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23.05.2017 - Press release on the arbitral tribunal on the law of the sea (claim of Ukraine against the Russian Federation)

On 12 May the arbitral tribunal established under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea on the request of Ukraine claiming violation by the Russian Federation of this Convention held its first meeting. The arbitral tribunal presided by Judge Jin-Hyun Paik (Republic of Korea) considered, with the participation of representatives of the Russian Federation and Ukraine, the principal procedural documents that will govern the work of the tribunal.


23.05.2017 - PHOTO: Russian Fair 2017 in Belfast

On 21 May Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall hosted Русская Ярмарка 2017 / Russian Fair 2017 . With support of the Lord Mayor's office (the guests were greeted by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Campbell and Russian Honorary Consul Duchess of Abercorn) Russian schools and theatres, as well as artistic groups of the Ukrainian, Lithuanian and other communities gave a performance for hundreds of spectators. Fair of traditional gifts from CIS and Baltic countries, old Russian vehicles display and Russian language taster sessions were also popular with the visitors. On the previous day, 20 May, the First Russian School Belfast took part in the Slavic Writing Day in Armagh with the Bulgarian community, and first ever round table of Russian community associations was held in Belfast.


22.05.2017 - Press release on a meeting of the Russian-Palestinian Working Committee on the Middle East

On May 20, a meeting of the Russian-Palestinian Working Committee on the Middle East was held at the Russian Foreign Ministry. The Russian party was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov (co-chairman of the committee) and Sergey Vershinin, the Russian Foreign Minister’s Special Representative for Middle East Settlement and Director of the Ministry’s Middle East and North Africa Department. The Palestinians were represented by Nabil Shaath, the Palestinian President’s advisor on Foreign Affairs and International Relations and a member of the PLO Central Council (co-chairman of the committee), and Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal.


19.05.2017 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov’s meeting with a delegation of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee

On May 18, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov held a meeting with a delegation of the Syrian High Negotiations Committee (Riyadh Group). There was an exchange of views on the progress and prospects of the inter-Syrian talks under UN auspices, in particular, in the context of the latest proposals by the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura.


19.05.2017 - Press release on the Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department meeting with NGO delegates and researchers

On May 18, senior officials from the Foreign Ministry’s Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Department held an annual meeting with delegates from the concerned Russian NGOs and the research and expert communities. They exchanged opinions on a wide range of current international security and strategic stability issues.


19.05.2017 - Ambassador Yakovenko’s remarks at opening of the "Travels in Holy Russia with the Temple Gallery” exhibition

Dear Ladies and gentlemen, Friends, It’s a real honor for me to be here today at the opening of exhibition of photographs: "Travels in Holy Russia with the Temple Gallery”.


18.05.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a news conference following talks with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides, Nicosia, May 18, 2017

We have held very useful talks. Cyprus is our reliable and time-tested partner in Europe. Our ties are based on sincere feelings of friendship and the sympathies of our peoples, on their spiritual and cultural affinity.


18.05.2017 - PHOTO: Ambassador Yakovenko took part in the opening of the exhibition “Travels in Holy Russia with the Temple Gallery”

On 18 May Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in in “Travels in Holy Russia with the Temple Gallery” opening in Rossotrudnichestvo.


18.05.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s participation in the 127th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

On May 18−20, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will take part in the 127th Session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in Nicosia, which concludes Cyprus’ six-month chairmanship of the Council’s Committee of Ministers (CECM). The main theme of the upcoming ministerial session is Reinforcing Democratic Security in Europe.


17.05.2017 - PHOTO: Wreath laying ceremony at Arctic Convoys Memorial in Loch Ewe

On 7th May 2017, a solemn wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in the Cove, Loch Ewe, on the occasion of the 72nd Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. It was Loch Ewe where many vessels that would travel to and from the Soviet Union were stationed during the war.



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