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2014-09-28
Distinguished Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, There is growing evidence of the contradiction between the need for collective, cooperative efforts to provide adequate responses to challenges ...
2014-09-27
Q: Foreign Minister, thank you so much for taking the time to speak to Bloomberg TV. You've obviously lived in the U.S. for many years. You've been coming to these U.N. General Assembly meetings i...
2014-09-26
Another round of trilateral Russia-EU-Ukraine gas consultations was held on 26 September in Berlin, resulting in significant progress in settling disputed issues. The parties reached preliminary ag...
2014-09-24
Comment by the Press and Information Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the discovery of a mass grave near Donetsk On 23 September, a mass grave of presumably peaceful civilia...
2014-09-24
Question: Could you comment on the accusations from Vilnius that Russian officials illegally detained the Lithuanian vessel, the Juros Vilkas, which was sailing in international waters? Answer: I c...
2014-09-23
On 22 September 2014 a meeting of the Russia-EU Gas Advisory Council’s Work Stream on Internal Market Issues took place in Brussels. Participants included experts representing the Russian Minist...
2014-09-23
Q.: What are your reflections on how Russia perceives relations with EU, the political crisis in Ukraine and the impact of sanctions from both sides on trade relations? What are your views as what it ...
2014-09-19
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev’s address at a plenary session of the Sochi-2014 International Investment Forum, “Russia between Europe and Asia: A New Regional Policy in Mode...
2014-09-17
Comment by the Information and Press Department on the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement by the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada On 16 September, the European Parliamen...
2014-09-16
President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso. The politicians discussed several current issues pertaining to relatio...
2014-09-13
Question: Good afternoon, Mr Lavrov. The main issue today is Ukraine. Is the war over or is it a temporary respite? Sergey Lavrov: It is a ceasefire. It is based on a document that was signed after...
2014-09-12
On 11 September 2014 an annual Russia–EU expert meeting on combating illegal drug trafficking was held in Brussels. The Russian side was represented by an interagency delegation of experts from ...
2014-09-12
Brussels, 12 September 2014 Today's meeting has been a follow-up to the trilateral ministerial meeting on 11 July 2014 in Brussels and the meeting at the highest political level that took place in...
2014-09-11
Russian Foreign Ministry on the statement by the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy on further EU restrictive measures against Russia We have the following to say regarding a statemen...
2014-09-07
Interview of Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov with Euronews, 5 September 2014 EURONEWS COPYRIGHT ...
2014-09-06
Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the intention of the European Union to expand anti-Russian sanctions Moscow has taken notice of the pub...
2014-09-04
On 4 September 2014 a technical Russia-EU expert meeting on gas issues took place in Brussels as a follow-up to bilateral negotiations between the Russian Minister of Energy, Alexander Novak and Vice-...
2014-09-03
Russian Foreign Ministry Statement on the Death of Russian Journalist Andrei Stenin in Ukraine We experienced a feeling of deep pain and resentment upon learning about the shocking circumstances of...
2014-09-03
President Vladimir Putin outlined the plan while speaking with journalists at the end of his working visit to Mongolia. In order to stop the bloodshed and stabilise the situation in southeast Ukrai...
2014-09-02
On 13-14 October 2014 the 2nd International Forum of alumni of one of the most prestigious higher educational institutions in Russia – the famous Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGI...
2014-09-01
On 1 September 2014 the next round of Russia - EU - Ukraine trilateral expert consultations on possible negative impact of the EU - Ukraine Association Agreement on the Russian economy and trade and e...
2014-09-01
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addresses students and faculty of MGIMO University and takes questions, Moscow, 1 September 2014 Mr Torkunov, Mr Bazhanov, Friends, Happy Knowledge Day! ...
2014-09-01
On 1 September 2014, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke on the phone with Italy’s Federica Mogherini. Mr Lavrov congratulated his Italian counterpart on her appointment as the new EU High Repr...
2014-09-01
Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the conclusions of the European Council regarding Ukraine The analysis of a new series of “conclusions”...