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16 February 2018

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the OSCE Alexander Lukashevich’s remarks at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, Vienna, February 15, 2018

The situation in Ukraine and the need to implement the Minsk Agreements   Mr Chairman, The situation in Ukraine is growing increasingly tense. Over the past week, the Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) registered more than 4,000 ceasefire violations. The Armed Forces of... Read more...
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Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s...

06 February 2018On February 4-6, Cape Town (South Africa) hosted a meeting of the BRICS Sherpas and Sous-Sherpas that was attended by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov. This was the first meeting during this year’s South Africa BRICS chairmanship. During an...>>

Foreign Ministry statement

05 February 2018According to Article II of the Treaty between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms, Russia and the United States were to meet the following aggregate...>>

Address of participants of the syrian national dialogue congress,...

30 January 2018We, the participants of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress, express our collective wish to bring the ongoing conflict to an end as soon as possible. We have all suffered more than enough from violence, bloodshed, terrorism and devastation. Thousands...>>

Statement by Permanent Representative of Russia to the OSCE Alexander...

26 January 2018on the situation in Ukraine and the importance of fulfilling the Minsk Agreements   Mr Chairperson, Our view of the Ukrainian conflict remains unchanged. It is crucial that the Minsk Agreements are fulfilled in their entirety through a direct...>>

Foreign Ministry statement on US allegations regarding chemical...

24 January 2018On January 23, several high-ranking US officials made slanderous statements regarding the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic, claiming that Moscow and Damascus were responsible for the chemical weapons attacks in the course of the Syrian...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Head...

22 January 2018Mr al-Hariri, Gentlemen, Welcome to Moscow. We have a direct interest in this meeting. We hoped it would be held sooner. During this important meeting, we plan to discuss all aspects of a Syrian settlement in the interests of the Syrian people. We...>>

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

21 January 2018Mr President, Mr Secretary-General, Colleagues, First, I would like to note Kazakhstan’s consistent and responsible approach to promoting Central Asian priority issues and its determination to resolve specific problems that face the region’s...>>

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

18 January 2018Ladies and gentlemen, It is a great honour for me to speak at the UN headquarters at the opening of the historical documentary exhibition “The Holocaust: Annihilation, Liberation, Rescue”, held ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day marked...>>

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with UN...

18 January 2018On January 18, during his visit to New York to attend high-level UNSC meetings chaired by the Republic of Kazakhstan, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. During the review of the most pressing issues on...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with ambassadors of Arab...

17 January 2018On January 17, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with the heads of diplomatic missions of Arab states and a representative of the League of Arab States in Moscow. There was a thorough discussion of the situation in the Middle East and North Africa with...>>

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with...

16 January 2018On January 16, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov received Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq Jan Kubis. The focus of the conversation was the prospects for future developments in Iraq in the...>>

Statement by Permanent Representative of Russia to the OSCE Alexander...

16 January 2018Re: Statement by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and   Foreign Minister of Italy Angelino Alfano   Mr Chairperson, Mr Minister, We are grateful for the detailed account of the priorities of Italy's OSCE chairmanship in 2018, many of which we share. Your...>>

Permanent Representative of Russia to the OSCE Alexander...

12 January 2018Mr Chairperson, Unfortunately, we are once again witnessing a sharp deterioration of the situation in Donbass. The number of ceasefire violations, including with the use of weapons banned under the Minsk Agreements, and including volley fire systems,...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with RT, Moscow, December...

27 December 2017Question: Let us begin with global matters. The first question will be about the multipolar world Russia has been talking about for more than ten years. Even as this multipolar world order is taking shape, there are no international rules to regulate...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with UK...

25 December 2017Mr Foreign Secretary, Colleagues, We are glad to welcome you to Moscow, especially considering that the last time a UK Foreign Secretary visited Moscow was five years ago. It is not a secret that our relations are at an extremely low ebb nowadays,...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with UN...

25 December 2017Mr Staffan de Mistura, colleagues, Russian Minister of Defence Sergey Shoigu and I are glad to welcome you to Moscow. This is not your first visit, we communicate regularly, including here in the Russian capital and at international platforms. We are...>>

Press release on the results of the 37th Meeting of the BSEC Council...

21 December 2017On December 15, the 37th Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) was held in Kiev, concluding Ukraine’s BSEC chairmanship. Unfortunately, during the previous six months and...>>

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with the...

21 December 2017On December 19, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with the Palestinian delegation led by Nabil Shaath, the Palestinian President’s Advisor on Foreign Affairs and International Relations, member of the PLO Central Council and a Co-Chairman of the...>>

Comment by the Information and Press Department on US veto of UN...

19 December 2017On December 18, the UN Security Council voted on a draft resolutions proposed by Egypt on behalf of the “Arab Group.” The draft resolution affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions on the...

