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29.09.2017 - CONVENTION of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization on Combating Extremism

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Member States, Deeply concerned about the spread of extremism as a serious breeding ground for terrorism, which poses a threat to peace and security, the territorial integrity of States, the development of friendly relations among them, as well as to ensuring human rights and freedoms,

28.09.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s greetings to organisers and participants of the 3rd Caspian Media Forum

I would like to extend my cordial greetings to the organisers and participants of the 3rd Caspian Media Forum.

28.09.2017 - Quartet Envoys' Joint Press Statement, September 28, 2017

The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations welcome efforts, including those of Egypt, to create the conditions for the Palestinian Authority to assume its responsibilities in Gaza.

27.09.2017 - PHOTO: Former Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nikolay Bordyuzha made a report at the Russian Embassy

On 27 September Former Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (2003-2017) Nikolay Bordyuzha presented a report on "Ensuring Security in Eurasia" dedicated to 15th Anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty Organization to the audience of diplomats, businessmеn, journalists at the Russian Embassy.

27.09.2017 - Embassy requests FCO to make sure POW graves in Alderney are respected (response to Russian media question)

Following British media reports that the construction works for the France – Alderney – Britain energy project have damaged the burial sites of former Nazi concentration camps in Alderney, the Embassy has formally requested the relevant authorities of the United Kingdom and the Bailiwick of Guernsey to ensure that all possible effort is made to identify the human remains found during the construction works and give them a dignified burial. The Embassy has also offered help with the identification of the said remains, should any sign point to them being of Soviet citizens.

26.09.2017 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with a delegation of the Syrian opposition National Renewal Movement

On September 26, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received a delegation of the Syrian opposition National Renewal Movement headed by Obeida Nahas.

26.09.2017 - Tim Peake s pacecraft ’s next epic journey... across the UK

Tuesday 26 September: European Space Agency Astronaut Tim Peake launch ed a ‘first - o f - its - kind’ national tour of the Soyuz spacecraft u sed for his Principia m ission , with the aim of inspiring a generation of people across the country.

25.09.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Itogi Nedeli for the NTV network, Moscow, September 24, 2017

Question: It looked as if it was a difficult week for the UN General Assembly, what with some delegations walking out and others joining the debate and making statements. It was probably part of the diplomatic game. What is your assessment of these developments? Sergey Lavrov: This is inevitable, because heads of state and ministers attend the opening session of the UN General Assembly and the General Debate. It is mostly a week of bilateral contact and, of course, remarks delivered at the General Assembly, where all countries present their approaches to current international issues. A huge number of side events are held parallel with the GA session, and this could be even more important. These include bilateral trust-based talks on delicate issues, during which the sides sometimes find something that they will be able to use in their work later. Also, a great many multilateral events are held. In my case, I have attended some 70 meetings, including with the foreign ministers of the CSTO, SCO, CELAC and many other countries, plus a meeting of the five permanent Security Council members with the UN Secretary-General.

25.09.2017 - Eurasian Economic Union today (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

Though hardly noticeable in the Western media, the Eurasian economic cooperation is booming, with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) becoming an increasingly effective integration project. The unique format of enhanced economic coordination along with the EAEU member states’ retained political sovereignty and cultural identity is proving itself.

25.09.2017 - On Russia's assistance to Central Asia (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

Russia attaches great importance to the issue of sustainable development as it is underlined by the UN. Among our priorities in this area is the development of Central Asia. We contribute to the development of this region on a regular basis, regardless of the global economic crisis and its negative effect on Russia’s economy. In today’s world, international aid is often politically motivated and aimed at exerting one’s influence. Russia has a different approach.

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