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15 April 2018

Accreditation requests from journalists to cover celebrations of 73rd anniversary of Victory in Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 are no longer accepted

The Presidential Press and Information Office’s Department of Accreditation and Briefings informs, that accreditation requests from journalists to cover the celebrations of the 73rd anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941–1945 are no longer... Read more...
TODAY 21.04.2018

Statement by President of Russia Vladimir Putin

14 April 2018On April 14, the United States, supported by its allies, launched an airstrike against military and civilian targets in the Syrian Arab Republic. An act of aggression against a sovereign state that is on the frontline in the fight against terrorism was...> -

Presentation of foreign ambassadors’ letters of credence

11 April 2018Vladimir Putin received the credentials of a number of foreign ambassadors in Alexander Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace. A total of 17 new heads of diplomatic missions presented their credentials to the President of Russia: Steve Davies Ugbah (Federal...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 7th Moscow Conference...

05 April 2018Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, We are so happy to have this opportunity to once again address the Moscow Conference on International Security organised by the Russian Defence Ministry. We would like to welcome all of you taking part in this...> -

The Russian party’s questions for the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat...

01 April 2018On April 1, the Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) sent the following questions regarding the fabricated “Skripal case” to the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat: 1. What kind...> -

Russia’s questions to the United Kingdom regarding the Skripal case...

31 March 2018On March 31, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in London delivered to the British Foreign Ministry a note with a list of questions to the British side regarding the Skripal case fabricated against Russia: 1. Why has Russia been denied consular...> -

Russia’s questions to France regarding the Skripal case fabricated...

31 March 2018On March 31, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Paris delivered to the French Foreign Ministry a note with a list of questions to the French side regarding the Skripal case fabricated against Russia: 1. On what grounds did France become involved...> -

Press release on summoning foreign ambassadors to the Foreign...

30 March 2018On March 30, the Foreign Ministry summoned the heads of diplomatic missions from Australia, Albania, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Finland,...> -

Press release on Russia’s response to unfriendly UK steps

30 March 2018 On March 30, UK Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow was summoned to the Foreign Ministry, where he was handed a note of protest against the provocative and unfounded actions by the British side, which had orchestrated a groundless expulsion of Russian...> -

Foreign Ministry statement

28 March 2018The British authorities have demonstrated their inability to ensure the safety of Russian citizens more than once. The glaring examples include the poisoning of former FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko, the death of businessmen Badri Patarkatsishvili and...> -

Foreign Ministry statement

26 March 2018We express our strong protest in the wake of the decision taken by a number of EU and NATO member countries to expel Russian diplomats. We consider this as an unfriendly step that is not consistent with the goals and interests of establishing the...> -

Foreign Ministry statement

26 March 2018We express our strong protest in the wake of the decision taken by a number of EU and NATO member countries to expel Russian diplomats. We consider this as an unfriendly step that is not consistent with the goals and interests of establishing the...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at a news conference...

23 March 2018Ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to our Vietnamese friends, on behalf of our delegation and personally, for their hospitality. This morning we had a meeting with the General Secretary of the Central...> -

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE...

23 March 2018Mr Chairperson, The number of ceasefire violations in Donbass and the use of weapons that have been prohibited under the Minsk Agreements have decreased thanks to the so-called spring truce. However, an increased number of shoot-outs has been reported...> -

Foreign Ministry statement

23 March 2018The conclusions issued by the European Council on March 22 regarding the chemical incident in Salisbury are regrettable. The wording used by the European Council attributing Russia with the responsibility for the incident solely on the grounds of “no...> -

Aide-memoire to clarify the state of affairs as regards the so-called...

21 March 20181. On 12 March 2018, Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May, addressing the House of Commons, said it was "highly likely" that the Russian Federation was responsible for the poisoning of former GRU colonel, double agent Sergei Skripal and his...> -

Press release on a joint briefing by Russian Foreign Ministry,...

21 March 2018On March 21, the Foreign Ministry, the Defence Ministry and the Ministry of Industry and Trade held a joint briefing at the level of directors of the three ministries’ specialised departments for the foreign ambassadors accredited to Russia. They...> -

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the recent report...

19 March 2018We have familiarised ourselves with the 21st report of the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine covering the period from November 16, 2017, to February 15, 2018, which was circulated in Geneva. We took note of the information about lower number...> -

Comment by the Information and Press Departmenton the statement of...

19 March 2018The speed with which EU member countries rushed to call British allegations of Russia’s involvement in the tragic incident in Salisbury “extremely serious” was perplexing. Despite the attempts of the EU nations to observe some semblance of balance, the...> -

Press release on summoning UK Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow to...

17 March 2018On March 17, Ambassador of the UK to Russia Laurie Bristow was summoned to the Foreign Ministry, where he was handed a note stating that in response to the provocative actions of the British side and groundless accusations against the Russian Federation...> -

Press release on a meeting of the Joint Commission under the Joint...

16 March 2018A meeting of the Joint Commission of the six world powers and Iran coordinated by the European Union was held in Vienna on March 16. The Joint Commission remains the only mechanism authorised to review the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan...> -

Statement by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to...

16 March 2018Mr Chairperson, We have listened to a flurry of irresponsible accusations and speculation in what has become the trademark British “highly likely” style. The UK acts in an openly provocative manner. On March 6 already, head of the Foreign Office, Boris...> -

Remarks by Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alexander...

16 March 2018Mr Chairperson, Russia welcomes the five-fold drop in the number of ceasefire violations since the Spring Truce entered into force. However, there is the lingering threat that hostilities could resume. Kiev has not given up on its warlike rhetoric or...> -

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the promotion of...

16 March 2018On March 15, another presentation of the so-called “International partnership against impunity for the use of chemical weapons” was held on the sidelines of the 87th session of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical...> -

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the UN Security...

15 March 2018On March 14, the UN Security Council convened an emergency meeting in New York to discuss the chemical incident which took place in Salisbury, Great Britain, the so-called Sergey Skripal case. It was the Russian Federation that had asked for the format...> -

Statement by the Foreign Ministry

14 March 2018The March 14 statement made by British Prime Minister Theresa May in Parliament on measures to “punish” Russia, under the false pretext of its alleged involvement in the poisoning of Sergey Skripal and his daughter, constitutes an unprecedented, flagrant...> -

Remarks by Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW, Ambassador...

14 March 2018Mr Chairman, This year is special for the our organisation – we are completing the fifth cycle of the Convention on the Prohibition and Elimination of Chemical Weapons (CWC) and are looking forward to the review conference. This is a time when we can...> -

Statement by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to...

13 March 2018Mr Chairperson, In connection with the vicious attacks launched by British officials in London, as well as the statement by the head of the British delegation to the OPCW with regard to Russia concerning the suspicious story of two persons poisoned with...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions, March...

13 March 2018Question: How will Russia respond to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s demand to provide an explanation over the poisoning of Sergey Skripal in one day? What will Moscow’s reaction be if the British government takes the promised restrictive measures...> -

Statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry

13 March 2018Moscow is concerned about several Ukrainian radical nationalist organisations’ plans to hamper voting in the Russian presidential election on March 18, 2018, at Russian diplomatic and consular institutions in Ukraine. Apart from a gross violation of...> -

Statement by Head of the Delegation of the Russian Federation at the...

12 March 2018Dear Mr. Alimov, Dear Mr. Fedotov, For us, it is encouraging to see that contacts between the SCO and the UNODC are becoming consistent and systematic in character. This is also evidenced by the present meeting that highlights the importance of further...> -

Comment by the Information and Press Department on passing of UN...

06 March 2018On March 5, members of the UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution on the deteriorating human rights situation in Eastern Ghouta, Syria. We regret to say that this initiative has nothing to do with real concerns for human rights in Syria or for the...> -

Press release on the High-Level Segment of the 37th session of the UN...

05 March 2018Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has attended the High-Level Segment of the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) which has ended in Geneva. In his speech, Sergey Lavrov outlined Russia’s approaches to current issues of the international human...> -

Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly

01 March 2018The President of Russia delivered the Address to the Federal Assembly. The ceremony took place at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. The presentation of the Address was attended by Federation Council members, State Duma deputies, members of the...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement at the Conference on...

28 February 2018Madame President, Secretary General of the Conference, Thank you for the opportunity to address this authoritative forum once again. The Conference on Disarmament (CD) plays a unique role in the field of arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation....> -

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin’s meeting...

28 February 2018On February 27, Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin met with the Indian Ambassador to Russia, Pankaj Saran. The officials discussed various issues of bilateral cooperation within the framework of the UN and the G20, the prospects of transporting...> -

Remarks and answers to questions by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at...

