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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.


The delegations of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey, in line with the Joint Statement of their Foreign Ministers made in Moscow, on December 20, 2016 and the UN Security Council resolution 2336.

25.01.2017 - Finally there is hope for peace in Syria. Now let's concentrate on fighting Isil (article by Ambassador Yakovenko in The Daily Telegraph, 25 January 2017)

For almost a year and a half, as the British government and media were accusing Russia of pursuing a military solution in Syria, we have patiently said that fighting terrorists complements the peace process. Their presence is a foreign intervention, which distorts everything. Not always was our voice heard, but today facts on the ground prove us to be right, and hope for peace is palpable.

25.01.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions during the Government Hour at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Moscow, January 25, 2017

Thank you for inviting me to speak as part of the Government Hour in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. The Foreign Ministry appreciates the interest you take in foreign policy matters. We have always viewed parliamentary diplomacy as an important and effective asset for implementing Russia’s foreign policy, enhancing trust and mutual understanding in international affairs. The Foreign Ministry is interested in stepping up cooperation with the Federal Assembly.

25.01.2017 - A visit to Syria by an independent group (31 August - 7 September).

24.01.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the situation in the Gambia

We are closely following the political situation in the Gambia, where in the past days there has been more stability thanks to international efforts, including by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and several neighbouring countries.

23.01.2017 - Mr Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for President Putin, in BBC HARDTalk

Mr Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for President Putin,in BBC HARDTalk on the future of US-Russian relations.

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