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05.10.2017

What You Have to Know about Status of Crimea (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

VIDEO

13.10.2017

Press-conference of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s and Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi Alain Aime Nyamitwe

PHOTO REPORT

13.10.2017

Evening with Professor Valentina Polukhina: Joseph Brodsky and his heritage

EMBASSY INFORMS

16.10.2017 - First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov’s answer to a media question regarding British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s visit to Russia

Question: The Foreign Office announced yesterday that Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson would visit Russia. Do you have any comments to make on this?

16.10.2017 - Unpublished letter to the Editor of The Times (sent 12 October)

Sir, If British MPs are free to speak out, wherever they wish, on any issue, why try to block their freedom of speech (“Helping Putin”, 11 October)? If a TV channel wants (and is legally bound) to present different points of view, why slam those who express these views? If the mere act of giving an interview to foreign media amounts to high treason, why does The Times interview Russian politicians without fear? And finally - while MPs critical of Russia are welcome guests on the Russian TV channel RT, does your paper give the same treatment to those critical of the paper’s owner? Konstantin Shlykov Press Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation

13.10.2017 - PHOTO: Evening with Professor Valentina Polukhina: Joseph Brodsky and his heritage

On 13 October Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in the event dedicated to the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky, whose prominent scholar Professor Valentina Polukhina has donated her archive of Brodsky papers to the museum of the poet in his native St Petersburg. The evening was hosted by the Russian cultural centre Rossotrudnichestvo and featured talks by Prof. Polukhina, Director of the Museum Mikhail Milchik, deputy editor of Rossiyskaya Gazeta Yury Lepsky, museum volunteer poet Arina Bedrina and the film about Brodsky "A cat and a half".

13.10.2017 - VIDEO: Press-conference of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s and Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi Alain Aime Nyamitwe

Press-conference of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s and Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi Alain Aime Nyamitwe, Moscow, 12 October 2017

11.10.2017 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov’s meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Hekmat Khalil Karzai

On October 10, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov met with visiting Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Hekmat Khalil Karzai, who arrived in Moscow to attend the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group meeting.

11.10.2017 - Foreign Ministry statement on the situation in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Spain

Guided by the fundamental principles of international law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation views the developments in Catalonia as the internal affair of Spain.

10.10.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the expanded meeting of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council, Sochi, October 10, 2017

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the expanded meeting of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council, Sochi, October 10, 2017

10.10.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On October 9, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the latter’s initiative.

09.10.2017 - Russian Energy Week Forum plenary session

President Putin attended a plenary session of the first Russian Energy Week (REW) Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum.

09.10.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press department on the upcoming meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers

On October 10, a regular meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers will be held in Sochi within the framework of Russia’s CIS Chairmanship in 2017. The agenda is comprised of 18 topics covering a broad range of issues related to CIS cooperation. The CIS foreign ministers will discuss practical measures for promoting multilateral cooperation between the CIS countries and will exchange opinions on current international issues. The documents they will adopt following this meeting will be forwarded to the CIS Council of Heads of State.

06.10.2017 - Embassy Press Officer on the adoption of the Ukrainian law “On education”

On 25 September the President of Ukraine signed the discriminatory law “On education” that violates human rights and infringes the rights of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian citizens belonging to national minorities.

06.10.2017 - Interview of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with the Asharq Al-Awsat Pan-Arab Newspaper, October 2017

Question: Regarding the visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Russia, how do you assess the Russian-Saudi relations at the bilateral level and in terms of discussion over the region’s crises? Answer: We share the opinion that there is a need for further progressive development of multidimensional Saudi-Russian relations, including for the purpose of ensuring regional and global stability. Saudi Arabia and Russia maintain a confidential political dialogue, inter alia, at the highest and high levels. In early September, I paid a working visit to the Kingdom, during which I had an audience with King Salman and held talks with Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir. I am satisfied with the results.

05.10.2017 - What You Have to Know about Status of Crimea (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

The coup d’état in Kiev in February 2014 backed by the West tore up the constitutional space in Ukraine. The legitimate President of the country was overthrown. It was marked by a severe lack of democracy and violence that posed a direct threat to the well-being of Russian-speaking population of Crimea. Citizens of Crimea faced the choice of becoming an oppressed minority or severing their ties with the hostile regime to secure a future for themselves and their children. The decision to hold a referendum was made by legitimate local authorities. The independence of Crimea was proclaimed and an appeal to enter the Russian Federation was made based on the indisputable results of the popular vote. Standards of international law were fully observed as the right of nations to self-determination enshrined in the UN Charter was exercised freely by the Crimeans. Crimea was recognized as an independent and sovereign state by Russia and on 18 March 2014 in Moscow the two countries signed a Treaty of Unification, under which the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol became two new regions - subjects of the Russian Federation.

05.10.2017 - NATO increased military presence in Europe: road to nowhere (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

As part of the implementation of the conclusions of the NATO Summit in Warsaw, four multinational battlegroups have been deployed in Poland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia with the total number of troops exceeding 4500. The idea of creating similar rotating units in Bulgaria and Romania in 2018 is being widely discussed by NATO members. If put together, these battlegroups amount to a motorized infantry brigade with heavy weapons.

05.10.2017 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, October 4, 2017

It has to be stressed that this year the Ministry hired the largest number of university graduates in the last five years. All in all, 115 graduates have been hired this year.


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RT @RusEmbUSA: #Lavrov: @UN Security Council resolution on introduction of a no-fly zone over #Libya was most seriously violated

16 October

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Today is #WorldFoodDay! Russia is a major food exporter and a committed partner of UN in eliminating hunger https://t.co/WZ8aLwppDZ

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RT @KremlinRussia_E: Condolences to the President of Somalia on the tragic consequences of the terrorist attack in Mogadishu https://t.co/X…

16 October

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Congratulations to the Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev, winner of @BFI London Film Festival! https://t.co/l1bB6iQjK1

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It was great to be at @SainsburyCentre at the opening of rich,insightful Royal Faberge & Radical Russia exhibitions… https://t.co/pMRZap7B2Y

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RT @mfa_russia: Russia hopes to improve the trajectory of bilateral relations during @BorisJohnson visit to Moscow https://t.co/7OPYBxGElQ…

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DFM Titov: unilateral @BorisJohnson Moscow visit announcement unusual. Many issues seeking solutions:visas, economy… https://t.co/oeVSA1UAGv

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FM Lavrov: US stance towards the Iran nuclear deal, threats to North Korea only make existing global problems worse https://t.co/nzHdxw8aVa

16 October

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RT @RussianEmbassy: #Fakenews It’s not true and has no proof as usual. Russia abides by UN resolutions on Afghanistan https://t.co/KFnlsKmu…

16 October

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In this headline one word is missing: assault on Raqqa CIVILIANS - since ISIS fighters have left? https://t.co/5jH2jD8eUM

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RT @mcx_rf_eng: 13.10. 131 million tons of grain have been reaped

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