19 February 2018Colleagues, friends, Once again I am pleased to attend an event organised by Valdai Discussion Club which has proved its usefulness. It is always heartening to see interested and engaged faces which express the wish of the participants to argue in...> -

Comment by Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OSCE Alexander...

17 February 2018We are outraged by nationalists’ continuous violence in Ukraine. On February 17, representatives of the S14 (Sich) Ukrainian nationalist organisation attacked the Kiev office of the Federal Agency for the CIS Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad and...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions at...

17 February 2018Ladies and gentlemen, Colleagues, Now that international relations have entered a period of radical change, which has overturned the thesis about “the end of history,” we should remember what happened in the relatively recent past. As Russian historian...> -

Press release on Second Round of the India-Russia Consultations on...

16 February 2018The Second Round of India-Russia Consultations on Security in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) were held on February15-16, 2018 in New Delhi, pursuant to the bilateral Agreement on Cooperation in ensuring security in the use...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s greetings on Diplomats’ Day Moscow,...

10 February 2018Friends, First of all, I would like to congratulate Russian diplomats and veterans on their professional day. Russia’s foreign policy department was established centuries ago and has very strong traditions. It has always had relented people, true...> -

Greetings from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to Foreign Ministry...

10 February 2018 Colleagues, Friends, I would like to sincerely greet you on the occasion of your professional holiday, Diplomats’ Day. Russia’s foreign policy department has been working efficiently on a highly responsible mission to protect national interests,...> -

Greetings from President of Russia Vladimir Putin to Foreign Ministry...

10 February 2018Friends, I would like to extend my most sincere greetings to you on your professional holiday, Diplomats’ Day. There are many brilliant victories in the centuries-long history of Russian diplomacy and outstanding people who are the pride of the nation....> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the ceremony of laying...

09 February 2018Colleagues, friends, We traditionally hold a wreath laying ceremony on Diplomats’ Day to commemorate all our colleagues, as well as our partners from the foreign trade sector who have perished during the Great Patriotic War, died in the line of duty or...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at a ceremony on the...

08 February 2018Colleagues, friends, We are grateful to our guests and comrades for accepting our invitation.   I have the honour to declare this ceremony devoted to Diplomats’ Day open. (Anthem of the Russian Federation)   * * *   I would like to again express...> -

Press release on the declaration of a state of emergency in the...

08 February 2018On February 5, Maldives President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom declared a 15-day state of emergency in the country amid a worsening political situation after the Maldives Supreme Court ordered the release of several opposition party leaders.     The...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions at...

07 February 2018Dear friends, colleagues, First of all, I would like to thank the organisers of this new project, the Leaders of Russia national contest for government and business executives, for the invitation. Honestly, it is a great honour for me because, without...> -

Comment by the Information and Press Department on false accusations...

07 February 2018The information war against Russia continues unabated. The world has witnessed several rounds of it already. One gets the impression that a number of states have already grown accustomed to attributing all of their domestic political problems to Russia’s...> -

Final statement of the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue,...

30 January 2018We, the delegates of the Congress of the Syrian national dialogue, representing all segments of Syrian society, its political and civil powers, ethnic, confessional and social groups, have assembled at the invitation of the friendly Russian Federation,...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a plenary meeting...

30 January 2018Friends, It is my honour to read out a message of greetings to participants in the Syrian National Dialogue Congress from President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Here it is: “Ladies and gentlemen, “I am happy to welcome the participants, observers and...> -

Comment by the Information and Press Department regarding the...

26 January 2018 While continuing its attempts to pressure Russia, the United States has introduced additional sanctions against a number of Russian individuals as well as companies under the far-fetched pretext of Russia’s involvement in the Ukrainian crisis....> -

Greetings on the National Day – the Republic Day

26 January 2018H.E. MR RAM NATH KOVIND,PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA New Delhi   Esteemed Mr President, Kindly accept cordial greetings on the national day – the Republic Day. The achievements of your country in economic, social, scientific, technical and...> -

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov's comment regarding the Paris...

25 January 2018We took note of a number of revealing circumstances connected with the meeting held in Paris on January 23 on the launch of an “International Partnership Against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons.” Ultimately, 24 states, most of which are members...> -

Main foreign policy outcomes of 2017

25 January 2018In 2017, Russian diplomacy addressed multidimensional tasks to ensure national security and create a favourable external environment for our country's progressive development. Russia maintained an independent foreign policy, promoted a unifying agenda,...> -

Comment by the Information and Press Department on Turkey’s use of...

20 January 2018According to incoming reports, on January 20, Turkey began using its army in the area of Afrin in the northwest of Syria. The Turkish General Staff announced that the Turkish military shelled Syrian Kurds’ positions in response to provocative shelling by...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions at a news...

20 January 2018Question: US representatives have said more than once that Russia is hindering the adoption of sanctions against North Korea. US President Donald Trump said this week that Russia is not helping the US at all with North Korea. The Russian Foreign Ministry...> -

Comment by the Information and Press Department on US attempts to...

19 January 2018On January 9, the US delegation circulated an unofficial document, “Assessment of the Russian Federation's Positions Regarding the Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria”, at the UN Security Council with US assessments of Russia’s stance regarding the use of...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at a UN Security Council...

18 January 2018Mr President, Mr Secretary-General, The Russian Federation welcomes the initiative of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev on holding a special meeting of the UN Security Council on the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction:...> -

Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov taking part in...

18 January 2018On January 17-18, Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov held consultations with India’s Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and met with Secretary (ER) Shri Vijay Gokhale and Secretary (East) Smt. Preeti Saran.  The parties highly praised the...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media...

16 January 2018Ladies and gentlemen, First of all I would like to wish you belated happy holidays. I wish you success, health and prosperity in the New Year. We are grateful for your participation in our traditional news conference. I don’t think I should occupy too...> -

Vladimir Putin sent Christmas and New Year greetings to heads of...

30 December 2017In his greetings to Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vladimir Putin noted that the passing year has been marked with an important anniversary, 70 years of diplomatic relations between Russia and India. Appreciating...> -

Meeting with service personnel who took part in the anti-terrorist...

28 December 2017Vladimir Putin met with Russian Armed Forces service personnel who took part in the anti-terrorist operation in the Syrian Arab Republic. During the meeting that took place in the St George Hall of the Grand Kremlin Palace, the President presented state...> -

Russian Minister of Defence General of Army Sergei Shoigu holds...

27 December 2017Today, the National Centre for State Defence Control hosted the final teleconference with the leadership of Armed Forces chaired by Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. In his opening statement, the Defence Minister stressed that a...> -

Comment by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on US arms...

27 December 2017The United States has crossed a line when it announced its intention to supply lethal weapons to Ukraine. Now the deliveries will not be carried out under US companies’ business contracts, as it has been happening for a long time, but under state...> -

Joint Statement on humanitarian mine action in Syria including the...

25 December 2017The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey (hereinafter – the Guarantors) state that there exists a large-scale threat of deliberate destruction and mining of world historical monuments and UNESCO cultural heritage...> -

Joint statement by Iran, Russia and Turkey on the International...

25 December 2017The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in the Syrian Arab Republic: - reaffirming their strong and continued commitment to the sovereignty, independence,...> -

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova’s reply to a media...

21 December 2017Question: Some Japanese and British press outlets are reporting that Japan intends to dump liquid nuclear waste from the Fukushima accident into the Pacific. Could you please comment? Maria Zakharova: We are alarmed by regular media reports about the...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the ceremony unveiling a...

21 December 2017Ms Maria Karlova, Ms Marina Karlova, Mr Karlov, Mr Plotnikov, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to sculptor Alexander Rukavishnikov, the Moscow City Hall and personally Mayor Sergey Sobyanin for making this fine portrait of our friend and...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a meeting of the...

18 December 2017Good afternoon, colleagues, And so we begin the Business Council meeting. I think these meetings are mutually beneficial for the executive authorities and our business circles. We have a fairly important and wide-reaching topic, which is the goals and...> -

Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference

15 December 2017The President’s news conference was broadcast live by Rossiya 1, Rossiya 24 and Channel One, as well as Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio stations. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon. I have brought some notes with me, mostly the...> -

Joint Communiqué of the 15th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the...

13 December 2017 We, the Foreign Ministers of the Russian Federation, the Republic of India and the People's Republic of China held our 15th Meeting in New Delhi on 11 December 2017 and discussed global and regional issues of common concern. The Meeting took place in...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media...

13 December 2017Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude and appreciation to the OSCE current chairman, Austria’s Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Sebastian Kurz, and his associates for the excellent...> -

Press release on Russian-Indian consultations with the participation...

