Embassy of
the Russian Federation
in the Republic of South Africa

Chancery
tel: +2712 362-1337
fax: +2712 362-0116
ruspospr@mweb.co.za

Consular Section
tel: +2712 362-7116
fax: +2712 362-7090
pretoria@dks.ru

   RUS

updated 6:55 AM UTC, Oct 17, 2017

Russia Day reception

120617

 

Following the National Awards ceremony, a reception was held on the Kremlin’s Ivanovskaya Square for the national holiday, Russia Day.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Dear friends, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,
I would like to congratulate you on Russia Day. This holiday marks the centuries-old, uninterrupted path of our Fatherland; our achievements and victories; the pivotal, breakthrough stages and the unending progress to new heights of development. The main credit for the renewal of the country, the strengthening of the state, always goes to its citizens, their work, unity and devotion to the Fatherland. We know this, and not just from history.
The sweeping transformations of the 90s changed the lives of modern generations. We ourselves lived through this difficult, dramatic period. The radical changes affected all branches and levels of government, economic and social relations. Changes of this scale and depth always have varied consequences. Russia, our people have not only lived through a rapid leap forward to a new life – and this is something without which development would be impossible – but also through extremely dangerous, alarming times when statehood was weakened, and the foundations of society were eroding and vulnerable.
However, all of these difficulties were overcome. Year by year, as democratic institutions developed and society opened up, there was a growing understanding of the importance of our roots and traditions, a growing realisation that progress can be made only in a strong, independent country and that the state’s power is derived from political stability, common goals and the consolidation of society.
Together, we were able to preserve the unique diversity of the Russian people, prevent the obliteration and devaluation of the principles of citizenship and patriotism, secure the sovereignty of our country, and clearly define the national interests of Russia. We learnt how to stand up for them, relying, among other things, on historical experience. And this coherent understanding of Russia is our most important possession.
The outstanding achievements of the National Award winners are a shining example of devotion and respect for the Fatherland. Once again, from the bottom of my heart I would like to congratulate you on the high praise that your work in the arts and sciences has garnered.
Dear friends,
In order to achieve success in the economy, in social development, we must understand, hear and respect each other, cherish what has already been done for the Fatherland to improve the quality of the people’s lives, their security. We all need to focus on a positive, creative agenda. Each of us is able to make our own contribution to strengthening Russia. This is our duty to the Fatherland, our responsibility for its present and future.
I would like to propose a toast to a free, prosperous Russia, to the well-being of its citizens! Happy Russia Day!

Meeting with heads of international news agencies

020617

Vladimir Putin began his work at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum by meeting with the heads of international news agencies.

Taking part in the meeting were President of EFE (Spain) Jose Antonio Vera, Editor-in-Chief of PTI (India) Vijay Joshi, Vice President of Kyodo News (Japan) Juno Kondo, General Director of DPA (Germany) Peter Kropsch, Editor-in-Chief of Anadolu (Turkey) Metin Mutanoglu, First Vice President of Xinhua (China) Zhang Sutan, Vice President of Associated Press (USA) Ian Phillips, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg (USA) John Fraher, President and Director General of ANSA (Italy) Giuseppe Cerbone, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of TT Group (Sweden) and President of the European Alliance of News Agencies Jonas Eriksson. Russia was represented at the meeting by Director General of TASS Sergei Mikhailov.
* * *
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends, colleagues,
It is a great pleasure to see you again in St Petersburg on the sidelines of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum.
We meet regularly on the forum’s sidelines, but for some reason, these meetings always took place in the evening and went on very late into the night. This time, we have a chance to discuss things with a fresh head, as it were.

Read more ...

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s speech at a reception for Africa Day, Moscow, May 31, 2017

Afrika

Colleagues,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Your Excellencies,

I would like to extend my heartfelt greetings to all those present on Africa Day.

President Vladimir Putin sent his traditional message of greetings to the heads of African states and governments in which he praised the successes of African countries in diverse spheres, as well as Africa’s growing role in forming a fair and democratic multipolar international order. We confirm our readiness to further expand our wide-ranging cooperation.

Russia’s consistently friendly, partner relations with African states, based on the principles of equality and mutual respect, have stood the test of time and continue developing. Yesterday and today’s talks with the delegations of Nigerian and Zambian friends that are present here and are headed by Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and Zambian Foreign Minister Harry Kalaba reaffirmed their shared determination to deepen and diversify partnership and search for new, promising areas of cooperation.