15 December 2017Question: The Palestinians have said they no longer accept the United States as a peace mediator and are looking for other intermediaries. What are the chances of Russia taking over the leading role in a Palestinian-Israeli settlement?Sergey Lavrov:...>>

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

13 December 2017Colleagues,Allow me to begin by thanking our Indian friends for their warm hospitality and wonderful arrangements for this 15th regular ministerial meeting between Russia, India and China. We have a packed agenda before us, which confirms the commitment...>>

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

13 December 2017Mr Moderator,I fully share the welcome address to all those who have accepted our invitation. I am particularly grateful to our colleagues – foreign ministries’ heads. My Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó and I decided to draw your attention to a...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 24th OSCE Ministerial...

08 December 2017Mr Chairperson-in-Office, Mr Secretary-General, ladies and gentlemen,The Euro-Atlantic area architecture, of which the UN Charter and the Helsinki Final Act remain the cornerstones, has come under a serious test recently. Building up NATO's potential on...>>

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

06 December 2017Ladies and gentlemen,We have completed the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the five Caspian states. My colleagues asked me to update you on the results.We have held a substantive discussion of the issues on the current Caspian agenda,...>>

Opening Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Opening of...

06 December 2017Colleagues,I would like to cordially welcome you to another meeting of the foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral states. This is our regular format. We are meeting for the seventh time in the past few years.We are pleased with how well the Caspian...>>

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

06 December 2017Mr Speaker,Colleagues and friends,To begin with, I would like to express my active support for the initiative by the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to hold the International Conference Parliamentarians Against Drugs. I would...>>

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

29 November 2017Mr de Mistura, dear Staffan, friends,We highly value this opportunity to compare notes on the efforts that are being made on the path to a peace settlement in Syria. There are many developments which, at first glance, are unfolding concurrently, but...>>

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made a working visit to Russia

23 November 2017On November 20, President Vladimir Putin had talks with President of the Syrian Arab Republic Bashar al-Assad who was in Russia on a working visit.Vladimir Putin also introduced Bashar al-Assad to senior officials of the Russian Defence Ministry and the...>>

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

17 November 2017Ladies and gentlemen,We have completed talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Argentina Jorge Marcelo Faurie, who has come to Moscow for his first working visit after assuming office in June this year. We wish him success in this...>>

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone...

15 November 2017On November 15, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with Foreign Minister of India Sushma Swaraj. They discussed current topics concerning bilateral cooperation as well as some aspects of interaction within the UN and other international...>>

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

10 November 2017An APEC Ministerial Meeting, held as part of preparations for the APEC summit that will begin the day after tomorrow, has opened in Da Nang, Vietnam. The ministers have coordinated the draft documents, which will be forwarded to their leaders for...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with OSCE...

05 November 2017Mr Secretary General,Colleagues,We are glad to welcome you to Moscow. I have met with Mr Thomas Greminger in New York, but this is the first time that you have come to Russia in your capacity as the OSCE Secretary General.We have heard about your plans...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the global themed...

01 November 2017Good afternoon, conference participants and friends.I am happy to welcome all of you to this international conference titled 100 Years of the Russian Revolution: Unity for the Future, which has been organised by our compatriots and the Government...>>

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

25 October 2017Ladies and gentlemen,My colleague, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and I had very productive talks.We focused mainly on exchanging views concerning the situation in the Middle East and North Africa as well as the international agenda in...>>

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

23 October 2017Ladies and gentlemen,I am pleased to be attending the Moscow Nonproliferation Conference (MNC). I see many familiar faces here in the audience – my diplomat colleagues, other representatives of foreign states, as well as the past and incumbent heads of...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during a meeting...

20 October 2017My dear Staffan, esteemed Mr de Mistura,We greatly appreciate your visit to Moscow at this crucial time for progress in the Syrian settlement process. The situation in Syria is approaching its end point in terms of achieving the final results in the...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 16th ministerial...

20 October 2017Colleagues,ladies and gentlemen,I am glad to welcome you to the 16th ministerial meeting of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council (BEAC). It is the fourth time that Russia is hosting BEAC’s ministerial meeting. I would like to express our sincere gratitude to...>>

Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the First Global Forum...

17 October 2017Colleagues, friends,It’s a pleasure for me to take part in the First Global Forum of Young Diplomats organised in the framework of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students.I am glad to note that this is the initiative of the Council of Young...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement to the media during a...

09 October 2017Ladies and gentlemen,The visit of the King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who is now in Moscow, has just come to an end. This is his first visit to the Russian Federation as Saudi monarch. His Majesty was here back in 2006, when he was...>>

Interview of Sergey Lavrov with the Asharq Al-Awsat Pan-Arab...

05 October 2017Question: Regarding the visit of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Russia, how do you assess the Russian-Saudi relations at the bilateral level and in terms of discussion over the region’s crises? Answer: We share the opinion that there is a need...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s greetings to participants in a...

28 September 2017I would like to extend my cordial greetings to participants in the ceremony on completing the destruction of chemical weapons in the Russian Federation.Russia has fulfilled its commitments on eliminating its stockpiles of these deadly arms – about 40,000...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions on the...

25 September 2017Question: I want to thank you on behalf of the UN Correspondents Association for this news conference and the ability to talk with you within the framework of the UN General Assembly. Mr Lavrov, the overwhelming majority of the leaders who have already...>>

Press release of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with UN...

