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04.05.2018 - Comment by the Embassy's Press Officer on British media reports concerning the alleged poisoning of BP CEO Robert Dudley in Russia in 2008

Some days ago our attention was drawn to a publication in “The Sunday Telegraph” stating that in 2008 there existed a “Russian plot” to poison Mr. Robert Dudley, then TNK-BP CEO. Considering this information as pure fiction, at first we didn’t intend to comment. But since a number of other British media spread this fabulous news, we see ourselves forced to react.


04.05.2018 - Two months since Salisbury poisoning: two Conservative myths completely destroyed

Today marks two months since the two Russian nationals, Sergei and Yulia Skripal, were hospitalized in Salisbury over what was announced to be a nerve agent poisoning. Although Russia was quickly accused of that crime, with serious international repercussions, no evidence of Russian involvement has been presented to the public. What we can say after two months is that the British case against Russia has been built on two myths, both of which have been totally dismantled.


03.05.2018 - Embassy press officer replies to a media question concerning new leaks on the Skripals case published by the Times

Q: How would you comment on the new leaks on the investigation of the Salisbury incident published in today’s Times? A: On the face of it, the latest series of leaks gives a more detailed picture than the public had had before. However, everyone would prefer to deal with official comments rather than leaks which, as the National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill said on 1 May, tend to be “entirely inaccurate and speculative”.


02.05.2018 - Embassy press officer replies to a media question regarding new statements by National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill on the Skripals poisoning

Q: How can you comment on the remarks by Sir Mark Sedwill at the House of Commons Defence Committee on 1 May, when he called the British reaction to the Salisbury incident an example of the new “fusion doctrine” in action?


29.04.2018 - Embassy press secretary answers media question on the “Sunday Times” publication about “Russian bots”

Q: “Sunday Times” has published today a large set of materials accusing “Russian bots” of attempted influence on 2017 general election results. How can you comment on it? A: We have also taken note of this publication which has appeared in the run-up to the 3 May local elections. Such an information campaign was to be expected. The idea is to drag Russia into UK party politics, to use these accusations in opportunistic domestic aims. It has also happened before. Some time ago we were accused of supporting “Brexit” and “brexiteers” in an attempt “to destabilize the country”. What nonsense. The UK is indeed divided over Brexit issues, but an alleged “Russian interference” has nothing to do with it.


27.04.2018 - Embassy press secretary answers media question on the decline of the number of Russian students in UK public schools

Q: British media informs that the number of Russian students in UK public schools has gone down almost 40% over the past two years. How can you explain it? A: Indeed, the figures made public by the Independent Schools Council are remarkable. British private education is losing its appeal for Russians against the backdrop of worsened relations between the two countries and the anti-Russia campaign unleashed in Britain.


27.04.2018 - Embassy’s Press Officer comment on proposed meeting with membersof the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Russia

Today, the Embassy has sent a letter to the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Russia Mr Chris Bryant MP proposing a meeting between Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko and members of the group in order to discuss the current unsatisfactory state of affairs between Russia and the UK.


27.04.2018 - Embassy’s Press Officer reply to a question on briefing by Russia and Syria at the OPCW

Q: How will you comment the latest statement by Ambassador Peter Wilson, the UK’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW, describing the briefing by Russia and Syria at the OPCW involving Syrian witnesses as a “stunt” and arguing that the OPCW is “not a theatre”?


27.04.2018 - Opening times of the Consular Section of the Embassy in May

Dear visitors! Please be informed of the changes in visiting hours of the Consular Section during the May national holidays.


26.04.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question on the situation in Syria

Q: US, UK and French officials claim that the strikes on Syria were a success. What is Russia’s assessment?


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