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28 june

Article by Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, “The Law, the Rights and the Rules”, Moscow, June 28, 2021

The frank and generally constructive conversation that took place at the June 16, 2021 summit meeting between presidents Vladimir Putin and Joseph Biden in Geneva resulted in an agreement to launch a substantive dialogue on strategic stability, reaffirming the crucial premise that nuclear war is unacceptable. The two sides also reached an understanding on the advisability of engaging in consultations on cybersecurity, the operation of diplomatic missions, the fate of imprisoned Russian and US citizens and a number of regional conflicts.

15 june

Appeal of the State Duma to the United Nations General Assembly, the parliaments of member states of the United Nations and international parliamentary organizations on the necessity to end the economic, financial and commercial embargo imposed on Cuba

The State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in appeal to the United Nations General Assembly confirms its firm position, which has been previously mentioned in different statements and appeals, in favor of decisive and categorical rejection of the sanctions’ campaign against Cuba driven by the USA and conducted under its pressure.

09 june

Address by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in connection with the increase in cases of violation of the right to use the native language

On the eve of Russian Language Day, which is marked in the Russian Federation annually on June 6 and is timed to coincide with the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, noting the importance of the Russian language for the development of international relations and intercultural dialogue, addresses international parliamentary organisations, parliaments and the public of foreign states with a call to respect and encourage the right of any person to use their native language, including to receive education in it.

EURO 2020 - Matches at Saint Petersburg Stadium, FAN ID
17 may

EURO 2020 - Matches at Saint Petersburg Stadium, FAN ID

UEFA EURO 2020 will be held on June 11-July 11, 2021. Saint Petersburg, Russia, will host seven of the tournament's matches.

Saturday 12 June - Group B: Belgium vs Russia (22:00, local time)
Monday 14 June - Group E: Poland vs Slovakia (19:00, local time)
Wednesday 16 June - Group B: Finland vs Russia (16:00, local time)
Friday 18 June - Groupe E: Sweden vs Slovakia (16:00, local time)
Monday 21 June - Group B: Finland vs Belgium (22:00, local time)
Wednesday 23 June - Group E: Sweden vs Poland (19:00, local time)
Friday 2 July - QF1: Winner 6 vs Winner 5 (19:00, local time) 

A FAN ID is a mandatory document for all the spectators of UEFA EURO 2020™ matches in Saint Petersburg (Russian Federation) in 2021.

XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
17 may

XXIV St. Petersburg International Economic Forum

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) is a unique event in the world of business and economics. SPIEF has been held since 1997, and since 2006, it has been held under the auspices of the President of the Russian Federation, who has also attended each event.



23 april

"Unlearned History Lessons" by Dmitry Medvedev

In recent years, relations between Russia and the US have shifted from competitiveness to confrontation, effectively going back to the Cold War era. The sanctions pressure, threats, conflict behaviour and defence of selfish interests are plunging the world into a state of permanent instability.

03 february

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation on the extension of the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms

On February 3, 2021 the MFA of Russia and the U.S. Embassy in Moscow exchanged diplomatic notes regarding the completion of internal procedures required for the entry into force of the Agreement to extend the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms of April 8, 2010 (New START). Accordingly, this Agreement entered into force on the same day. Thus the Treaty will remain in effect exactly as it had been signed, without any amendments or additions, until February 5, 2026. The telephone conversation between the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the U.S. President Joseph Biden on January 26, 2021 became key for this development to proceed.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Sri Lanka Independence Day
28 january

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Sri Lanka Independence Day

On February 4, the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka marks Independence Day. All the very best to our Sri Lankan friends on their National Day. Wishing you happiness, peace and prosperity.

Statement by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in connection with the violation of the principle of freedom of speech by global American Internet companies
28 january

Statement by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in connection with the violation of the principle of freedom of speech by global American Internet companies

The Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation strongly condemns the actions of global U.S. Internet companies, which for political reasons, without legal grounds and contrary to the norms of international law, restrict freedom of expression in social networks of the information and telecommunications network "Internet".