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28.05.2016 - President Putin's joint press conference with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras

Following the Russian-Greek talks, Vladimir Putin and Alexis Tsipras made a joint statement for the press. Mr Prime Minister, ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the leadership of the Hellenic Republic, to all our colleagues for a warm and hearty welcome. Jointly with President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras we held substantial and detailed talks, and considered a broad spectrum of issues of the bilateral and international agendas. I would like to highlight the impressive number of documents signed as part of the visit. We were at one in thinking that despite negative factors, Russian-Greek relations, the partnership between our countries continue to develop on a steady basis. The Year of Russia held in Greece and the Year of Greece held in Russia are outstanding examples of this.


27.05.2016 - PHOTO: Historical plaque dedicated to Tsar Nicholas I unveiled in Scotland

On May 24 in Moffat a commemorative plaque to the Russian Emperor Nicholas I was inaugurated. It is installed in the same hotel where he stayed during the trip to Scotland 200 years ago - in 1816.


27.05.2016 - Remarks by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich at the OSCE Permanent Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine and the need to implement the Minsk Agreements Vienna, May 26, 2016

We would like to draw our colleagues’ attention to the Normandy format leaders’ telephone conversation of May 24. One of its most important outcomes was the parties’ agreement on the need for all-round implementation of the Minsk Package of Measures.


27.05.2016 - Briefing by Foreign Minister Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, May 26, 2016

Briefing by Foreign Minister Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, May 26, 2016


27.05.2016 - Answer to media question regarding cost of "sanctions war"

Question: According to Prime Minister David Cameron’s statements, UK is the most vocal advocate of sanctions against Russia in the EU. How do Russian experts estimate the value of profits lost due to this policy? Answer: Today the situation in agricultural trade is the following. In 2013 UK’s annual food and drink exports (including alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks) to Russia amounted to £115mln, notably including fish, cheese, poultry and vegetables. According to "Farmers Weekly", 30% of EU milk production was sold to Russia annually prior to 2014.


26.05.2016 - VIDEO: MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (26 May 2016)

MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (26 May 2016)


26.05.2016 - Approaching International Economic Forum in Saint Petersburg (By Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

Planning to go to the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). It is a huge annual international conference on economic and business issues, held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation. The next Forum will be held on June 16 to 18 under the theme “Capitalizing on the New Global Economic Reality”.


26.05.2016 - Joint Statement of the Fourth Round of the Ministerial Strategic Dialogue between the Russian Federation and the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC), Moscow, May 26, 2016

The fourth round of the Strategic Dialogue between Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the GCC member states and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation took place in Moscow on May 26, 2016.


25.05.2016 - Russian Ambassador to the UK met President of the National Farmers Union of the UK Mr Meurig Raymond

On 24 May Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met President of the National Farmers Union of the UK (NFU) Mr Meurig Raymond. Mr M.Raymond briefed the Ambassador on situation in the UK agriculture. The issues related to the development of cooperation between Russian farmers and the NFU were discussed.


25.05.2016 - Russian Ambassador to the UK met Hermitage Foundation UK

On Wednesday 25 May 2016 Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met the new Chairman of the Hermitage Foundation UK Mr James Dawnay, the Director of the Hermitage Foundation Mrs Geraldine Norman and the Deputy Chief Executive of the Foundation Mrs Janice Sacher.



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