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08.08.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answer to a media question following the Russia-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the ASEAN Regional Forum on security, Manila, August 8, 2017

Manila has been hosting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) events for two days. ASEAN has about twenty partners. This format included a series of dialogue meetings of ASEAN plus each partner, including Russia-ASEAN, the meetings of the foreign ministers of the East Asian Summit countries (ASEAN and its key partners) and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), traditionally devoted to security issues.


08.08.2017 - Press release on the start of issuing e-visas to foreign citizens to visit the free port of Vladivostok

On August 8, 2017, the Foreign Ministry’s specialised website for issuing e-visas to foreign citizens to visit the free port of Vladivostok will be launched at http://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/


07.08.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the Russia-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, Manila, August 6, 2017

Before all, I would like to thank our Philippine colleagues for the warm welcome and excellent organisation of our event. I also want to express my gratitude to Laos as the current coordinator of the ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership for ensuring well-coordinated teamwork.


06.08.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the review by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the review by the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of the combined 23rd and 24th periodic reports of the Russian Federation on the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination


06.08.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on new EU sanctions

We deeply regret the decision by Brussels to include a number of Russian officials and companies in the EU sanctions list as a countermeasure for the allegedly “illegal” delivery of Siemens gas turbines to Crimea. We consider this Berlin-initiated step unfriendly and unfounded. It seems our German colleagues have adopted the practice of a broad interpretation of sanctions restrictions, which directly contradicts both international law and the principles of international relations as a whole.


05.08.2017 - DPRK tested medium-range, not intercontinental ballistic missile

The latest developments on the Korean Peninsula have become a matter of a grave concern against the backdrop of yet another launch of a ballistic missile by the DPRK on 28 July in violation of the UN Secretary Council resolutions. But the bellicose rhetoric will not produce a peaceful negotiated solution.


04.08.2017 - Embassy’s response to Russian media question

The Embassy has also noted the statement of Mr Yevgeny Chichvarkin in his interview for a video blog, published on 25 July 2017. In the interview, Mr Chichvarkin is saying that the only photo ID he has is his driver’s license, that he does not have a passport and is waiting for a reply from the Home Office regarding his refugee status. To our knowledge, a new Russian passport has been issued by the Russian authorities to Mr Chichvarkin upon his request, that is, following his personal written application submitted to the Russian Embassy in London. Mr Chichvarkin received his new passport in person during his visit to the Embassy in August 2016.


04.08.2017 - E-visa will be available to visit Primorye territory of the Russian Federation

Starting from August 8, 2017, nationals of Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, India, Iran, Qatar, The People's Republic of China, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, The United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan may be granted an electronic visa (e-visa) to enter the Russian Federation through the border crossing checkpoints, located on the territory of the Free Port of Vladivostok.


04.08.2017 - Сomment by the Information and Press Department on certain countries blocking the UN Security Council’s statement for the press denouncing attacks on Russian diplomatic mission in Damascus

On August 2, for the third time within one month, the territory of the Russian Embassy in Damascus came under mortar fire from the positions of the terrorist groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and Faylaq al-Rahman. The international community has unanimously qualified al-Nusra as a terrorist organisation. The UN Security Council resolutions are calling on everyone to counter this group, introduce sanctions against it, and demand criminalising any forms of cooperation with it at national level.


04.08.2017 - State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s interview with Kommersant newspaper, published on August 2, 2017

Question: How did your meeting with Andrei Neguta go? Grigory Karasin: I asked Moldova’s Ambassador to Russia Andrei Neguta to explain this absolutely absurd decision. For my part, I told him that decisions of this kind were categorically unacceptable for Russia.



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