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29.06.2015

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the results of the NATO defence ministers’ meeting

The results of the June 24-25 meeting of the NATO defence ministers in Brussels have, unfortunately, confirmed that the alliance still seeks to achieve military-political domination in Europe, as indicated by the decisions of the September 2014 NATO Wales summit. With a stubbornness that should be put to better use, NATO members continue to strengthen the so-called NATO Response Force (NRF), to provide a more rapid deployment, including through the deployment of forward-based command and headquarters units in the three Baltic states, Bulgaria, Poland and Romania for coordinating exercises and hypothetical NATO operations and by authorising the bloc’s military agencies to place the above forces on Red Alert pending a political decision by all NATO member states.

In addition, the United States as a NATO member has voiced its intention to deploy 1,200 pieces of military equipment in Germany. Of this number, 250 pieces of equipment, including tanks, armoured fighting vehicles and self-propelled guns, will eventually be stored in the three Baltic states and several Eastern European countries.

In other words, NATO continues a dangerous policy aiming to expand its infrastructure to the east and to increase its military presence near Russian borders under the far-fetched pretext of Russia’s allegedly aggressive behaviour. Unfriendly and unscrupulous rhetoric is being justified by military-technical arguments, highlighting an intention to make NATO’s steps irreversible. Such a militarily inadequate policy is a drain on the financial assets of NATO member-countries, diverts vital attention and resources from dealing with the increasing and more real contemporary threats, such as international terrorism, illegal drug trafficking, piracy, etc. Moreover, this obvious return of the United States and its allies to “Cold War” attitudes, fraught with the escalation of tensions and spurring an arms race, could poison the atmosphere of the European continent in the long run.

We will continue to closely follow specific NATO actions and to assess their compliance with the provisions of the Founding Act on Mutual Relations, Cooperation and Security between NATO and the Russian Federation.




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The Foreign Office made two misleading statements to the Daily Telegraph. It says that "visas for diplomats posted to the Russian Embassy in London are issued in line with arrangements agreed with Russia". The fact is that the bilateral memorandum in force between the two countries on visa issues of 1989 provides for visas for staff members of diplomatic missions to be issued within thirty days. It is not observed by the British side, the average waiting time reaching 5 and a half months.


06.08.2015 - Soviet documents on the US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

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05.08.2015 - Comment by press-secretary of the Embassy on a Russian citizen detention in a London airport

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13.07.2015 - On the closure of “Rossiya Segodnya” bank account

Concerned over the closure of the bank account of “Rossiya Segodnya” news agency office in London at “Barclays” bank.


29.06.2015 - Book of condolences opened at the Embassy

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29.06.2015 - Funeral ceremony for Yevgeny Primakov

Vladimir Putin visited the Hall of Columns at the House of Unions, where a funeral ceremony is taking place for Yevgeny Primakov.


29.06.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s welcome address to the participants and guests of the 13th Conference of Russian and German Sister Cities

I welcome the participants and guests of the 13th Conference of Russian and German Sister Cities, which marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.


29.06.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the terrorist act in Tunisia

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29.06.2015 - Press release on the death of Yevgeny Primakov (June 26, 2015)

The Foreign Ministry’s leadership and personnel have learned with great sorrow about the death of an outstanding political, government and public figure of our time, former Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov, who served in 1996-1998.


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