We are developing high-level and top-level political dialogue, promoting our inter-parliamentary ties and expanding cooperation between foreign ministries. This year alone Moscow played host to the foreign ministers of Burkina Faso, Zambia, the Republic of the Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Eritrea. Following the talks the sides confirmed that their positions align on most international issues and ways of addressing security challenges and threats.

Russia is interested in developing cooperation with the African Union and other African associations. We value our regular political consultations with their leaders.

We are in favour of deepening the BRICS-Africa dialogue that was launched in Durban in 2013.

Socioeconomic progress is inseparable from our ability to ensure peace and security. We support the efforts of Africans to prevent and settle conflicts, including building up their own peacekeeping capacity. We are ready to broaden our cooperation in fighting international terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking and piracy.

We support the principle that African problems require African solutions. We are convinced that African countries know better than anyone else how to overcome difficulties on the path to peace, stability and sustainable development. The world community is called upon to help Africans and support these aspirations.

There are good opportunities for promoting trade and economic ties. We support the interest in expanding Russian business activity in Africa and the implementation of regional projects on mineral resources, energy infrastructure and agriculture.

We will continue carrying out debt-for-development programmes and using most favoured nation status in trade.

We will continue rendering humanitarian aid to African states, including as part of the UN and the G20, to African countries that have fallen victim to conflicts, natural and man-made disasters and pandemics.

The number of Africans studying in Russian universities is growing every year. There are about 15,000 students in Russia now.

The start of dialogue between the African Union Commission and the Commission of the Eurasian Economic Union is a new undertaking. We have an extensive and ambitious agenda.

Today, on Africa Day, I would like to wish you new achievements on this road. Congratulations to you once again. I wish you all the best. 

Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the Syrian "chemical dossier"

On May 23, the UNSC held its successive discussion on the state of affairs around the so-called Syrian "chemical dossier". The Western "troika" of permanent members of the UN Security Council sought to give an anti-Assad and anti‑Russian pronounced spin to this event. It was reconfirmed that these "exposers" of Damascus were not interested in establishing the truth in a crucial issue of who actually stood behind the alleged use of sarin on April 4, 2017, in the Syrian province of Idlib. Representatives of the United States, Great Britain and France have desperately resisted any attempt to figure out to what extent their verdict delivered "in absentia" about the allegedly undeniable responsibility of the Bashar Al-Assad Government for this chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun was justified.

An unsightly scene has been developed. It seems that almost two months after the chemical incident nobody has been in a hurry to visit Khan Sheikhoun in order to examine all the circumstances of such a high-impact case. Moreover, the Westerners have ruled out even the very option of visiting the Shayirat airbase where, according to their own allegations, the sarin used in Khan Sheikhoun was stored.

Unfortunately, no activity has been undertaken in this regard by the OPCW Fact‑Finding Mission (FFM) that proceeds with postponing its visit to Khan Sheikhoun blaming unfavorable security conditions. As for the leadership of the OPCW – UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM), it is yet to develop a plan of investigatory actions indicating sites to visit, individuals to question and documents to claim.

Russia's position on this ongoing situation is well known and crystal clear: the investigation of this incident should be carried out as scrupulously as possible, in strict compliance with the JIM and FFM mandates approved by the UNSC and OPCW and include all investigatory actions, methods and proceedings envisaged in relevant UNSC resolutions and the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC). Both Khan Sheikhoun and Shayirat airbase must be visited, the first as the site of this barbaric deed and the second as facility claimed to be allegedly in a direct relation with it. The established vicious practice within the JIM and FFM of conducting investigations in a remote mode based on the evidence provided by questionable witnesses or sometimes even "false victims" is absolutely unacceptable. The resources of NGOs that compromised themselves long ago and have established links with militants and terrorist entities are widely used. This is not just an imitation of work – we are dealing with a deliberate, intentional falsification in pursuance of clearly established political objectives.

We once again call upon our Western partners, flaunting their quasi-evidence, to answer a number of the specific questions. In particular, whether the fundamental CWC procedure of chain of custody was observed during the collection of biomedical and other samples, or not? Isn’t it time to stop building far-reaching accusatory conclusions on crudely orchestrated, staged video-materials and other unreliable information, with which the irreconcilable Syrian opposition and its foreign patrons abundantly provide the JIM and FFM?

