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Calls for Libya human rights violations to be investigated

Russian Deputy Prime Minister, former Permanent representative to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said at a press conference in Brussels that all the violations of human rights during the military conflict in Libya should be properly investigated. It is vital, he said, to implement all the initiatives put forward by Russia both at UN and in other international formats, in order to promote a comprehensive review of what happened in Libya, evidence of gross human rights violations in that country.


26.10.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s speech and answers to questions at the meeting with representatives of the Association of European Businesses (AEB), Moscow, October 25, 2016

Today business circles or business diplomacy play a special role in maintaining trust and mutual understanding between nations. We know about your striving to build up mutually beneficial cooperation and continue to work actively in the Russian market. We know that you understand that confrontation and the logic of sanctions are counterproductive. We appreciate and share this approach.

26.10.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with OSCE Chair-in-Office, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

On October 25, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with Chair-in-Office of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and Federal Foreign Minister of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the latter’s request.

26.10.2016 - It’s time for West to see reason and stop supporting terrorists (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

On 21 October, on the UK initiative the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) met for the 25th special session to discuss the recent situation in Aleppo. Discussions have demonstrated a huge divergence of opinions and views on the realities in Aleppo and the Syrian crisis as a whole.

26.10.2016 - PHOTO: International conference "Poets and Power" dedicated to Osip Mandelshtam, Nikolay Gumilev, Anna Akhmatova and other poets of the Silver Age took place in Moffat, Scotland

On 21-23 October 2016 an international conference titled "Poets and Power", jointly organized by the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, the Moscow Institute of Translation and Moffat Book Events, was launched in the town of Moffat with participation of the diplomats of the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh.

25.10.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions, Moscow, October 25, 2016

We will look first at what our American colleagues do, since they continue to talk with us despite their stated intentions. US Secretary of State John Kerry called me yesterday to express interest in cooperation over Syria. We will see what happens.

24.10.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the train crash in Cameroon

Over 70 people were reported killed and over 600 injured after a train derailed near Eseka in central Cameroon on October 21.

24.10.2016 - Press release on the 25th special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the recent situation in Aleppo

On October 21, the UN Human Rights Council met for the 25th special session to discuss the recent situation in Aleppo at the initiative of a group of countries led by Great Britain.

21.10.2016 - Russian Embassy on "FT" editorial

In its editorial ("The price for Russian war crimes in Aleppo", 20 October) "FT" engages in a very loose language, assuming no need to support its allegations with strong evidence. As a matter of fact, we have requested this evidence from Foreign Office in connection with the same rhetoric of the Foreign Secretary, who refered to "satellite photographs in the public domain". In response we were refered to British official policy on Syria.

21.10.2016 - Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veteran

On 21 October Attaché of the Embassy Elena Gorshkova presented the Ushakov medal to the Arctic Convoys veteran Mr John Philip Chaffe, who was awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for his personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.

21.10.2016 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, October 20, 2016

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, October 20, 2016

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