08 December 2017In accordance with the plan of consultations between the Russian and Indian foreign ministries, Deputy Foreign Minister and Russia’s Sherpa in BRICS Sergey Ryabkov held consultations with India’s First Deputy Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and...> -

Russian Ambassador H.E. Mr Nikolay Kudashev expresses his condolences...

06 December 2017 Russian Ambassador H.E. Mr Nikolay Kudashev expresses his condolences on the demise of Shashi Kapoor> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the Russian International...

29 November 2017Mr Ivanov, colleagues, friends,I’m pleased to participate in the Russian International Affairs Council’s general meeting devoted to its performance in 2017. Although the year is not out yet, it is already clear that it was, to put it mildly, by far not...> -

Statement by Special Representative of the President of the Russian...

26 November 2017PRIORITY ISSUES FOR ENSURING INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SECURITY 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace (New Delhi, November 23-24, 2017) Distinguished Delegates, Addressing such a highly professional audience, instead rhetoric, I would like to start...> -

Statement by Special Representative of the President of the Russian...

26 November 2017PRIORITY ISSUES FOR ENSURING INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SECURITY 5th Global Conference on Cyberspace (New Delhi, November 23-24, 2017) Distinguished Delegates, Addressing such a highly professional audience, instead rhetoric, I would like to start...> -

Meeting with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and President of Turkey...

23 November 2017Vladimir Putin held a meeting in Sochi with President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan.The talks were devoted to the Syrian settlement process, taking into account the joint work in the Astana format. The participants...> -

APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting wrapped up in Vietnam

13 November 2017The 25th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting ended in Danang.On the second day of the Meeting, the APEC leaders reviewed the prospects for the global economy with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde.During the business...> -

Article by Vladimir Putin, The 25th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in...

10 November 2017The 25th anniversary APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting will take place in Danang very soon, on November 10 and 11.We greatly value the APEC forum for the ample opportunities it affords all participants to engage in discussions and coordinate positions on a...> -

Eastern MD Military Police units take part in the Indra-2017...

27 October 2017Military Police units of the Eastern military district are taking part in the Indra 2017 Russian-Indian exercise.In particular, the units participated in neutralizing and disarming simulated armed formations.In particular, the MP troops provide security...> -

Combined Russian-Indian aircraft crews carry out flight at the...

27 October 2017In course of the Indra 2017 international joint exercise, combined crews of Russian Aerospace Forces and Indian Air Force have been conducting flight missions for the first time.Combined flight crews are operating Su-30M2, An-26, and Mi-8AMTSh...> -

Indra 2017: maritime phase kicks off in Peter the Great Gulf

27 October 2017According to the plan of the Indra 2017 first-ever tri service, Russian and Indian warships launched a maritime phase at the training grounds of the Pacific Fleet.The large landing ship Admiral Nevelskoy, small-sized ASW vessel Ust-Ilimsk, frigate...> -

Indra 2017 exercise: Russian and Indian troops repel attack against...

27 October 2017Units of EMD Combined Arms Army and Indian Coastal Defence Troops eliminated a mock terrorist group at Sergeevsky training ground in Primorsky Krai. A simulated attack targeted a secured humanitarian convoy in urban environment within the coastal part of...> -

Russian Defence Minister took part in the ASEAN Defence Ministers...

25 October 2017According to the Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, it is important to hold meetings of the ASEAN Defence Ministers and ADMM-Plus for strengthening mutual trust in the Asia-Pacific region (APR)."This is a demanded mechanism for...> -

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu had a meeting with his Indian...

25 October 2017Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu had a meeting with his Indian counterpart Nirmala Sitharaman at ASEAN conference.According to Sergei Shoigu, regular meetings of leaders of two countries promote development of bilateral...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview for a film about the 19th...

24 October 2017Question: The first World Festival of Youth and Students was held 70 years ago. Young people were brought together by their belief that friendship and sincerity can thaw the ice of mistrust. What is the main message of the 19th World Festival of Youth...> -

Vladimir Putin attended concert concluding World Festival of Youth...

23 October 2017The President attended the Russia show at the Medals Plaza in the Olympic Park. The show was dedicated to the flourishing folk culture in the age of social networks and was designed to showcase the best the country has to offer, to present to the...> -

The opening ceremony of Russian-Indian international Indra-2017...

23 October 2017The opening ceremony of Russian-Indian international Indra-2017 exercise was held in Vladivostok at the Pacific Fleet sea sports station on October 20.Representatives of the Pacific Fleet command, Eastern military district, Indian Armed Forces, ship,...> -

Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club

20 October 2017Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary session of the 14th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club titled The World of the Future: Moving Through Conflict to Cooperation. The general topic of the Valdai Club this year is...> -

Pacific Fleet Commander meets his Indian counterpart

20 October 2017Today, Commander of the Russian Pacific Fleet Admiral Sergei Avakyants and Flag Officer Commanding of Eastern Fleet Rear Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta held a meeting.The sides discussed the sea part of the Indra 2017 exercise and the tactical cooperation...> -

Indian Navy warships welcomed in Vladivostok

20 October 2017Today, a detachment of the Indian Navy warships has arrived in Vladivostok, Pacific Fleet, to take part in the Indra 2017 Russian-Indian international joint exercise that is to take place for the first time.As the Indian vessels entered the port, they...> -

Indian troops participating in Indra 2017 exercise arrived in...

20 October 2017Today, 300 Indian troops have arrived at the Knevichi airport to participate in the Indra 2017 exercise.The Indian servicemen left for exercise location to deploy the headquarters of the exercise.Indian Navy warship unit is to arrive in the Far East on...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at a panel discussion,...

17 October 2017Dear friends,I would like to begin by greeting all of you at the World Festival of Youth and Students. We appreciated the proposal to organise a discussion on Society and World Politics, since Russia has always been committed to an honest and frank...> -

Igor Morgulov’s remarks at the conference “Russia and India:...

15 October 2017Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,Thank you for the invitation to attend the conference dedicated to Russian-Indian relations and timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Russia and India that is being...> -

State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s...

11 October 2017Question: Can you comment on Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko’s statements that Russia cannot take part in the peacekeeping operation in Ukraine? Grigory Karasin: On September 5, 2017, in the UN Security Council, Russia disseminated a draft...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 4th International...

09 October 2017Mr Tokayev,Mr Abdrakhmanov,Mr Torkunov,Friends,I am pleased to attend this forum, which has already become a tradition. I hope you will keep it up. To begin with, I would like to read out greetings from President of Russia Vladimir Putin to the...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s article “Russia-Central Asia: A...

05 October 2017The year 2017 is significant for the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Central Asian states. Numerous events in a wide variety of areas are dedicated to this remarkable date. President Vladimir Putin has held...> -

Statement by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the 72nd session of...

23 September 2017Distinguished Mr. President,Ladies and Gentlemen,Last December, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on "Promotion of a democratic and equitable international order", which clearly stipulated the inadmissibility of interference into internal...> -

Speech by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the UN Security Council...

22 September 2017First of all I would like to express condolences to the people and Government of Mexico in connection with the loss of life and destruction caused by powerful earthquakes. I would like to thank the Secretary-General, the Chairperson of the African Union...> -

Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and...

14 September 2017Question: A nuclear weapons ban seems like a good and moral idea. Why is Russia against a nuclear ban treaty? Mikhail Ulyanov: It is at variance with Russia’s national interests and our vision of movement towards nuclear disarmament. We have always...> -

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took part...

07 September 2017September 7, 2017 In his speech, the President, in particular, outlined his vision of the prospects for cooperation in the Far East, and Russia's approaches to regional economic integration, and gave an assessment of the most acute challenges and threats...> -

BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration Xiamen, China, 4 September 2017

05 September 20171. We, the Leaders of the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Republic of India, the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa, met on 4 September 2017 in Xiamen, China, at the Ninth BRICS Summit. Under the theme...> -

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took part...

05 September 2017September 4, 2017 Vladimir Putin took part in a meeting of the BRICS leaders that was held within the framework of the two-day BRICS summit in Xiamen, China.President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of China Xi Jinping, President of Brazil Michel...> -

Greetings by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin...

05 September 2017September 3, 2017Vladimir Putin sent greetings to the participants and guests of the Third Eastern Economic Forum.The President's message reads:”I would like to extend my warm greetings to all participants and guests of the Third Eastern Economic Forum...> -

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took part...

04 September 2017September 4, 2017 Together with the other BRICS leaders, Vladimir Putin took part in a meeting with members of the BRICS Business Council.The BRICS Business Council is the main mechanism for developing business cooperation between the BRICS countries. It...> -

Leaders of BRICS Countries opened Cultural Festival

04 September 2017September 4, 2017Vladimir Putin, President of China Xi Jinping, President of Brazil Michel Temer, President of South Africa Jacob Zuma and Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi opened the BRICS Countries’ Cultural Festival.After the opening ceremony, the...> -

Meeting of President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with...

