First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
Maslenitsa festival: a week of pancakes and joySociety & Culture February 22, 17:49
Kremlin aide praises late UN envoy as ‘generation’s best and brightest’ diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 17:28
Russian only Polar Circle city vows to preserve Arctic environmentBusiness & Economy February 22, 17:20
Russian presidential aide says Astana platform helpful for settling Syrian crisisRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 16:55
MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday will give a traditional big news conference to sum up the results of Russia’s diplomatic efforts in 2014.
The news conference will be held at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s conference hall. It will begin at 11:00 Moscow time. The ministry said as many as 378 journalists, including three representatives of Ukrainian media, have been accredited.
The news conference will be broadcast in the on-line regime in Russia, English and French on the Foreign Ministry’s website.
Among most probable subjects are the situation in Ukraine, in the Middle East, Russia’s relations with Western countries, international security and emergency situations Russians get into abroad.
After the news conference, Lavrov will set off for Berlin to attend a meeting with his counterpart in the Normandy format /Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France/ that will be dedicated to Ukrainian settlement. It will be the second meeting of the Normandy Quartet’s foreign ministers in January. After their previous meeting on January 12, the ministers came out with a joint statement urging parties to the conflict to completely fulfill the Minsk agreements of the Contact Group and strictly observe the ‘regime of silence’ in the conflict zone declared on December 9, 2013.