institute London Summit. He spoke at the session “Global overview: geo-economics vs. geopolitics”. Discussion was concentrated on the interconnection of global politics and economics in the world of the XXI century and its prospects given new global shifts.

29.10.2014 - Reply by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on Israel’s continued housing construction

Question: Will you please comment on Israel’s plans to build more housing in East Jerusalem? Answer: According to media reports, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the construction of over 1,000 housing units in East Jerusalem. It has also been reported that Israel plans to build several thousand housing units in the West Bank.

29.10.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in connection with U.S. State Department's statement on “harassment” of American diplomats, working in Russia

The “ABC News” stove-piping that was clearly cooked up at the instigation of the State Department about the alleged “psychological pressure” on employees of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and their systematic “intimidation” is groundless and detached from reality.

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