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Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met Edinburgh International Festival Director and Chief executive Jonathan Mills

On 29 November Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met Edinburgh International Festival Director and Chief executive Jonathan Mills. They exchanged opinions on the prospects of Russia's participation in the Edinburgh Festival and some bilateral cultural projects between Russia and the UK.


12.01.2015 - Ambassador Yakovenko signs book of condolences in the Embassy of France

On 12 January 2015, Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko visited the Embassy of France in London and signed the book of condolences.

07.01.2015 - Christmas greetings

At Christmas mass at the Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin in the village of Otradnoye on the outskirts of Voronezh.

01.01.2015 - President Vladimir Putin's New Year Address to the Nation

PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Friends, The New Year of 2015 is about to begin.

01.01.2015 - President Vladimir Putin's congratulation to foreign heads of state and government

Vladimir Putin congratulated heads of state and government and heads of international organisations on Christmas and New Year.


The New Year is almost here, and tomorrow we will take one more step into the future. Wherever this moment finds us, the atmosphere of the New Year celebrations always warms our hearts.

30.12.2014 - Launch Vehicle Proton-M together with Satellite Astra-2G was lifted-off

December 28 at 00-37 a.m. MT troops of the rocket&space Industry enterprises had lifted-off LV Proton-M with the upper-stage Breez-M and telecommunication satellite Astra-2G from the launch complex No200 of Baikonur Cosmodrome.

30.12.2014 - Successful Launch of the LV Soyuz-2.1b with the SC Resource-P No 2

December 26 at 09-55 p.m. MT the LV Soyuz-2.1b with the promising remote-sensing satellite Resource-P No2 was successfully lifted-off from the launch pad No 31 Baikonur Cosmodrome.

25.12.2014 - The Successful Launch of a New Heavy-Weight Class LV - Angara-A5

On Dec. 23 at 08-57 a.m. from the Plesetsck Cosmodrome the new type of a heavy-weight-class LV — Angara — was successfully launched. “It means, that Russia now has modern and environment friendly Launch Vehicle of a heavy-weight-class”, - said mr. Ostapenko, the Head of the Russian Federal Space Agency.

24.12.2014 - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers a media question about Ukraine, Moscow, 23 December 2014

Question: How would you comment on Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada passing a law on the non-bloc status of their country? Sergey Lavrov: I think the draft law which has been voted for in the Verkhovna Rada, as I understand it, is totally counter-productive, as it creates an illusion that this deep internal crisis can be settled with the help of the law, wishing to give up the non-bloc status and striving for NATO (and Ukrainian politicians are outspoken about it).

24.12.2014 - Press release on Russian State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s meeting with Feridun Hadi Sinirlioglu, Turkey's First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

On 23 December, a meeting took place in Moscow between Grigory Karasin, State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, and First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Feridun Hadi Sinirlioglu.

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