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25.11.2015 - PHOTO: Ushakov medals presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Nottingham

On 24 November Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy Sergei Belyakov, Attaché of the Russian Embassy Mrs Elizaveta Vokorina, Attaché of the Russian Embassy Mr Oleg Shor, and Assistant Naval Attaché Commander Igor Elkin presented the Ushakov medals to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys at a ceremony in Nottingham. Participants of the ceremony, which took place at Nottingham City Council, were warmly welcomed by Lord Mayor of Nottingham Councillor Jackie Morris and the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council Councillor Sybil Fielding. Speaking on behalf of the Russian Government, Mrs Elizaveta Vokorina thanked the veterans for their invaluable contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany. Over 100 guests, including veterans’ families, representatives of the local authorities and press took part in the ceremony.

25.11.2015 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias

On November 24, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke with his Greek counterpart Nikos Kotzias over the telephone at the initiative of the Greek side.

25.11.2015 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zari

On November 24, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, at the initiative of the Iranian side.

25.11.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the terrorist attack in the capital of Tunisia

At 5 pm on November 24, a suicide bomber blew up a bus carrying Tunisian presidential guards in the centre of the capital of Tunisia, killing 12 and wounding 20 people, according to preliminary information. There is no confirmed information about whether there are victims among other military personnel, civilians or foreign nationals. A month-long state of emergency has been introduced throughout the country with a curfew in the capital and its suburbs.

25.11.2015 - PHOTO: IMO reception at the Embassy

On 24 November the Russian Embassy hosted a reception dedicated to the IMO Assembly being held these days in London. Russian Deputy Minister for transport Viktor Olersky addressed the guests.

24.11.2015 - Putin on downing of Russian Su-24 plane over Syria by a Turkish warplane

This event goes beyond regular efforts to combat terrorism. Our servicemen are engaged in a heroic fight against terrorism, not sparing themselves or their own lives. However, today’s loss is a result of a stab in the back delivered by terrorists’ accomplices. There is no other way I can qualify what happened today. Our aircraft was shot down over Syrian territory by an air-to-air missile launched from a Turkish F-16 plane. It fell on Syrian territory, four kilometres from the Turkish border. When it was attacked in the air, it was flying at an altitude of 6,000 metres, one kilometre away from the Turkish territory. In any case, our plane and our pilots were in no way a threat to the Turkish Republic in any way. This is obvious.

24.11.2015 - MFA comment on the 20 anniversary of the initialing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina

November 21 marks the twentieth anniversary of the initialing of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&G). It is hard to overestimate the importance of the 1995 Dayton comprehensive agreements. Their consistent implementation both put an end to the “hot” phase of the Bosnian conflict and made it possible to achieve impressive results in the post-crisis restoration and development of the decentralised B&G and its two constituent entities – Republika Srpska and the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

23.11.2015 - Russian MFA Board discusses Middle East and North Africa

The Board of the Russian Foreign Ministry met on November 20 to discuss ways to uphold Russia’s interests in the context of developments in the Middle East and North Africa. The Board agreed that a resolution of the current conflicts and the acute internal political crises in a number of countries in the region will require close cooperation of all stakeholders, cessation of violence and a transition to a broad political dialogue, along with respect for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Middle Eastern countries and a strongly coordinated response to the existing terrorist threat.

21.11.2015 - UN Security Council resolution 2249 (2015) on ISIL

The Security Council, “Reaffirming its resolutions 1267 (1999), 1368 (2001), 1373 (2001), 1618 (2005), 1624 (2005), 2083 (2012), 2129 (2013), 2133 (2014), 2161 (2014), 2170 (2014), 2178 (2014), 2195 (2014), 2199 (2015) and 2214 (2015), and its relevant presidential statements, “Reaffirming the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations, “Reaffirming its respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and unity of all States in accordance with purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, “Reaffirming that terrorism in all forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivations, whenever and by whomsoever committed,

21.11.2015 - PHOTO: Chess match between Russian Embassy and Reform Club teams

On 20 November the Russian Embassy in London hosted a chess match with the team of the Reform Club. It was the second game, as the first match was played in July at the Club in Pall Mall. The guests were given a tour of the Ambassador's residence and the Embassy building and took a "family photo". The games, held with time control, ended in favour of host side. The evening continued as a friendly meeting.

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