News and events

2015-02-28
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address and answers to questions from students and attendees of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow, February 27, 2015 Mr Bazhanov, la...
2015-02-27
On 27 February 2015 the Permanent Representative of Russia to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov addressed the section on Russia-EU relations of the "More or Less Europe? Ideas Lab" conference organis...
2015-02-26
On February 26, at the initiative of the European Union, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a telephone conversation with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for For...
2015-02-24
President Vladimir Putin answered questions from the National State Television and Radio Company (VGTRK) journalist Vladimir Solovyov. VLADIMIR SOLOVYOV: Mr President, our nation just celebrated De...
2015-02-24
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s comment for the media on the results of a Normandy format meeting, Paris, 24 February 2015 We have completed a meeting of the foreign ministers of France, German...
2015-02-23
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address at the UN Security Council open debate on “Maintaining International Peace and Security: reflect on history, reaffirm the strong commitment to the purpose and ...
2015-02-20
Сomment by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on the inspection conducted by Ukraine in the Rostov Region As previously reported, on February 9-12, 2015 a group of four Ukrainian army...
2015-02-20
Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich regarding a UN peacekeeping operation in Ukraine It has come to our attention that the Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council ha...
2015-02-20
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov’s interview with TASS news agency, 16 February 2015 Question: Is the EU, in refusing to recognise the Do...
2015-02-19
On 18 February 2015 a reception on the occasion of the Defender of the Fatherland Day was held at the Permanent Mission of Russia to the EU. The event was hosted by heads of Russian diplomatic mission...
2015-02-18
On 17 February President Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban in Budapest. Following the consultations, The President of Russia and Prime Minister of Hungary attended the ...
2015-02-17
Comment by the Foreign Ministry on the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada’s decision to temporarily suspend the accreditation of journalists and technical experts of certain Russian media outlets at Ukrainian s...
2015-02-17
Reply by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to the media's question on the statement by Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius on lethal arms supplies to Ukraine Question: In a...
2015-02-16
We were puzzled to see the EU Foreign Affairs Council decision of 9 February, which came into force on 16 February extending EU sanctions list to a number of Russian citizens and legal entities. Once ...
2015-02-14
We reaffirm our high assessment of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements adopted on February 12. Russia is willing to help implement these agreements. At the sam...
2015-02-12
Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande and Petro Poroshenko took part in the talks on a settlement to the situation in Ukraine. At the final stage, they were joined by Heidi Tagliavini, OSCE...
2015-02-12
Comment by the Information and Press Department on the adoption by the UN Security Council of the resolution targeting illegal trade in oil and oil products by terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq On...
2015-02-12
Moscow is concerned and perplexed by a media statement by Vesna Pusic, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia, who confirmed that volunteers from Croatia a...
2015-02-12
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov's interview with CNN. Brussels, 11 February 2015 CNN COPYRIGHT ...
2015-02-11
On 10 February an annual reception on the occasion of the Day of Russian Diplomacy was held at the Permanent Mission of Russia to the EU. Guests included European External Action Service and European ...
2015-02-10
It is with grave concern and indignation that we have learned about plans by local nationalist radicals to hold another so-called Lukov March, named after a nefarious WWII character, the Bulgarian Gen...
2015-02-10
Comment for EuroparlTV by Alexey Pushkov, Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, ahead of a meeting with Members of the Eu...
2015-02-08
Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica ...
2015-02-08
Representatives of the Quartet - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, United States Secretary of State John Kerry, European Union High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Federica...
2015-02-07
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov delivers a speech and answers questions during debates at the 51st Munich Security Conference, Munich, February 7, 2015 Ladies and gentlemen, Mr Wolfgang Ischinger...
2015-02-06
Euractiv: There is a lot of talk of sending US or NATO lethal weapons to Ukraine. Some in Europe say it’s a good idea to help the Ukrainians, others warn it’s too dangerous. What is your c...
2015-02-02
Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all let me give credit to the organizers of this forum for staging an impressive and very timely event at a highly sensitive juncture in European politics and economics....