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PRESS RELEASES

19.07.2012

Anatoly Lysenko appointed director of Russia’s public television

Vladimir Putin signed an executive order appointing Anatoly Lysenko, television journalist and president of public organisation International Academy of Television and Radio, director of Russia’s public television.

The President also signed Executive Order On Approving the Membership of the Public Television Council. The Council has 25 members, including well-known Russian journalists and writers, representatives of public organisations, sportspeople and religious figures. Among those named to the Council, in particular, are Leonid Roshal, Svyatoslav Belza, Oleg Tabakov, Karen Shakhnazarov, and Alexei Nemov.




LATEST EVENTS

28.07.2014 - Comment by the Press Secretary of the Russian Embassy to the UK on Russian-British Year of Culture.

Question: Please comment on the recent publications about the withdrawal of the British officials from participation in the activities within the Year of Culture? Answer: The Embassy is aware of the position of the UK officials who do not take part in the opening of the activities under the Cross-Culture Year. However, we do not have any information that the UK government stands for the termination of the Year of Culture.


28.07.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia’s Muslim community on the Eid ul-Fitr holiday

One of the most important holidays for Muslims, the Eid ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and takes the faithful to Islam’s spiritual and moral source. Right down the ages this holiday has always been a time for doing good and caring for the needy, and embodies people’s striving for perfection.


28.07.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin made a working trip to Severomorsk, where he took part in events celebrating Navy Day

Vladimir Putin made a working trip to Severomorsk, where he took part in events celebrating Navy Day.While visiting the Northern Fleet’s base in Severomorsk, the President laid a wreath at the monument to the heroes of Severomorsk.


27.07.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to Fouad Massoum on his election as President of the Republic of Iraq.

Vladimir Putin sent a message of congratulations to Fouad Massoum on his election as President of the Republic of Iraq.


23.07.2014 - MH17 TRAGEDY: BREAKING QUESTIONS

On what basis did the Ukrainian authorities blame the crash on Donetsk militias immediately after the tragedy?


22.07.2014 - The Bureau of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People issued the following statement



22.07.2014 - UN Security Council resolution on the downing of flight MH17



22.07.2014 - Special Briefing by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation on the crash of the Malaysian Boeing 777 in the Ukrainian air space, July 21, 2014

Speech of the Chief of the Main Operations Directorate – the Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation Lieutenant-General A.V.Kartapolov


21.07.2014 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met with MPs to discuss Ukraine

On 21 July, in the run-up to Prime Minister David Cameron’s discussing the situation in Ukraine in Parliament Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met with a number of MPs to explain the Russian approaches to the situation in that country.


19.07.2014 - Russian Ambassador discusses Ukraine with Foreign Office Political Director

On 19 July, the Russian Ambassador, Alexander Yakovenko, met the Political Director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Sir Simon Gass, on the latter’s initiative. They focused on the situation in Ukraine, including in the light of the crash of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. The Ambassador expressed his condolences in the context of the death of British nationals in the crash.



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