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13.12.2016 - PHOTO: On the 20th anniversary TATNEFT listing event on the London Stock Exchange

On 12th December 2016 the London Stock Exchange hosted an official Market Open Ceremony, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the listing of TATNEFT global depositary receipts on the London Stock Exchange. TATNEFT was one of the first Russian companies to offer its equity to international investors in London in 1996. Today financial instruments of 68 Russian companies, as well as companies with the Russian focus are traded on the LSE.

12.12.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s attendance at the 35th BSEC Ministerial Meeting

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will participate in the 35th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC), which will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, on December 13.

12.12.2016 - Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 10 December Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medal to the Arctic Convoys veteran Mr Brynach Lewis, who was awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for his personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.

12.12.2016 - PHOTO: Ushakov medals presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Hull

On 9 December 2016 Attaché of the Russian Embassy Mr Vadim Retuynskiy and Assistant Naval Attaché Commander Dmitry Sharapov presented the Ushakov medals to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys at a ceremony in Kingston upon Hull. Over 50 guests, including veterans’ families, representatives of the local authorities and press took part in the ceremony.

12.12.2016 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko visits Belfast

On 7-8 December His Excellency Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko visited Belfast on his working-visit. High-ranking officials and Alexandra Anastasia Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn, Russian Honorary Consul in Northern Ireland, descendant of the great poet Alexander Pushkin and member of one of the oldest and most respectable aristocratic families of Northern Ireland took part in official diner marking launching of the book titled “Nearness of Ice” by Kate Newmann.

12.12.2016 - VIDEO: PC by Sergey Lavrov on OSCE Ministerial Council

11.12.2016 - PHOTO: Reception for Nadezda charity

On 10 December the Ambassador's residence hosted a reception for the charitable foundation Nadezda (Hope) which helps children from Russia's Tver region. The event featured a concert by the pianists winners of the International Competitions Pavel Kolesnikov, Tamila Salimdjanova and Samson Tsoy who performed pieces by Rachmaninov, Chopin and Tchaikovsky.

09.12.2016 - PHOTO: Digital Barbecue 2016 at the Russian Embassy

On 9 December 2016 the Russian Embassy in London held a traditional annual event for social media researchers, bloggers, members of the Diplomatic Club and journalists. The topic for discussion was "Hacking the algorithm: getting your message across through the social media bubble". Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko addressed the guests with opening remarks. The panelists shared their views on media in the age of “post-truth” and took part in the twitter survey. The insightful discussion was followed by a reception.

09.12.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini

On December 8, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council Meeting in Hamburg. The officials discussed topical issues of Russian-EU relations, the developments in Syria with the emphasis on the humanitarian situation in that country and prospects for a political process, and also the issues of settling the crisis in southeastern Ukraine. 

09.12.2016 - Joint Statement by the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries

HAMBURG, 8 December 2016 - We, the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries – Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, Secretary of State of the United States John Kerry, and Foreign Minister of France Jean-Marc Ayrault - remain fully committed to a negotiated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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