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28.07.2016 - President Putin met with the Russian Olympic team at the Grand Kremlin Palace’s Alexander Hall.

More than 100 athletes took part in the meeting, both those who will compete in the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro and those who were banned from taking part, and more than 40 coaches, doctors, and other specialists accompanying the team.

28.07.2016 - Russian MFA press release on Russia-US-UN consultations on Syria

On July 26-27, Geneva hosted Russia-US-UN consultations on Syria. Russia was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov.

27.07.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks and answers to media questions at a news conference following a number of bilateral meetings and multilateral events on the sidelines of ASEAN, EAS and ARF, Vientiane, July 26, 2016

These days, the capital of Laos, Vientiane, is hosting events related to ASEAN’s partnership with foreign countries, including Russia, the US, Japan, Korea, China, and a number of European countries. These events concern primarily issues of security in this region, integration processes in Asia and the Pacific, and practical cooperation in many different areas, including the fight against terrorism and security on the seas and on the borders of the region’s states. A meeting between Russia and the ASEAN countries was held yesterday. Partnership dialogues of this kind are held with each of the invited states.

27.07.2016 - PHOTO: Reception at the House of Lords to mark the Diamond Jubilee tour of Bolshoi Theatre in UK

On the 27 July Baroness O’Caithain hosted a celebration jubilee tea at the House of Lords to mark the tour of Bolshoi Ballet and 60 anniversary of the first Bolshoi tour in London.

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 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 17-18 July Attaché of the Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Ernest Tony HAM, Mr Ainsley Gilbert MILLER, Mr Thomas Melroy JENNINGS, Mr Donald OPIE, Mr Stanley Frederick George BOWLES, Mr George Herbert RICH, Mr James John UNDERHAY, Mr Percy Nevard HARVEY, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.

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.

22.07.2016 - PHOTO: Medal Presentation Ceremony

On 7th July 2016 Consul General Mr Andrey A. Pritsepov presented the “The 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War” Medal and a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK” of the Veteran Mr Thomas William Hunt to his son Mr Keith White Hunt.

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