24 November 2014
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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.


21.11.2014 - Ambassador Yakovenko takes part in the high-level Energy Policy Event at the Royal Institute of International Affairs

On 21 November 2014 Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko participated in the high-level Energy Policy Event jointly organized by the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) and the Embassy of Switzerland, and made a presentation on the subject of “Russian Energy Policy in Europe”.

21.11.2014 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medal presented to British veteran of the Arctic Convoys

On 20 November Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy Sergey Belyakov presented the Ushakov Medal to Mr Francis Vincent Melbourne, who was awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of 10 March 2014 for his personal courage and bravery displayed during their service in the Arctic Convoys in WWII.

21.11.2014 - Security Council meeting

Vladimir Putin held an expanded Security Council meeting in the Kremlin to discuss the draft Strategy for Countering Extremism in the Russian Federation through 2025.

21.11.2014 - Joint Press Statement issued by Sergei V. Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, and His Royal Highness Prince Saud al-Feisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

On November 21, in Moscow Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov had talks with His Royal Highness Prince Saud al-Feisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

21.11.2014 - Comment by Spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich on the provocative remarks by the President of Lithuania

In an interview with a local radio station on 20 November, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė once again broke out into what have become her traditional rude attacks against Russia, this time going as far as calling our country, in the context of the Ukrainian events, a “terrorist state.”

20.11.2014 - PHOTO: The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 20 November ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy. On behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin Ambassador of Russia to UK Alexander Yakovenko solemnly presented Ushakov medals to 46 veterans of the Arctic convoys (prize list attached).

20.11.2014 - Talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Hungarin Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto

On 19 November, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov held talks with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, who was in Moscow on a working visit. The parties had a constructive discussion on a wide range of issues pertaining to the Russian-Hungarian relations and prospects for their further progressive development based on pragmatism and respect for each other’s interests.

20.11.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the examination of the human rights dossier of the United States by the UN Committee Against Torture

On the 12-13 November, the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva examined US reports on the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

20.11.2014 - Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the Government Hour in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 19 November 2014

Esteemed deputies of the State Duma, I’m pleased to have this opportunity to speak to you again as part of the Government Hour. The Foreign Ministry appreciates the deputies’ focus on cooperation between our ministry and the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the corresponding committees of the State Duma and the Federation Council.

20.11.2014 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov makes a speech and answers questions following his talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Moscow, 18 November 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, We have had constructive talks with the Foreign Minister of Germany and will continue them during a business lunch. I am happy to welcome Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Moscow.

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