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13.02.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Irada Zeynalova’s Itogi Nedeli programme for the NTV network, Moscow, February 12, 2017

Question: All of a sudden, it turns out that being a diplomat is not merely a hard and challenging, but also a dangerous occupation. Only last year, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed and Russian diplomats were expelled from the US. In 2015, Russian embassies were fired upon, and there were attacks against diplomats. To what extent do you believe that in today’s charged atmosphere this profession has become dangerous? Can it be compared to the situation with the ‘red diplomatic couriers’ of Soviet times? Sergey Lavrov: I just wanted to refer to those diplomatic couriers. In fact, serving as a diplomat has never been a comfortable occupation. This is a responsible and challenging job, among other things, because people have to work in countries facing political uncertainty, where government coups, unconstitutional regime changes and clashes take place. On top of that, most countries have a different climate, which is always a challenge for the human body.


10.02.2017 - PHOTO: Diplomats’ Day 2017 in London

On 10 February the Russian embassy hosted a reception to mark the professional holiday of the Russian diplomatic service. A number of Ambassadors, FCO officials, representatives of diplomatic corps and media attended. Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko and former UK Ambassador to Moscow Sir Anthony Brenton addressed the guests.


10.02.2017 - VIDEO: Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's interwiew for RT

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's interview for RT


10.02.2017 - Embassy responds to BBC on Russia's "misinformation" campaign and the "cause of Scottish independence"

Q: What funding has the Russian government provided the Sputnik Edinburgh bureau? A: It is proper to address this question to the Sputnik Edinburgh bureau or its office in Moscow. Q: Are Russian government officials regularly in contact with Sputnik editors in the UK and elsewhere in the world? A: Sputnik, like the taxpayer-funded BBC, is independent and has its own editorial policy.


10.02.2017 - UK worried about its place if US-Russia ties are repaired – Russia’s UK envoy (Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko for RT)

Hacking, destabilizing Western states, building up its military might, and weaponizing information – Russia is hitting the headlines and seems to be to blame for all of the world’s problems. One of the loudest anti-Russia voices is the United Kingdom, condemning Moscow’s actions and calling for economic sanctions against it. Most of the accusations are far from proven – so is there still room left for cooperation on vital issues between world powers? And now that the UK’s ally the US may be ready to change course and start making deals with Moscow, is there a chance for a change in tone? We ask Russia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom – Alexander Yakovenko.


09.02.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s participation in the presentation of the 26th volume of the Foreign Ministry series Foreign Policy Documents of the USSR

On February 8, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took part in the presentation of the 26th volume of the Foreign Ministry’s series Foreign Policy Documents of the USSR.


09.02.2017 - Press release on Russia-EU talks on countering terrorism

On February 8, Moscow hosted talks on international cooperation in countering terrorism between the Russian interagency delegation, led by Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov, and the EU delegation, led by Deputy Secretary General for CSDP (Common Security and Defence Policy) and Crisis Response at the European External Action Service (EEAS) Pedro Serrano.


08.02.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s message of greetings to the Participants in the Meeting of the Governance Committee of the Arctic Economic Council

I would like to extend a warm welcome to the participants in the meeting of the Governance Committee of the Arctic Economic Council held in Russia for the first time.


08.02.2017 - Ambassador’s Alexander Yakovenko speech at the opening of "Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932" exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts (February 7, 2017)

It’s an honour for me to be here at the opening of this impressive exhibition. The best Russian museums have provided masterpieces from their collections which give a fascinating insight into the drastic and violent transformation of culture and society in Russia 100 years ago. Our Revolution was a complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon, a direct result of our common European catastrophe, which was WWI.


07.02.2017 - PHOTO: "Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932" exhibition opens in London

On 7 February the exhibition "Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932" marking one hundred years from the 1917 revolution in Russia was launched at the Royal Academy of Arts.



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