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28.03.2015 - The Security Council resolution 2214 (2015) on Libya

Recalling its resolutions 1267 (1999), 1373 (2001), 1624 (2005), 1989 (2011), 2161 (2014), 2170 (2014), 2174 (2014), 2178 (2014), 2195 (2014) and 2199 (2015), and its relevant presidential statements, Reaffirming its primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.

28.03.2015 - PHOTO: Dmitri Kogan performs at the Russian Embassy in London

One of the most prominent Russian violinists of today, Dmitri Kogan performed at the Russian Embassy in London on 27 March 2015. The musician played on priceless instruments by the great masters Amati, Stradivarius, del Gesu, Guadagnini and Vuillaume. The concert, attended by diplomats, business and culture personalities and prominent members of the Russian diaspora, was followed by a reception. On 30 March Dmitri Kogan will be performing at the Barbican centre (see http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=17253)

27.03.2015 - Ambassador Yakovenko's address at the concert by Dmitri Kogan at the Russian Embassy in London

Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me tonight to present to you one of Russia’s most renowned violinists, Dmitri Kogan. Mr Kogan belongs to a legendary Russian musical dynasty; he studied at The Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki. He is an Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation and regularly performs at the most prestigious concert halls around the world. He has a phenomenal repertoire, which covers all the major violin concertos.

27.03.2015 - PHOTO: Counsellor Ernest Chernukhin visits Queen Mary University of London

On 26 March, Counsellor of the Embassy Ernest Chernukhin attended an annual International Scholarships Reception at London’s Queen Mary University. He met Prof Simon Gaskell, President and Principal of the University, as well foreign PhD students. Different issues of Russian-British cooperation in the field of higher education were discussed.

27.03.2015 - PHOTO: Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko meets Rokeby school students

On 26 March Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko received at his residence a group of Russian language students from the mathematics and languages Rokeby school, East London.

27.03.2015 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medals presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys

On 25 March Attaché of the Russian Embassy Elizaveta Vokorina and Attaché of the Russian Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov medals to five British veterans of the Arctic Convoys - Mr Calvert Townend, Mr Norman Riches, Mr Frederick Diamond, Mr Alan Brown and Mr Norman Robinson, 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 in WWII.


One of the most important tasks in the field of international security is to free the world from the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. Russia is constantly advocating for further limitations and reductions of nuclear weapons stockpiles along with strengthening international regimes of arms control and non-proliferation. One of the examples in the field of nuclear disarmament is the Russia-US new START Treaty, which entered into force in 2011. Under this Treaty, the sides committed themselves to limiting their nuclear arsenals by one third compared to the previous agreements.


On 5 March, the international community marked the 45th anniversary of the NPT entry into force.


Mr Philip Hammond, while addressing the diplomatic corps last night at Lord Mayor’s reception, used unacceptable and undiplomatic language on Russia’s count.

26.03.2015 - Comment by the Foreign Ministry on the situation in Yemen

The military and political situation in the Republic of Yemen (RY) has worsened sharply. In the early hours of March 26, the Saudi Arabian Air Force carried out strikes on a number of sites in Yemeni territory, including the capital Sanaa, in response to an offensive by the Ansar Allah rebels on Aden, RY’s second major city.

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