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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.

As Great Britain fully supports all actions of the Poroshenko regime, it would have been hard to expect an appropriate and adequate response from the British side to the Law that violates numerous international treaties, namely the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities of 1 February 1995 and the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages of 5 November 1992.

At the same time The Council of Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation made a separate statement on this matter. It has been forwarded, among others to the British parliamentarians in order to draw their attention to this intolerable situation.

According to the statement, the Ukrainian Law “On education” contradicts international obligations of Ukraine. In their aspiration for forced “ukrainisation” of education the Ukrainian authorities have violated rights of numerous ethnic communities residing in Ukraine. The so-called “Ukraine’s revolution of dignity” resulted in abasement of human dignity of those who did not support the coup d’état in Ukraine in 2014. Having committed atrocities against members of the opposition and independent mass media, attacks on foreign journalists, military operations against certain areas of Donetsk and Lugansk regions, attempts to impose blockades of different kind against Crimea, which exercised its right for self-determination, the Ukrainian authorities are turning their eyes on children, who do not speak Ukrainian as mother tongue, and trying to deprive them of cultural and linguistic identity.

The Russian parliamentarians urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, parliaments of European countries and international parliamentary organisations to give an objective assessment to the antidemocratic Ukrainian Law and protect rights of national minorities and children in this country.




LATEST EVENTS

15.12.2017 - Embassy hosts charity concert

On 9 December 2017 the Russian Ambassador’s residence hosted a charity concert for the foundation Nadezda (Hope) which helps children from Russia's Tver region. The young opera singer Aigul Akhmetshina (Royal Opera House) performed works by Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi, Rossini, Rachmaninoff.


11.12.2017 - Сharity dinner in honor of the Arctic Convoys Veterans on the occasion of St Andrews Day

On 7 December Rotary Club of Motherwell and Wishaw host a charity dinner on the occasion of St Andrews Day with the participation of the Arctic Convoys veterans.


11.12.2017 - President Putin visited Khmeimim Air Base in Syria

December 11, 2017, 13:00, Syria At the air base, Vladimir Putin was met by President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad, Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu and Commander of the Russian military group Sergei Surovikin. The Commander-in-Chief ordered the withdrawal of the Russian military group from Syria back to their permanent bases.


11.12.2017 - Russian President Vladimir Putin met President of Syria Bashar al-Assad

President Putin met with President of Syria Bashar al-Assad while on a tour of the Russian airbase at Khmeimim. The two leaders discussed the outcome of the counterterrorism operations in Syria.


09.12.2017 - Press release on First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov’s consultations with British Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan

On December 8, First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov had consultations in Moscow with British Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan.


08.12.2017 - Moscow Exchange Forum in London

On 6-7 December 2017 the Moscow Exchange held an Annual Business Forum in London, that marked its 25th anniversary and highlighted investment opportunities in Russia. The event gathered more than 400 top managers and high-ranking representatives of European, American and Asian banks, investment funds, service sector companies and professional associations.


05.12.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s message of greetings to organisers and participants in the 7th international forum The Arctic: Present and Future

Let me cordially welcome the organisers and participants to the 7th international forum The Arctic: Present and Future. Your Forum has confidently asserted itself as an authoritative venue for discussing the current issues on the Arctic agenda. The traditional representative composition of the participants makes it possible to consider every aspect of a broad range of issues related to ensuring the Arctic’s sustainable development and to providing detailed recommendations on how to enhance the effectiveness of measures for this purpose, including development of international cooperation.


04.12.2017 - Lecture at St Andrews University

On 4th December 2017 Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A.Pritsepov gave a lecture to students studying international relations at the St Andrews University. The talk dedicated to «Post-Western world: a challenge and an opportunity» was met with interest by the audience.


01.12.2017 - Russian Ambassador visits Scotland

During a working visit to Scotland, the Ambassador of Russia to the United Kingdom Alexander Yakovenko read an open lecture at the University of Edinburgh on the topic "Russia's Foreign Policy" and took part in the Q&A session.


30.11.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Libero, Italy

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Libero, Italy, published on November 30, 2017



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