23 September 2017On September 21, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a meeting with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly.Mr Lavrov and Mr Guterres exchanged views on topics on the current agenda of the UN General Assembly...>>

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

22 September 2017Question: How would you describe the ongoing UN General Assembly session, in particular, the remarks by US President Donald Trump, who said the United States has the strength to totally destroy North Korea, if it is forced to defend its allies? Sergey...>>

Press release on the results of the working meeting of CSTO foreign...

22 September 2017On September 20, the foreign ministers of the CSTO countries held their traditional working meeting in New York, where they exchange opinions on the priority issues on the agenda of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly and major areas of...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with TASS and The...

22 September 2017Question (in English): After your meeting with Secretary Tillerson, how would you evaluate the relationship with the United States? And has Russia given up on hopes of a significant improvement under the Trump administration? Sergey Lavrov (in English):...>>

Comment by the Information and Press Department on Foreign Minister...

16 September 2017The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly opened in New York on September 12. UN member states have convened at this crucial international forum to discuss a wide range of current global and regional topics.The Russian delegation will be led by Foreign...>>

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Yalta,...

16 September 2017I will begin with disturbing events and speak on what has happened in the London Underground. In connection with the incident at the Parson's Green station in the morning of September 15, where, according to preliminary data, an explosion took place, we...>>

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow,...

13 September 2017Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s working visit to Saudi Arabia and Jordan Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with CSTO Secretary General Yury Khachaturov Developments in Syria Russian efforts to increase humanitarian aid to the population in...>>

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

12 September 2017Mr Minister, colleagues, friends,Ladies and gentlemen,First of all, I would like to thank our Saudi partners for the warm welcome given to the Russian delegation. By tradition, the talks in Jeddah have been conducted in a friendly atmosphere and have...>>

President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on the seizure of...

07 September 2017Extract from President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin’s news conference following BRICS Summit on September 5, 2017 Question: One of the top news stories these days is the US decision to shut down several Russian diplomatic facilities, which in...>>

Foreign Minister S.Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary...

07 September 2017On September 5, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the US initiative.The ministers shared their assessments of the situation on the Korean peninsula in the context of...>>

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova’s comment on illegal...

07 September 2017September 6, 2017 We have taken note of the awkward attempts by US representatives to justify the unceremonious decision to seize Russian diplomatic property on September 2 in an attempt to give them the appearance of "legitimacy." However, there can be...>>

Permanent Representative of Russia to the OSCE Alexander...

06 September 2017September 4, 2017 Mr Chairperson, The representatives of Kiev, Donetsk and Lugansk in the Trilateral Contact Group have agreed on a school armistice, which was to begin on August 25, a week before the new academic year. This decision was approved by the...>>

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on Russian...

06 September 2017September 3, 2017 On September 2, US authorities seized the buildings of the General Consulate of the Russian Federation in San Francisco and the Trade Representation in Washington, D.C., which are the property of Russia and have a diplomatic immunity....>>

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in connection...

06 September 2017September 3, 2017 We express our deep concern at test of a “thermonuclear explosive device for an intercontinental ballistic missile” announced by the DPRK on September 3.This yet another example of Pyongyang’s outright disregard of the demands of...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with «NBC», Moscow, July...

24 July 2017Question: Minister, thank you very much for your time. There is a lot to talk about. There is Syria, there is North Korea, there is China, there is Ukraine, there is ISIS. But inevitably, I’d like to begin by talking to you about Russian-US relations....>>


22 July 2017Unofficial translationMoscow, Kremlin,July 20, 2017Esteemed Mr Kovind,Kindly accept my heartfelt congratulations on your election as the President.You are known in Russia as an experienced statesman, who has made a substantial contribution to solving...>>

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

15 July 2017I can say that it was a meaningful conversation. This is a good tradition of getting together in an informal circle, which the current chairmanships are using on an almost annual basis. Most of the ministers from the OSCE participating states have come...>>

BRICS Leaders’ Meeting

08 July 2017Before the start of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, an informal meeting took place between the heads of state and government of the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).Speaking at an informal meeting of the BRICS leaders on the...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the BRICS Foreign...

20 June 2017Mr Chairman,Colleagues, friends,To begin, I would like to thank Minister Wang Yi and his team for their work and, overall, for China’s effective chairmanship of our association.We immediately welcomed China’s idea of holding a second separate meeting of...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address at the conference of the...

19 June 2017Mr Umakhanov,Friends,First of all, forgive me for managing to arrive only now and for a very short time with repeated changes to my schedule. I am glad to greet you all. I know that Deputy Foreign Minister and Special Presidential Representative for the...>>

Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit

12 June 2017Vladimir Putin attended a meeting of the SCO Heads of States Council.President of China Xi Jinping and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev before the meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).The...>>

Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov’s interview with the Xinhua...

