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06.02.2020 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Prensa Latina News Agency, February 5, 2020

Question: What is your opinion of the new US punitive measures to toughen the embargo against Cuba that has been in place for almost 60 years? Sergey Lavrov: We can see that US attempts to reformat the Latin American region in line with its geopolitical interests aim to overthrow the “undesirable regimes” in Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua. The archaic Monroe Doctrine serves as the ideological foundation. In the run-up to the presidential election, the White House continues to ratchet up sanctions against those states which preserve their national independence, sovereignty and identity. This openly anti-human policy runs counter to the generally accepted principles of international law, including the UN Charter.

04.02.2020 - PHOTO: Ambassador Andrei Kelin visits the Oxford Union

On 4 th February 2020 Ambassador Andrei Kelin visited the Oxford Union. His Excellency was warmly welcomed and briefed the members on the current state of relations between Russia and the UK, as well as outlined Russia’s position on most pressing international issues. The guests showed genuine interest in the discussion, while the Ambassador was more than happy to answer all possible questions from the audience after his talk. During the visit Mr Kelin signed in the guestbook and took photos with the President and several members of the Union.

03.02.2020 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Rossiya 1 television channel for the documentary Antarctica: 200 Years of Peace, Moscow, February 2, 2020

Sergey Lavrov: Antarctica, which was discovered 200 years ago by the first Russian expedition of Faddey Bellinsgauzen and Mikhail Lazarev, is a continent where international relations, as it was decided after long disputes, are guided by the Antarctic Treaty signed 60 years ago. The 1959 Antarctic Treaty sets out the principles that regulate the activities of all countries in Antarctica. First of all, the contracting parties pledged to use Antarctica for peaceful purposes only, preserve its biological resources and prohibit all activities relating to Antarctic mineral resources, except for scientific research (the latter provision was confirmed by the contracting parties for at least 50 years at their meeting in Madrid in 1991). The treaty also bans any measures of a military nature, such as the establishment of military bases, the carrying out of military manoeuvres, as well as the testing of any type of weapons. There is also a provision on cooperation based on mutual respect and conducted in the interests of the whole of humankind.

03.02.2020 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s article titled “Russia and Indonesia: 70 years of fruitful cooperation” published in the Indonesian national newspaper Kompas, February 2, 2020

This year, Russia and Indonesia are celebrating the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic relations. Any significant date is always a good occasion both for summing up what has been achieved so far and for drafting plans for the future.

28.01.2020 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the opening of the 28th International Educational Christmas Readings, “The Great Victory: Heritage and Inheritors,” Moscow, January 27, 2020

Your Holiness, colleagues, friends, I am happy to join you in greeting the hosts, participants and guests of the 28th International Educational Christmas Readings.

27.01.2020 - PHOTO: Сeremony at the Soviet War Memorial to commemorate the International Holocaust Memorial Day

On 27 January 2020 Ambassador Andrei Kelin took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial to commemorate the International Holocaust Memorial Day.

26.01.2020 - Welcoming words by Ambassador Andrei Kelin for Russian Ballet Icons Gala 2020, 26 January 2020

Dear guests! Today we are celebrating one of the most exciting dates in London’s ballet calendar – the Russian Ballet Icons Gala. Since being established in 2006, it has become an exciting and greatly anticipated tradition for all of us. This year’s programme includes enchanting performances by the leading dancers from the Bolshoi, Mariinsky and Mikhailovsky Theatres, Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Grand Opera Paris, Staatsballett Berlin, New York City Ballet and others, accompanied by the English National Ballet Philharmonic orchestra under the direction of Valery Ovsyanikov.

24.01.2020 - PHOTO: First symposium of comprehensive schools, supplementary education schools and cultural and educational organisations in the UK

On 24 January 2020 the Russian Embassy in London hosted the first symposium of comprehensive schools, supplementary education schools and cultural and educational organisations teaching in Russian language in the UK.

16.01.2020 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions at a plenary session of the Raisina Dialogue international conference, New Delhi, January 15, 2020

Good morning and bon appetit to those who have some food on their tables. I would like first of all to thank the organisers of this conference for the invitation. I understand this is a young forum, but it managed already in a few years to acquire importance, popularity and reputation. It is indeed very appropriate that we get together more often than in the past to discuss where we are in international relations and which way we are heading.

15.01.2020 - PHOTO: The commemorative ceremony of taking of soil from Soviet war graves in Harrogate

On 15 January 2020 the Embassy held a commemorative ceremony of taking of soil from the war graves of Soviet soldiers who died in War War II, which took place at Stonefall Cemetery in Harrogate. The ceremony is a part of the "Road of Remembrance" worlwide project set up by Russian Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs within the celebrations of the 75th Victory Day anniversary.

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