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12.11.2014 - EUROPEAN SECURITY: UKRAINIAN STRESS TEST

Ambassador Yakovenko contributes to the ongoing debate in The Financial Times on the issue of European security architecture:


11.11.2014 - Donbass elections: chance for peace in Ukraine (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

On 2 November, elections were held in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine in an orderly manner and with a high voter turnout. These are the two regions whose populations had categorically refused to accept the coup in Kiev and its aftermath and who rejected the divisive ideology that the triumphant Maidan leaders had tried to impose on the entire country.


11.11.2014 - Asia's Vector of the Russian policy (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the strategic priorities in the Russian foreign policy.


09.11.2014 - Ambassador Yakovenko speaks at Remembrance Day ceremony (Soviet War memorial, Imperial War Museum, 9 November 2014)

Lord Mayor, Your Excellences, Dear Veterans, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today is a day to look back and remember the path we have travelled.


30.10.2014 - RUSSIA’S APPROACHES TO NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Elimination of the threat posed by the weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, remains one of the key priorities of the international community. Russia works actively to that end taking concrete steps for limitation and reduction of its nuclear arsenals.


22.10.2014 - What Ambassador says in Foreign Office on ISIS (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Russia firmly supports the efforts of the Iraqi government to combat terrorism in all its aspects. It is necessary to unite the efforts of the country’s patriotic political movements and parties to confront the common threat posed by the Islamic State terrorist group.


14.10.2014 - MGIMO, Happy Birthday! (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

On 14 October the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) marks its 70th anniversary. This academic institution, ever since its estabilishment, has been playing a key role in preparing officers for the Russian diplomatic service.


13.10.2014 - Can Bombs Ever Be a Substitute for Diplomacy? (by RIAC President, Professor of MGIMO-University Igor Ivanov)

The 19th-century German military theorist Carl von Clausewitz gave a classic definition of war as the "continuation of policy by other means." Considering the strategy of the West during various crises in recent years, it would seem that U.S. and European leaders have radically revised that idea and now view war not so much as a continuation of policy as they do an alternative to it.


09.10.2014 - Innopolis – Russia’s New IT-Capital? (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Information and communications technology (ICT) continues to be one of the most progressive and growth-generating sectors of the global economy. Such areas as mobile internet, e-payments, robotics and artificial intelligence, cloud technologies fascinate both consumers and developers, steadily becoming less of a sci-fi and more of a know-how.


07.10.2014 - The Caspian Summit: successful cooperation in the 'oasis of peace' (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

One of the biggest achievements of the Caspian Summit was the considerable progress made in preparing the Convention on the Caspian Sea legal status.


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