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01.02.2017 - Foreign Ministry statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in Donbass

The situation in Donbass has deteriorated sharply in recent days. Ukrainian troops continue to conduct offensive operations to seize positions held by self-defence forces, including in the suburbs of Donetsk. Heavy weapons, including heavy artillery and multiple launch rocket systems, are being actively used to shell residential areas. According to Minsk Package of Measures of February 12, 2015, such weapons should long since have been withdrawn from the contact line. There are casualties and wounded among the civilian population. As a result of the shelling by Ukrainian troops, the Donetsk Filtration Station and the Avdeyevka Coke Chemical Plant have lost power. The lives of miners working in the mines are under threat.

31.01.2017 - PHOTO: Traditional Consular Corps Burns Supper

On January, 25th Consul General of Russia Andrey A.Pritsepov took part in the traditional Presiding Officer's Burns Supper.

30.01.2017 - Alexander Kramarenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the “International Affairs” magazine (Moscow). Unaccomplished mission of Alexander Benckendorff and its lessons.

11 January marked 100 years since the death of the last Ambassador of the Russian Empire to the UK count Alexander Benckendorff, who was buried in the catholic Westminster Cathedral in London. This anniversary was a timely reminder of his unaccomplished mission in London, where he arrived in 1903. What was it and why is it still relevant now?

30.01.2017 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, January 27, 2017

Positive trends in the situation in Syria and around it that emerged after the declaration of a ceasefire regime on December 30, 2016 with Russian and Turkish mediation are being consolidated.

29.01.2017 - Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump

Vladimir Putin congratulated Donald Trump on taking office and wished him every success in his work. During the conversation, both sides expressed their readiness to make active joint efforts to stabilise and develop Russia-US cooperation on a constructive, equitable and mutually beneficial basis.

27.01.2017 - PHOTO: Burns Supper in Motherwell&Wishaw Rotary Club

On January, 26th Consul General of Russia Andrey A.Pritsepov took part in the traditional Burns Supper, which was held in Motherwell&Wishaw Rotary Club. As the honorary guest of the event Consul General proposed an Immortal Memory Toast underlining the versatility of Robert Burns’ legacy and the great interest of Russian people towards the work of Scotland’s national poet, whose literary heritage is known and appreciated in Russia due to a talented translation of Samuil Marshak.

27.01.2017 - PHOTO: Holocaust Remembrance Day marked in London

On 27 January 2017 a ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial near the Imperial War Museum marked the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

26.01.2017 - First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov on Russia-UK relations

Unfortunately possibilities of returning to a normal dialogue that appeared due to the change of the UK government in the summer of 2016 has not received any practical implementation yet. London returned to Russophobic rhetoric that we had heard in the last two years from [former] Prime Minister David Cameron.

26.01.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers questions from the media, Moscow, January 26, 2017

Question: Would you share the results of the Astana meeting with us? Sergey Lavrov: I already spoke about everything yesterday. Question: What are the next steps? Sergey Lavrov: We have to work, work and work more.

26.01.2017 - PHOTO: Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in unveiling of Tim Peake's Soyuz spacecraft at Science Museum

On 26 January the spacecraft Soyuz TMA-19M that carried British cosmonaut Tim Peake to and from the International Space Station last year has gone on display at London's Science Museum.

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