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29.05.2014 - EURASIAN ECONOMIC UNION - A NEW REALITY IN WORLD AFFAIRS (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Today President Vladimir Putin, Presidents of Kazakhstan and Belarus Nursultan Nazarbayev and Alexander Lukashenko singed the Agreement establishing the Eurasian Economic Union. It will come into force on the Customs Union territory on January 1, 2015. Work on the document began back in November 2011 at the first summit of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, when a declaration on Eurasian economic integration, a sort of “roadmap” for this integration project, was adopted.


29.05.2014 - Who undermines the Budapest Memorandum (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Yesterday, at one of my meetings in London, my interlocutors asked me about the future of the Budapest Memorandum of 5 December 1994, that is widely seen as an agreement under which Ukraine relinquished its nuclear weapons in exchange for guarantees of security and territorial integrity provided by Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom. I explained all the details but probably the issue is also of interest to the wider public.


28.05.2014 - We must keep calm and carry on trading (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

Russia and the UK have always been active trading partners, but today that relationship is being tested. Ukraine is weighing heavily on the political dialogue and there are attempts to hamper our commitment to economic co-operation.


27.05.2014 - We must carry on trading (Russian Ambassador to UK Alexander Yakovenko, special to RBTH)

Russia and the UK have always been active trading partners, but today that relationship is being tested.


27.05.2014 - Interview by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Alexander Lukashevich, to “RIA Novosti” regarding the IV session of the Russian-Turkish Joint Strategic Planning Group

Question: On the 27 May, the IV session of the Joint Strategic Planning Group (JSPG) will be held under the co-presidency of the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, and the Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu. What is the agenda for the forthcoming event?


26.05.2014 - Dmitry Medvedev’s interview with the Rossiya-1 TV channel

Dmitry Medvedev gave an interview to Sergei Brilev’s programme Vesti v Subbotu


21.05.2014 - Article of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa: time-proven relations” published in “Russian View” magazine (May of 2014)

Today African States play an increasingly active role in the world politics and economy and directly participate in decision-making on key issues of global agenda in the United Nations and other multilateral fora.


20.05.2014 - Dmitry Medvedev’s interview with Bloomberg TV

Ryan Chilcote: Prime Minister, thank you very much for joining us. President Putin has gone to China. One of the contracts that may be signed there concerns gas, and supplying gas to china. How likely is it that a deal can be done?


15.05.2014 - Interview of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to “Bloomberg TV”, Moscow, 14th of May 2014

CHILCOTE: Mr.Lavrov, thank you very much for joining us. I want to start by asking you about the talks that are taking place today in Kiev. Do you see any chance of those talks being successful?


12.05.2014 - The need to combat modern fascism (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Every year on 8 and 9 May Europe celebrates the liberation from fascism. It is a day to commemorate those who died during the Second World War, but also, it is a day to recall that our generations must do what we can to prevent a new resurgence of the Nazi ideology (let alone practice!) that poisoned our continent and led to unheard-of atrocities, that tarnished our continent in international community.


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