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22.06.2017 - Russian-Brazilian talks

Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with President of the Federative Republic of Brazil Michel Temer, who is in Russia on an official visit.


22.06.2017 - Comment by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on new US sanctions against Russia

On June 20, Washington announced plans to significantly expand US sanctions against Russian individuals and legal entities. It was clearly a political gift to President Poroshenko who was in the United States at that time. The sanctions were imposed under the old pretext of events in Ukraine, which is clearly inadequate, especially since the Americans are apparently holding the Moscow Bike Centre and a well-known catering company, to name a few, accountable for the developments in Ukraine. In their absurdity, such decisions can be compared only with the US decision last year to add the Chaika swimming pool in Moscow to the sanctions lists (its location next to the Krymsky Bridge across the Moscow River was apparently the pretext).


21.06.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, Moscow, June 20, 2017

We have had very productive talks with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian. They were held in accordance with the agreements reached between President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of France Emmanuel Macron during their recent meeting in Versailles. This allowed us to hold substantive and in-depth discussions of a wide range of issues and to outline the priorities of our cooperation, including that of a schedule of meetings at various levels.


19.06.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answer to a media question at a joint news conference of BRICS foreign ministers, Beijing, June 19, 2017

The BRICS countries are at one on the necessity of enhancing the effectiveness of counterterrorism efforts. We have a Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, which has held two meetings and has a considerable potential. These efforts should be taken in an interdepartmental format. We have common views on the need to involve foreign policy departments and the concerned counterterrorism agencies, prevent terrorist attacks and exchange related information.


17.06.2017 - Dear sport fans! Please find attached terms and conditions of your fan-ID issue for FIFA Confederations Cup 2017! Also applies for World Cup.



15.06.2017 - Direct Line with Vladimir Putin

The annual special Direct Line with President Putin was broadcast live by Channel One, Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24 and Russia Today TV channels, and Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio stations.


14.06.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the parliamentary election in Kosovo

The results of the June 11 parliamentary election in Kosovo pointed to the continued radicalisation of the political establishment in Pristina. Evidence of this is that the majority of votes were cast for the notorious coalition of the former Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) commanders led by Ramush Haradinaj, a former KLA commander.


14.06.2017 - Comments by the Information and Press Department on the latest report issued by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine

We have familiarised ourselves with the eighteenth report produced by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine for the period from February 16 to May 15, 2017.


11.06.2017 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Qadri Jamil, representative of the leadership of the Syrian opposition Popular Front for Change and Liberation and head of the Syrian opposition’s Moscow platform

On June 9, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received in Moscow Qadri Jamil, representative of the leadership of the Syrian opposition Popular Front for Change and Liberation and head of the Syrian opposition’s Moscow platform.


09.06.2017 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Vladivostok, June 8, 2017

Welcome everyone. Today, we have an off-site briefing here in Vladivostok on the sidelines of the media summit. Thanks a lot for the invitation. Indeed, I’m pleased to be back after several years. I think all the efforts invested into this land were not in vain and resulted in tremendous blossoming and fruits. By tradition, I will begin with Minister Lavrov’s schedule.


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