09 June 2017Question: This year we will mark 15 years of the SCO Charter and 10 years of the Treaty on Long-Term Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation between SCO Member States. Which SCO achievement would you describe as the most important?Igor Morgulov: As...>>

Interview to NBC News

05 June 2017On the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Vladimir Putin answered questions from NBC News anchor Megyn Kelly.Megyn Kelly: President Putin, you have repeatedly and passionately denied that Russia was behind the interference with...>>

PM Modi on seven decades of India-Russia friendship

31 May 2017Article by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 70th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between India and the Russian Federation published in Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazetta on May 31, 2017 Seven decades ago, on 13 April 1947...>>

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

30 May 2017Ladies and gentlemen,Our talks took place in an atmosphere of openness, trust and mutual respect, the traditional atmosphere of bilateral dialogue with our Chinese friends.We took this opportunity to once again congratulate China's Minister of Foreign...>>

INSTC (International North South Transport Corridor) - Express...

21 May 2017May 18, 2017 An stakeholders conference on the subject INSTC-Express Corridor from India to Russia was held at Foreign Service Institute on May 18, 2017 at 1100 hours. The attendees at FSI were members of diplomatic community, freight forwarders, media,...>>

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

15 May 2017A regular Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council has come to an end in Fairbanks. Meetings of this kind are held every two years. This time, it focused on reviewing a number of draft documents. A ministerial declaration was approved by all eight...>>

Statement by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Ministerial...

15 May 2017Mr Chairman, Mr Governor, colleagues,I would like to express our appreciation for the hospitality of our American hosts and to congratulate them on their successful chairmanship of the Arctic Council.Russia has been working hard to promote the...>>

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

11 May 2017Today I had a bilateral meeting with State Secretary Rex Tillerson at the US State Department, and then we both had a meeting with President Trump.We focused on our interaction in the international arena. It was confirmed that, despite all the known...>>

Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s interview with Kommersant...

24 April 2017Question: Do you know when and where President of Russia Vladimir Putin will meet with US President Donald Trump? Sergey Ryabkov: We have reaffirmed our readiness for such a meeting several times. We understand that contacts at the highest level are...>>

Message by H.E. Mr S.Lavrov on the occasion of the 70th anniversary...


Foreign Ministry statement on US military action in Syria on April 7,...

07 April 2017The United States conducted strikes against Syrian government troops in the early hours of April 7, using chemical weapons attacks in Idlib Province as a pretext. The US opted for a show of force, for military action against a country fighting...>>

Statement by H.E. Mr. Gennady Gatilov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the...

06 April 2017Ladies and gentlemen,Indeed, the Syrian conflict is the worst crisis of our time. We are confident that it is not possible to resolve humanitarian problems without reaching a political solution. Certain positive changes have recently taken place. Russia...>>

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the National...

04 April 2017Question: I’d like to start by asking you about your forthcoming meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, we’ve read in the press that the two of you may be meeting soon. Sergey Lavrov: So they say. Question: Could you perhaps tell us about...>>

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

27 March 2017Mr Kuralenko,Comrade officers, colleagues, friends,I am grateful for the invitation to speak at the Military Academy as part of the Army and Society series of lectures. The organisers are doing a great job supporting the tradition of unity of the people...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Mezhdunarodnaya...

16 March 2017Question: In 2017 we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations with the Central Asian countries. What are the main landmarks of this period? Sergey Lavrov: The Central Asian countries have become full-fledged participants in...>>

Russian Deputy PM Yuri Trutnev to visit India

13 March 2017Yuri Trutnev, Russian Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Russian Far East, will visit India on Mar. 15-18. He will visit Mumbai and New Delhi for a series of meetings with high-level government officials as well as senior executives of...>>

On the Russian participation in the 19th Asian Security...

09 March 2017On March 6-8, 2017, the 19th Asian Security Conference was held in the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in New Delhi summarizing approaches of regional countries to combating international terrorism. Defence Minister of India M.Parrikar,...>>

Conferences, exhibits to mark 70 years of Indo-Russia ties

03 March 2017India and Russia established diplomatic relation on April 13, 1947, four months before the former's independence. The Indian Embassy in Russia has also lined up special events in the country as part of 'Namaste Russia'. Exhibitions, bilateral...>>

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

22 February 2017Our meetings in Germany are almost over. We spent a day and a half in Bonn and two days in Munich, at a meeting of the G20 foreign ministers in Bonn and the annual international security conference in Munich, which is nearing completion. You attended my...>>

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

22 February 2017Ladies and gentlemen,Ten years ago, President of Russia Vladimir Putin addressed this conference with a speech that many in the West saw as a challenge and even a threat, although what his message emphasised above all was the need to renounce unilateral...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to questions from the TASS...

08 February 2017Question: What ways are there of influencing the current situation in Donbass? Maybe, reforming the OSCE mission? Today, in the course of a conversation between President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, an agreement was reached to...>>

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

08 February 2017Ladies and gentlemen,The talks with my colleague, Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs Salahuddin Rabbani, were businesslike, substantive and friendly.Afghanistan is Russia’s long-standing and close partner. Today, we reaffirmed our mutual interest in...>>

Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences following the death of...