04 September 2017September 4, 2017Vladimir Putin held a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Xiamen.Current topics and prospects for the development of relations between the two countries were discussed.* * *President...> -

BRICS: Towards New Horizons of Strategic Partnership

02 September 2017The 9th BRICS Summit will be held in Xiamen, China, on September 4 and 5. I consider it important in this regard to present Russia’s approaches to cooperation within the framework of this large and respected association and to share my views on the...> -

Russian-Indian military exercises

20 August 2017Extract from the Press briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, August 17, 2017Question: This autumn, Russia will host a joint military exercise with India. Western and Indian media outlets are linking this exercise with...> -

President of Russia Vladimir Putin appointed Nikolay Kudashev as...

18 August 2017Moscow. Kremlin. On August 18 the President of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr Vladimir Putin by the executive order № 380 appointed Kudashev Nikolay Rishatovich as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions at...

14 August 2017Good 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 because it is very important for international relations professionals to talk to young people who are...> -



Indians to get E-visa to the free port of Vladivostok

05 August 2017Starting from August 8, 2017, Indians who want to visit the Free Port of Vladivostok can apply for free single-entry electroniс visa (E-visa) on the website www.evisa.kdmid.ru. No documents confirming the purpose of the journey to Russia are required....> -

Stage III of Kudankulam NPP (India) has passed to the practical...

01 August 2017On July 31, 2017 the contracts were signed between JSC Atomstroyexport and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) for priority design works, working design and supply of the main equipment for Stage III (Units 5 & 6) of Kudankulam NPP.“The...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a meeting with...

24 July 2017Good afternoon,It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this forum. I would like to begin by expressing gratitude to the organisers of these meetings. It is the fourth such meeting held since April 2014, when the Foreign Ministry’s Council of Young...> -


22 July 2017Unofficial translationMoscow, Kremlin,July 20, 2017Esteemed Mr Mukherjee,As you complete your tenure as the President of the Republic of India, I would like to express to you sincere gratitude for constructive cooperation and fruitful joint work.I highly...> -

Press Release by the Russian Embassy on the Amarnath Yatra terror...

12 July 2017 Press Release by the Russian Embassy on the Amarnath Yatra terror attack> -

G20 Summit. Day One

08 July 2017The G20 Summit started in Hamburg.The G20 leaders held a meeting on counter-terrorism efforts.In addition, Vladimir Putin took part in working meeting devoted, in particular, to global economic growth and trade.The President of Russia also held a number...> -

Construction of Kudankulam NPP 2nd stage has commenced

30 June 2017On 29 June 2017 the ceremony of pouring concrete into the foundation slab of the reactor compartment of Kudankulam NPP Unit No. 3 marked the commencement of construction works at construction site of the NPP second stage. Joint work in the field of...> -

Seventeenth Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission meeting on...

23 June 2017The Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu and the Minister of Defence, Minister of Finance of the Republic of India Arun Jaitley held the Seventeenth Russian-Indian Intergovernmental Commission meeting on...> -

The National Day of Russian Federation congratulatory message from...

12 June 2017 The National Day of Russian Federation congratulatory message from Hon'ble President of India> -

St Petersburg International Economic Forum plenary meeting

05 June 2017Vladimir Putin attended a plenary meeting of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.Other participants in the session included Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Federal Chancellor of Austria Christian Kern and President of Moldova Igor...> -

Russia and India: 70 years together

30 May 2017Vladimir Putin This year, we are celebrating the anniversary of a truly historic event. Seventy years ago – on April 13, 1947 – the governments of the USSR and India announced their decision to establish official missions in Delhi and Moscow. This step...> -

Official Spokesperson's response to a query regarding media report...

21 May 2017May 19, 2017 In response to a query regarding media report falsely linking India's ongoing discussions with Russia on Kudankulam to India's NSG membership, the Official Spokesperson said: "The report is completely baseless, incorrect and mischievous....> -

Invitation to the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and...

17 May 2017 Invitation to the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI)> -

India, Russia gear up for Modi-Putin Summit

11 May 2017New Delhi, May 10 (PTI) Russia and India on Wednesday agreed to take forward collaborative projects in a range of sectors, including nuclear energy and joint projects in third countries, as the two sides prepared for a Summit between Prime Minister...> -

On the lecture of Dr Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Centre for...

24 April 2017On April 20, 2017 Dr Anton Khlopkov, Director of the Centre for Energy and Security Studies, Russia, gave a talk on disarmament and non-proliferation issues at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi and answered the questions of...> -

On participation of Mr Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of...

17 April 2017Mikhail Bogdanov took part in the next round of the BRICS Special Envoys Consultations on the Middle East on April 11-12, 2017 in Visakhapatnam, India. The event provided opportunity to synchronize watches with the BRICS partners on the wide spectrum of...> -

Message to the President of the Russian Federation

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Message by H.E. Mr V. Putin on the occasion of the 70th anniversary...

12 April 2017Moscow, Kremlin April 13, 2017     Esteemed Mr President, Esteemed Mr Prime Minister, Kindly accept my cordial greetings on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and India. Over the past...> -

On the visit Visit of Mr Grigory Ivliev, Director General of...

11 April 2017On April 6-7, 2017 Rospatent delegation participated in the VIII BRICS Heads of Intellectual Property Offices (HIPO) Meeting in New Delhi. The partners expressed high appreciation of pentalateral cooperation and outlined a plan of joint steps under the...> -

On the Roundtable on Deepening India-Russia Partnership: Exploring...

06 April 2017On April 6, 2017, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) organized a Roundtable on “Deepening India-Russia Partnership: Exploring New Vistas” to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations...> -


04 April 2017The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has written to the President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, conveying condolences on the loss of lives in the blast in the metro system of St Petersburg. In his message,...> -

On the visit of Mr M.Ulyanov, Head of the Department of ...

24 March 2017Mr Mikhail Ulyanov, Head of the Department of Non-Proliferation and Arms Control, MFA of Russia, during his visit to India to participate in the next round of bilateral consultations with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, on March...> -

Russia to welcome Indian brains, talent; two countries plan business...

20 March 2017Russia will not only welcome Indian talent but will also help to have comfortable stay in their country, which will be a win-win for both the countries, Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov told ET amid proposed visa changes in the USA...> -

On the Russian participation in the 3rd Counter Terrorism...

19 March 2017On March 14-16, 2017, the 3rd Counter Terrorism Conference organized by India Foundation was held in New Delhi. The level of participants and the theme of the Forum – “Terrorism and the Indian Ocean” – proved its high importance and relevance. From...> -

Logo design contest - to mark the 70th Anniversary of the...

14 March 2017Dear Friends, We are announcing a logo design contest to mark the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Russia and India. Professionals and amateurs, everyone is welcome to come up with any logo design that would...> -

Russian, Indian Energy Ministers Discuss Cooperation on Russia's...

09 March 2017Alexander Novak held a meeting with Indian Minister of Oil and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan and discussed the cooperation on Russia's Arctic shelf Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak held a meeting with Indian Minister of Oil and Natural Gas...> -

Football tournament in Mumbai

01 March 2017The second annual football tournament was held in Mumbai. Team of the Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Mumbai and athletes from India, Israel and Brazil took part in this sporting event. Participants paid tribute to the memory of Mr....> -

Russia, India Yet to Agree on S-400 Battalion Numbers to Be...

16 February 2017The number of S-400 missile system battalions to be delivered to India is yet to be agreed amid ongoing negotiations with Russia, Rostec state corporation's chief international cooperation official told Sputnik on Thursday.BENGALURU (India), (Sputnik) —...> -

Indian PM Modi: ‘Ambassador Kadakin Was a Great Friend of...

26 January 2017Alexander Kadakin first came to India as a Foreign Service officer in 1972, and he breathed his last breath on a soil he said he had given half his heart. NEW DELHI (Sputnik) — Condolences poured in from the highest levels in India over the passing of...> -

Russia, India Join Efforts in Fight Against Cybercrime

25 January 2017Russia and India have signed an intergovernmental agreement on counterterrorism cooperation, according to a document published on the official portal for legal information on Monday.Russia and India have signed an intergovernmental agreement on...> -

Russian companies, regions to participate in Vibrant Gujarat

09 January 2017The Russian delegation is headed by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who will hold talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The delegation comprises of officials from Roscosmos, Rosneft and the government of Astrakhan. Russian companies and...> -

Media Statement

20 December 2016New Delhi, December 20, 2016With profound grief the Embassy of the Russian Federation informs that Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey Andrey Karlov was assassinated in the terrorist attack on...> -

Russian Embassy protests demonetization difficulties

08 December 2016Saying the Embassy’s normal functioning had been hit, Russian Ambassador Alexander M Kadakin has lodged a protest with the Indian government.Weeks after the sudden withdrawal of high denomination Indian currency from the country, Russia has lodged a...> -

Press release of the Russian Embassy in India, New Delhi


Condolences by the President of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr...


