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25.05.2016 - Russian Ambassador to the UK met President of the National Farmers Union of the UK Mr Meurig Raymond

On 24 May Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met President of the National Farmers Union of the UK (NFU) Mr Meurig Raymond. Mr M.Raymond briefed the Ambassador on situation in the UK agriculture. The issues related to the development of cooperation between Russian farmers and the NFU were discussed.


25.05.2016 - Russian Ambassador to the UK met Hermitage Foundation UK

On Wednesday 25 May 2016 Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met the new Chairman of the Hermitage Foundation UK Mr James Dawnay, the Director of the Hermitage Foundation Mrs Geraldine Norman and the Deputy Chief Executive of the Foundation Mrs Janice Sacher.


25.05.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Hungarian newspaper Magyar Nemzet, published on May 25, 2016

Question: Mr Minister, Russia-Hungary relations could be described as exemplary in the past five years, as evidenced by regular bilateral contacts. What do you see as their basis: strategy, tactics or pragmatism? Sergey Lavrov: Hungary is an important and reliable partner of Russia in Europe. Our bilateral relations are based on good traditions and have a large potential. We highly value the Hungarian leaders’ sincere resolve to further develop our relations, which we believe is in line with the fundamental interests of our nations.


25.05.2016 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 24 May Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Donald TAYLOR, Mr Terence Ronald BISHOP, Mr Alec Richard MCCREEDY, Mr Ronald Frederick BUCKINGHAM, Mr Trevor Edward FENNA and Mr Montague WALLEY, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


25.05.2016 - Primaries – a new practice in Russian political process

On 22 May “United Russia” political party held primary elections, or primaries around the whole country. Nearly 9 million people chose to participate in this major event, which drew the line under a long and large-scale process launched by the party last year. For the first time in history a Russian political party organized such comprehensive and open to general electorate event. The voters had the opportunity to influence the choice of the “UR” candidates for upcoming parliamentary elections in September.


25.05.2016 - Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control Mikhail Ulyanov’s interview with the Rossiya Segodnya News Agency, May 24, 2016

Question: Mr Ulyanov, has there been any progress on the Russian initiative to draft a new convention at the Conference on Disarmament? Mikhail Ulyanov: Indeed, during the past two and a half months, our initiative has made headway. In late March, we decided to extend its reach to countering acts not only of chemical but also biological terrorism. This was a highly valuable suggestion from our Chinese and Italian colleagues.


24.05.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi

On May 23, on the sidelines of the SCO Foreign Ministers’ Council meeting in Tashkent, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Li.


24.05.2016 - Press release on the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

On May 23-24, 2016, Tashkent hosted the Uzbekistan-chaired meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).


23.05.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the heavy terrorist attacks in the Syrian cities of Jabla and Tartus

Heavy terrorist attacks took place in the Syrian Mediterranean coast cities of Jabla and Tartus on the morning of May 23. Three explosions took place near a bus station in Jabla, and a fourth in the reception area of the local hospital Nur, where people had begun bringing in the wounded. Simultaneously, suicide bombers also carried out a terrorist attack against civilians in Tartus. The total killed to date is over 100, with dozens more wounded.


23.05.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry

On May 23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Secretary’s initiative.



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