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18.09.2017 - Joint statement by Iran, Russia and Turkey on the International Meeting on Syria in Astana 14-15 September 2017

reaffirming their strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic; guided by the provisions of UNSC resolution 2254 (2015);

15.09.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On September 14, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the US initiative.

15.09.2017 - Press release on Alaska delegation’s visit to Russia

On September 4-10, Russia was visited by a group of public figures from Alaska, including representatives of the academic community and non-governmental organisations, members of the Alaska Historical Society and prominent figures of the autocephalous Orthodox Church in America.

13.09.2017 - Embassy Press Officer on contents of the HM Government’s future partnership with EU paper on foreign policy, defence and development

On 12 September the British Government has published a future EU partnership paper on foreign policy, defence and development. We note that hostile anti-Russian rhetoric continues to make part of British official documents. For example, Paragraph 15 contains language of “aggressive behavior by Russia”. In Paragraph 25 groundless statement about “Russian aggression in Ukraine” can be found. In Paragraph 31 Russia is being blamed for “invasion in Ukraine”. Moreover, Russia is accused of “illegal annexation of Crimea, and destabilizing activities in Ukraine” in the “Box 1” chapter of the document.

12.09.2017 - PHOTO: Ambassador Yakovenko took part in the grand opening of “Scythians” exhibition at the British Museum

On 12 September Ambassador Dr Alexander Yakovenko took part in the grand opening of the exhibition "Scythians: warriors of Ancient Siberia" at the British Museum. The exhibition, presenting to the British public the cultural heritage of the ancient people who lived in Eurasia from the Black Sea to Siberia and Central Asia for the first time in 40 years, is the result of the cooperation of the British Museum with the State Hermitage (St. Petersburg).

12.09.2017 - Embassy Press Officer on FCO comments regarding conviction of Akhtem Chiygoz

On 11 September Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan accused the Crimean Supreme Court of illegal persecution of Mr Akthem Chiygoz, aimed at repressing political opposition in Crimea.

12.09.2017 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's remarks at the exhibition opening (“Scythians: Warriors of ancient Siberia” 12 September, British Museum)

Today the British Museum and the State Hermitage of Saint-Petersburg are once again proving their unique world class by bringing a whole new civilization to London. Ancient, and almost mythical, but creative, powerful and very different from what we have all known about antiquity – the Scythians.

11.09.2017 - PHOTO: Tribute Paid to WWII Allied Submariners at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial in Scotland in Dundee

Following the annual tradition on September 9, 2017 Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov together with Lord Provost of Dundee Ian Borthwick and representatives of the consular corps took part at the annual Remembrance Service at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial. The annual ceremony hosted by Dundee City Council was also attended by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Charles Webster, representatives of the Royal Navy and veterans associations.

11.09.2017 - PHOTO: Memorable gifts are presented to Scottish Veteran of Arctic Convoys

On 4h April 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov handed over to a WWII Veteran who took part in the Arctic Convoys, Mr Eric Wallace Lloyd, a set of memorable gifts created on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the first Arctic Convoy calling Archangelsk.

11.09.2017 - Facebook statement on fighting fake accounts

We were pleased to hear about the statement by Facebook’s Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos made on 6 September. It states that an investigation conducted by the website’s administration identified a group of 470 fake accounts, which spent about $100,000 to promote their Facebook posts in 2015-2016.

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