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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)

03.03.2017 - Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov had a meeting with Vice-Chief of the British Defence Staff General Gordon Messenger

The parties discussed condition and prospects of renewal of military interaction, situation in crisis regions as well as possible steps to prevent incidents during the military activities.

03.03.2017 - PHOTO: Members of Bulgarian community laid flowers to the Russian Embassy to commemorate Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke

On 3 March members of Bulgarian community in London laid flowers to the Russian Embassy to commemorate Liberation Day – a national holiday in Bulgaria.

02.03.2017 - Response by the Press Secretary of the Embassy to a media question on EU sanctions on Syria

Question: How do the EU sanctions impact the situation in Syria? Press Secretary: Russia strongly opposes sanctions imposed by the EU on Syria, which have already significantly damaged its economy and had a negative impact upon the well-being of ordinary Syrians. In addition to economic losses, the restrictions have created serious obstacles to the reconstruction of the destroyed country and restoration of the ability of the government to provide services to the civilian population.

02.03.2017 - PHOTO: Ambassador Yakovenko meets "Flight of the Swans" expedition

On 2 March Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met with Slimbridge Wetland Centre (WWT Slimbridge) Flight of the Swans expedition participants headed by Sacha Dench. The project focused on saving swans population and environment issues. Sacha Dench followed Bewick’s swans - the smallest and rarest members of the swan family- on their annual journey from Arctic in Russian in a motorised paraglider. Ms Dench praised cooperation between Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Russian scientists and authorities.

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