Returning to the issue of a visit to the Shayirat airbase, we recall that, in the early April 2017, Damascus has already provided official guarantees of secure access to it for the FFM specialists. Moreover, the Syrian Government has demanded that such a visit be organized without delay, thus confirming its willingness to fulfill its commitments arising from p. 12 of the FFM Mandate (Terms of Reference) and provisions of p. 15 of Part XI of the Verification Annex to the CWC. It is explicitly stated there that "the inspection team (of the OPCW) shall have the right of access to any and all areas which could be affected by the alleged use of chemical weapons". Therefore, all prerequisites for organizing such a visit in terms of ensuring security and fulfilling the obligations under the Convention have already been created. So, this is in stark contrast with the JIM's inactivity and an indifferent stand of the OPCW's leadership, which believes that visit to the airbase is beyond the FFM competence.

We insist that along with the FFM the JIM should get involved in the investigation of the situation at the Shayirat airbase. We recall that operative paragraph 6 of UNSC resolution 2319 directs the Joint Investigative Mechanism to offer its services to the OPCW. UNSC resolution 2235, which in fact established the Mechanism, contains pp. 3 and 4 stipulating the requirement to identify those responsible for acquiring and stockpiling chemical weapons. Besides, p. 7 of this resolution clearly states the need for full access to all locations relevant to the investigation. So, why has this provisions been flagrantly disregarded by our opponents?

Not only we but also a number of other countries deem a visit to the Shayirat airbase necessary "based on the facts and circumstances known at the time" (p. 7 of UNSC resolution 2235).

We urge the JIM leadership and the OPCW Technical Secretariat to undertake immediate measures to rectify the current situation, send their specialists to Khan Sheikhoun and the Shayirat airbase without delay, ensure comprehensive and impartial investigation of all circumstances of this case and take other measures under their mandates to "…identify to the greatest extent feasible individuals, entities, groups, or governments who were perpetrators, organisers, sponsors or otherwise involved in the use of chemicals as weapons, including chlorine or any other toxic chemical, in the Syrian Arab Republic…" (p. 5 of UNSC resolution 2235).

Further avoidance of a comprehensive investigation will bring into question the capacity of the JIM and FFM and the necessity of their further existence accordingly.

President Vladimir Putin's speech at military parade marking the 72nd anniversary of Victory in the 1941–45 Great Patriotic War

n8nsEn9AUqtAqMTUIFqo5cUqGsYRoAhb

 

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Citizens of Russia, veterans, comrade soldiers and sailors, sergeants, midshipmen and corporals, comrade officers, generals and admirals,

I congratulate you on Victory Day. Happy holiday, a holiday whose significance was earned by the people themselves with their unparalleled feat of liberating our Fatherland and their heroic and decisive contribution to the defeat of Nazism.

The triumphant victory over that terrible totalitarian force will forever remain in the history of humankind as a supreme triumph of life and reason over death and barbarity.

It is our duty to remember that the victory was achieved at the cost on irreparable sacrifices, that the war claimed millions of lives. This monstrous tragedy was made possible primarily due to connivance to the criminal ideology of racial superiority and due to the lack of unity among the world’s leading nations. This allowed the Nazis to arrogate the right to decide the destiny of other peoples, to unleash the cruellest, bloodiest war, to enslave nearly all European nations and make them serve their murderous goals.

The Soviet Union faced the most powerful assaults by the Nazis.

But there was not, there is not and there will never be a power that could defeat our people.

Read more ...

More Articles ...

