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Unpublished letter to the Editor of The Times (sent 12 October)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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To the Attention of Foreign Nationals Visiting the Russian Federation

In accordance with the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 413 of August 16, 2004 “On migration card”, the migratio...

Bust of Yuri Gagarin was solemnly unveiled at the Science Museum in London

On 30Th August a bust of Yuri Gagarin was solemnly unveiled at the Science Museum in London. The sculpture is a donation of the charity foundation &ld...

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to the State of Kuwait

On August 27−28, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov paid a working visit to the State of Kuwait where he was received by Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al Ahm...

Press release on a meeting of the Coordinating Expert Council of the Interdepartmental Working Group on Preserving Russian Historical and Cultural Heritage in the United States

On August 28, the Foreign Ministry hosted a working meeting of the Coordinating Expert Council of the Interdepartmental Working Group (IWG) on Preserv...

19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi

Media registration for the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students will take place from July 3 to August 31, 2017.Before completing a registration a...

Press release on electing St Petersburg the capital of International Jazz Day in 2018

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova endorsed the decision of the international jury to hold the seventh annual International Jazz Day, which will be...

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, August 24, 2017

The death of Russian Ambassador to Sudan Mirgayas Shirinsky Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s working visit to Kuwait, UAE and QatarForeign Mini...

Comment by the Information and Press Department on compliance with transparency measures during preparation for West 2017 drills

The commotion in the Western press regarding the Russian-Belarusian military drills, West 2017, does not get weaker. The media go on reporting on the...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at the meeting with Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, on August 28, 2017

Your Excellency, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin gives you his most cordial greetings and remembers your visit in 2015 with pleasu...

Russian Cossacks in Scotland

On 16th August 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey Pritsepov received a delegation of Don Cossacks led by the president of the Fed...

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova

1568-24-08-2017   The death of Russian Ambassador to Sudan Mirgayas Shirinsky   On August 23, Russian Ambassador to Sudan Mirgayas Shiri...

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s consultations with Turkish Foreign Ministry Deputy Undersecretary Sedat Onal

1567-23-08-2017   On August 23, Russian-Turkish consultations on the Middle East and Africa issues took place in Moscow between Special Preside...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Moscow, August 22, 2017

Your Eminence, Esteemed guests, We are happy to meet with you during your visit to the Russian Federation. It is a good opportunity to carry on the...

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Ambassador's Articles


Letter to the Editor of the Daily Telegraph, published on 23 February 2015

SIR – You report, in accordance with the unfriendly statements of Michael Fallon, that the flights of Russian strategic bombers were, so the MoD...

Whose planes over whose borders (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The extraordinary hysteria launched in the British media after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon accused Russia of preparing an attack against the Balt...

Political transition – the only solution to Yemen crisis (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

On February 15, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2201 aimed at resolving the crisis in the Republic of Yemen in resp...

UN Security Council should give political impetus to Minsk agreements on Ukraine (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

The next day after a ceasefire for eastern Ukraine was agreed in Minsk, the Russian delegation at the UN Security Council proposed a draft resolution...

RUSSIA’S INITIATIVE ON TARGETING ILLEGAL OIL TRADE BY TERRORISTS ADOPTED (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

On February 12, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2199 on curbing the revenues that terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq are getting from trade...

Inter-Syrian contacts in Moscow: step in the right direction (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

The four-day inter-Syrian meeting in Moscow has come to an end. It was the first time since the talks were suspended in 2014 that representatives of t...

Russian military flights: facts and myths (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Yesterday FCO Permanent Under-Secretary Simon Fraser and I discussed Russian aircraft flights in the international airspace on 28 January. The British...

WHAT I’M TELLING FOREIGN OFFICE ON UKRAINE (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Russia is actively working with its European partners on the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, including within the Normandy format. We stress for t...

Terrorist attacks in Paris: need for deeper counterterrorism cooperation (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The terrorist attacks in the centre of Paris, where extremists killed journalists of the “Charlie Hebdo”, police officers and customers of...

RUSSIA AND BRITAIN: A RELATIONSHIP IN A CONTEXT (Full version of Alexander Yakovenko’s article for Daily Telegraph’s supplement RBTH of 16.12.2014)

The year of 2014 has not been particularly successful for our bilateral relations, to put it mildly. Indeed, it’s a challenge to profess optimis...

CIA TORTURE: SHOCK, BUT NO AWE (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The world has been shocked by the US Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA in their “war on terror”. Even the published version,...

New hegemon for Europe: back to the future? (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

  It is a surprise that some in Britain, utterly ambivalent about the relationship with the rest of Europe, are longing for a shepherd-hegemon f...

Save Christians in the Middle East! (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

  Russia is currently considering the possibility of initiating a draft decision of the UN Human Rights Council on the protection of Christians...

Russia’s initiative on No First Placement of Arms in Outer Space is winning growing support (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Preventing the deployment of weapons in outer space remains one of the key objectives of the Russian diplomacy. We believe that space should be used s...

Brisbane shows we need a new geopolitics in a time of crisis (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

President Vladimir Putin stressed at the final press-conference at this month’s G20 summit in Brisbane that “the work took place in a very...

EUROPEAN SECURITY: UKRAINIAN STRESS TEST

Ambassador Yakovenko contributes to the ongoing debate in The Financial Times on the issue of European security architecture: EUROPEAN SECURITY: UKRA...

Asia's Vector of the Russian policy (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the strategic priorities in the Russian foreign policy. As President Vladimir Putin stated at the APEC summit in Bei...

Donbass elections: chance for peace in Ukraine (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

On 2 November, elections were held in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine in an orderly manner and with a high voter turnout. These are the two...

Ambassador Yakovenko speaks at Remembrance Day ceremony (Soviet War memorial, Imperial War Museum, 9 November 2014)

Lord Mayor,Your Excellences,Dear Veterans,Ladies and Gentlemen, Today is a day to look back and remember the path we have travelled. We honor and re...

RUSSIA’S APPROACHES TO NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

  Elimination of the threat posed by the weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons, remains one of the key priorities of the intern...

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