Documents on current international issues

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s statement and answers to media questions at a news conference following political consultations between the foreign ministers of Russia and three African Union countries (South Africa, Egypt and the Congo) via videoconference, Moscow, July 8, 2020

Colleagues, Today, we held the first political consultation meeting at the foreign minister level between Russia and three members of the African Union. This mechanism was established after the first Russia-Africa Summit held in Sochi last October. These countries are the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are the former,...

Article by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin "75th Anniversary of the Great Victory: Shared Responsibility to History and our Future"

75 years have passed since the end of the Great Patriotic War. Several generations have grown up over the years. The political map of the planet has changed. The Soviet Union that claimed an epic, crushing victory over Nazism and saved the entire world is gone. Besides, the events of that war have long become...

Appeal by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation

APPEAL BY THE FEDERATION COUNCIL OF THE FEDERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION   to the parliaments of foreign States and the peoples of the world with regard to the 75 th Anniversary of the Victory over Nazism   Unofficial translation   The Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation urges the parliaments...

Putin: Africa Increasingly Becomes a Continent of Opportunities.Russian President's Interview to TASS News Agency

Question: The Sochi Summit is meant to open a new chapter in the relations between the Russian Federation and African countries. Its participants will bring to Sochi their ideas about ways to develop cooperation. What does Russia, in its turn, have to offer to the states of the African continent? What is Russia's biggest competitive advantage that you will present to the heads of...

Russia,India plan to jointly produce military equipment

Russia and India plan to launch joint development and production of military equipment, spare parts and components, according to the statement "Through trust and partnership to new heights of cooperation" signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the outcomes of their talks in Vladivostok on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF). "The...

China, Russia build new ties with Africa as US struggles to assert itself in region

Beijing, Monday China and Russia have been forging new ties with Africa, a continent in which the United States has struggled to assert itself under President Donald Trump. Beijing has long prioritized its relationship with the continent, a frequent stop for Chinese diplomats and investors, and the People’s Republic has increasingly sought to boost engagement in the defense sector as...

REGARDING WILLIAM BROWDER’S CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES

For a long time Russian law enforcement agencies have been carrying out criminal prosecution of the US-born British citizen William Felix Browder and the members of the transnational criminal group organized and led by him. The group was created in Russia in 1997 for the purpose of committing economic crimes both in our country and abroad in order to obtain financial and other material...

Article by Andrei Krutskikh, Ambassador at Large of the Russian Federation, Special Presidential Representative for international cooperation in information security, published in the Kommersant business daily on March 27, 2019

Against the backdrop of the habitual – even ritual – anti-Russia propaganda, some voices of reason have been heard lately among American experts. Of particular interest in this regard is the recent article by  the Daily Beast  titled "This Hotline Could Keep the U.S. and Russia from Cyberwar". No doubt, for the professionals who have closely followed the development of the situation...

Statement by H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation at the Plenary Session of the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, March 20, 2019

      Distinguished Mr. President, Distinguished Mr. Secretary-General Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, A year has passed since I last addressed this audience. By historical standards, this is a miniscule amount of time. Yet the events that have taken place over the year have brought us to the edge of a new era in arms control. A...

Press release on the creation of the National Association of International Information Security

 Faced with mounting threats in the information space, civil society continues to look for the most effective ways to counter these challenges, using various forms of consolidated efforts by professionals. The non-governmental sector is ready to contribute to international information security and make the information space a secure environment.  In line with this trend, the...

To the Heads of State and Government of African Countries

 Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,  Please accept my sincere congratulations on the occasion of Africa Day - a holiday that symbolizes unity and mutual support of the peoples of your continent, as well as their victory in the hard struggle for freedom and independence.  Today African states are steadily moving along the way to social, economic, scientific and technical...