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25.05.2015 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medals presented to 34 British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Hastings

On 22 May at a ceremony in Hastings Counsellor Sergey Nalobin presented Ushakov Medals, as well as commemorative medals “70 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945” to 34 British veterans, who were awarded these honours for their personal courage and bravery displayed during their service in the Arctic Convoys in WWII.

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

The Russian President once again congratulated David Cameron on his reappointment as Prime Minister as a result of the 7 May 2015 general election.

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 - PHOTO: On lecture of Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov at Science Museum in London

On 21 May 2015 the Russian cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, the first man in open space, held a lecture at the Science Museum in London. The event was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of his flight. During the lecture Mr.Leonov described his historical space mission in detail.

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 - Science Museum press release on Cosmonauts exhibition

The First Man to Walk in Space visits Science Museum to announce upcoming Cosmonauts exhibition

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.

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