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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address for RIAC’s 10th anniversary, December 9, 2021

Mr Ivanov, colleagues, friends,

The first 10 years of the Russian International Affairs Council have been a success story. The council is a recognised leader among domestic think tanks focusing on international affairs and a popular platform for broad-based dialogue on key global issues. RIAC’s publications often spark lively discussion, including here at the Foreign Ministry. It is only natural that the council members include prominent diplomats, politicians, public figures, and researchers.

RIAC’s educational and awareness raising activities have been duly recognised. I would like to note in particular your online activities, which made it possible to significantly increase your audience to 3 million people. Among other things, these efforts help promote objective information about Russia’s foreign policy and our approaches to the key problems of our time, and thus deserve respect.

Analytical materials prepared jointly with its foreign partners from Eastern and Western countries remain RIAC’s signature product. The council’s theme-based meetings on a wide range of items on the international agenda deserve special mention.

We value our friendly and, most importantly, productive relationship with the RIAC. The ongoing exchange of up-to-the-minute analytical information allows the council’s analysts to better feel the pulse of current foreign policy activities, and Foreign Ministry employees to stay informed about the latest theoretical concepts for comprehending the main trends in international relations. I hope our joint work will keep expanding.

The modern world does not stand still, and international affairs constantly produce puzzles that politicians, diplomats, military and, of course, analysts have to solve. The global system has entered a long historical era of profound transformation, where the role and place of participants in international affairs will be redefined. And it entirely depends on us how timely and correctly we will be able to identify the most promising and most important global and regional trends, and, accordingly, how successful Russian foreign policy will be at promoting the country’s interests in the international arena. So, I am sure that no one will be left without work in the foreseeable future.

Most importantly, keep moving forward, continue to work energetically, and preserve your creative and intellectual drive so that the council’s second decade is no less effective and memorable than the first one.

I wish all RIAC members good health, new achievements and all the best.



22.12.2021 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with RT television channel, Moscow, December 22, 2021

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with RT television channel.

09.12.2021 - President Vladimir Putin's Address on Heroes of Fatherland Day

Citizens of Russia, friends, I would like to congratulate you on Heroes of the Fatherland Day. This day is inseparably linked to the history of our country. It celebrates the heroism of our forefathers and contemporaries, all those whose actions, deeds and life itself were an example of selfless service to the nation.

19.11.2021 - President Vladimir Putin’s remarks at the expanded meeting of the Foreign Ministry Collegium, Moscow, November 18, 2021

The meeting was devoted to the implementation of national foreign policy and future tasks of Russian diplomacy.

12.11.2021 - Vladimir Putin took part, via videoconference, in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, November 12, 2021

The agenda of the summit, chaired by New Zealand, contains items on post-pandemic economic recovery of the region’s countries and APEC’s key areas of work to 2040. Following the summit, the participants adopted a Final 2021 APEC Economic Leaders’ Declaration and the Aotearoa Plan of Action.

08.11.2021 - Six Lessons from a Pandemic

Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev speaks about the past, present and future of combating COVID-19

02.11.2021 - Russian President Vladimir Putin’s address to participants in forum on forest and land use held within 26th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, November 2, 2021

The President of Russia addressed the participants of the World Leaders Summit on Action on Forests and Land Use held within the framework of the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, UK.

01.11.2021 - President Vladimir Putin`s address to the second session of the G20 Summit, October 31, 2021

Vladimir Putin took part, via videoconference, in the second working session of the heads of delegations from G20 member countries, invited states and international organisations. The participants in the second session, dedicated to Climate Change and the Environment, discussed, in particular, sustainable development and the transition to a low-carbon economy. Following the summit, the G20 Rome Leaders’ Declaration was adopted.

01.11.2021 - President Vladimir Putin`s address to the first session of the G20 Summit, October 30, 2021

The President addressed, via videoconference, the first working session of the heads of delegations of the G20 member countries, invited states and international organisations. The theme of the session is The Global Economy and Global Health. The agenda includes global economic recovery, ensuring digital transformation and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, overcoming the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, strengthening healthcare systems, and implementing universal vaccination. The Summit was held on October 30–31 under Italy’s chairmanship.

25.10.2021 - President Putin's telephone conversation with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

On October 25, 2021 President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson.

22.10.2021 - Vladimir Putin took part in a plenary session of the 18th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club, Sochi, October 21, 2021

Vladimir Putin took part in a plenary session of the 18th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club.

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