News and events

2014-10-31
On 30 October 2014 negotiations between Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission on Russian gas supplies to Ukraine for the 2014/2015 winter period were concluded in Brussels. The trilateral protoc...
2014-10-29
On 28 October 2014 Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov hosted a meeting with a delegation of the European Union Committee of the House of Lords of ...
2014-10-28
On 27 October 2014 Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov participated in the 31st International Workshop on Global Security in Paris. The discussion ...
2014-10-28
Taking into consideration public statements by and appeals from international organisations, we have decided to comment on the situation concerning the Russian historical, educational, human rights an...
2014-10-27
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Life News television and Izvestia daily, Moscow, 27 October 2014 Question: Ukraine has just held parliamentary elections. Does Moscow recognise them?...
2014-10-25
The Middle East Quartet (Russia, US, UN, EU) special envoys met in Brussels on October 24. Russia was represented by the Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director of the Middle East a...
2014-10-24
On 24 October 2014 President of Russia Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s XI session. The meeting’s theme is The World Order: New Rules...
2014-10-23
Comment by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich regarding the Human Rights Watch report on the use of cluster munitions by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in populated areas of the Done...
2014-10-23
On 22 October 2014 Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov, Russian Permanent Representative to the EU, addressed a meeting of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Russia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Commi...
2014-10-21
We speak on Monday 20 October, two days after the meetings in Milan with the participation of Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, several Western leaders, inc...
2014-10-17
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin answered journalists’ questions following his visit to Italy PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Good evening, colleagues. I am ready to answe...
2014-10-17
President of Russia Vladimir Putin took part in a working session of the Asia-Europe (ASEM) Summit, where he addressed the session Enhancing Dialogue and Cooperation between Europe and Asia and Future...
2014-10-16
Ahead of his visit to Serbia, President of Russia Vladimir Putin gave an interview to the leading Serbian daily Politika. QUESTION: You are coming to Belgrade to take part in the celebrations comme...
2014-10-16
An overseas session of the sixth conference “Antitrust Regulation in Russia” was held in Brussels on 12-13 October 2014 under the auspices of the “Vedomosti” newspaper. Partici...
2014-10-15
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke with CNBC anchor Geoff Cutmore. Geoff Cutmore: Prime Minister, thank you very much for joining me and for giving me time for this interview. I wanted to start o...
2014-10-14
Speech and replies to questions by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with heads of the member companies of the Association of European Businesses in the Russian Federation, Moscow, 14 Octo...
2014-10-09
We have taken note that the EU had promptly reacted and given a principled evaluation to the recent terror attack in Grozny. We state with satisfaction that Brussels explicitly condemned the actions b...
2014-10-07
As reported earlier, Laurent DuPasquier, a representative of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), was killed by a shell in Donetsk on 2 October. Russia expressed outrage over this tra...
2014-10-03
Comment by Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on the killing of an International Committee of the Red Cross employee in Donetsk It was with deep sadness and indignation that we r...
2014-10-03
Statement by Alexander Lukashevich, official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, regarding Russia’s ratification of the Eurasian Economic Union Agreement On October 3, the ...
2014-10-02
On 2 October 2014 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took part in the VI Russia Calling! Investment Forum organised by VTB Capital. The discussion at the Forum is focusing on at...