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18 July / 2018

We managed to secure a consular meeting with Maria Butina in DC jail

In our efforts we managed to secure a consular meeting with Maria Butina in DC jail. Despite the stress and psychological pressure, the Russian citizen suffered during her arrest, she feels well and in good health.
Maria is having a hard time adapting to prison conditions, as any normal person would. Nevertheless, she is in high spirits, confident in her innocence and stands ready to prove that fact in court.

Russia-US summit
16 July / 2018

Russia-US summit

President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of the United States of America Donald Trump have met in Helsinki for their first full-scale summit meeting. Before this, Mr Putin and Mr Trump had met on the sidelines of various international events.

15 July / 2018

'Music, Sport Unite People:' Jazz legend Butman marks World Cup end with concert at the Russian Embassy in DC

The Russian Embassy in the United States has marked the end of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with a concert by Russian saxophone virtuoso Igor Butman and the Igor Butman Quintet.
Minister-Counselor of the Russian Embassy in the United States Dmitry Zhirnov congratulated representatives of the French Embassy on France’s win in the World Cup final and presented them with a special gift.
Butman, who was a World Cup ambassador for one of the host cities — Saransk, is currently on a world tour and could not attend the final match.

09 July / 2018

Washington does not like when the rules it laid down for others backfire

Reaction of the U.S. Department of State to possible legal restrictions of its interference in Russia’s domestic affairs is quite predictable. Hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ dollars allocated to promote U.S. interests disguised as “liberal” values have to be spent somehow.

05 July / 2018

Interview of the Russian Ambassador to the USA Anatoly Antonov to RT

The upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will allow for progress to be achieved in the areas of bilateral relations and global challenges, Russia’s Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said in an interview to RT.
"I am sure that it is impossible to remove all obstacles out of the way of our mutual cooperation, but it goes without saying that there will be progress regarding bilateral relations as well as regional and global problems," Antonov told RT in an interview that aired on Tuesday when asked about the forthcoming summit.
Antonov also said that if the United States treats Russia as an equal partner, Moscow and Washington can find a solution to every issue before them.
"I hope that in the very near future [as long as] I am here in Washington, DC we can get great results regarding our relations," Antonov said.
The Russian ambassador also noted that there are excellent people-to-people, cultural and scientific relations between Russia and the United States.

04 July / 2018

London and other pseudo-protectors of reinforcing the CWC managed to push through their odious draft decision, which will vest the Technical Secretariat of OPCW with the extrinsic authority to identify the perpetrators of the use of chemical weapons

On June 27, a Special Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), convened at the initiative of a number of Western countries led by the UK, concluded its work in The Hague. As a result of political manipulations, direct bribery of a number of delegations and blatant blackmail, London and other pseudo-protectors of reinforcing the CWC managed to push through their odious draft decision, which will vest the Technical Secretariat of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) with the extrinsic authority to identify the perpetrators of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

28 June / 2018

Ambassador Anatoly Antonov met with Senator Richard Shelby

On the eve of the American lawmakers’ trip to Moscow, Ambassador Anatoly Antonov met with the head of the delegation Senator Richard Shelby. During the conversation Russia US relations were discussed, as well as details of the forthcoming visit.

28 June / 2018

Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of the Depositary Governments for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

On July 1, 1968, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) opened for signature in our respective capitals: London, Moscow, and Washington. Today, 50 years later, we celebrate the immeasurable contributions this landmark treaty has made to the security and prosperity of the nations and peoples of the world.

The NPT has provided the essential foundation for international efforts to stem the looming threat - then and now - that nuclear weapons would proliferate across the globe. In so doing, it has served the interests of all its Parties and has limited the risk that the vast devastation of nuclear war would be unleashed.

28 June / 2018

Opening Remarks by Ambassador Anatoly Antonov at the NPT Depositary Conference

Opening Remarks by Ambassador Anatoly Antonov at the NPT Depositary Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Opening Signature of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, U.S. Department of State, June 28, 2018