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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

28.06.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the terrorist attack in Lebanon

According to media reports, four suicide bombers carried out a terrorist attack, killing nine and wounding 15 people, in the Christian village of Al-Qaa near the Lebanese border with Syria on the morning of June 27.


27.06.2016 - Vladimir Putin received a letter from President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Vladimir Putin received a letter from President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which the Turkish President expressed his desire to settle the situation concerning the downing of a Russian military aircraft


27.06.2016 - Students of Russian school "Znaniye" visited Russian Embassy

Students of Russian school "Znaniye" visited Russian Embassy


25.06.2016 - The Declaration of the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China on the Promotion of International Law

1. The Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China reiterate their full commitment to the principles of international law as they are reflected in the United Nations Charter, the 1970 Declaration on Principles of International Law concerning Friendly Relations and Cooperation among States in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations. They are also guided by the principles enshrined in the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence. The principles of international law are the cornerstone for just and equitable international relations featuring win-win cooperation, creating a community of shared future for mankind, and establishing common space of equal and indivisible security and economic cooperation.


24.06.2016 - President Putin responded to media questions at the end of his working visit to Uzbekistan to attend the SCO Heads of State Council, timed to coincide with the 15th anniversary of the SCO.

Question: I would like to ask you about Brexit. Well before the vote, it was alleged that Russia would be happy if Britain decided to leave the EU. After the vote, there were also comments to the effect that this plays into Russia’s hands and, in this context, that this can have a positive impact on the issue of lifting sanctions on Russia. How do you assess the results of the vote? Whose side were you on? How will Russia’s relations with the EU and Britain now be built? What implications will this decision have for our economy?


24.06.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions on the sidelines of the meeting of the SCO Heads of State Council, Tashkent, June 24, 2016

Question: How would you comment on the results of the Brexit referendum? Sergey Lavrov: It’s the British people’s business. Question: Who do you think won and who lost? There are a lot of debates on this issue.


24.06.2016 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, June 23, 2016

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, June 23, 2016


23.06.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s reply to a question from Rossiya Segodnya on the 75th anniversary of the news agency, Moscow, June 23, 2016

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s reply to a question from Rossiya Segodnya on the 75th anniversary of the news agency, Moscow, June 23, 2016


22.06.2016 - Meeting of the BSEC Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Sochi

On July 1, the final event of the Russian Chairmanship in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) – Meeting of Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organization (BSEC CMFA) chaired by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will be held in Sochi at the resort-hotel “Rus”. The Ministers will summarize the BSEC’s activity in the period of January – June 2016. They also will sign joint documents. The ceremony of transfer of the BSEC Chairmanship from Russia to Serbia and the joint press conference of BSEC Permanent International Secretariat Secretary General and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of “BSEC Troika” countries (Romania, Russia and Serbia) will be held.


22.06.2016 - Consul General met with First Milk’s CEO

On 20th June 2016 the Russian Consul General Mr Andrey Pritsepov met with the CEO of First Milk co-operative Mr Mike Gallacher. First Milk is the UK's only major independent dairy company. In the course of the meeting Mr Pritsepov and Mr Gallacher discussed the prospects of developing economic ties with manufacturers in Russia. It was noted that a long-term presence on the Russian market could prove beneficial for a company’s success, as indicated by Mr Gallacher’s experience of work in Mars Inc, which made its business in Russia the most profitable in the world.



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