News and events

2015-04-28
28 April 2015 saw the opening on the European Parliament premises in Strasbourg of an exhibition “The Way to the Joint Victory over Nazism: From Stalingrad to Prague”. The event was organised at the j...
2015-04-28
Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov's interview with EU Reporter on the margins of the Exhibition “The Way to the Joint Victory over Nazism: From Stalingrad to Prague” at the European Parliame...
2015-04-28
Dear Vice-President of the European Parliament, dear Mayor Kosolapov, Excellencies, distinguished guests, First of all I would like to thank Mr. Jiri Maštalka and the City of Volgograd for thei...
2015-04-27
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov's interview with Euractiv, 27 April 2015 Euractiv: Let’s begin with the latest EU summit on migration. EU le...
2015-04-23
Statement by the Russian Ministry of Energy on the European Commission’s “Statement of objections” in the framework of the antitrust investigation against JSC Gazprom, 22 April 2015 On 22 April 201...
2015-04-22
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s live radio interview with Sputnik, Ekho Moskvy and Govorit Moskva, Moscow, April 22, 2015 Question: Why does Russia refuse to recognise Novorossiya, given that ...
2015-04-22
Unique documents and pictures featuring the Battle of Stalingrad and the liberation of European cities in 1944-1945 form the centrepiece of the international exhibition “The Way to the Joint Victory o...
2015-04-16
Direct Line with Vladimir Putin was broadcast live on Channel One, Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-24 TV channels, and Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio stations. During the live broadcast that lasted 3...
2015-04-14
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s comment and answers to media questions following the Normandy format ministerial meeting in Berlin on April 13, 2015 This was a long and productive meeting, where w...
2015-04-13
Foreign Ministers Normandy Meeting in Berlin, 13 April 2015 Agreed Statement of the Chair 1) The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, the Russian Federation and Ukraine, met in Berlin today to discus...
2015-04-13
Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov' s interview with Europolitics, 10 March 2015 Question: Would you describe the Minsk II agreement of Februar...
2015-04-10
Comment by the Information and Press Department on the issue of missile defence in Europe in the context of Iran’s nuclear programme We have noted the remarks by US and NATO officials indicating th...
2015-04-09
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (CMCE) Chairman, Belgian Deput...
2015-04-09
Comment by the Information and Press Department on banning RTR-Planeta broadcasts in Lithuania Several days ago, the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania made an unprecedented decision for ...
2015-04-08
President Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister of Greece Alexis Tsipras, who is in Russia on a working visit. Mr Putin and Mr Tsipras discussed a broad range of bilateral cooperation matters, esp...
2015-04-07
Question: An agreement was reached on Iran. The Europeans seem to be happy and even grateful to Russia for its constructive involvement. However, some in Russia are now saying that “it’s bad, Iran wil...
2015-04-06
We are deeply perplexed by the hue and cry raised by some of our foreign partners and human rights organisations over the situation around the Crimean ATR media holding, which, on April 1, disconti...
2015-04-06
Comment by the Information and Press Department on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s working visit to Slovakia Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to Bratislava on April 3-4 at the invitation ...
2015-04-04
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address at a wreath-laying ceremony at the Slavin Hill memorial to Soviet soldiers, Bratislava, April 4, 2015 Dear veterans, Mr Speaker of the Slovak Nationa...
2015-04-04
Thank you very much, Mr Minister, I would like to thank our Slovak friends, the leaders and people of Slovakia for the wonderful and touching ceremony at the Slavin Hill memorial to Soviet soldiers...
2015-04-01
FMS of Russia monitoring analysis of the Ukrainian citizens’ requests (as of March 31, 2015) is as follows. The total figure of the citizens from the South-East of Ukraine entering the territory...
2015-04-01
The official website of the Russian presidency of the BRICS group (brics2015.ru) has published a message from Vladimir Putin at the start of Russia’s presidency of the group. The President said, in...
2015-04-01
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s comment for the media on talks between the P5+1 international mediators and Iran, Lausanne, March 31, 2015 One more very important day of the ministerial negotiatio...