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Russia-ASEAN: new level of cooperation (By Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

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22.08.2016

MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (18 August 2016)

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24.08.2016

Ushakov Medal presentation ceremony

EMBASSY INFORMS

25.08.2016 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov's meeting with General Coordinator of the Lebanese Kataeb Party’s Central Committee Sami Gemayel

Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, who is Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, has met with General Coordinator of the Lebanese Kataeb Party’s Central Committee Sami Gemayel, who is in Moscow on a working visit.

25.08.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the escalation of tensions on the Syrian-Turkish border

In the morning of August 24, Turkey announced the start of a military operation in neighbouring Syria. Media outlets have reported that Turkish tanks and troops, including special forces, entered Syria in a joint operation with the allied Syrian opposition groups. According to Ankara, the operation has been launched to combat ISIS and Kurdish rebels.

24.08.2016 - Sergey Lavrov’s answer to a question by the TASS News Agency

Question: Can you comment on the regular media reports about modern weapons making it into the hands of terrorist groups in the Middle East and North Africa? Sergey Lavrov: Apparently, our Western colleagues have yet to fully realise the implications of their recent military operations in the Middle East and Africa. They believed they would destroy the Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi regimes, and that democracy would instantly prevail in Iraq and Libya. Instead, these nations are now torn by chaos. Abandoned military depots and arsenals were looted. All weapons, including MANPADS, and hundreds of tonnes of ammunition, went missing. Now, those countries are shattered by fratricidal wars with no end in sight. Unfortunately, this situation was quite predictable, and the President repeatedly warned about it

24.08.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry on August 24. The conversation was at the United States’ initiative.

24.08.2016 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medal presentation ceremony

On 23rd August the Ushakov Medal and a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK” of the Arctic Convoy Veteran Mr William Joseph Logan was presented to his widow and son at the Consulate General.

24.08.2016 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s conversation with German State Secretary Markus Ederer

On August 23, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov spoke over the phone with State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany Markus Ederer at the German side’s request.

24.08.2016 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 23 August Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Kenneth Couper LIND, Mr James Ian Harvey BLOWERS, Mr Albert Arthur Wallace MACCALLAUGH, Mr John A EWANS, Mr John L.WOODHEAD, Mr Gordon Roger KILNER, Mr Edward Albert CARR, Mr Albert Edward HARLAND, Mr George Kenneth RAMSDEN and Mr Robert John WILLIAMS, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.

23.08.2016 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Israeli Ambassador to Russia Zvi Heifetz

On August 23, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov met with Ambassador of the State of Israel to Russia Zvi Heifetz at the Israeli diplomat’s request.

23.08.2016 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Egyptian Ambassador to Russia Mohamed El-Badri

On August 23, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to Russia Mohamed El-Badri at his request.

23.08.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldayev

On August 22, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov initiated a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Erlan Abdyldayev.

23.08.2016 - Russia Continues Efforts to Strengthen BTWC (By Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction (BTWC), which opened for signing in 1972, was the first international treaty banning an entire class of weapons of mass destruction. Its entry into force on March 26, 1975, was a significant step forward in multilateral disarmament.

22.08.2016 - WWII Arctic Convoys: 75 years of a the link that still bonds us together (By Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

In a few days’ time the city of Arkhangelsk will greet HRH Princess Anne, diplomats from Britain, US, France, Canada, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand and Poland, a Royal Marines Band, but first and foremost – veterans of the Arctic Convoys, the first of which – “Dervish” – arrived in this Northern Russian port 75 years ago with supplies for the war against Nazi Germany.

22.08.2016 - Statement of the Russian Embassy Press Secretary

In recent days, as hostilities intensify in response to the "an-Nusra"-led offensive, the British media drastically increased reporting on the sufferings of the civilian population in Aleppo. Pictures of children and other victims of the fighting are used to stop the Russian effort to defeat this onslaught on the Government-controlled areas of the city.

22.08.2016 - Working meeting of Vladimir Putin with Governor of Arkhangelsk Region Igor Orlov to discuss celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic convoy’s arrival in Arkhangelsk

Upcoming celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic convoy’s arrival in Arkhangelsk were discussed during the meeting.

22.08.2016 - VIDEO: MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (18 August 2016)

MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (18 August 2016)


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TWITTER NEWS

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RT @MID_Kaliningrad: Королевские ворота, Калининград / The King's Gate in Kaliningrad #фотомир #diplophoto https://t.co/PXibXVR0e7

25 August

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#Zakharova: We are alarmed by inhuman violation of Paralympic movement’s noble goals & the rights of clean athletes https://t.co/Lc8ruOGnuk

25 August

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#Zakharova: The decision on the Russian Paralympic team runs counter to the @UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

25 August

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#Zakharova: The Court of Arbitration for Sport decision on Russian Paralympic team stands in contrast to basic Olympic & Paralympic values

25 August

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#Zakharova: The Court of Arbitration for Sport decision on the Russian Paralympic team is disgusting and inhuman https://t.co/u7QctxStkr

25 August

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RT @MosDesignMuseum: Follow your Kompass to Soviet Utopia at @londonbiennale https://t.co/LjDH8UtnDC @russiabeyond @rbthUK @RussianGap htt…

25 August

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#Zakharova: We are ready for an open and substantive dialogue with @OSCE and for finding joint solutions to common challenges | @RF_OSCE

25 August

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#Zakharova: On September 1, Deputy FM Alexey #Meshkov will attend the @OSCE ministerial meeting in Potsdam https://t.co/N65u0S05ls

25 August

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25 August

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#Zakharova: MGIMO is the alma mater of many Russian and foreign statesmen, politicians, diplomats, researchers, journalists, business people

25 August

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#Zakharova: On September 1, Sergey #Lavrov will hold his traditional meeting with #MGIMO students and faculty https://t.co/MpQWkvUrP2

25 August

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#Zakharova: On August 26, Sergey #Lavrov will meet with @JohnKerry in Geneva for the seventh time this year https://t.co/LA7TuhoHKq

25 August

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RT @GRAD_London: #GRADpick fantastic pictures of the Russian #dacha throughout history, via@russiabeyond https://t.co/76xpvHyCOo

25 August

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More to #Syria: 8 villages join ceasefire agreement, totalling 457 now. Grass-roots peace process in action. https://t.co/Mg8lkLbU92

25 August

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RT @RusConsulGen: The convoy of @MchsRussia

25 August

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Lavrov urged @JohnKerry to use US influence over Kiev so that Ukraine stops provocations and complies w/ Minsk deal https://t.co/CA4xHtKDdh

25 August


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