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05.10.2017 - What You Have to Know about Status of Crimea (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

The coup d’état in Kiev in February 2014 backed by the West tore up the constitutional space in Ukraine. The legitimate President of the country was overthrown. It was marked by a severe lack of democracy and violence that posed a direct threat to the well-being of Russian-speaking population of Crimea. Citizens of Crimea faced the choice of becoming an oppressed minority or severing their ties with the hostile regime to secure a future for themselves and their children. The decision to hold a referendum was made by legitimate local authorities. The independence of Crimea was proclaimed and an appeal to enter the Russian Federation was made based on the indisputable results of the popular vote. Standards of international law were fully observed as the right of nations to self-determination enshrined in the UN Charter was exercised freely by the Crimeans. Crimea was recognized as an independent and sovereign state by Russia and on 18 March 2014 in Moscow the two countries signed a Treaty of Unification, under which the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol became two new regions - subjects of the Russian Federation.

05.10.2017 - NATO increased military presence in Europe: road to nowhere (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

As part of the implementation of the conclusions of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, four multinational battlegroups have been deployed in Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia with the total number of troops exceeding 4500. The idea of creating similar rotating units in Bulgaria and Romania in 2018 is being widely discussed by NATO members. If put together, these battlegroups amount to a motorized infantry brigade with heavy weapons.

05.10.2017 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, October 4, 2017

It has to be stressed that this year the Ministry hired the largest number of university graduates in the last five years. All in all, 115 graduates have been hired this year.

04.10.2017 - Interview of Sergey Lavrov with the Asharq Al-Awsat Pan-Arab Newspaper, October 2017

Question: Regarding the visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Russia, how do you assess the Russian-Saudi relations at the bilateral level and in terms of discussion over the region’s crises? Answer: We share the opinion that there is a need for further progressive development of multidimensional Saudi-Russian relations, including for the purpose of ensuring regional and global stability. Saudi Arabia and Russia maintain a confidential political dialogue, inter alia, at the highest and high levels. In early September, I paid a working visit to the Kingdom, during which I had an audience with King Salman and held talks with Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. I am satisfied with the results.

03.10.2017 - PHOTO: Embassy hosts presentation of online platform “InArt”

On 3 October the Embassy hosted a reception and presentation of the analytical online platform “InArt” (https://in-art.ru/en/) by the founder Ms Ksenia Podoynitsyna.

03.10.2017 - PHOTO: Reception to celebrate 125 years of Shell in Russia

On 3 October the Embassy hosted a reception to celebrate 125 years of Shell in Russia and launch a book about this anniversary. “Shell” is onе of the most well-known and important companies in Russian oil and gas sector.

03.10.2017 - PHOTO: Memorable gifts presented to Scottish Veterans of Arctic Convoys

On 28th September 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov visited two WWII Veteranы who took part in the Arctic Convoys, Mr Ernest Robertson and Mr William Robertson Mckay. They both received a set of memorable gifts created on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the first Arctic Convoy calling Archangelsk.

03.10.2017 - PHOTO: Meeting of Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov with the Lord-Provost of Aberdeen

On 28th of September during a working visit to Aberdeenshire Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov held a working meeting with the Lord-provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett and members of the City Council.

03.10.2017 - Statement by the Foreign Ministry on the seizure of Russian diplomatic buildings in the United States

Despite warnings, US authorities have refused to listen to reason and abandon their illegal intentions. Today they seized the remaining premises of the Russian Consulate General in San Francisco – the residential part of its administrative building, where the offices have been occupied for a month already by American special services, and the separate residence of the Consul General.

03.10.2017 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with a delegation of the Aga Khan Foundation led by Shafik Sachedina, personal representative of the spiritual leader of the Nizari Ismailis Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

On October 2, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov received a delegation of the Aga Khan Foundation led by Shafik Sachedina, personal representative of the spiritual leader of the Nizari Ismailis Prince Karim Aga Khan IV.

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