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07.09.2017 - Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova’s comment on the seizure of Russian diplomatic buildings by US authorities

We have taken note of the awkward attempts by US representatives to justify the unceremonious decision to seize Russian diplomatic property on September 2 in an attempt to give them the appearance of "legitimacy." However, there can be no justification for such outrageous actions.

06.09.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a meeting with Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, Vladivostok, September 5, 2017

We have things to discuss, primarily from the point of view of implementing the agreements reached during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to St Petersburg between July 1-3 of this year and the recent contacts between our leaders in Xiamen on the sidelines of the BRICS summit. I am really interested in considering today the further promotion of our bilateral agenda as well as joint work concerning international issues in the context of the special, privileged strategic partnership between the Russian Federation and India.

05.09.2017 - Vladimir Putin’s news conference following BRICS Summit

I believe that the presence of UN peacekeepers, not even peacekeepers, but those who provide security for the OSCE mission, is quite appropriate and I do not see anything wrong with that; on the contrary, I believe that this would help resolve the situation in southeastern Ukraine. Of course, we can talk only about ensuring the security of the OSCE staff. This is my first point.

04.09.2017 - PHOTO: Russian jewellery brands presented in London

On 4 September 2017 International Jewellery London fair hosted a presentation of Russian brands under the auspices of “Made in Russia” E20 stand. ARGENTOV, RINGO, RUSSKIYE SAMOTSVETY, CHAMOVSKIKH, KABAROVSKY, TREASURE HOUSE, ECHO, ALDZENA presented their state-of-the-art works to the world elite of jewellery professionals. The exhibition is open until 5 September at Olympia London.

04.09.2017 - Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

We express our deep concern at test of a “thermonuclear explosive device for an intercontinental ballistic missile” announced by the DPRK on September 3.

04.09.2017 - Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

On September 2, US authorities seized the buildings of the General Consulate of the Russian Federation in San Francisco and the Trade Representation in Washington, D.C., which are the property of Russia and have a diplomatic immunity. Russian representatives are also being denied access to the rented premises of the Trade Representation in New York.

01.09.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions at a meeting with the students and faculty of MGIMO University and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow, September 1, 2017

I am happy to welcome all of you to our meeting, traditionally held at the beginning of the academic year, including the students, faculty and management of MGIMO University and the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but primarily the first-year students. A new stage has begun in their adult lives. They have joined those who will devote their lives to international relations as diplomats, journalists, business people or other international affairs professionals. There are many professions that depend on the international factor.

01.09.2017 - Russian President Putin's article BRICS: Towards New Horizons of Strategic Partnership

The 9th BRICS Summit will be held in Xiamen, China, on September 4 and 5. I consider it important in this regard to present Russia’s approaches to cooperation within the framework of this large and respected association and to share my views on the future of our further cooperation.

31.08.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

On August 31, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on Iran’s initiative.

31.08.2017 - Newly-appointed Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov in an interview with Kommersant newspaper

Question: What do you feel as you depart for Washington? Are you concerned about the close attention given by the US establishment and media to your predecessor, Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, who was referred to as “the toxic ambassador”? Anatoly Antonov: I am going to Washington to work. The main mission for any ambassador is to uphold and protect the interests of his country. The ambassador must be ready to do this under any circumstances and regardless of the situation in the interstate dialogue with the host country.

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