26 January 2017“The passing of a prominent diplomat is an irreplaceable loss for Russia’s foreign policy service,” the President said in his message.  Mr Putin said that over his years of work at the Foreign Ministry, Mr Kadakin held various senior posts in the...>>

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

25 January 2017Moscow, Kremlin   Esteemed Mr President, Esteemed Mr Prime Minister, Kindly accept my cordial greetings on the national holiday – the Republic Day. Over the decades of independent development, India has achieved impressive success in economic,...>>

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

20 January 2017Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, happy New Year and best wishes on all holidays.The past leap year was not easy. In addition to the troubles that usually befall leap years, some man-made events also took place which were not conducive to...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to questions from Rossiya...

19 January 2017Question: Moscow said that it maintains contacts with Donald Trump’s staff “at an adequate level”. Do these contacts continue, in what format and what subjects are discussed? Do you think Trump changed his rhetoric after the election? Have you started...>>

Russia "fully committed" to strengthening ties with India:...

10 January 2017D.Rogozin reiterated President Putin's invitation to Modi to visit Russia later this year which the PM accepted.GANDHI NAGAR: Amid unease in the Indian establishment over Pakistan warming up to Russia, Moscow today conveyed to India it is "fully...>>

Meeting with Sergei Lavrov, Sergei Naryshkin and Alexander...

20 December 2016Vladimir Putin had a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service Sergei Naryshkin and Director of the Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov.President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Tragic news has arrived...>>

India, Russia Stand United in Anti-Terror Fight - Indian...

08 December 2016The Indian ambassador to Russia said that the both countries stood together in the fight against terrorism.There is no place for double standards in the fight against international terrorism, Ambassador of India in Moscow Pankaj Saran told Sputnik,...>>

Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with US...

19 November 2016On November 17, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the sidelines of the APEC forum in Lima, Peru.The meeting focused on the outlook for Russian-US efforts towards a settlement of the Syria conflict, including the...>>

Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club

28 October 2016Vladimir Putin took part in the final session of the Valdai International Discussion Club’s 13th annual meeting, which this year took the theme The Future in Progress: Shaping the World of Tomorrow.Over the three-day event, 130 experts and political...>>

Meeting of BRICS leaders with heads of delegations of BIMSTEC member...

18 October 2016Vladimir Putin took part in a meeting of leaders of BRICS member states with delegation heads from member states of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Prime...>>

Meeting of the BRICS leaders with members of the BRICS Business...

18 October 2016Vladimir Putin took part in a meeting of the BRICS leaders with members of the BRICS Business Council. Expanding trade cooperation, economic rapprochement between the BRICS countries and launching new joint projects were among the subjects of...>>

BRICS summit

18 October 2016Vladimir Putin took part in the eighth BRICS summit. The meeting started in narrow format and then continued with participation of the BRICS countries’ delegations.On the summit’s agenda were plans to strengthen the BRICS strategic partnership as a key...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Amanpour program on...

14 October 2016Question: Foreign Minister Lavrov, welcome to the programme. Sergey Lavrov: Thank you. Question: We are here at an extraordinarily difficult and painful time: what’s happening in Syria has got the world very, very upset. In the United Kingdom people are...>>

Russian President Vladimir Putin to be offered 30 joint venture plans...

13 October 2016Russian President Vladimir Putin will be in India from October 14 to 17, his longest stay here in recent times, to attend the 17th edition of the Indo-Russian summit and the 8th BRICS summit. NEW DELHI: In what could help ease the heartburn caused by...>>

The President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Vladimir V. Putin will...

11 October 2016The President of the Russian Federation, H.E. Vladimir V. Putin will visit Goa from 14-17 October 2016 when, besides attending BRICS Summit, he would also hold 17th India-Russia Annual Summit with Prime Minister of India. Bilateral Cooperation has...>>

Comment by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the publication of the...

04 October 2016The President of the Russian Federation has issued an executive order to suspend the performance of the Russia-US plutonium management and disposition agreement, signed in 2000, by the Russian Federation. I would like to stress that this is a measure of...>>

Interview of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to BBC World...

02 October 2016Question: Excellent. Well, thank you very much for joining me on BBC World News. I think I have to start this interview by discussing with you the situation in Aleppo. We’ve seen the ferocious bombardment, your warplanes working alongside those of the...>>


30 September 2016We are concerned with the aggravation lately of the situation along the line of control between India and Pakistan. We are calling on the parties not to allow any escalation of tension and to settle the existing problems by political and diplomatic...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 71st session of the...

26 September 2016Mr Chairman,Ladies and gentlemen,A year ago, from the same rostrum at the anniversary session of the UN General Assembly, plenty of accurate assessments were made of the situation at this crucial stage of international development. The main theme was the...>>

STATEMENT by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on the...

19 September 2016We strongly condemn the terrorist attack against an army base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri in the early hours of September 18, which killed 17 and injured 30 service personnel. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a rapid...>>

India, Russia Review Bilateral Ties Ahead Of Vladimir Putin's...