  1. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the Sixth Moscow Conference on International Security, Moscow, April 26, 2017
  2. Comment by the Information and Press Department on the humanitarian situation in Yemen
  3. Foreign Ministry Press and Information Department comment following a ruling by the UN International Court of Justice
  4. Joint Communiqué on the Meeting of BRICS Special Envoys on Middle East, Visakhapatnam, April 12, 2017
  5. Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with South African Deputy Minister of International Relations Nomaindiya Mfeketo
  6. Press release on the exchange of messages of greetings between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane on the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and South Africa
  7. Comment by the Information and Press Department on the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and the Republic of South Africa
  8. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address and answers to questions at the 53rd Munich Security Conference
  9. On the passing away of Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  10. Foreign Ministry statement on the rapidly deteriorating situation in Donbass
  11. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a news conference on the results of Russian diplomacy in 2016, Moscow January 17, 2017
  12. Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation
  13. Changing World and New Old Threats, Article by Ambassador Mikhail Petrakov
  14. Ambassador Mikhail Petrakov on the tragic death of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov
  15. On the assassination of Andrey Karlov, Russian Ambassador to Turkey
  16. Full text of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 23rd meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council, Hamburg, December 8, 2016
  17. Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  18. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Moscow, December 1, 2016
  19. Article by Sergey V. Lavrov APEC: Genuine Collectivism and Effective Connectivity
  20. Russian Foreign Ministry Statement on the intention not to become a party to the Rome Statute of ICC
  21. Press release on the implementation of the Russian-American agreements on Syria settlement
  22. Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club
  23. Comment by the Information and Press Department on the Russian-US agreements on Syria
  24. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s television interview for the Pozdnyakov programme on NTV, September 26, 2016
  25. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Vesti v Subbotu news show, New York, September 24, 2016
  26. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 23, 2016
  27. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 23, 2016
  28. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the UN Security Council High-Level Briefing on the Situation in the Middle East and North Africa, New York, September 21, 2016
  29. Russian MFA Statement on Ukraine’s attempt to carry out terrorist attacks in the Republic of Crimea, Russia
  30. Statement by President Vladimir Putin in response to the report by the World Anti-Doping Agency
  31. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s article “Looking into the future with optimism: On the 15th anniversary of the Russian-Chinese Treaty of Good-Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation,” published in People's Daily on July 18, 2016
  32. Comment by the Information and Press Department on provocations against the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force
  33. Foreign Ministry statement on the decision to deploy US ballistic missile defence system in South Korea
  34. Meeting of Russian Federation ambassadors and permanent envoys
  35. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions during Government Hour at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Moscow, June 15, 2016
  36. Speech at the official reception to mark the national holiday Russia Day
  37. Comment by the Information and Press Department on the heavy terrorist attacks in the Syrian cities of Jabla and Tartus
  38. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address at the Fifth Moscow Conference on International Security, Moscow, April 27, 2016
  39. Comment by the Information and Press Department on act of vandalism in Soviet Army officers’ cemetery in Wroclaw
  40. Comment by the Information and Press Department on the US Department of State’s report on adherence to and compliance with arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament agreements and commitments
  41. Direct Line with Vladimir Putin
  42. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with TASS First Deputy General Director Mikhail Gusman, Baku, April 7, 2016
  43. Commentary by the Information and Press Department on the terrorist attack in Pakistan
  44. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s interview with Interfax, March 25, 2016
  45. Comment by the Information and Press Department on the Syrian ceasefire
  46. The Embassy opens an Online Book of Condolences pertaining the tragic crash of the FlyDubai airliner in Rostov-On-Don
  47. Sergey Lavrov’s article "Russia’s Foreign Policy: Historical Background" for "Russia in Global Affairs" magazine
  48. Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, as Co-Chairs of the ISSG, on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria
  49. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s greetings on Diplomats' Day
  50. Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and QA at a news conference on Russia’s diplomacy performance in 2015
  51. Comment by the Information and Press Department on the desecration of the Gratitude Monument to Red Army in Szczecin, Poland
  52. President Vladimir Putin's Interview to German newspaper Bild
  53. Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on the DPRK’s announcement of a hydrogen bomb test
  54. Russian Foreign Ministry on Major Foreign Policy Events of 2015
  55. Foreign Minister Lavrov's Interview on Key Outcomes of 2015 and Prospects for 2016
  56. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s interview with Interfax agency on the new US anti-Russia sanctions, December 22, 2015
  57. Vladimir Putin’s Annual Press-conference
  58. Comment by the Information and Press Department on Human Rights Day
  59. Vladimir Putin's Presidential Address 2015 to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
  60. Comment by the Russian Foreign Ministry on the recent NATO Secretary General’s article
  61. President Vladimir Putin's press statement and answers to journalists’ questions following the UNFCCC in Paris
  62. President Vladimir Putin's Address at the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
  63. President Vladimir Putin's press statement and answers to journalists’ questions following meeting with President of France Francois Hollande
  64. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Russian and foreign media following the downing of the Russian Su-24 jet
  65. Statement by the Russian MFA in connection with the Kogalymavia airline Airbus 321 crash in Egypt
  66. President of Russia Vladimir Putin holds a Meeting on investigation into the crash of a Russian airliner over Sinai
