Why to fight with memorials (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)
Syria: collective humanitarian efforts, not sanctions, are needed more than ever (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)
Visit to University of Aberdeen
Visit to Scottish textile company Johnstons of Elgin
Unpublished letter to the Editor of The Times (sent 12 October)
First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov’s answer to a media question regarding British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s visit to Russia
Press-conference of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s and Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation of the Republic of Burundi Alain Aime Nyamitwe
Evening with Professor Valentina Polukhina: Joseph Brodsky and his heritage
Foreign Ministry statement on the situation in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Spain
Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov’s meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Hekmat Khalil Karzai
Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

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Quartet Envoys' Joint Press Statement, September 28, 2017

The Envoys of the Middle East Quartet from the Russian Federation, the United States, the European Union and the United Nations welcome efforts, inclu...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s greetings to organisers and participants of the 3rd Caspian Media Forum

I would like to extend my cordial greetings to the organisers and participants of the 3rd Caspian Media Forum. Your meetings are becoming a high-dema...

Embassy requests FCO to make sure POW graves in Alderney are respected (response to Russian media question)

Following British media reports that the construction works for the France – Alderney – Britain energy project have damaged the burial sit...

Former Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nikolay Bordyuzha made a report at the Russian Embassy

On 27 September Former Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (1998-1999) Nikolay Bordyuzha presented a report on "Ensuring...

Tim Peake s pacecraft ’s next epic journey... across the UK

• National tour of Soyuz TMA - 19M announced by Tim Peake, Samsung and the ScienceMuseum Group• Soyuz could ‘visit a venue near you&rs...

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with a delegation of the Syrian opposition National Renewal Movement

On September 26, Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received a delegation...

PRESENTATION by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk at the Christian Future of Europe Conference 22 September 2017, London

Your Eminences and Your Excellencies, dear Mr. Ambassador, conference organizers and participants, I cordially greet all of those gathered today at t...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 22, 2017

Question: I want to thank you on behalf of the UN Correspondents Association for this news conference and the ability to talk with you within the fram...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Itogi Nedeli for the NTV network, Moscow, September 24, 2017

Question: It looked as if it was a difficult week for the UN General Assembly, what with some delegations walking out and others joining the debate an...

IX BRICS Summit – turning into a global organisation (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

The 9th BRICS summit in Xiamen, China, has emphasized the proximity of positions of the member states on the current global problems. It demonstrated...

On Russia's assistance to Central Asia (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

Russia attaches great importance to the issue of sustainable development as it is underlined by the UN. Among our priorities in this area is the devel...

Eurasian Economic Union today (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

Though hardly noticeable in the Western media, the Eurasian economic cooperation is booming, with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) becoming an incre...

Выступление Посла А.В.Яковенко на дискуссии «Христианское будущее Европы» (22 сентября 2017 г.)

Ladies and gentlemen,I’m glad to welcome you here to a discussion of two prominent hierarchs of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Church of En...

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Ambassador's Articles


Russia helped create conditions for peaceful process in Syria (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

In full compliance with international law and at the request of the legitimate Government of Syria, Russia launched a military operation in this count...

Russian air strikes on Syria have driven out terrorists and helped start talks (by Alexander Yakovenko for The Independent)

Since the beginning of the military operation in Syria, Russia has carried out more than 9,000 flights, and for the first time, massive strikes with b...

Russia and the West: between old geopolitics and collective action (article by Alexander Yakovenko for The Independent)

It is unfortunate that many nowadays engage quite lightly in the new Cold War rhetoric. It does not reflect the reality, only helps distort...

Is the world ready for further reduction of nuclear weapons? (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

One of the most important tasks in the field of international security is to rid the world of the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. Russia...

Syria: Sorting the Mess Out (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for Evening Standard)

The recent meeting of the IGSS in Munich came up with the plan to try to find ways to reach a cessation of hostilities between Syrian patriotic opposi...

Russia is not a threat to the West (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

On 31 December, 2015 President Vladimir Putin signed the update National Security Strategy 2016. It is an updated key strategic planning document. In...

Russia's Approach To Humanitarian Problems In Syria

The Syrian conflict has unfolded into a horrific humanitarian disaster that should be dealt with through joint effort by all parties involved. On its...

Kiev must understand there is no alternative to Minsk (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

Nearly a year has passed since the Minsk Agreements on the settlement in Ukraine were reached. However, the ongoing crisis in the South-East Ukraine a...

Libya: a hard road ahead (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

The situation in Libya has reached a critical point, when its very survival is in question. The situation has been significantly aggravated due to a g...

Russia’s contribution to global efforts to contain climate change (full text of article by Ambassador Yakovenko for RBTH)

The world’s climate and weather patterns are changing. Global temperatures are rising, causing more extreme weather events, like flooding and he...

Russia and Britain should beat Isil as we did the Nazis: together (by Ambassador Yakovenko for The Telegraph)

Sir Winston Churchill knew that faced with evil, Britain and Russia must stand united.As Britain debates its role in fighting Islamic State of Iraq an...

Vienna meeting on Syria: fighting terrorism should become a priority (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

With the world discussing ways to defeat the ISIS, we are witnessing positive momentum in agreeing a political process for Syria. A second round of co...

What Russia does vs doping usage in sports (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

In 2009, the National strategy for sport and physical culture was accepted in Russia. One of the cornerstones of the program was heavily stressed anti...

There should be no place for weapons in outer space (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

On 23 October 2015, on the margins of the UN General Assembly, the member states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) adopted a Joint...

Chemical weapons in Syria: who is guilty

Against the background of many complex events occurring in the Middle East, the West continues to regularly accuse the Syrian government of using chem...

Facing down Isis threat in Syria together (full text of article by Ambassador Yakovenko for RBTH)

Isis established a bridgehead in Syria and other countries of the Middle East. The terrorists do not conceal their far-reaching plans for further expa...

Minding Isis Threat Jointly (full text of article by Ambassador Yakovenko for London Evening Standard)

Now, that John Kerry and Sergey Lavrov, Ashton Carter and Sergey Shoigu have talked Syria, and Gideon Rachman, Martin Wolf and Con Coughlin have spoke...

On recent Chatham House pieces: minding Ukraine's and one's own business

Sir Andrew Wood writes of the 'flawed' Minsk-2, though he knows, as a diplomat, that those agreements stopped fighting when the Ukrainian forces, incl...

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