News and events

2017-05-23
Fragment of the briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokseperson Maria Zakharova, 18 May 2017 We have noted statements by President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker during his visit to Roman...
2017-05-22
On May 22, Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov received Head of the EU Delegation in Russia Vygaudas Usackas at the latter’s...
2017-05-18
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a news conference following talks with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides. Nicosia, May 18, 2017 ...
2017-05-17
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Prime Minister, ladies and gentlemen, I want to start by noting our increasingly frequent meetings with our Italian partners and friends. Last month, we r...
2017-05-16
On 13-15 July 2017 the Russian city of Kazan will host the 6th International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI). MINEPS VI is bein...
2017-05-16
The decision made by the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine to extend the 2015-2016 sanctions against Russia and to adopt new restrictions against individuals and companies came into eff...
2017-05-16
Question: What can you say about the allegations advanced by some Western media outlets that Russia is trying to hinder a settlement in Cyprus? Maria Zakharova: Moscow is baffled by media claims re...
2017-05-16
Fragment of the Press Conference by Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov. Brussels, 3 May 2017 Question: The situation in Macedonia is very tense. As I understan...
2017-05-12
The Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on May 9–10. A Russian interdepartmental delegation led by Mini...
2017-05-11
On 11 May Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov met President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani. They discussed the current state and prospects of develop...
2017-05-09
Vladimir Putin attended the military parade to mark the 72nd anniversary of Victory in the 1941–1945 Great Patriotic War. Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu inspected the troops dur...
2017-05-06
The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in the Syrian Arab Republic (hereinafter referred to as “Guarant...
2017-05-06
The OPCW Fact-Finding Mission (OPCW FFM) in Syria has recently published a report on the September 16, 2016 chemical attack in the village of Maarat Umm Hawsh in Aleppo Province, Syria. We provided as...
2017-05-04
Remarks by Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU Sergei Kopyrkin at the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) Meeting. Brussels, 4 May 2017 Distinguished Co-Chairs, Ladie...