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PRESS RELEASES

20.03.2014

On the language of British officialdom

We are being reassured by Foreign Office that the British Government wants to maintain normal diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation. If that is the wish of our British partners, then this relationship has got to be normal and diplomatic including at the level of rhetoric. Good relations ought to be valued. The British side should mind its language. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with the British Embassy in Moscow.

https://twitter.com/ukinrussia/status/446201991925334016

It seems that the harsh rhetoric, quite beyond the pale, is meant to cover up the gross inaptitude of the Brussels bureaucracy, who badly mismanaged the entire EU Ukrainian enterprise, and its zero-sum motive to engineer a Cold War type geopolitical grab on Russia’s borders to be financed by EU taxpayers’ money.

The same could be said on the EU sanctions against Russian citizens, including parliamentarians and women, which have been introduced on a shaky legal foundation and betray discriminatory and even misogynist attitude of the EU establishment, bent on meting out extrajudicial punishment to people for speaking up their mind. Who are the judges? Nobody has ever been sanctioned or brought to justice for Britain’s illegal war in Iraq, including the death of 179 British soldiers.

As is known, the British sense of style doomed Sir Oswald Mosley’s guys. Does the same sense put up with the sight of Svoboda thugs, armed with baseball bats, roughing up Ukrainian TV Channel One head Panteleymonov and others who disagree with them? We have not seen London’s reaction to that.




LATEST EVENTS

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


19.05.2015 - Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko meets with British veteran who attended Victory Parade in Moscow.

On 19 May the Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko hosted the British Arctic Convoys veteran Ernest Kennedy, who attended the Victory Parade in Moscow on 9 May. Mr Kennedy shared his impressions of visiting the Russian capital (he had also previously visited St. Petersburg and Arkhangelsk) and the Victory Day celebrations, told the Ambassador about his wartime experience.


14.05.2015 - 13th poetry festival Pushkin in Britain

On 4 June 2015 the thirteenth Russian poetry and culture festival Pushkin in Britain launches at the Rossotrudnichestvo office in London.


13.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Sochi, May 12, 2015

Thank you for waiting patiently until the end of today’s talks, which proceeded in two stages: the presidential stage has just ended, and before that, we held detailed ministerial talks with Mr Kerry and his team.


12.05.2015 - Vitaly Klyuev: The Candidate for the post of IMO Secretary-General



09.05.2015 - Parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the Great Victory (Moscow, 9 May 2015)

President of Russia and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Vladimir Putin attended a military parade on Red Square in Moscow to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War.


06.05.2015 - St. George’s ribbons around UK

On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, representatives of the Russian Embassy in the UK, the Consulate General in Edinburgh and representative office of "Rossotrudnichestvo" distributed free St. George ‘s ribbons throughout the country. We have sent our ribbons on requests from over 100 locations throughout UK. The results of this work are shown on the following map:


04.05.2015 - VE-Day celebrations in Manchester

On 4 May Third Secretary of the Embassy Sergey Fedichkin and Assistant Military Attache Colonel Igor Mirtalibov took part in commemorative events on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Victory over Nazi Germany.


28.04.2015 - Colonial instincts, or the hidden motives behind global leadership, State Duma Speaker Sergei Naryshkin on American imperialism for Vedomosti

The longer it takes to resolve the Ukraine conflict and the harder Kiev tries not to comply with the Minsk agreements, the more often the issue comes up of the special role played by the United States in starting this military and political gamble.


20.04.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Zambia Harry Kalaba, April 17, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, My Zambian colleague Harry Kalaba and I have held constructive talks. Zambia is a time-tested partner of Russia on the African continent. We have discussed bilateral relations and their prospects in detail, establishing mutual readiness to deepen trade and economic ties, as Russian companies are becoming increasingly interested in the Zambian market and Africa in general.



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