15 September 2016NEW DELHI: India and Russia today reviewed the status of bilateral ties, including cooperation in key areas of defence and security, and also prepared the ground for the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to the country next month.The discussions...>>

Eastern Economic Forum

05 September 2016Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum. This year, representatives of 35 countries applied to attend the forum. In total, delegations from 56 countries are taking part.The Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) was...>>

Modi Refers to Russia as 'Time-Tested, Reliable Friend'

21 August 2016India expects to move ahead with Russia on key defense deals during President Putin's visit to the BRICS summit in Goa in October. New Delhi (Sputnik) – Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi....>>

Address at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Heads of...

25 June 2016President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Karimov, colleagues, friends, We are meeting in an anniversary year. Over these 15 years, the SCO’s authority and its influence on regional processes have increased considerably. Working together within the SCO is...>>

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

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Putin, Modi discuss strengthening of bilateral cooperation

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Address by Mr. M.Bogdanov at the International Meeting on the...

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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Rossiya Segodnya, May...

06 May 2016Question: Yesterday you met with Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Syria, Staffan de Mistura. US Secretary of State John Kerry met with him shortly before. Active diplomatic work is underway. What can you tell us about the next steps and...>>

On participation of Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation...

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Mr. Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at a joint news conference following the...

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Meeting of Russian, Indian and Chinese foreign ministers

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Foreign Minister S.Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions...

26 March 2016Ladies and gentlemen,US Secretary of State John Kerry spent today at talks in Moscow. First, we had a long meeting at the Foreign Ministry. Just now, we finished a long meeting with President of Russia Vladimir Putin.Today’s talks covered many issues at...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with REN TV network,...

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Meeting of President of Russia Vladimir Putin with Foreign Minister...

15 March 2016Vladimir Putin held a working meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu to address issues of settling the Syrian crisis. The President gave an order to begin withdrawing the main part of Russian troops from the Syrian...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s speech during the high-level segment...

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Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, as...

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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's speech at the ministerial panel...

15 February 2016Russian President Vladimir Putin has been addressing many international issues lately. I’m sure that there are professionals here and that they are aware of our stance, all the more so as Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke this morning. I won’t...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the newspaper...

11 February 2016Question: February 10 is Diplomats’ Day. In the Soviet era, it was traditional to report on achievements ahead of professional holidays. Do you have any achievements to report today? Do you have any positive news for the people? Sergey Lavrov: Frankly,...>>

Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a news...

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Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at the news...

22 January 2016Good evening. We finished talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry. We paid primary attention to the Syrian crisis and the implementation of the Minsk Agreements on the settlement of the conflict in Ukraine. Our main achievement on the Syrian issue...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Interfax News...

29 December 2015Question: Mr Lavrov, what was the last year like for Russian diplomacy? Sergey Lavrov: The outgoing year was a difficult one for international relations, what with the growing competition for influence on the transformation of the world order. There...>>

Interview of Prime Minister of India H.E. Mr Narendra Modi to ITAR...

23 December 20151. Russian-Indian ties have a long and rich history. At the end of the 19th century Russia’s future Emperor, Nicholas II, who visited India during a voyage around the globe, expressed interest in opening a Russian consulate in Bombay. Relations between...>>

Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint...

17 December 2015Ladies and gentlemen, Today, we had important and extensive talks as the working visit by the US delegation to Moscow draws to an end. We started with talks at the Foreign Ministry and continued here, in the Kremlin, where we met with President Vladimir...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to Interfax questions

11 December 2015Question:  It has been announced recently that the next meeting of the International Syria Support Group may be held in New York. US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, mentioned this possibility. Will the meeting take place this year or early next...>>

India attaches highest importance to ties with Russia: PM

10 December 2015Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India attaches highest importance to the strategic and privileged partnership with Russia and that he looked forward to his visit there in the near future for the annual summit with President Vladimir Putin.He...>>

Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate...

01 December 2015Vladimir Putin took part in the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto...>>

Answers to journalists’ questions following the crash of a Russian...

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Meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan

25 November 2015Vladimir Putin had talks with King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, who is in Russia on a working visit. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Your Majesty, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Russia. We maintain...>>

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BRICS against attempts to interfere in sovereign affairs: Lavrov

28 October 2015The increasing threat of terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa is the result of external interference in weak state institutions in the region, Lavrov said.BRICS countries stand for the boosting of the United Nation's key role in global affairs...>>

President of Syria Bashar Assad made a working visit to Moscow...

22 October 2015Russian-Syrian talks in narrow and expanded format with top Russian officials took place at the Kremlin.Vladimir Putin: Mr President,Let me wish you a warm welcome to Moscow. Despite the dramatic situation in your country, you have responded to our...>>

India, Russia Aim For $30 Billion Annual Trade

21 October 2015India and Russia have discussed ways to boost their economic ties to achieve the target of $30 billion in bilateral trade in the next 10 years.   External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, chairing the...>>

Sushma Swaraj in Russia for InterGovernmental Commission meet

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Moscow meeting to set Putin-Modi agenda

09 October 2015A key priority of the meeting between India’s foreign minister Sushma Swaraj and Russia’s Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin is to finalize the economic content for the Russia-India summit between President Putin and PM Modi, given their emphasis on raising...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Venezuelan state...

