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21.02.2017

Remembering Ambassador Churkin (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

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25.02.2017

MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (22 February 2017)

PHOTO REPORT

27.02.2017

Russian Maslenitsa Festival in London

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27.02.2017 - PHOTO: Russian Maslenitsa Festival in London

The Russian Orthodox Maslenitsa festival, which marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, has its origins in pagan sun worship. Every year since 2009, Russian pianist and producer Olga Balakleets has organized a weeklong celebration of Russian culture around London to coincide with Maslenitsa. This year’s festival included an impressive series of musical, cinematic and other events, along with a reception in the House of Commons.

27.02.2017 - Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov at the farewell ceremony with Vitaly Churkin

We bid farewell to our friend, an outstanding diplomat of our times, who achieved the utmost everywhere he was posted by his Motherland. All of us, diplomats at the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs, understand that this is a tribute to our profession.

25.02.2017 - PHOTO: A lecture on Russia's foreign policy at UCL

23 February UCL's School of Public Policy hosted an event on Russia's foreign policy, titled "Russia's Foreign Policy: Should We Be Concerned?".

25.02.2017 - VIDEO: MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (22 February 2017)

MFA spokesperson M.Zakharova briefing (22 February 2017)

22.02.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department regarding media question on the internal Libyan crisis

We have taken note of the February 19 interview which Fayez al-Sarraj, Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya and Prime Minister of the Government of National Accord, gave to Reuters on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. He said he had a positive view on Russia’s role in resolving the Libyan crisis. In that interview, Libyan Prime Minister mentioned the possibility of Russia acting as an intermediary between the Tripoli government and political factions in eastern Libya.

22.02.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On February 21, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the initiative of the US side.

21.02.2017 - Embassy comment on Russia’s decision to recognize the validity of documents issued by the de-facto authorities in Donetsk and Lugansk

The decision to accept ID’s and other documents issued by the de-facto authorities in Donetsk and Lugansk (East Ukraine) does not imply Russia’s legal recognition of the said authorities.

21.02.2017 - Security Council Press Statement on Passing Away of Ambassador Vitaly Churkin

The members of the Security Council were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, prominent Russian diplomat and Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations on 20 February 2017.

21.02.2017 - Remembering Ambassador Churkin (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

Work in New York, at a mission to the United Nations differs a lot from any Embassy. Especially so for a mission of a nation-permanent member of the Security Council. The last ten years, when Vitaly Churkin represented Russia at the UN, undoubtedly where the most busy and strenuous, given the War in Iraq, intervention in Libya, the crises in Syria and Ukraine. On all these issues there were serious differences between major powers, which increased demand for multilateral diplomacy. On many occasions those were non-stop, marathon sessions aimed at reaching consensus, finding some common ground as a basis for international action.

21.02.2017 - GLOBAL REVOLT AND GLOBAL ORDER THE REVOLUTIONARY SITUATION IN CONDITION OF THE WORLD AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

Oleg Barabanov, Timofey Bordachev, Fyodor Lukyanov, Andrey Sushentsov, Dmitry Suslov, Ivan Timofeev, Moscow, February 2017

20.02.2017 - Sergey Lavrov’s answer to a media question on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, February 18, 2017

Question: How do you feel about the questions? Were they easy, as usual? Sergey Lavrov: They were predictable, given our Western colleagues’ fixation on seeing Russia as the only party responsible for the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. Their fixation on this cybersecurity and cyber espionage agenda is equally and utterly incomprehensible. Not a single fact implicating Russia has been cited in the presence of a number of facts pointing in a different direction towards the real source of this unlawful activity. We are doing our best to make our position clear.

20.02.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions following a G20 ministerial meeting and the Munich Security Conference, Munich, February 18, 2017

Our meetings in Germany are almost over. We spent a day and a half in Bonn and two days in Munich, at a meeting of the G20 foreign ministers in Bonn and the annual international security conference in Munich, which is nearing completion. You attended my speech there, and today I am ready to answer your questions if you have any.

