UEFA EURO 2020 matches in Saint-Petersburg
Ambassador Andrei Kelin's interview to Guy Faulconbridge on Reuters, May 20, 2021
Embassy Press Officer replies to a media question regarding the speech on the cyber security by the UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab
Embassy reply to a media request from The Guardian
Воок of Condolence for the victims of the tragedy in School №175 in Kazan on 11.05.2021
Ambassador Andrei Kelin's Victory Day Address

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Extended suspension of flights from the UK to Russia

The Government of the Russian Federation has decided to extend the suspension of flights from the UK to Russia until 23 h 59 min of 16 April...

Ambassador Andrei Kelin's address at the online conference «Centenary of the Russian-British trade relations», 16 March 2021

The 100th anniversary of the first Soviet-British trade agreement is a memorable date. Its conclusion marked a milestone in the rich history of the Ru...

On new regulation concerning purposes of travel to Russia.

A Decree of the Russian Foreign Ministry from 21 December 2020 No. 23235, approving a new list of travel purposes for issuing visas to foreign citizen...

Ambassador Andrei Kelin's address at the international conference «A Decade of War in Syria», 15 March 2021

Thank you very much for a timely opportunity to reflect on one of the world’s deadliest conflicts and the fate of the long-suffering people. Thi...

Russian Foreign Ministry statement on the 10th anniversary of the start of anti-government demonstrations in Syria

I would like to read the Foreign Ministry’s statement on the 10th anniversary of the start of anti-government demonstrations in Syria. This docu...

Embassy demarche on the UK anti-Russian activity in the information sphere

On 10 March 2021, the Embassy undertook a demarche to the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office regarding the leaked FCDO-related documents tha...

Joint Statement of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Republic of Turkey, and Russian Federation, Doha, 11 March 2021

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the State of Qatar, Republic of Turkey, and Russian Federation had a meeting on 11 March 2021 in Doha to discuss t...

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Ambassador's Articles


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...

Russia’s UNSC presidency focused on Middle East conflicts (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

This month Russia is taking over the presidency of the UN Security Council. The Council is going to be busy with the opening of the UN General Assembl...

The Middle East: learning from history or repeating it? (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for the Daily Telegraph)

The successful conclusion of the talks with Iran on its nuclear program is a rare bright spot on the otherwise gloomy horizon of the Middle Eastern af...

Threats to cyber security can only be deterred together (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are being increasingly used for unlawful and hostile purposes that are inconsistent with the basic p...

70th anniversary of the United Nations: as relevant as ever (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

In September, the UN General Assembly session will be opened by marking the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Organization. The principles that h...

Ukraine: Road to peace runs through Minsk-II (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

More than 6 months have passed since the February 12 Minsk Agreements on the settlement in Ukraine were struck. However, the ongoing crisis in th...

National System of Payment Cards: more independence (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

The today’s geopolitical environment made urgent the task of creating the national payment system in Russia. That issue leapt to the top of the...

The Middle East: time for a genuinely collective effort to fight terrorists (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

Tensions in the Middle East are increasing and the situation in many countries of this region is deteriorating dramatically. The region’s implos...

Eurasian Economic Union reaches out to South-East Asia (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

The development of regional economic integration is an objective process. In a globalizing and increasingly competitive international environment ther...

ISIS will be defeated if double standards are rejected (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

Important meetings on the situation in the Middle East, including Syria, Iraq and the fight against ISIS, have taken place in Doha, Qatar. Russian For...

Brics nations offer the world a taste of genuine economic partnership (article in The Daily Telegraph, 3 August 2015)

The seventh BRICS Summit just held in Ufa, Russia, marked a major milestone in partnership. Leaders discussed issues of common interest internationall...

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