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2016-08-30
On 30 August Russian Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa Mikhail Bogdanov met with Head of the EU Delegation to Russia Vygaudas Ušackas, at t...
2016-08-29
Comment by Konstantin Dolgov, Russian MFA Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, regarding the facts of enforced disappearances and secret detentions of civilians in Ukraine Duri...
2016-08-27
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a news conference following talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry Geneva, August 26, 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, ...
2016-08-25
Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico in the Kremlin. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Prime Minister, friends, welcome to Moscow. We are very pleased to see you. ...
2016-08-25
Comment by the Russian MFA Information and Press Department on the European Commission statement issued ahead of the Europe-Wide Day of Remembrance for the victims of all totalitarian and authoritaria...
2016-08-24
President of Russia Vladimir Putin offered his deep condolences to Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi over the loss of life in an earthquake in central Italy. In his message, Vladimir Putin said ...
2016-08-23
Western and some Middle Eastern media outlets have recently published more items criticising the activities of Russia’s Aerospace Forces in Syria, possibly at the prompting of their US partners. Russi...
2016-08-23
Question: Can you comment on the regular media reports about modern weapons making it into the hands of terrorist groups in the Middle East and North Africa? Sergey Lavrov: Apparently, our Western ...
2016-08-23
President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and President of France Francois Hollande. The three leaders discussed the internal ...
2016-08-19
This year the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) will present its second international Award in the field of national geography, ecology, preservation and promotion of the natural, historical and cult...
2016-08-19
On 14-18 November 2016 the Russian city of Murmansk is to host the 5th Murmansk International Business Week (MIBW) which provides a platform for addressing most topical issues related to the developme...
2016-08-19
19 August is known as the World Humanitarian Day. It was established by the UN to raise public awareness of humanitarian actions and efforts of aid workers who dedicate their lives to saving and helpi...
2016-08-16
Excerpts from Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to questions at the opening of the Russian-German summer school “Ways of Developing the Energy Sector: Modern Challenges”, Yekaterinburg , August...
2016-08-15
We condemn the ongoing vociferous campaign against Soviet WWII memorials in Poland. In late July – early August, unidentified persons desecrated the cemetery of Red Army soldiers in Kielce (Swietok...
2016-08-12
On 12 August First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov received EU Ambassador to Russia Vygaudas Ušackas. During their conversation, the officials discussed urgent issues of European security an...
2016-08-11
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has disrupted a plot to carry out terrorist attacks in the Republic of Crimea. The attacks, planned by the Ukrainian Defence Ministry’s Chief Intelligence Direc...
2016-08-11
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson on August 11 on the initiative of the British side. Th...
2016-08-09
On August 9, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier, at the latter’s in...

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