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25.05.2015 - A telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron took place on 25 May

Mr Putin once again congratulated Mr Cameron on his re-election as Prime Minister in the parliamentary election on May 7, 2015. The President affirmed his readiness to work together with the British government to restore constructive cooperation on the bilateral agenda and on international affairs.


25.05.2015 - Statement by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia

On the evening of May 22, a suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers at the Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb mosque in the eastern Qatif Province in Saudi Arabia, killing 21 and wounding about a hundred. Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by ISIS.


25.05.2015 - Press release on the meeting of BRICS deputy foreign ministers on the situation in the Middle East (West Asia) and North Africa

On May 22, 2015 as part of preparation for the annual VII summit of BRICS member-states to be held on July 8-9, Moscow hosted the meeting of Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa with the aim of discussing the situation in the Middle East (West Asia) and North Africa.


22.05.2015 - Commentary by the Information and Press Department concerning Canada’s refusal of entry to Russian delegation for PSI working group meeting

The Canadian authorities’ decision to deny visas to a Russian delegation at the Proliferation Security Initiative Operational Experts Group (PSI OEG) meeting was an openly unfriendly move that contradicts the normal practice of multilateral events.


22.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s message of greetings at a party on the occasion of Africa Day, Moscow, May 21, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, friends, Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on the upcoming Africa Day. As per tradition, greetings from President Vladimir Putin on this holiday will be sent to the heads of African states and governments on May 25.


22.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers media questions before President Vladimir Putin’s talks with Prime Minister of Iraq Haider Al-Abadi, Moscow, May 21, 2015

Question:The US Embassy in Russia has officially confirmed that, acting at the request of Secretary of State John Kerry, you helped facilitate the release of two US nationals detained in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Sergey Lavrov:Come on! Do you really believe this?


21.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address at the presentation of a book by Sergey Plekhanov, Not a Silk Road, Moscow, May 20, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, We have gathered here for the presentation of a book by Sergey Plekhanov, Not a Silk Road, about the life of an outstanding statesman, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.


21.05.2015 - Presentation of state decorations

President of Russia Vladimir Putin is presenting state decorations and honorary titles to outstanding citizens of Russia.


21.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers questions from the media following his remarks during Government Hour at the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly, May 20, 2015

Question: There was a suggestion at the Federation Council to create a parliamentary format for the Normandy Four. Would this be effective, and what are its prospects? Sergey Lavrov: The more efforts are made to encourage the sides to abide by the Minsk agreements, the better. The main thing is not to spread them too thin.


21.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions during Government Hour at the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly, Moscow, May 20, 2015

Ms Matviyenko, esteemed members of the Federation Council, I’m happy to have another opportunity to address the upper house of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. We regard close cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Parliament as an important resource in our efforts to promote our national interests and strengthen our country’s stature and influence in the international arena.


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