No need to worry about Russia-India relations

25 October 2016RD Interview: Former Russian Ambassador to India Vyacheslav Trubnikov discusses the results of Putin’s talks with India’s Prime Minister and explains why he is enthusiastic about the way the relationship is going. On Oct. 15-16 Russian President...> -

Partnership for Global Peace and Stability. Joint Statement during...

15 October 2016President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr. Vladimir V. Putin and Prime Minister of the Republic of India, H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi met today in Goa, during an official visit of the Russian President to India for the 17th India-Russia Annual Summit. The...> -

Ahead of his visit to India, Vladimir Putin gave an interview to...

13 October 2016Question: Russian-Indian relations can be qualified as privileged strategic partnership. As to the economy, a perfect example of this point is cooperation in atomic energy, I particular, the construction of the Kudankulam NPP. What other areas of...> -


09 October 2016October 3, 2016 CNN 18: Mr Ambassador, thanks for joining us. We have seen increasing hostilities between India and Pakistan ever since the attack on Uri. Today there has been an attack on BSF Camp where we lost one of our men. What do you feel about...> -

PM Modi unveils BRICS U-17 football trophy starting Oct 5

02 October 2016Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday (Oct 1) unveiled the trophy for the BRICS U-17 football tournament, scheduled to be held in Goa from October 5 to 15. "Shri Narendra Modi, today unveiled the Trophy for the BRICS U-17 Football Tournament in New...> -

Dmitry Rogozin and Sushma Swaraj broaden strategic cooperation at...

14 September 2016Sushma Swaraj, India’s External Affairs Minister, and Dmitry Rogozin, Russian Deputy Prime Minister, met Tuesday in a day-long session of the India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation to...> -

Vladimir Putin gave an interview to Bloomberg

02 September 2016The interview was recorded on September 1, in Vladivostok.John Micklethwait: Mr President, thank you very much for talking to Bloomberg. We are in Vladivostok, at the border of Russia, practically the Pacific Coast is its border, and this is already the...> -

Russia to screen four movies at BRICS film festival in India

28 August 2016The festival scheduled to be held in New Delhi on September 2-6. Russia will present four feature motion pictures at the first BRICS International Film Festival scheduled to be held in New Delhi on September 2-6, the Cultural Advisor at the Russian...> -

President Putin's congratulatory telegram on the occasion of the...

15 August 2016Unofficial translationMoscow, Kremlin August 11, 2016Esteemed Mr President,Esteemed Mr Prime Minister,Accept my cordial greetings on the occasion of the national holiday – the Independence Day. The achievements of India in the fields of social and...> -

RUSSIA TODAY's Interview with Russian Ambassador to India Alexander...

17 July 2016Moscow, July 2016RT: Next year we will celebrate the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and India. How would you evaluate the current level of political interaction between our countries? Is there a way to improve it? What functions...> -

Irina Glushkova to be ambassador of state culture and tourism

11 July 2016The Russian indologist has edited books titled, “Death in Maharashtra: Imagination, Perception, Expression” and “Home, Family and Kinship in Maharashtra”.Russian indologist Irina Glushkova was nominated as the ambassador of Maharashtra tourism and...> -

Meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

25 June 2016In the framework of Vladimir Putin’s working visit to Uzbekistan to attend the anniversary SCO summit, the Russian president met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Ms. Prime Minister, ladies and gentlemen,Allow...> -

Plenary session of St Petersburg International Economic Forum

20 June 2016Vladimir Putin spoke at the plenary session of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.June 17, 2016St PetersburgPresident of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Renzi took part in the plenary session.* * *Excerpts...> -

“Luxury Band” from Moscow Enthrals Delhi Audience

10 June 2016A brilliant performance by the famous “Luxury Band” from Moscow enthralled the Delhi audience at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC) in New Delhi on June 8, 2016. The function, jointly organised with the Embassy of the Russian Federation in...> -

Condolences by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation H.E.Mr...

09 June 2016Condolences by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation H.E.Mr Alexander Kadakin on the demise of Great Journalist K.K.Katyal> -

Statements for the press and answers to journalists’ questions...

09 June 2016President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Ladies and gentlemen,I have just concluded talks with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. The atmosphere was open and constructive. We have discussed the entire range of bilateral issues and shared our views...> -

India – Russia Poised to Agree on Development of FGFA

30 May 2016One of the biggest defense deals between India and Russia is likely see the light of day very soon. Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar has confirmed that the final agreement on developing the FGFA between India & Russia will be formalized in...> -


27 April 2016(India International Centre Annexe, New Delhi, April 26, 2016) Esteemed guests, Dear friends! It is a high privilege for me to address this distinguished audience on a very pleasant occasion marking the release of a new book by my close personal...> -

Rogozin, Swaraj discuss defence, energy cooperation

21 April 2016Russia and India have enjoyed mutually beneficial strategic relations, especially in the field of defence and military cooperation, since the 1960s. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry...> -

Condolences by the President of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr...

10 April 2016Condolences by the President of the Russian Federation  H.E. Mr Vladimir Putin over a numerous deaths in fire at Hindu temple in Paravur> -

Condolences by Ambassador A.M.Kadakin on the demise of Kamla Advani,...

07 April 2016  Condolences by Ambassador A.M.Kadakin on the demise of Kamla Advani, wife of the BJP veteran Shri Lal Krishna Advani> -

India Russia to cooperate in the field of Disaster Management

24 March 2016India Russia joint Commission held a meeting to discuss bilateral cooperation between two countries with regards to Disaster Management. The Russian delegation was chaired by Mr. Vladimir Andreevich Puchkov, Minister of the Russian Federation for Civil...> -

Russia Remains India’s Largest Arms Supplier

01 March 2016Russia remains the largest supplier of military equipment to India, according to information supplied by India’s Ministry of Defense and quoted by TASS.Over the past three years, Russian defense deals with India exceeded 340 billion rupees (over $5...> -

Moscow and New Delhi transitioning to trade in national currencies -...

25 February 2016India and Russia are developing a road map for mutual settlements in national currencies which could open prospects for both countries, India’s Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran told RIA Novosti on Wednesday. "Transition to mutual settlements in...> -

Vladimir Putin’s address following adoption of a joint statement by...

24 February 2016The President made a special address following the adoption of a joint statement by the Russian Federation and the United States of America, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), on the cessation of hostilities in Syria. I just...> -

Address of H.E. Ambassador A.Kadakin at the meeting of Saturday...

17 February 2016(IIC, New Delhi, February 13, 2016) It gives me immense pleasure to be present here and be able to share views on the current state and prospects of relations between our two friendly nations. As Ambassador of Russia to India for the second time and as...> -

Munich Security Conference. Dmitry Medvedev's speech at the panel...

15 February 2016Dmitry Medvedev: Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished colleague Mr Valls, distinguished Mr Ischinger, my speech will be of a more general nature, but I hope it will be useful. The first cold war ended 25 years ago. This is not long in terms of history,...> -

Condolences by the Ambassador of Russia H.E.Mr Alexander Kadakin on...

14 February 2016 Condolences by the Ambassador of Russia H.E.Mr Alexander Kadakin on the demise of the famous Malayali poet and lyricist O.N.V.Kurup> -


12 February 2016Alexander Kadakin is a diplomat with a difference. Besides being a veteran, he has absorbed everything Indian during his long stint in this country, beginning as a young trainee and leading up to his appointment as Russia’s Ambassador   When he landed...> -


10 February 2016In a bid to bolster its Defence and strategic reserves, India is in talks with Russia for buying various military products. Russian Ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin told The Pioneer that the two sides are actively negotiating on the purchase of...> -

N-plant parts to be made in India

05 February 2016The localisation plans are part of the government’s Make in India initiative.In a move that could become a model for countries keen for a share of India’s civil nuclear energy pie, India and Russia have set up a working group to locally build components...> -

Trade between Russia, India could reach $30bln by 2025

03 February 2016More that two thirds of Russian exports to India are now military goods and there is a huge potential in non military sectors.The goal of Russian-Indian trade reaching $30 billion by 2025 is attainable, the director of international projects at the...> -

Putin awards Indian director NPP "Kudankulam" Order of...

30 January 2016Russian President Vladimir Putin has awarded the Order of Friendship to the "Kudankulam" Nuclear Power Plant Site Director Ramayah Shanmugam Sundar. According to the text of the decree published on the government's official website on Friday, R S Sundar...> -

Congratulatory message by the President of the Russian Federation...