06 October 2015Question: It is a pleasure to speak with you here today. Several years ago, you managed to successfully avert a nuclear crisis. Could we discuss this issue? Sergey Lavrov: It depends which crisis, country and region you are talking about. Question: Did...>>

Press release on Sergey Lavrov’s press conference following Russia’s...

05 October 2015Good morning, I’ll speak Russian with your permission, just to give respect to the official languages of the United Nations. Ladies and gentlemen, Yesterday was the last day of Russia's presidency of the UN Security Council. It coincided with the 70th...>>

70th session of the UN General Assembly

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Testing Times ahead for Indo-Russia ties or it's time to cherish?

25 September 2015Relations with India have always been and I am sure will be one of the most important foreign policy priorities of our country. Our mutual ties of friendship are filled with sympathy, and trust, and openness. And we must say frankly that they were never...>>

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

25 September 2015Question: Can you comment on cooperation between Russia and Belarus? Sergey Lavrov: We cooperate closely with Belarus on many issues, including security. We have a joint system in place that securely protects our borders. Regarding details, we need to...>>

Putin wants to make Russia visa-free for BRICS

23 September 2015Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to develop visa-free travel for short-term visits and transit by foreign tourists from BRICS countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to develop visa-free travel for short-term...>>

Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov’s interview with TASS news...

21 September 2015Question: Who leads the Russian delegation at the Beijing Forum to be held on September 18-19 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the signing by the six negotiating parties (Russia, China, the United States, Japan, North Korea and South Korea) of...>>



Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions following a...

14 September 2015In accordance with instructions of the Russian, German, French and Ukrainian leaders, we held long and serious Normandy format talks at the level of foreign ministers. This meeting was agreed upon during a telephone conversation between the four leaders...>>

Will not take any step detrimental to India’s security: Russia

11 September 2015Russia today said that it will never take any step detrimental to the security and safety of its special strategic partner India. Russian Embassy here issued a statement in the backdrop of a report that said Russia and Pakistan were in talks on the...>>


10 September 2015September 10, 2015 Time and again, the Russian leaders have stated at the highest level that Russia will never take any steps detrimental to the security and safety of our special and privileged strategic partner – India, or the security structure in the...>>

Comment by Foreign Ministry regarding the United States expanding its...

04 September 2015The further expansion of its sanction lists, which now include Russian companies and organisations, as well as several legal entities with Russian participation outside of Russia, which Washington announced on September 2, reveals much more than just...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers media questions following the...

21 August 2015Question: How does the Russian side assess the forthcoming round of the Normandy format talks, which is planned to be held without Russia’s participation?Sergey Lavrov: This meeting is not part of the Normandy format, but a trilateral meeting of the...>>

Russia supports applications of India, Brazil for permanent...

17 August 2015Russia supports the applications of India and Brazil for permanent membership in UN Security Council, while the presence of an African country in this structure is also necessary, Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov told TASS First Deputy Director...>>

Interview with Swiss media

29 July 2015Vladimir Putin gave an interview to Swiss media. The interview was recorded on July 25 in St Petersburg, during the President’s visit to the preliminary round draw for the 2018 Football World Cup.Question: Good evening, Mr President. Thank you very much...>>

Foreign Ministry statement on the agreement between the P5+1 and Iran...

16 July 2015On July 14 in Vienna, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his colleagues from Great Britain, Germany, China, the United States, France and Iran, assisted by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, agreed to the Joint Comprehensive...>>

Putin, Modi talk yoga and strategy

09 July 2015Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for close to an hour at Ufa on Wednesday. Among other issues, Putin said the process of India’s accession to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation had begun, and India would be...>>

Mr. S.Lavrov’s answers to media questions at a news conference...

08 July 2015Sergey Lavrov: Another round of ministerial talks on Iran's nuclear programme has come to a conclusion. We compared our notes, noted substantial progress and singled out eight to nine issues that need to be finalised. We issued instructions to our...>>

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

06 July 2015Dear friends,I am very pleased to see you at the Foreign Ministry during the first BRICS Youth Summit in Moscow.BRICS is a young association built on innovative approaches and principles that reflect the needs of the time and comport with the current...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers questions from the media after...

02 July 2015Question: What was the outcome of the talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry?Sergey Lavrov: Talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry were held in line with agreements between President of Russia Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama,...>>

Statement by Mr. Oleg Syromolotov at the opening of the annual...

01 July 2015(Statement by Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Oleg Syromolotov at the opening of the annual OSCE-wide Counter-Terrorism Conference, Vienna, June 30, 2015)On behalf of the Russian Federation I am glad to welcome the distinguished...>>

Sergey Lavrov’s comments and answers to media questions after the...

25 June 2015We have held a new round of the Normandy format talks between the foreign ministers of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine. We discussed the implementation of the Minsk Agreements. Also, the Russian President had a telephone conversation with the French...>>

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the RBK TV...

22 June 2015Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the RBK TV channel on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, St Petersburg, June 19, 2015 Question: Moscow’s reaction to the seizure of Russian property abroad in connection with...>>

PM conveys his good wishes to the people of Russia, on 'Day of...

