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ARTICLE

06.03.2017

The growing Russian economy is increasingly open for business (article by Ambassador Yakovenko for The Daily Telegraph, 6 March 2017)

VIDEO

03.03.2017

MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing 2 March 2017)

PHOTO REPORT

16.03.2017

Annual Russian Dinner in Perth

EMBASSY INFORMS

24.03.2017 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 23, 2017

On March 23, the next round of intra-Syrian talks based on UN Security Council Resolution 2254 will begin in Geneva under the auspices of the UN. The delegations of the Syrian government and Syrian opposition groups invited by the UN will continue consultations in keeping with the agreed-upon agenda, including forming trustworthy, inclusive and non-confessional governance, drafting a new constitution, using it as the basis for holding elections, fighting terrorism and other topical issues. In our view, combating terrorism is a priority topic, because, as evidenced by the recent terrorist attacks in the Damascus suburbs and Hama Province, terrorism remains the main impediment to peace in Syria.

23.03.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the entry ban to Ukraine for Russia’s Eurovision 2017 contestant Yulia Samoilova

The Ukrainian officials have, once again, proved their image of a regime infested with Russophobic paranoia and nationalist insecurities.

23.03.2017 - Condolences to Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May

Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May over the tragic consequences of a terrorist attack in central London.

22.03.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

On March 22, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met in Moscow with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura. The officials, who met ahead of the fifth round of the UN-facilitated intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, continued their exchange of opinions on the entire range of issues pertaining to the settlement of the Syrian crisis.

22.03.2017 - Press release on a formal meeting of the General Assembly to pay tribute to the memory of the late Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin

On March 21, the UN General Assembly held a formal meeting to pay tribute to the memory of the late Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Vitaly Churkin. The formal meeting was held in a friendly atmosphere to full house. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, President of the 71st session of the General Assembly Peter Thomson, representatives of Britain, the United States (as the host country) and five regional groups of the UN member states, as well as the leaders of the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN, spoke highly of Vitaly Churkin’s professional and personal qualities.

21.03.2017 - Press release on the results of the second round of Russian-Japanese two-plus-two format consultations

On March 20, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov participated in the second round of the Russian-Japanese consultations of foreign and defence ministers in the two-plus-two format in Tokyo. This dialogue format was resumed in accordance with the leaders’ agreement following President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan on December 15-16, 2016. The previous round was held in November 2013.

20.03.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Foreign Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida, Tokyo, March 20, 2017

Thank you very much for your invitation to attend today’s events and for organising them. I believe that it is very important for us to maintain regular, proactive and meaningful contacts.

17.03.2017 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko about learning Russian: talking points for BBC interview

Foreign languages are an essential skill in the modern world. For example, in Russia, English is taught in all schools, mostly as primary and sometimes as secondary foreign language (2 foreign languages are now mandatory). Russian, the language that has most native speakers in Europe, is equally important for economic, cultural and political reasons. Learning Russian is in high demand in Asia, including China. Today you don’t even need to physically attend classes – online education is available, in some cases even for free, by Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, Moscow State University and RT TV channel. In UK, the demand for Russian is high: 21% of British employers are looking for Russian-speaking staff – this is no wonder since 600 British companies are working in our country, and the prospects are good: GDP is expected to grow between 1 and 2 percent this year.

17.03.2017 - Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on the occasion of the three-year anniversary of Crimea’s unification with Russia

On these March days, we celebrate the third anniversary of a landmark event in the modern history of Russia, which received the poetic name of the Crimean Spring. The proclamation in March 2014 of the independence of the Republic of Crimea and its unification with the Russian Federation were a legitimate exercise of the right of the people of Crimea to self-determination following an armed coup in Ukraine and the mayhem wreaked by radical national forces that did not hesitate to use terror and intimidation on both political opponents and the population of entire regions of that country.

17.03.2017 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 16, 2017

We note with satisfaction that the cessation of hostilities (CoH) in Syria, guaranteed by Russia, Iran and Turkey, has made it possible to significantly reduce the level of violence in that country. Ceasefire violations are limited. The CoH regime has made it possible to concentrate the Syrian Army’s efforts on fighting ISIS. As a result of the successful offensive operation by the Syrian Armed Forces, vast areas in the east of Aleppo Province extending as far as the Euphrates River were liberated. The al-Khafseh water treatment facility, recaptured from terrorists, has resumed fresh water supplies to the provincial capital and the area around it.

16.03.2017 - Why Are Fugitives From Justice Welcome in the UK?

Our western partners and the media regularly raise such issues as human rights, crime and corruption in Russia. As we stated previously, we view such dubious tactics as being agenda-driven. In fact, Russia is a committed party to the fundamental international conventions on human rights. Russia is a persistent anti-corruption campaigner and participates in the relevant anti-corruption initiatives.

16.03.2017 - PHOTO: Annual Russian Dinner in Perth

On 14 March 2016 diplomats of the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh took part in the annual Russian dinner in Perth arranged by the Friends of Pskov Association (Perth and Pskov are twin cities for more than 25 years).

16.03.2017 - PHOTO: On the opening of the UN Model at the George Watson’s College

On 10-12 March 10th Anniversary Model of the UN was held in Edinburgh at George Watson’s College. The MUN General Assembly was inaugurated on March, 11th by the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov, who spoke about the fundamental principles of the UN work and the importance of the organization in the modern world, and shared his own diplomatic experience with the delegates.

16.03.2017 - To participants and guests of the “Valentina Tereshkova: the First woman in space” exhibition (15 March 2017)

I am glad to welcome you at the opening of the exhibition dedicated to Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova. The name of Valentina Tereshkova, legendary “Chaika”, is known worldwide. She was the first woman to scale the heights of outer space. And the only one to have piloted a spaceship on her own. Her flight was one of the brightest and most significant events of the 20th century.

16.03.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the transport blockade of Donbass imposed by Kiev

Moscow is concerned about the decision of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDCU) to suspend all trade and transport links with Donbass, which it approved on March 15.


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