E-book of condolences For Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Russian President Vladimir Putin met President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
President Putin visited Khmeimim Air Base in Syria
Press release on First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov’s consultations with British Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Alan Duncan
Moscow Exchange Forum in London
Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's remarks at the Roscosmos "Sputnik" exhibition launch at Rossotrudnichestvo
Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s message of greetings to organisers and participants in the 7th international forum The Arctic: Present and Future
Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans
Russian Ambassador visits Scotland
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Libero, Italy
Afghan opium production jumps to record level (by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko for RT)
Trade between Russia and the United Kingdom could double in the next five years
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the Russian International Affairs Council’s general meeting, Moscow, November 28, 2017
Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans
FIFA World Cup host cities' tourist and investment potential presented

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E-book of condolences For Dmitri Hvorostovsky

E-book of condolences For Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Unpublished letter to the Editor of The Times (sent 12 October)

Sir,If British MPs are free to speak out, wherever they wish, on any issue, why try to block their freedom of speech (“Helping Putin”, 11...

First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov’s answer to a media question regarding British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s visit to Russia

Question: The Foreign Office announced yesterday that Secretary of State for Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson would visit Russia. Do y...

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

Press-conference of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s and Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation of the Republic of...

Evening with Professor Valentina Polukhina: Joseph Brodsky and his heritage

On 13 October Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in the event dedicated to the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky, whose prominent scholar Professor Va...

Foreign Ministry statement on the situation in the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, Spain

Guided by the fundamental principles of international law, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation views the developments in Catalon...

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov’s meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Hekmat Khalil Karzai

 On October 10, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov met with visiting Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Hekmat Khalil Karzai, who arrived...

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On October 9, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the latter’s initiative. They discussed...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the expanded meeting of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council, Sochi, October 10, 2017

Colleagues, We continue the meeting of the CIS Foreign Ministers Council. First of all, I once again welcome all of you and all participants in this...

Comment by the Information and Press department on the upcoming meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers

On October 10, a regular meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers will be held in Sochi within the framework of Russia’s CIS Chairmanship...

Russian Energy Week Forum plenary session

Following the plenary session, President Vladimir Putin had a brief meeting with foreign guests of the Russian Energy Week who arrived in Moscow to ta...

Interview of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with the Asharq Al-Awsat Pan-Arab Newspaper, October 2017

Question: Regarding the visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Russia, how do you assess the Russian-Saudi relations at the bilateral level...

Embassy Press Officer on the adoption of the Ukrainian law “On education”

On 25 September the President of Ukraine signed the discriminatory law “On education” that violates human rights and infringes the rights...

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Ambassador's Articles


Climate Change: Russian factsheet

Climate change is one of major global challenges in the 21st century, which goes beyond the scope of pure science and represents a complex interdiscip...

BRICS: New way of partnership (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

BRICS is a product of the dynamic development of globalization and new centres of economic growth and political influence. It aligns interests of Braz...

Waterloo and Vienna: learning from history (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

These days, as the celebrations of the Waterloo 200th anniversary have just concluded in Europe and Britain, it is time to reflect on the legacy of th...

Protecting the rights of refugees is one of the priorities of Russia’s foreign policy (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

This year we also mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the most brutal and destructive disaster in human history that caused tremendo...

The West is mean to Russia, but let’s be friends (by Ambassador Yakovenko for The Telegraph)

Russia and Britain have joint experience and interests, which can be a good starting point for improving relations.Nearly a fortnight ago, on June 12,...

British view of the Russian foreign policy: misunderstanding or distortion? (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

When one listens to what the British officials and media pundits have to say about Russia's policy towards Ukraine, it is hard not to wonder if it is...

Supporting closer ties between European Union and Eurasian Union (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his interview to the Italian newspaper “Il Corriere della Sera” on the 6th...

Why is US building up arms in Eastern Europe? (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

US media have recently reported the White House’s plans to position arms stockpiles in NATO’s eastern European countries for the purpose...

Tackling terrorism requires genuinely collective approach (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for RT)

The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) is advancing in Iraq and Syria. Its groups are settling in some regions of Libya, there are problems in Lebanon, an...

Small Arms and Lights Weapons: Russian position (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

On 22 May, the United Nations Security Council adopted the Resolution 2220 on the Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) control. Six out of 15 Security...

Russian economy: overcoming difficulties fast (by Russian Ambassador to UK Alexander Yakovenko, special to RBTH)

For many prominent international observers it is obvious that despite tough challenges, including low energy prices, weak rouble and western sanctions...

Re-engagement between Russia and NATO is in everyone’s interest (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

The end of the Cold War gave unprecedented opportunities to overcome the divisions of Europe. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has exten...

Russia and the Council of Europe: staunch support for pan-europeanism (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

On 19 May in Brussels the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe will meet for its regular session. In Russia’s view, the session will...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Effective sovereignty through equality of constituent peoples (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

On May 12, the UN Security Council will hold a debate on Bosnia and Herzegovina. Russia is interested in the sustainable and normal functioning of Bos...

Letter to the editor of the Economist (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

Dear Sirs,   Like many Russian citizens, I do have a problem with your highly biased piece on the Great Patriotic War (The Economist, May 2nd 2...

Yemen: recipes imposed from outside won't work (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

Russia consistently calls for a peaceful resolution of the internal political crisis in Yemen. This should be achieved through an inclusive inter-Yeme...

New Round of Iran nuclear programme talks: Russia's view (Ambassador Yakovenko for Russia Today)

The next round of P5+1 talks with Iran on its nuclear programme may happen next week. The details are being discussed at the meeting of political dire...

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