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ARTICLE

15.08.2014

Fighting ISIS only in Iraq is like extinguishing only half of a fire (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

VIDEO

01.08.2014

Lecture "Middle East Unraveling" by Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies and Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor Vitaly Naumkin at the Russian Embassy

PHOTO REPORT

21.08.2014

The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

 

19.08.2014

The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

DIFFERENT OPINIONS

29.05.2014

It’s not just about gas: why China needs Russia (by Fyodor Lukyanov, Editor in chief of the journal Russia in Global Affairs, Chairman of Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy)

EMBASSY INFORMS

22.08.2014 - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY STATEMENT ON THE START OF THE DELIVERY OF HUMANITARIAN RELIEF AID TO SOUTHEASTERN UKRAINE

The endless delays hampering the initial deliveries of the Russian humanitarian relief aid to southeastern Ukraine have become intolerable.

22.08.2014 - On the phone conversation between Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov spoke with German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

22.08.2014 - Comment by Konstantin Dolgov, the Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, regarding the reported murder of US journalist James Foley

The barbaric murder by ISIS terrorists of US journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria two years ago, is outrageous. Such inhuman acts cannot be justified in any way. We express our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and our sympathy to his colleagues.

22.08.2014 - Statement by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the beginning of the delivery of humanitarian relief aid to residents of southeastern Ukraine who have been affected by the hostilities

We welcome the final agreement concerning all variables involved in the urgent delivery of Russian humanitarian relief aid to southeastern Ukraine using the Izvarino-Lugansk route.

22.08.2014 - Answer by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to a journalist’s question regarding attempts by the European Union to restrict agricultural exports from third countries to the Russian market

Question: How would you comment on statements by European Union representatives urging third countries not to increase agricultural exports to the Russian market? Answer: We have certainly paid attention to these appeals from the European Union regarding the ban imposed by the Russian Federation on agricultural exports from the EU.

21.08.2014 - PHOTO: The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 21 August ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy. On behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin Ambassador of Russia to UK Alexander Yakovenko solemnly presented Ushakov medals to 23 veterans of the Arctic convoys (prize list attached).

20.08.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

The discussion focussed on preparations for the upcoming meeting in Minsk on August 26 between the heads of the Customs Union member-states and the President of Ukraine with the participation of European Commission representatives.

20.08.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation regarding a call by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland on the governments of the Council of Europe member states

We welcome the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland sending a letter on 19 August to the foreign ministers of the Council of Europe member states that draws their attention to the critical humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, which is worsening in the wake of the ongoing conflict.

20.08.2014 - Commentary by the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on statements by the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

We remain perplexed by the continuous speculations, inventions, and open provocative lies regarding the shipment of Russian humanitarian relief aid to the afflicted people of southeastern Ukraine.

20.08.2014 - Statement by Konstantin Dolgov, Special Representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law on the developments in Ferguson, Missouri

The clashes in Ferguson, Missouri, following the tragedy of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed African American shot dead by a policeman, reveal the racial tensions that persist in the United States.

20.08.2014 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s phone conversation with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer

On 19 August, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov had a phone conversation with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer, who highly praised Russia’s humanitarian relief to the population of south-east Ukraine.

20.08.2014 - Opening remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting with Saeb Erekat, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and head of the Palestinian delegation in talks with Israel, Moscow, 19 August 2014

Dear friends, We are glad to have you in Moscow. A week ago, a telephone conversation took place between President Vladimir Putin and President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, during which the sides discussed the situation surrounding the Gaza Strip. The leaders agreed that you would come to Moscow and share with us your assessment of the situation.

20.08.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the breach of the humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip

On the 19 August the Palestinian groups acting in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli Army restarted their exchange of fire.

20.08.2014 - On a meeting between Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov and Mr Laurent Corbaz, ICRC Head of Operations for Europe and Central Asia

On 20 August, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov met with Mr Laurent Corbaz, Head of Operations for Europe and Central Asia of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

20.08.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the desecration of the memorial commemorating the burial of fallen Soviet war heroes in Sofia

We are deeply outraged at the desecration of the monument commemorating the burial of Soviet liberating troops in the Lozenets Sofia district on the night of the 18 August. The sculptural composition and the wall bearing names of the fallen were splashed with red paint in some places.


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TWITTER NEWS

MFA_Russia

Russia tells #UN SC it sent humanitarian aid to #Ukraine with Kiev’s consent http://t.co/G3sttgHyfT

23 August

MFA_Russia

Churkin: #UN SC discussion on #Ukraine looked like Kingdom of Curved Mirrors http://t.co/0XYbf4uha6

23 August

Amb_Yakovenko

Wonder whether it would lead towards political settlement in #Syria at the end

23 August

Amb_Yakovenko

Watching with interest discussion in #Britain regarding the West’s possible cooperation with #Assad

23 August

Amb_Yakovenko

In contrast to what was said in London yesterday Russia received official consent from #Ukrainian government for humanitarian aid

23 August

Amb_Yakovenko

Russia hopes for #ICRC help in distributing relief aid

23 August

Amb_Yakovenko

#Ivanov and #Lozhkin spoke in favour of earliest delivery of humanitarian aid

23 August

Amb_Yakovenko

Heads of Russian and Ukrainian presidential administrations held talks on movement of humanitarian mission

23 August

MFA_Russia

RT @RT_com: First 34 trucks delivering aid to Lugansk in E. #Ukraine return to Russia http://t.co/YtaPqc0umM http://t.co/UV6FVZk38Q

23 August

MFA_Russia

Vitaly Churkin on Ukraine - Press Conference http://t.co/uMHR03seam @RussiaUN @MKKK @ICRC @OSCE

22 August

MFA_Russia

Churkin: Russia hopes for @ICRC help in distributing relief aid http://t.co/mP4YSaoRPC #Ukraine

22 August

MFA_Russia

RT @RT_com: ‘There is no truth behind NATO’s claim of Russian troops and artillery in #Ukraine’ - Churkin http://t.co/YtaPqc0umM http://t.c…

22 August

MFA_Russia

Ryabkov: Before teaching others,take a look at yourself.Just think how your words are being crossed out by your deeds http://t.co/qZzdihiPu2

22 August

MFA_Russia

RT @RussiaUN: Happening now: Amb. V.Churkin's press conference | Watch live - http://t.co/ompgVkRphS http://t.co/TM4LmBpqAL

22 August

MFA_Russia

RT @KremlinRussia_E: Telephone conversation with President-elect of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan http://t.co/7hkiNPmb2T

22 August

MFA_Russia

RT @KremlinRussia_E: Telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel http://t.co/M0dSd4ttF4

22 August


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