24 January 2016Moscow, Kremlin January 22, 2016   Esteemed Mr President, Esteemed Mr Prime Minister, Accept my cordial greetings on the occasion of the national holiday – the Republic Day. India enjoys well-deserved authority in the world arena, plays an...> -

Interview to German newspaper Bild

16 January 2016Question: Mr President, We have just marked the 25th anniversary of the end of the Cold War. Last year, we witnessed a great number of wars and crises across the world, something that had not happened for many years. What did we do wrong? President of...> -

Condolences of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr...

31 December 2015Condolences of the  Ambassador of the Russian Federation  H.E. Mr Alexander Kadakin on the demise of General O.P.Malhotra> -

Statements for the press following Russian-Indian talks

25 December 2015President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Prime Minister, ladies and gentlemen,The first official visit to Moscow by India’s Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi, is coming to an end. Our talks were very substantive and fruitful. I hope they would assist in...> -

Joint Statement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of...

25 December 2015December 24, 2015At the invitation of the President of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Vladimir Putin, the Prime Minister of the Republic of India H.E. Mr. Narendra Modi paid an official visit to the Russian Federation on 23-24 December 2015 for the...> -

Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference

18 December 2015President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends and colleagues,We regularly meet at the end of the year. Only recently I made my Address [to the Federal Assembly]. Honestly speaking, I do not know what else to add to what I said then. I believe I covered all...> -

Russia needs India as major trade and economic partner

09 December 2015Russia needs India as a major trade and economic partner in the first place, Russian Vice-Premier Dmitry Rogozin told TASS on Tuesday after his visit to New Delhi. "In conditions of sectoral sanctions, which have been imposed on Russia (though it is...> -

Annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly

04 December 2015Vladimir Putin delivered the Annual Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly. The Address was traditionally delivered at the Kremlin’s St George Hall before an audience of more than 1,000 people. Those present for the Address included members of the...> -

Press statement and answers to journalists’ questions

01 December 2015Vladimir Putin made a press statement and answered questions from Russian and foreign journalists following his visit to France to participate in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Colleagues,...> -

Russia and India move to settle in own currencies

20 November 2015With a working group having identified problems faced in transacting business in national currencies, it is likely the issues will be resolved to ensure that Rupee-Ruble trade is the preferred method of transacting bilateral India-Russia commerce.Hedging...> -

Indra exercise boosts bilateral ties between India, Russia

20 November 2015JAISALMER: The joint military exercise between India and Russia, Indra-2015, which is presently underway at the Mahajan Field Firing Range since November 8, is now moving towards culmination.The exercise is focused towards 'counter terrorism operations...> -

Meeting on investigation into the crash of a Russian airliner over...

17 November 2015Late last night Vladimir Putin held a meeting in the Kremlin, where Federal Security Service Director Alexander Bortnikov reported on the causes of the crash of a Russian airliner over Sinai on October 31, 2015.The meeting began with a minute of silence...> -

Responses to journalists’ questions following the G20 summit

17 November 2015President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good evening, friends, ladies and gentlemen,Before we start these questions and answers, I want to thank the President of Turkey, Mr Erdogan, and all of our Turkish colleagues for the very professional organisation of...> -

Condolences to President of France Francois Hollande

14 November 2015Vladimir Putin sent his deep condolences to President of France Francois Hollande and all the people of France following the horrible terrorist attacks in Paris. Russia strongly condemns this inhumane killing and is ready to provide any and all...> -

India-Russia joint army exercise 'Indra' to begin this week

05 November 2015New Delhi: India and Russia will this week begin their joint army exercise 'Indra' focusing on counter-terrorism operations.A 250 member strong Russian army contingent would arrive in Bikaner for the joint exercise to be held with the Indian Army from...> -

Parrikar says Russia, India need to solve defence deals

02 November 2015Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday that Russia and India must quickly sort out differences over defence deals on the eve of his visit to Moscow.
 He said both the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and the multi-role transport...> -

Indian Defense Minister: I have always seen Russia as an all-weather...

29 October 2015Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, arriving in Moscow on Friday for an Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation, spoke in an exclusive interview with TASS about Indo-Russian joint defense projects. - Which issues will you...> -

दुनिया में युद्ध और शान्ति का सवाल आज मुख्य सवाल है -...

28 October 2015रूस के राष्ट्रपति व्लदीमिर पूतिन ने कहा कि आज जिस सवाल को लेकर सबसे ज़्यादा चिन्ता हो रही है — वह सवाल युद्ध और शान्ति का सवाल है। रूस के सोची नगर में आयोजित वल्दाई विचार कल्ब की बैठक में बोलते हुए गुरुवार को रूस के राष्ट्रपति व्लदीमिर पूतिन ने कहा कि आज...> -

India, Russia to strategise economic ties under “Druzhba-Dosti”...

22 October 2015Russia is ready to actively participate in the implementation of large-scale projects to develop Indian economy, Dmitry Rogozin says.External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Russian counterpart, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin signed a...> -

Russia friendship test for Delhi

22 October 2015New Delhi, Oct. 21: Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday called Russia a "tried and tested friend". Minutes later, Russia - locked in two wars and a Cold War-style spat with the US - decided to test those words. Russia has proposed two potentially...> -

Russia and India to Expand Cooperation

21 October 2015Russia and India are interested in expanding their mutual trade in national currencies, said Alexei Likhachev, first deputy head of the Ministry of Economic Development, answering to a question put forward by “Sputnik” correspondent Natalya...> -

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with NTV's programme...

15 October 2015Question: Mr Lavrov, what prevents our Western partners from responding to Russia's proposal to establish a broad-based anti-terrorist coalition similar to the anti-Hitler coalition? Are they enraged, discouraged, perhaps, by the fact that a new centre...> -

Interview to American TV channel CBS and PBS

29 September 2015Vladimir Putin gave an interview to American journalist Charlie Rose in the run-up to his address at the UN General Assembly’s 70th session. CHARLIE ROSE: I want to thank you for inviting us to your home on what I would have described as a lovely Russian...> -

Time to Revitalise a Flagging India-Russia Partnership

25 September 2015Bilateral ties with Russia are a key pillar of India’s foreign policy. The same is true for Russia as far as its relations with India are concerned. Ties in all spheres including political, strategic, defence, energy, science and technology, space and...> -

India Should Cherish Bilateral Relations With Russia - Former...

23 September 2015The current Indian government should appreciate and maintain its long-standing friendly relations with Moscow, former Indian Ambassador to Uzbekistan and South Korea told Sputnik Tuesday. "India has always had good relations with Russia and the present...> -

Director of the Foreign Ministry Department Mikhail Ulyanov’s...

21 September 2015Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Mikhail Ulyanov’s interview with the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency   Question: What can you say about US statements on the missile defence issue in...> -



Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Voskresnoye Vremya TV...

14 September 2015Question: Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to address the UN General Assembly for the first time in a decade. It seems that Russia finds it especially important to outline its foreign policy vision and to be heard. In you opinion, what should...> -

Russia and India move towards common scientific research domain

10 September 2015Officials and scientists from Russia and India examined ways to raise levels of collaboration among them during the eighth session of the Russian-Indian Working Group on Science and Technology, held on September 3 in Moscow.Russian-Indian cooperation in...> -

India, Russia to set up expert group on cyber-security,...

08 September 2015India and Russia will form an "expert group" on cyber security and counter-terrorism to jointly fight terrorism, particularly the Islamic State, an official statement said.The decision was made at a meeting between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his...> -

First Eastern Economic Forum

05 September 2015Vladimir Putin took part in the first Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. The current situation in the Russian economy and the Far East region’s investment attractiveness were the main subjects of the President’s address.The first Eastern Economic...> -

On the upcoming visit to India of the Minister of the Interior of...

04 September 2015Press-releaseThe Minister of the Interior of the Russian Federation Mr Vladimir Kolokoltsev will visit India on September 7-8, 2015 at the invitation of the Indian Side. The visit is held within the framework of preparations for the upcoming annual...> -


20 August 2015Delhi, August 20th, 2015Two of the world’s leading broadcasters - Prasar Bharati, India’s public service broadcaster, and Digital Television Russia (DTR), Russia’s #1 Pay-TV programmer, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation that...> -

Condolence on the demise of S.Mukherjee


President Putin's congratulatory telegram on the occasion of the...

