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04.08.2017 - Embassy’s response to Russian media question

The Embassy has also noted the statement of Mr Yevgeny Chichvarkin in his interview for a video blog, published on 25 July 2017. In the interview, Mr Chichvarkin is saying that the only photo ID he has is his driver’s license, that he does not have a passport and is waiting for a reply from the Home Office regarding his refugee status. To our knowledge, a new Russian passport has been issued by the Russian authorities to Mr Chichvarkin upon his request, that is, following his personal written application submitted to the Russian Embassy in London. Mr Chichvarkin received his new passport in person during his visit to the Embassy in August 2016.


04.08.2017 - Сomment by the Information and Press Department on certain countries blocking the UN Security Council’s statement for the press denouncing attacks on Russian diplomatic mission in Damascus

On August 2, for the third time within one month, the territory of the Russian Embassy in Damascus came under mortar fire from the positions of the terrorist groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and Faylaq al-Rahman. The international community has unanimously qualified al-Nusra as a terrorist organisation. The UN Security Council resolutions are calling on everyone to counter this group, introduce sanctions against it, and demand criminalising any forms of cooperation with it at national level.


04.08.2017 - State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s interview with Kommersant newspaper, published on August 2, 2017

Question: How did your meeting with Andrei Neguta go? Grigory Karasin: I asked Moldova’s Ambassador to Russia Andrei Neguta to explain this absolutely absurd decision. For my part, I told him that decisions of this kind were categorically unacceptable for Russia.


04.08.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On August 3, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the American side’s initiative.


03.08.2017 - Press release on a consultative expert meeting on Syria between Russia, Iran and Iraq

A tripartite meeting on Syria with the participation of Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Jaberi-Ansari and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq Nizar al-Khairalla took place at the Russian Foreign Ministry on August 2.


03.08.2017 - State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s interview with Kommersant newspaper

State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s interview with Kommersant newspaper, published on August 2, 2017


02.08.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the terrorist attack in Afghanistan

More than 90 people were killed or injured in an attack against a Shiite mosque in Herat in western Afghanistan on August 1.


02.08.2017 - Answer to a media question by Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department Anastasia Fyodorova in connection with new manifestations of glorifying Nazism in Estonia

Question: How would you comment on the July 29, 2017 annual convention of veterans of the 20th Estonian Waffen-SS Division’s veterans in Sinimae in northeastern Estonia, which involved former SS service personnel, including members of punitive units that had operated outside Estonia, Nazi accomplices and their modern followers? Anastasia Fyodorova: We can confirm that former SS service personnel who have proclaimed themselves national heroes and “freedom fighters” with the support of Estonian authorities were also honoured this year on the territory of a modern European state, that is, in Sinimae, Estonia.


02.08.2017 - Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s meeting with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Russia Park Ro-byug

On August 1, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov met with Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Russia Park Ro-byug.


01.08.2017 - Attention UK journalists!

If you are a journalist/blogger with significant following, and you are interested in counter-terrorism issues, you can apply for 13th international conference “Terrorism and Electronic Media”, taking place in Sofia (Bulgaria) on 26-29 September.


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