  67. President Vladimir Putin’s Interview in the run-up to the G20 Summit
  68. Statement of the International Syria Support Group, Vienna, November 14, 2015
  69. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s article, Russian World: Steering Towards Consolidation, published in the November 2, 2015 issue of Rossiyskaya Gazeta
  70. On the tragic crash of the Russian airliner in Egypt and the Embassy's Books of Condolences
  71. Vladimir Putin’s Remarks and QA Session at the Valdai International Discussion Club
  72. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with NTV's programme Pozdnyakov
  73. Russian MFA Spokesperson Maria Zakharova's comment on the report of the Dutch Safety Board on the technical investigation into the crash of a Malaysian Boeing airliner in Ukraine
  74. President Vladimir Putin's Interview to "Rossiya-1" TV presenter Vladimir Solovyov
  75. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s Press Conference following Russia’s Presidency of the UN Security Council
  76. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with “Russia Today” TV channel
  77. Statement by the Middle East Quartet Principals
  78. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin's address at the General Debate at the 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly
  79. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin’s interview to American journalist Charlie Rose, «60 minutes» newsmagazine TV programme (CBS/PBS)
  80. Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the UN Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda
  81. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Voskresnoye Vremya TV programme (Channel One, Russia)
  82. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the TASS news agency for the TV film from the “Formula of Power” series: “The United Nations Turns 70”
  83. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to questions at a meeting with students and faculty of Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University)
  84. Foreign Ministry statement on the disruption of Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko’s trip to the United States to attend Inter-Parliamentary Union events in the United States
  85. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and replies to questions at the Russian Terra Scientia Educational Youth Forum
  86. Sergey Lavrov’s article "70th anniversary of the end of World War II: Lessons from history and new vistas"
  87. Comment on the Normandy format expert consultations on the constitutional reform in Ukraine by the Information and Press Department
  88. Comment on the deteriorating situation in southeastern Ukraine by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry
  89. Comment by the Information and Press Department on developments in Ukraine
  90. On the appointment of Maria Zakharova as Director of the Information and Press Department, official spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry
  91. Comment by the Information and Press Department on the terrorist attack in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  92. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on certain legal issues highlighted by the action of the Arctic Sunrise against Prirazlomnaya platform
  93. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Singaporean Channel NewsAsia
  94. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Qatar’s Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah
  95. Comment by the Information and Press Department on Russia’s application for Arctic shelf expansion
  96. The Foreign Ministry’s statement on the discussion of further steps related to the continuing investigation into the MH17 disaster at the UN Security Council
  97. Comment by the Information and Press Department on a statement by the US Department of State
  98. Vladimir Putin's Interview with Swiss media
  99. Russian Foreign Ministry’s Statement on Ukraine’s constitutional process
  100. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions following the conclusion of nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran
  101. Vladimir Putin's and Russian Foreign Ministry statements following successful completion of negotiations between P5+1 and Tehran on Iranian nuclear programme
  102. Comment by the Foreign Ministry on the proposed establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine
  103. News conference by Vladimir Putin following the BRICS and SCO summits
  104. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s news conference on the sidelines of the BRICS and SCO summits in Ufa
  105. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a news conference following the ministerial round of talks on Iran's nuclear programme
  106. Press Release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's meeting with Arab League Secretary General Nabil Elaraby
  107. Comment by Information and Press Department of the Russian MFA in connection with Canada’s refusal to grant visas to official Russian representatives
  108. Vladimir Putin's Speech at the Russian Security Council meeting
  109. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers questions from the media after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Vienna, June 30, 2015
  110. Reply by Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to a media question about Canada’s new sanctions against Russia
  111. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s message welcoming participants in the international seminar on peace settlement between Palestinians and Israelis
  112. Statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Finland’s decision to deny entry to the Russian delegation in the run-up to PACE session
  113. Press Release by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Sergey Lavrov's meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
  114. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions during a joint news conference following talks with Syria’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Walid Muallem, Moscow, June 29, 2015
  115. Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian MFA on the 70th Anniversary of UN Charter
  116. Vladimir Putin’s Speech and subsequent QA at the plenary session of the 19th St Petersburg International Economic Forum
  117. On the passing away of Yevgeny Primakov, a prominent Russian statesman and diplomat
  118. Concept of the Russian Federation’s Presidency in BRICS in 2015-2016
  119. V.Putin calls on Ukrainian military, Donbass militias to take measures to stop shelling
  120. Comment by the Information and Press Department on the parliamentary elections in Tunisia
  121. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Life News television and Izvestia daily, Moscow, 27 October 2014
  122. Welcoming remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the participants and guests of the 3rd International Conference “Russia and Europe: Topical Issues of Modern International Journalism”
  123. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company regarding the birthday of Yevgeny Primakov. Moscow, 28 October 2014

brics new  mgimo en  rt english  Russian Embassy in South Africa wbhrua-ru  rao cis  SPIEF18   rossot  gpw belarus  mgimo globalaffairs  BRICS fin eng   REW3

 

Main Menu