18.02.2017 - Global riot and global order. Revolutionary situation in the world and what to do about it - report by Valdai discussion club

(Report in Russian, English version to be published shortly) Спустя много лет после студенческих волнений, которые охватили практически весь мир в 1968 году, активист тогдашнего движения Даниэль Кон-Бендит так вспоминал суть происходившего: «Это было восстание поколения, родившегося после Второй мировой войны, против общества, которое военное поколение построило после 1945 года». Бунт проявлялся по-разному– в зависимости от места действия. В Варшаве и Праге люди протестовали против коммунистического режима, в Париже и Франкфурте клеймил и буржуазно-консервативное засилье, в Сан-Франциско и Нью-Йорке возмущались милитаризмом и неравноправием, а в Исламабаде и Стамбуле отвергали власть военных. Всех объединяло нежелание житьпо-старому.«Мы были первым медиапоколением. СМИ играли большую роль, потому что они передавали искру жгучего неприятия, и она воспламеняла одну страну за другой», – вспоминал Кон-Бендит.

17.02.2017 - Concept paper on the Joint Group (Agreed on as the outcome of the International Meeting on Syria in Astana, February 16. 2017)

The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey (hereinafter – the Parties) pursuant to the Joint Statement on the International Meeting on Syria in Astana (January 23-24, 2017, Kazakhstan) decide to establish the Joint Group as part of a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure foil compliance with the ceasefire regime in the Syrian Arab Republic; prevent provocations; determine all modalities of the ceasefire, including separating terrorist groups ISIL/DAESH and "Al-Nusra Front" from the armed opposition groups in order to consolidate the ceasefire regime; strengthen confidence-building measures and discuss other related issues that can contribute to the UN-sponsored intra-Syrian negotiations on a political solution based on UN Security Council resolution 2254.

17.02.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s comment and answers to media questions following talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Bonn, February 16, 2017

We have held a meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It was a pragmatic and business-like meeting, which I would describe as productive in that we compared our views on prospects for working together in the areas which our presidents discussed in principle during their telephone conversation on January 28. We reaffirmed the existence of similar or identical interests, primarily with regard to the irreconcilable struggle against terrorism in the context of our cooperation within the political settlement in Syria and other countries where terrorism has taken root. We also discussed the situation in Afghanistan and Ukraine. Our American partners have expressed interest in joining the efforts that are being taken to settle these conflicts.


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.@RT_com watched in the @UKHouseofLords. Nothing subversive about it. https://t.co/Xp6sLfdqax

28 February

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#Ryabkov: Russia is open to a full-fledged discussion on strategic issues with the US https://t.co/YxnOqfLfD6 https://t.co/XxeMAx4Emf

28 February

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Russia welcomes #Oscars award for “White Helmets” film. Indeed, they are actors serving an agenda, not rescuers.… https://t.co/adDmzSN9nN

28 February

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RT @mission_russian: #Russia presides over High-level Segment of the Conference on Disarmament in @UNGeneva https://t.co/XVX1IwfwuD

28 February

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Russian EMERCOM concluded its mission in assisting #Chile in combating wildfires https://t.co/ut47c1Sy0E

28 February

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Good morning! (Saint Petersburg, Russia) https://t.co/8Ksji7meWl

28 February

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RT @RusEmbBangkok: Bangkok hosted seminar on Russian-Thai trade and economic cooperation https://t.co/Lnii1hGMEV https://t.co/oWjhRnWM9m

28 February

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#DiploHistory: 25 years ago #RussiaRSA established diplomatic relations https://t.co/JMVHnF6QrA @EmbassyofRussia… https://t.co/ujmtQS73Vi

28 February

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RT @EmbassyofRussia: Today we celebrate an important milestone in #Russia-#SouthAfrica relations – 25 years of diplomatic relations, establ…

28 February

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RT @mod_russia: #SYRIA Humanitarian bulletin of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides (February 27) https://t.co/Wh3RHwWi…

28 February

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RT @BelgiumMFA: #Belgium-#Russia relations at the center of talks between Foreign Minister @dreynders & DFM Meshkov in Brussels . https://t…

28 February

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@The_Party_Boys you can write to https://t.co/wSqBZFvyBg

27 February

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@The_Party_Boys Nope.

27 February

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We strongly condemn terrorist attack in #Bahrain. We wish a speedy recovery to the injured https://t.co/aNtYsWDwO0 https://t.co/9H7vEFXaqh

27 February

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@TheSupremeBein here it is: https://t.co/0nik7JPDiG

27 February

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Mass graves found in once-ISIS-held areas in Iraq, up to 4000 victims. Yet Western media and politicians seem uncon… https://t.co/qMyBUmtei2

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