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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

25.03.2016

Russian Embassy on Ms. Rudd’s statement

The speech of the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd on 24 March, where she expressed concern over Russia’s gas supplies to the EU as allegedly a tool of our foreign policy are surprising and disappointing.
It misrepresents the situation and defies the logic of this business as it applies to Britain.

Firstly, the UK gas market is one of the most diversified in the world and the Russian gas supplies, which are relatively small within UK’s energy balance, in any case will hardly have a significant impact on the country’s energy security. Secondly, Russian gas comes to the UK through continental Europe, therefore Brexit could have quite an opposite effect, with potential increase in UK’s dependence on the LNG supply from Qatar. And finally, Russia does not use gas supplies as a tool of foreign policy.

We consider the above comments of Ms.Rudd to be made for “domestic consumption” in the context of the EU referendum campaign.  Why drag Russia into this domestic quarrel, which must be fought on the merits of the issue in question?




LATEST EVENTS

27.07.2016 - Gravestone of Alexander II`s daughter restored in Portsmouth

On 20 July activists of the “Russian heritage” committee and parishioners of the Russian Orthodox Diocese of Sourozh restored the gravestone of Princess Catherine Yourievsky. “Russian heritage” committee came into existence in March 2016 with the goal of keeping memory of distinguished Russians in UK alive: restoring and installing monuments and engaging in educative work.


26.07.2016 - FM Lavrov’s interview for Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society’s website: Christians in Middle East, situation in Syria

Question: Mr Lavrov, the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society has historical ties with the Middle East, the people living in this internationally significant region – the land of three global religions. The Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society has always pursued noble goals and sought to strengthen Russia’s position in the Middle East. June 3, 2017 will mark 135 years since this ancient society was founded. What do you think of its current activities, including its friendly ties with Middle Eastern people, its contribution to cultural, historical and spiritual heritage, and mainly the phenomenon of “Russian Palestine”? Why do you think the Society has been so long lasting and instrumental in the Middle East as the oldest non-governmental organisation in the over 100 years of its history? Sergey Lavrov: To begin with, I’d like to congratulate all Society members on the upcoming 135th anniversary of the day Alexander III decreed the founding of the organisation following the initiative of many prominent personalities and public figures of the time. This society was designed to promote friendly relations with the people of the region, particularly to create favourable conditions for pilgrims. However, it didn’t just seek to make it possible for Russian people to travel to the holy sites but also to ensure Russia’s presence in the Holy Land, to create the “Russian Palestine” you mentioned.


25.07.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion

On July 25, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion in Vientiane on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) session. During their constructive conversation, the parties discussed topical issues of Russian-Canadian relations and the international agenda, including the situation in Syria and Ukraine.


25.07.2016 - Meeting of Russian and Chinese foreign ministers

On July 25, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Minister of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi held a meeting in Vientiane on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit Ministerial Meeting. The officials discussed promoting Russia-China cooperation, as well as pivotal issues of mutual interest on the international and regional agenda, including bilateral interaction in the Asian regional structures and the situation in Northeast Asia. Particular attention was paid to the preparations for the 2016 G20 Summit to take place in China in September.


21.07.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

On July 21, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Foreign Minister of Germany and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office. The call was initiated by Germany.


21.07.2016 - Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov answers an Interfax News Agency question, July 20, 2016

Question: Mr Ryabkov, more statements are being made in the West to the effect that Iran is trying to gain access to dual technologies contrary to the related UN Security Council resolution. At the same time, Tehran has expressed its growing concern over US and EU’s delays in following through on their obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear programme. Could this delay undermine the JCPOA and prevent the fulfilment of the agreements that were reached between the P5+1 group and Iran? Was this issue discussed at the second meeting of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA in Vienna?


20.07.2016 - Press release on a meeting of the Joint Commission within the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear programme

On July 19, the Joint Commission set up by the group of six intermediary countries and Iran held its second meeting in Vienna since the start of full-format implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear programme.


19.07.2016 - Statement of President Putin in response to the report by the World Anti-Doping Agency

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Recent events and the tense atmosphere that has formed around international sport and the Olympic movement involuntarily recall the situation in the early 1980s. Back then, many Western countries, citing the deployment of Soviet troops in Afghanistan, boycotted the Moscow Olympics. Four years later, the Soviet Union retaliated by boycotting the Los Angeles Olympics, using the pretext of an allegedly insufficient level of security for the Soviet team. The result was that many Soviet and American athletes and athletes from other countries were caught up in this campaign of reciprocal boycotts and lost the chance to add their names to world sporting history. Their years of long and hard effort and training were in vain. In short, people had their dreams broken and became hostages of political confrontation. The Olympic movement found itself in a serious crisis and faced divisions within. Later, some of the political figures of that era on both sides admitted that this had been a mistake.


17.07.2016 - President Putin speaks with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the Turkish Republic Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Russia’s initiative.


15.07.2016 - Consul General Andrey Pritsepov attended NASCO headquarters in Edinburgh

Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A.Pritsepov attended on 14 of July the headquarters of NASCO – The North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation and met a Secretary of Organization – Peter Hutchinson.



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