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10.03.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the deployment of a US missile defence system in South Korea

According to recent reports, deployment of the US THAAD missile defence system in South Korea has begun. This means that Washington’s plans to expand the geography of deployed elements of the US global missile defence system, including in the Asia Pacific Region, are now being executed.

09.03.2017 - PHOTO: Valdai Club report launched at the Embassy

On 9 March the Russian Embassy hosted the launch of the Valdai discussion club report “Global revolt and global order. The revolutionary situation in condition of the world and what to do about it”. The report was presented by Mr Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Club and one of its authors, Mr Fyodor Lukyanov (full text available on our website). The discussion on the new geopolitical reality, which followed the presentation, gathered a number of London ambassadors, academics, businessmen, journalists.

07.03.2017 - Children's poetry reciting competition

On 5th March at the Edinburgh University Dashkova Centre First Children's poetry reciting competition took place, arranged by our compatriots living in Scotland Vitaly Artamonov and Anna Radutskaya, with the support of the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh. Opening remarks were made at the contest by Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Andrey A.Pritsepov, who marked the core role of the Russian language and culture in maintaining close ties between the compatriots living abroad.

06.03.2017 - On 8 March the Consular Section will be closed

On 8 March the Consular Section will be closed.

06.03.2017 - Missing Russian citizen alert!

Russian citizen Mr Victor Ivanelo, student of the University of Surrey, has been reported missing in England. Investigation and search are being conducted by Surrey Police. Updated information about the incident and search activities, including CCTV images, has been released by the police at https://www.surrey.police.uk/news/have-you-seen-missing-man-viktor-ivanelo/ In this regard should you have any additional information which can help locate Victor Ivanelo please contact police at 101 and quote Operation Decibel reference 45170020251.

06.03.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with the head of the US Center for the National Interest Dimitri Simes

On March 3, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with prominent American political analyst Dimitri Simes who heads the Center for the National Interest in Washington, D.C.

06.03.2017 - The growing Russian economy is increasingly open for business (article by Ambassador Yakovenko for The Daily Telegraph, 6 March 2017)

Tough challenges, including weak global growth, low energy prices and Western sanctions have been used by the Russian Government as incentives to make difficult, but sound decisions to keep our economy in shape. Most of the problems have been overcome, and we have adapted to the new, tougher trade and economic environment, that some call deglobalisation.

05.03.2017 - Read Russia with Love at the London Book Fair

The 46th International London Book Fair (LBF-2017), which will take place at London’s oldest exhibition centre, Olympia, from 14 to 16 March, is one the most important events in the global book industry calendar and attracts thousands of professionals: publishers, literary agents, librarians, booksellers and translators. This year, Poland is Market Focus country at the LBF. In 2011, Russia was first the guest of honour at the London Book Fair, and this is when Читай Россию/Read Russia was first presented to the world community. Читай Россию/Read Russia is a global initiative established to celebrate Russian literature and Russian book culture. In 2014, Russia became the guest of honour in the context of the UK-Russia Year of Culture: Russia’s capital, Moscow, was the city-guest of honour. The Russian programme at the London Book Fair 2016 was one event in a series which was part of the UK-Russia Year of Language and Literature.

03.03.2017 - On Consultations of Igor Neverov in London

On 3 March, Director of the Second European Department of the Russia MFA Igor Neverov held consultations in London with Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Michael Tatham.

03.03.2017 - VIDEO: MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing 2 March 2017)

MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (2 March, in Russian only)

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