12 June 2015The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has conveyed his good wishes to the people of Russia, on 'Day of Russia'. "On 'Day of Russia' my good wishes to the people of Russia.В День России – мои наилучшие пожелания народу России!", the Prime Minister...>>

Foreign Minister S.Lavrov’s statement following talks with...

11 June 2015Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, Moscow, June 8, 2015Ladies and gentlemen, our talks have been very substantive. Our...>>

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

09 June 2015Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for accepting our invitation to take part in the regular meeting of the Business Council, which we have agreed to devote to the prospects of Russia’s cooperation with Latin American and Caribbean countries, including in...>>

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s Exclusive Interview with...

04 June 2015Moscow, June 2, 2015 Question: He is Vladimir Putin's right hand man for foreign policy, and he is at the helm of Russia's diplomatic arm at a time, when relations with the West are at a post-Cold War low. Sergey Lavrov, thank you very much for joining....>>

Report of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Neo-Nazism - a...

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Dmitry Medvedev instructed the government to sign the BRICS...

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Statement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the Donetsk...

23 January 2015We are shocked by the monstrous crime that has taken place in Donetsk where, on the morning of 22 January, Ukrainian soldiers fired on a bus stop, killing and wounding dozens of civilians.We express our condolences to the families and friends of the...>>

During an annual press conference to sum up the results of Russia's...

21 January 2015MOSCOW, January 21 (Sputnik) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gave an annual press conference to sum up the results of Russia’s diplomatic work in 2014. The conference started at 11 a.m. Moscow time and was held at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s...>>

The condolences of Russian President

26 December 2014The condolences to President and Prime Minister of India on human casualties caused by the act of terror in the state of Assam.Unofficial translation Moscow, Kremlin, December 25, 2014 Esteemed MrPresident Esteemed Mr Prime Minister, Kindly accept my...>>

Russian Defense Minister to Visit Largest Military Partner India in...

24 December 2014Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov stated that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will pay an official visit to India.MOSCOW, December 24 (Sputnik) — Russia's Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will pay an official visit to India, Russia's largest...>>

Putin Visit to Take India-Russia Ties to Newer Heights: PM Modi...

11 December 2014New Delhi: As Russian President Vladimir Putin flew in to Delhi on Wednesday night, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed confidence that the visit will take the bilateral relations to "newer heights." "Delighted to welcome President Putin to India....>>

Modi, Putin look to put shine back in ties

10 December 2014NEW DELHI: Will Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin breathe new life into India-Russia ties? As Putin touches down in New Delhi for a 24-hour annual summit, his first with Modi, optimists here hope the two leaders would take decisions to override...>>

India appreciates Russia's willingness to share military equipment...

05 December 2014India appreciates Russia's willingness to share military equipment technologies, Indian ambassador to Russia said. India is "uniformly happy" with the defense equipment Russia has been supplying to the country, Ambassador of India to the Russian...>>

Vladimir Putin's visit could bring sparkle back to India-Russia...

05 December 2014Putin will be meeting Prime Minister Modi on December 11 for the 15th India-Russia Annual Summit. NEW DELHI: India-Russia ties are set to get the sparkle of diamonds during the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin...>>

Kerry to Lavrov: Ignore Obama’s including Russia on top threats...

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Russian diplomat: investigation of Boeing crash is artificially...

17 November 2014BRISBANE, November 15. /TASS/ “Everything is turned upside down in the jet’s crash probe,”Sergey Ryabkov said . The investigation of the Malaysia Airline Boeing crash in Ukraine is being artificially slowed, particularly by the United States and there...>>

Putin Tops Forbes World’s Most Powerful People List for Second Year...

07 November 2014Russian President Vladimir Putin was named the world's most powerful person by Forbes for the second year running, while US President Barack Obama took second place. "For the second year running, our votes went with the Russian president as the...>>

Moscow considers elections in eastern Ukraine valid — Russian Foreign...

04 November 2014The elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions were held in an organized way in general and with high voter turnout, the Ministry said MOSCOW, November 2. /TASS/. Moscow considers elections in eastern Ukraine valid, the Russian Foreign Ministry...>>

NATO hushing up violations of Minsk accords by Ukrainian...

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‘Russia impossible to isolate’: Senior official dismisses ‘phony’...

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Lavrov: West Must Use Influence to Ensure Adherence to Minsk...

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Russia can and must brief world community on crimes in Ukraine

12 October 2014The international community must press for a thorough probe into crimes against civilians in south-eastern Ukraine, Russian politicians believe. On Friday the State Duma (lower house of parliament) unanimously adopted a corresponding appeal to the...>>

Russia took note of all unfriendly signals during Poroshenko’s US...

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Contact group on Ukraine should not lose tempo - Russian FM

05 September 2014Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday called on the trilateral contact group on Ukraine not to lose the tempo of its progress in talks designed to settle the situation in the country’s embattled regions. “We would like this process of...>>

Russia Urges Release of Abducted Orthodox Nuns in Syria

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