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09.05.2017 - VIDEO: Rehearsal for V-Day Parade 360: Swifts & Russian Knights aerobatic teams

Rehearsal for V-Day Parade 360: Swifts & Russian Knights aerobatic teams


09.05.2017 - PHOTO: Victory Day celebrated in Britain

A number of events commemorating 9 May - Day of Victory in WW2 were held in UK.


07.05.2017 - Memorandum on the creation of de-escalation areas in the Syrian Arab Republic

The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in the Syrian Arab Republic (hereinafter referred to as “Guarantors”): • guided by the provisions of UNSC resolution 2254 (2015); • reaffirming their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic; • expressing their determination to decrease the level of military tensions and to provide for the security of civilians in the Syrian Arab Republic, have agreed on the following. 1. the following de-escalation areas shall be created with the aim to put a prompt end to violence, improve the humanitarian situation and create favorable conditions to advance political settlement of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic: • Idlib province and certain parts of the neighbouring provinces (Latakia, Hama and Aleppo provinces); • certain parts in the north of Homs province; • in eastern Ghouta; • certain parts of southern Syria (Deraa and Al-Quneitra provinces). The creation of the de-escalation areas and security zones is a temporary measure, the duration of which will initially be 6 months and will be automatically extended on the basis of consensus of the Guarantors.


04.05.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini, Haikon Kartano Manor, Porvoo, May 4, 2017

To be sure, aside from our bilateral relations, which are very eventful, our dialogue always embraces international politics, including security issues in the Euro-Atlantic area and more specifically in the Baltic region. In this regard, there is a well-known initiative proposed by President of Finland Sauli Niinisto. We will analyse its progress.


03.05.2017 - Telephone conversation of President Putin with US President Donald Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the United States Donald Trump. A wide range of current issues regarding the two countries’ cooperation in the international arena was discussed, with an emphasis on future coordination of Russian and US actions to fight international terrorism in the context of the Syrian crisis.


03.05.2017 - News conference following Russian-Turkish talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a joint news conference following the talks.


03.05.2017 - Meeting of President Putin with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel

Russian President Vladimir Putin received Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Angela Merkel at his Sochi residence. Following the talks, Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel made press statements and answered journalists’ questions.


03.05.2017 - Statement by Ambassador Mikhail I.Ulyanov, Head of the Delegation of the Russian Federation at the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Vienna, May 2, 2017

We are starting the next NPT review cycle in rather difficult circumstances. The Treaty is still facing serious challenges. Of course there were problems before but in recent years they have become particularly visible. We observe the increasing radicalization of approaches to nuclear disarmament, nuclear non-proliferation and even to peaceful uses of nuclear energy. NPT-relevant issues are being discussed at alternative fora with work there arranged not on the basis of mutually respectful dialogue and the rule of consensus as it is the case in the framework of the NPT, but on simple voting. The current situation does not contribute to the integrity and viability of the Treaty which makes us look into its future with concern.


02.05.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On May 1, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the latter’s request.


02.05.2017 - Investigation into Khan Sheikhoun: rules-based order tested by Western scheming (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

There is still no proper reaction by the OPCW to the alleged use of sarin in Khan Sheikhoun in Syria on 4 April. Unfortunately, the work of the OPCW Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) to Syria is shrouded in secrecy. What is clear is that it continues to operate in a remote mode, using Internet data mostly concocted by the radical elements of the Syrian opposition, including the notorious “White Helmets”. From the scarce information one can gather that the samples taken from those injured or dead were tested in the OPCW-licensed laboratories in Britain and Turkey and established to be sarin or sarin-like substance. However, the samples were not taken at the site of the incident. Hence the basic principle of the investigation, that of the chain of custody, hasn’t been observed. There are no answers on that from our Western partners. As there is no clear evidence that those people were from Khan Sheikhoun and not from somewhere else.



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