13 August 2015Unofficial translationMoscow, KremlinAugust 12, 2015Esteemed Mr President,Esteemed Mr Prime Minister,I cordially congratulate you on the national holiday – the Independence Day.Over decades of independent development, India has achieved impressive...> -


11 August 2015LETTER TO THE EDITOR REFUTATION FOR THE ARTICLE “VISA POWER” PUBLISHED BY THE ‘FINANCIAL EXPRESS’ NEWSPAPER ON AUGUST 2, 2015 New Delhi, August 4, 2015 The Embassy was rather disappointed by the article “Visa Power” published by The Financial Express...> -

IRMT-ICR Exhibition on Roerich Visits the Himalayan Valley of...

11 August 2015The exhibition “Nicholas Roerich: Life and Creative Work” organized by the International Roerich Memorial Trust, Naggar, Kullu, India and the International Centre of the Roerichs, Moscow with the support of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in India,...> -



Kudankulam-II to be commissioned in 6-8 months: P.S. Raghavan, Indian...

17 July 2015Raghavan said work was underway on the unit-II of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant which will have the capacity to generate 1,000 MW of electricity.MOSCOW: The second unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu will be commissioned in the next...> -

News conference by Vladimir Putin following the BRICS and SCO...

13 July 2015Vladimir Putin gave a news conference following the BRICS and Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summits in Ufa. Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Let me start by giving a brief summary of the results of the BRICS and SCO summits...> -

Press statement following BRICS summit

10 July 2015President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Ladies and gentlemen, representatives of the media, Allow me, acting on behalf of my colleagues – the BRICS leaders, to make a brief statement following our work. The agenda of the BRICS summit was very busy and...> -

India, Russia to accelerate civil nuke cooperation

09 July 2015India and Russia on Wednesday decided to accelerate bilateral civil nuclear energy cooperation as PM Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin vowed to take their strategic ties forward.Modi and Putin met for 90 minutes, shortly after the Indian...> -

BRICS and SCO summits to take place in Ufa

08 July 2015On 8–10 July, the BRICS and SCO summits will take place in Ufa. Vladimir Putin will take part in the summits as head of the country currently holding the presidency in these organisations. The BRICS leaders will discuss political coordination and global...> -

India’s Sincere Friend in Post-Soviet Russia

06 July 2015Russia lost its great statesman, veteran diplomat and outstanding academic in the demise of Evgeny Maximovich Primakov, Russia’s former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister and one of the most eminent political leaders of the post-Soviet period....> -

The BrahMos is just beginning

04 July 2015The joint India-Russia missile project BrahMos has been the single most successful joint military-technical collaboration between the two countries, and it appears the prospects for its usage are just beginning. Both countries need to increase this kind...> -

Russia and India building BRICS within

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Analysis: Why India need Russia’s help in defense sector?

02 July 2015New Delhi: Indo-Russian relations persist from the time Russia was not even an independent identity. During the Cold War, India and the Soviet Union (USSR) enjoyed a strong strategic, military, economic and diplomatic relationship. After USSR collapsed,...> -

Comment by the Information and Press Department on the Report by...

23 June 2015The UN Refugee Agency published a report on global trends of forced displacement in 2014 with new statistics on refugees throughout the world. As of late 2014, 59.5 million people were forced to move because of various threats. This is the biggest figure...> -

Plenary session of the 19th St Petersburg International Economic...

22 June 2015Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the 19th St Petersburg International Economic Forum. The session’s motto was Time to Act: Joint Efforts for Stability and Growth.President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,...> -

Civil aviation, railways potential growth areas for Russia, India...

19 June 2015Russian companies have felt echoes of the “Make in India” concept. RIR talked with Alexey Ulyukaev, Russia’s Minister for Economic Development, about this and other developments in Russian-Indian business relations, including an upgrade of the bilateral...> -

President of India’s message on the eve of ‘Day of Russia’

11 June 2015The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Russian Federation on the eve of ‘Day of Russia’ (June 12, 2015).In his message to His Excellency Mr. Vladimir V. Putin, the...> -

Opening of Russia Day at Expo 2015

11 June 2015Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi took part in the opening ceremony of National Day of Russia at the Expo 2015 Universal Exposition.In his remarks at the opening, Mr Putin noted that trade, humanitarian and cultural contacts between...> -

Interview to the Italian newspaper Il Corriere della Sera

09 June 2015Ahead of his visit to Italy, Vladimir Putin gave an interview to the newspaper Il Corriere della Sera.June 6, 2015President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good evening.Luciano Fontana: Good evening, Mr President. First of all, we would like to thank you for...> -

Meeting with participants in the SCO Council of Ministers of Foreign...

04 June 2015Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with participants in the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation’s Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs Meeting.On the agenda at the meeting were key issues regarding the SCO’s work during Russia’s Presidency in 2014–2015,...> -

On the children’s contest “We want to live in peace”

14 May 2015International Human Rights Movement “A world without Nazism”, together with the Foundation for drawing up projections of childhood “Social forecasting”, the League of Young Journalists, the National Council of Youth and Children’s Associations of Russia...> -

Statement by the Ambassador of Russia in India, Alexander M....

07 May 2015New Delhi, May 7, 2015 Russia highly values and welcomes President P.K.Mukherjee’s participation in the celebrations of our victory in the Great Patriotic War against Nazism (1941-45). It is a telling gesture towards my country of such a long-time and...> -

The Roerich Pact Is A Clarion Call For Survival And Progress In The...

15 April 2015The Roerich Pact is a clarion call from the 20th Century for re-enshrining Culture at the centre of the global agenda for survival and progress in the 21st Century. India and Russia should heed this call.This is the view expressed by...> -

Condolence on the demise of D.Jayakanthan

09 April 2015Russian Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin pays tribute to legendary Tamil writer D.Jayakanthan New Delhi, April 9 , 2015 Dear Mrs Jayakanthan, Dear Members of the Family, It is with a feeling of deep sorrow and grief that I learned about the sad...> -

Russian language and history of the BRICS states (Aligarh Muslim...

02 April 2015Starting in the next academic year, the Aligarh Muslim University in Uttar Pradesh will start teaching the Russian language and open a new BRICS Countries Department (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa). A TASS correspondent learned this from...> -

Sputniknews.com presents the full "Crimea - Way Back Home"...

01 April 2015The documentary revealed top-secret facts and details of of previosly unknown events that had taken place right before the Crimean referendum. The movie also shows many interviews with Crimean residents who personally took part in the so-called "Crimean...> -

India's top leadership to visit Russia, including PM Modi

22 March 2015New Delhi: India's top leadership will visit Russia this year with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to pay two visits to the country and President Pranab Mukherjee to travel to Moscow in May.While Modi will be visiting Russia in July for BRICS...> -

Crimea reunification Anniversary

20 March 2015The first Anniversary of the Crimea reunification with Russian Federation was widely celebrated all over Russia on March 18, 2015.  One must not ignore or forget the tragic background, against which the situation was evolving, what was happening in...> -

Russian President Putin revealed details of Crimean reunification...

19 March 2015VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — Andrei Kondrashov's movie, titled "Crimea. Way Back Home" highlights the much-discussed reunification of the Crimean republic with Russia after 60 years under Ukrainian rule.Moscow refused to send troops to Ukraine despite the...> -

White Book on violations of human rights

24 January 2015AND THE RULE OF LAW IN UKRAINE (APRIL 2014 — MID-JUNE 2014) Moscow June 2014 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation    Introduction After the publication of the first edition of the ‘White Book’ which summarized multiple factual...> -

New Year congratulation from the President of Russia

29 December 2014Moscow, Kremlin December 29, 2014 Esteemed Mr President, Accept my warmest greetings for the New Year 2015. I am pleased to note that in the passing year Russian-Indian privileged strategic partnership was getting stronger. It was reaffirmed by our...> -

व्लदीमिर पूतिन ने अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी को 90 वींं जयन्ती पर शुभकामनाएँ...

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24 December 2014Russian Ambassador to India said that the Russian regions are in a position to take a leading role in developing trade and economic cooperation between India and Russia.NEW DELHI, December 22 (Sputnik) — The Russian regions are in a position to take a...> -

रूस के राष्ट्रपति व्लदीमिर पूतिन का भारतीय मीडिया के साथ...

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Interview to the Indian Information Agency PTI

10 December 2014In the run up to his official visit to India Vladimir Putin gave an interview to the Indian Information Agency PTI. QUESTION: Your upcoming visit to India is the first one since the government headed by Mr. Narendra Modi came to power; however, you have...> -

Video message of H.E. Mr Alexander Kadakin, to the 9th All-India...

