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Unpublished letter to the Editor of The Times (sent 12 October)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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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, Moscow, August 21, 2017

Mr Minister, friends, We are glad to see you in Moscow. This is a good opportunity to continue the discussion we began on May 29 in Cairo. Given the...

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, August 17, 2017

Talks between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Egyptian Foreign Minister Samen Shukri Talks between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Foreign Mini...

72 UNGA: The UN must adopt new rules of behaviour in the information space

The efforts aimed at ensuring international information security with the UN playing the key role, should be focused on the prevention of conflicts in...

72 UNGA: Human rights must be protected but not used a pretext to intervene in domestic affairs

The primary responsibility for the protection and promotion of human rights lies with the States, while the UN executive structures should play a supp...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint press conference following talks with Foreign Minister of Bolivia Fernando Huanacuni Mamani, Moscow, August 16, 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, My Bolivian colleague, Foreign Minister of Bolivia Fernando Huanacuni Mamani, and I had constructive and intensive talks.The mi...

72 UNGA: Afghanistan is a matter of primary concern

Russia supports efforts of the Government of Afghanistan to advance national reconciliation and dialogue with the armed opposition. We are deeply conc...

Iran has the right to develop its missile programme (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

The launch by Iran on 27 July of the missile “Simurg” caused a lot of speculations and aimed at putting additional pressure on the country...

Comment by the Information and Press Department on terrorist attack in Ouagadougou

On August 13, a group of armed individuals attacked visitors of a café in the centre of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. According to...

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Qadri Jamil, a leader of the Syrian opposition Popular Front for Change and Liberation and head of the Syrian opposition’s Moscow platform

On August 14, Russian Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov received Qadri J...

72 UNGA: We must help relaunch Israeli-Palestinian negotiations

There is a need to relaunch direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations on the Middle East settlement. We call on both sides to abstain from unilateral st...

Embassy responds to Russian media question

Question: It looks like British media continue their policy of writing/saying either harsh criticism of Russia or nothing at all. And this in summer t...

72 UNGA : Only diplomatic settlement can bring peace to the Middle East and North Africa

We believe that there is no alternative to a diplomatic settlement of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. Collective counter-terrorism effo...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions at the Terra Scientia on Klyazma River National Educational Youth Forum, Vladimir Region, August 11, 2017

Good afternoon, Thank you for such a warm welcome. I have been invited for the third time running. I am very pleased to receive these invitations bec...

Russian Embassy’s comment on Malcolm Rifkind’s piece in The Times of 14 August 2017

We are not surprised by the former tory foreign and defense secretary’s attempt at finding some common ground between a post-Brexit Britain and...

Comment by the Information and Press Department on terrorist attack in Ouagadougou

On August 13, a group of armed individuals attacked visitors of a café in the centre of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. According to...

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Libyan National Army Commander Khalifa Haftar

On August 14, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a meeting at the Foreign Ministry with Libyan National Army Commander Khalifa Haftar, who is paying a...

Russian-Abkhazian talks

President Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadjimba held talks in Pitsunda, Abkhazia. August 8...

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Ambassador's Articles


What Ambassador says in Foreign Office on ISIS (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Russia firmly supports the efforts of the Iraqi government to combat terrorism in all its aspects. It is necessary to unite the efforts of the country...

MGIMO, Happy Birthday! (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

On 14 October the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) marks its 70th anniversary. This academic institution, ever since its esta...

Innopolis – Russia’s New IT-Capital? (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Information and communications technology (ICT) continues to be one of the most progressive and growth-generating sectors of the global economy. Such...

The Caspian Summit: successful cooperation in the 'oasis of peace' (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

One of the biggest achievements of the Caspian Summit was the considerable progress made in preparing the Convention on the Caspian Sea legal status....

WHY THE VETO RIGHT IS SO IMPORTANT (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

There is an on-going discussion of the Security Council reform, including the issue of the veto right. The veto right, or the UN Charter’s requi...

Russian approach to international cooperation in climate issues (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Several days ago the UN climate summit was held in New York. It became another important step in the ongoing discussions of what is to be done to coun...

Defeating terrorism through a comprehensive approach (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Combating ISIS, the Al-Nusrah Front and other terrorist cells that have long been growing in the Middle East, has now become a top international prior...

Rights of indigenous peoples within post-2015 Development Agenda (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The international community is approaching a significant milestone in international development process – a new sustainable Development Agenda f...

Russia in Global Nuclear Energy Market (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Within the context of the recent 58th IAEA General Conference held in Vienna it is worth making an overview of Russia’s position in this importa...

Growing terrorist threat: what it is and what should be done about it (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

  Analysts are talking about rapidly growing multidimensional terrorist threats. Recent developments in some parts of the world prove their poin...

MH17 CRASH MUST BE PROPERLY INVESTIGATED (Ambassador Yakovenko, for RBTH)

The situation around the investigation of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash raises serious questions. The preliminary report conducted by Dutch expert...

ON RUSSIA’S AGENDA AT 69TH SESSION OF THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The 69th session of the UN General Assembly has opened in New York on 16 September. We believe that it should aim at consolidating collective approach...

ISIS CHALLENGE MUST BE ADDRESSED COLLECTIVELY (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Aggressive actions by the so-called “Islamic State”, which is also known as ISIS, threaten the future of Iraq as well as that of its neigh...

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: Allies Of A New Type (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The SCO has become an influential organisation and an important factor in the emergence of a new polycentric world order. The organisation has worked...

Defeating ISIS requires genuinely collective effort and total commitment (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Today, the international community is rightly concerned over the unprecedented surge in ISIS’s terrorist activities in Iraq. Everyone realizes t...

A case study in the failure to learn from history (Russian Ambassador to UK Alexander Yakovenko, special to RBTH)

The Ukrainian crisis has two closely intertwined dimensions: a domestic one and an external one, both testifying to the failure to manage the process...

Fighting ISIS only in Iraq is like extinguishing only half of a fire (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

British politicians and media are expressing their concern over the advance of terrorist Islamic State forces in Iraq and stress the need to counter t...

Risks for Russian-Ukrainian economic relations (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

There has been much speculation lately about the reasons for Russia’s negative stance on the Association Agreement between the European Union an...

Libya: time to unite international efforts (by Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

We are seriously concerned with the drastically degrading situation in Libya. At the moment this country is becoming a failed state, breaking into sma...

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