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03.03.2020 - On 9 March the Consular Section will be closed

Please be informed that the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia will be closed on 9 March for a national holiday.

29.02.2020 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, update on Julian Assange, Moscow, February 27, 2020

As you know, hearings on his extradition to the United States started in London on February 24. We are all well aware of what will happen after this extradition, if it is carried out. There are many examples. Let me recall what happened to Maria Butina – 117 days of solitary confinement practically without any legal grounds. Assange’s condition evokes more than just concern. International experts described his condition as critical. This is not because of age or simply poor health but to the long-term influence of psychological torture. I am quoting a UN expert. We must understand this. After all, this is 2020. This man has been subjected to psychological torture for a long time.

28.02.2020 - PHOTO: Russian Ambassador Andrei Kelin’s welcoming words to the guests at the opening of the “Stalingrad in British History” exhibition at the St Albans Museum and Gallery, February 28, 2020

Russia and Great Britain were key allies in World War II. And Britain was the only country to have launched a mass fund-raising movement to support the city of Stalingrad which suffered heavy damage from Nazi bombings. People from over 300 towns and cities across the UK have participated in this campaign, including St Albans. The exhibition “Stalingrad in British History” is dedicated not so much to the history of the battle itself, as to this precise partnership and solidarity among the peoples of our two nations.

27.02.2020 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the ceremony of signing a cooperation agreement between the Foreign Ministry, the Information Telegraph Agency of Russia (ITAR-TASS) and the Federal Archive Agency (Rosarkhiv) on information coverage of the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, Moscow, February 26, 2020

We have just signed a cooperation agreement with the Federal Archive Agency and ITAR-TASS on covering the events that will be devoted to and are already being held to honour the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War. Our Foreign Ministry has established very close, collaborative and friendly relations with our colleagues – the Federal Archive Agency and ITAR-TASS. We are combining the capabilities of federal executive bodies and our media on a very topical theme.

21.02.2020 - Letter in response to The Times by the Embassy Press Secretary, 21 February 2020

Letter to The Times by the Embassy Press Secretary Mr Ilya Erofeev in response to a letter by Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, published in The Times on 16 January 2020.

21.02.2020 - PHOTO: Ambassador Andrei Kelin hosted a reception at his Residence to honour the Russian Armed Forces

On 21 February 2020 Ambassador Andrei Kelin hosted a reception at his Residence to honour the Russian Armed Forces.

21.02.2020 - Ambassador Andrei Kelin's welcoming words at the reception to honour the Russian Armed Forces

Excellences, Ladies and gentlemen, We have gathered today to honour the Russian Armed Forces. Our Army has seen many glorious victories. Those who liberated Europe and all humanity from fascism on the battlefields of the World War II are still among us. After that terrible war, 75 years ago, the leaders of the USSR, United Kingdom and United States agreed to create the United Nations Organisation designed to prevent such devastating tragedies.

21.02.2020 - On temporary measures to suspend the entry into Russia of Chinese citizens with private, educational and tourist purposes, as well as to carry out labor activities.

In accordance with the order of the Government of the Russian Federation, on February 20, 2020, the entrance through the state border of the Russian Federation of citizens of the People’s Republic of China, entering the territory of our country for private, educational and tourist purposes, as well as for employment, is temporarily suspended.

20.02.2020 - Comment by the Embassy on the latest groundless British claims of Russia’s alleged involvement in cyberattacks

On 20 February, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Dominic Raab made an official statement, according to which “with the highest level of probability, the GRU carried out large-scale, disruptive cyber-attacks against a range of Georgian web hosting providers and resulted in websites being defaced, including sites belonging to the Georgian Government, courts, NGOs, media and businesses, and also interrupted the service of several national broadcasters”. It is emphasized that “the UK, Georgia and the international partners have exposed” this fact.

19.02.2020 - VIDEO: Ambassador Andrei Kelin's interview to Sky News

Russian Ambassador Andrei Kelin's interview to Sky News, 19.02.2020

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