09 December 2014(Trivandrum, Russian Centre of Science and Culture) New Delhi, December 7, 2014 Dear Natasha Benyukh, Dear friends and colleagues, It is a matter of honour for me to inaugurate the 9th All-India Listeners’ Conference of the Sputnik Radio (former...> -

Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly

05 December 2014Vladimir Putin made his Annual Address to the Federal Assembly. As is tradition, the Address took place at the Kremlin’s St George Hall before an audience of more than 1,000 people.  In his Address, the President set out his views on the situation in...> -

Vladimir Putin: We are strong because we are right

23 November 2014The Russian president in the TASS special project Top Officials In the TASS special project Top Officials, Vladimir Putin talks about healthy lifestyle, the "fifth column" and oil prices "plot" and argues with Russian philosopher Nikolay Berdyayev On...> -

US seeks to divide and rule, but not to stick to integration policy —...

19 November 2014The attempts to cast the blame for the Ukrainian crisis upon Russia have no prospects, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said MOSCOW, November 19. /TASS/. The United States seeks to divide and rule, but not to stick to integration policy, Russian...> -

Putin on results of the G20 summit

17 November 2014Press statement and replies to journalists’ questions following the G20 summit PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. Let me start with a few words about the results of our work. First of all, I want to thank our hosts....> -

Tourists Flow to Russia Declines Amid Geopolitical Tensions: Official...

17 November 2014A fewer tourists started to visit Russia due to geopolitical tensions; during the first ten months of the current year, Russian foreign offices have processed over 1.1 million tourist visas. MOSCOW, November 17 (Sputnik) — The number of visas issued by...> -

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s exclusive interview with...

14 November 2014Vladimir Putin: Isolated groups deepen imbalance, problems should be solved together Q.: You are going to another G20 summit. To what extent is this format still in demand and relevant, and is it logical that some G20 countries, while striving to...> -

Asia-Pacific, Russia’s strategic priority

10 November 2014The twenty-first century has already been called ‘the Pacific century’. As part of the Asia-Pacific region, Russia must make use of the competitive advantages offered by this fast-growing economic, technology and innovation centre. In turn, Russian...> -

Russia urges Kiev not to conduct military operation in south-east of...

04 November 2014Elected representatives of self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics are capable of restoring normal life in south-east of Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry deputy chief says MOSCOW, November 3. /TASS/. Russia urges Kiev to cancel the...> -

Russian-Speaking Parts of Ukraine Must Follow Russia: Indian...

03 November 2014Ukraine has a divided culture and the Russian-speaking parts of the country must follow Russia, Professor Lokesh Chandra, newly appointed President of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), told RIA Novosti. "Ukraine does not have a...> -

Russia not to drift into confrontation forced on it by international...

02 November 2014We are open for an equal and respectful dialogue on all global and regional agenda issues, Russian President Vladimir Putin said MOSCOW, October 31. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that the country was not going to drift info...> -

Overview of 2014 Valdai Discussion Club meetings

30 October 2014An overall analysis of expert discussions reveals that regionalism trend tends to deepen. Each of major countries seeks to ensure peace and security in its own region. And this tendency is the main evidence proving that the American global leadership is...> -

Treating Putin Like a Lunatic

28 October 2014Exclusive: Official Washington treats whatever comes out of Russian President Putin’s mouth as the ravings of a lunatic, even when what he says is obviously true or otherwise makes sense, as the New York Times has demonstrated again, writes Robert...> -

Putin: Russian bear won’t ask for permission

24 October 2014Vladimir Putin has voiced his disagreement with the West’s position on Russia, which he likened to the Latin proverb "What is permissible for Jove is not permissible for an ox." However, he said "a bear" won't ask anyone for permission. Stressing...> -

Experts rectify the malfunctions of the Kudankulam NPP turbine

22 October 2014The nuclear expert Mr. Alexander Uvarov, the Editor of the Nuclear information portal AtomInfo, expressed the opinion that the first Unit of the Indian Kudankulam NPP may come into operation again by the end of November this year. He said that...> -

Putin Limits Foreign Capital’s Participation in Russian Media:...

18 October 2014Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law reducing the possible share of foreign stockholders in the Russian media to 20 percent, says the corresponding document published on the Russian government's official legal information web...> -

Dmitry Medvedev’s interview with CNBC

16 October 2014Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke with CNBC anchor Geoff Cutmore. Geoff Cutmore: Prime Minister, thank you very much for joining me and for giving me time for this interview. I wanted to start off by talking about the deals that you’re doing with...> -

Putin: Russia’s isolation is ‘absurd and illusory goal’

16 October 2014Trying to isolate Russia with sanctions and restrictive measures is “an absurd and illusory goal,” Russia’s president has said. Moscow intends to “further deepen” cooperation with EU partners, Vladimir Putin told the Serbian newspaper,...> -

‘Russian Unity’ leader unanimously elected head of Crimean...

12 October 2014The Crimean regional legislature has unanimously approved Prime Minister Sergey Aksyonov as the republic’s new leader. Participants at the rally in support of the Crimean Parliament and Sevastopol City Council's decision to reunite with Russia,...> -

निकलाय रोरिख की 140वीँ वर्षगांठ महोत्सव के अवसर पर भारत में रूस के...

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Remarks of Alexander Kadakin, Ambassador of Russia to India, at the...

05 October 2014Naggar, October 4, 2014 Dear Mr Rakesh Kanwar, Dear citizens of Naggar, Friends and guests,           It gives me great pleasure to cordially welcome you here. This year is remarkable indeed, because we...> -

Lavrov: US must stop acting like global prosecutor, judge and...

28 September 2014Washington must stop acting unilaterally, with no regard to other nations’ interests, and should engage in honest cooperation to tackle global problems, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov said in an interview with RT and the VGTRK media...> -

Sergey Lavrov: Throwing Russia off balance is ultimate aim

22 September 2014In an interview for the ITAR-TASS project Top Officials Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Washington and some European countries had made a decision to isolate Russia long ago. Over the more than ten years in office as Russia’s foreign...> -

Dmitry Medvedev: We are going to solve the external factor problem...

22 September 2014Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Russia’s economic development amid sanctions Russia is going through a period of hard trial: internal problems and special external factors mix up. How fast will the country’s economy develop under these...> -

Crimea: six months within Russia

22 September 2014Six months ago a new page was turned in the history of Crimea when its residents voted for joining Russia at a referendum. Russia’s new region has gone a long way over a rather short span of time — the Black Sea peninsula has introduced Russian...> -

Russia proposes appointing UN special envoy for MH17 crash probe —...

21 September 2014The diplomat said that a report the Dutch Security Council produced with intermediate results of the investigation "is not quite informative". UNITED NATIONS, September 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia suggests United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon look...> -

Russia not to allow soft-pedalling Malaysian jet crash probe —...

18 September 2014Russia has appealed to conduct an open and unbiased international probe since July 17, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says MOSCOW, September 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia should not allow soft-pedalling the probe of the Malaysian airliner’s crash...> -

Lavrov: NATO actually pushes Kiev to forcible scenario

17 September 2014Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov gave an interview to Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily’s multilingual news and information resource Russia Beyond The Headlines for the Spanish El Pais daily September 17.  NATO actually pushes Kiev for a forcible...> -

Putin’s settlement plan

05 September 2014Putin’s plan to settle the crisis in Ukraine has been posted on the Kremlin’s website. It reads: “In order to stop the bloodshed and stabilize the situation in southeast Ukraine, I believe that the parties to the conflict should immediately agree on...> -

Statement by President of Russia Vladimir Putin

21 July 2014VLADIMIR PUTIN: In response to the terrible tragedy that took place over Donetsk, I want to reiterate Russia’s position with regard to the current situation in Ukraine. We have called repeatedly on all parties to the conflict to stop the bloodshed...> -

Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet...

24 June 2014Basic elements of the official position of the Russian Federation on the outcomes of the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance. The Russian Federation took an active part in the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the...> -


06 March 2014The President of Russia met with media representatives to answer a number of their questions, in particular with regard to the situation in Ukraine. PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Good afternoon, colleagues, How shall we do this? This is what...> -

Russia’s Highest Court Deems “Gay Propaganda” Ban...

04 December 2013Russia’s highest court has ruled that a controversial law banning “gay propaganda” is not in breach of the Constitution. The Constitutional Court dismissed a complaint from Nikolai Alexeyev, a leading gay rights campaigner, that St. Petersburg city...> -

Polar Bear Population Could Drop Two-Thirds by 2050 – Minister

04 December 2013The number of polar bears in the Arctic could drop by two-thirds by 2050 because of poaching, pollution and global warming, Russia’s natural resources and ecology minister said Wednesday. p   Speaking at the International Forum on the Conservation...> -

Public Figures Nominate Putin for 2014 Nobel Peace Prize

02 October 2013Russian activists and lawmakers announced Tuesday that they plan to nominate Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize. Russian President Vladimir Putin Supporters of the initiative say they want to see the Russian leader...> -
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