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Independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia: Why it happened (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

In August 2008, the President of Georgia, in breach of the UN Charter and in violation of other international obligations and commitments, started a c...

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Is it possible to make a nuclear-free world? (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

The recent speech by President Barack Obama in Berlin indicated his intention to take further steps towards a nuclear-free world He proposed addition...

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Syria: Russia optimistic despite differences (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

In the run-up to the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, there was much speculation over the disagreements between Russia and the West on Syria: Claims of chemic...

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Russia's 'Global Mind' banking on $50 bln 2020 Expo glory (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

World Expo is held every five years. Ekaterinburg is competing with Dubai (UAE), Izmir (Turkey), Ayutthaya (Thailand) and Sao Paulo (Brazil) for the 2...

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Future of the Arctic in focus as more countries start playing in the region (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

As interest in the Arctic region, its exploration and preservation, rapidly grows, the Arctic Council is getting more hands to help out with the new P...

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Speech of Ambassador Yakovenko at the reception in the Russian Embassy in London on the occasion of the Day of Russia

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman, I am delighted to welcome you today at the Russian Embassy on the occasion of our national holiday. Dear guests,...

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South Stream: A fresh element of Russian-European energy cooperation? (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

With a stagnating European economy plans to supply more gas to the West is becoming a challenge. But Russia is taking the risk. South Stream is a mul...

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What World War II can teach us about today’s divided Europe (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

World War II was one of the most tragic pages in Russian history: We endured suffering unparalleled in modern history. The four-year struggle against...

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Address of Ambassador Yakovenko at the Victory Day wreath laying ceremony, Soviet War Memorial (London, 9 May 2013)

Your Grace, Your Excellencies Dear Veterans Friends Today, we have come here, to the Soviet War Memorial, to mark the day of greatest victory, the...

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Ambassador Yakovenko’s greetings to the veterans of WWII on the occasion of the VE Day

Dear veterans, Please, accept heart-felt greetings on the 68th anniversary of our common Victory over Nazi Germany. I would like to express our grat...

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Statement by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko, Head of the Delegation of the Russian Federation at the Somalia Conference, London, 7 May 2013

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour for me to speak today at this high-level conference which is taking place in London already for the s...

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Statement of Russian Ambassador to UK Alexander Yakovenko at the Opening of the First Russo-British Conference: “Challenges of the Global Governance: a sight from London and Moscow”, London, 29 April 2013

Dear ladies and gentlemen, I am glad to welcome you at the Opening of the First Russo-British Conference “Challenges of Global Governance: a vi...

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Russia takes lead on global road safety initiatives (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

Road traffic injures are the eighth-biggest cause of death worldwide. By 2030, they will become the fifth-largest cause of death, unless urgent action...

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Speaking notes of Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at the Preview Reception on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Houghton Revisited: The Walpole Masterpieces from Catherine the Great's Hermitage" 25 April 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am glad to welcome you at today's preview reception on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition "Houghton Revisited: The...

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The Russian view of European security (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

The history of international relations shows any attempt to achieve one’s own security at the expense of the security of others fails and leads...

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Why Russia is against weapons in space (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

The prevention of the placement of weapons in orbit is a key objective of international space cooperation. Creating a unified vision on the issue of s...

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Consequences of the Arab League decision on Syria (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

In November 2011, the Arab League decided to suspend Syrian membership in the organization. Now another anti-Syrian move has been taken in Doha: as th...

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Russia-UK strategic dialogue: New modalities (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

The first meeting of the strategic dialogue at the level of foreign and defence ministers of both countries took place on the 13th of March 2013. Thi...

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