Speeches, Statements and Interviews

Russia’s UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya Comments on Salisbury Case in the UNSC

Russia’s UN Ambassador Vasily Nebenzya Comments on Salisbury Case in the UNSC: Remarks and reply by Ambassador Vassily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, at the UN Security Council meeting regarding the March 13, 2018 letter from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, New York, April 5, 2018   Mr Chairman, On March 14, the Security Council had an open meeting on

Notes on the Catacomb Church in the USSR

By professor Ivan Andreev Translation by Edvin Buday Introduction by The Saker: For all Orthodox Christians, today is the Great Friday of Passion Week (which would be called “Good Friday” in the West), that is the day on which Orthodox Christians re-live (“commemorate” would be the wrong word) the Crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Golgotha.  Christ Himself, His Apostles and the Fathers have all taught us that

Putin’s secret weapon (hilarious, must read!)

source: https://ruslanostashko.livejournal.com/160806.html translated by Scott for the Saker blog Have you ever wondered why in Sherlock Holmes stories the famous Scotland Yard detective Lastred has been portrait as an idiot? Honestly, I always thought this was a literary technique allowing Holmes’ intelligence to shine brighter and brighter against a backdrop of a policeman’s stupidity. After Skripal’s case, not only I don’t think so any longer, but I’m almost 100% certain

The Russian party’s questions for the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat regarding the UK’s fabricated “Skripal case”

The Russian party’s questions for the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat regarding the UK’s fabricated “Skripal case” On April 1, the Permanent Representation of the Russian Federation to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) sent the following questions regarding the fabricated “Skripal case” to the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat: What kind of assistance has London requested from the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat? Will the OPCW’s Technical Secretariat, acting in accordance with

Russia’s questions to France regarding the Skripal case fabricated against Russia by the United Kingdom

Russia’s questions to France regarding the Skripal case fabricated against Russia by the United Kingdom On March 31, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Paris delivered to the French Foreign Ministry a note with a list of questions to the French side regarding the Skripal case fabricated against Russia: On what grounds did France become involved in the technical side of the United Kingdom’s investigation of the incident in

14 simple yet crucial questions London needs to answer

1. Why has Russia been denied the right of consular access to the two Russian citizens, who came to harm on British territory? 2. What specific antidotes and in what form were the victims injected with? How did such antidotes come into the possession of British doctors at the scene of the incident? 3. On what grounds was France involved in technical cooperation in the investigation of the incident, in

Lavrov about Russia’s retaliation against the expulsion of Russian diplomats

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s reply to a media question about Russia’s retaliation against the expulsion of Russian diplomats, Moscow, March 29, 2018 http://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3145578 Question: Will you retaliate against the expulsion of Russian diplomats using tit-for-tat methods or something stronger? Sergey Lavrov: We will retaliate in kind, but there will be more. Virtually right now, US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman is at the Ministry and Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 29, 2018

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, March 29, 2018 29.03.1818:29   Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali’s working visit to Russia Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali will pay a working visit to Moscow on April 2 at the invitation of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. It is planned that the ministers will review the current state of

Full translated transcript of the Russian MFA on the “Skripal” false flag operation

Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, friends, Good afternoon. We are glad to see you at the Foreign Ministry on this cold wintry day that nevertheless carries a promise of spring. We are grateful to you for responding so quickly to our invitation, which we issued only yesterday. The situation is indeed unusual. There is an urgent need for a non-politicised and highly professional discussion of the Skripals’ poisoning case. We have

Official Statement of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the “Skripal Case”

AIDE-MEMOIRE to clarify the state of affairs as regards the so-called ‘Skripal case’ 1. On 12 March 2018, Prime Minister of Great Britain Theresa May, addressing the House of Commons, said it was “highly likely” that the Russian Federation was responsible for the poisoning of former GRU colonel, double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal on 4 March 2018 in Salisbury, with a nerve agent identified according to

Russian MFA summons all ambassadors to a meeting on Skripal case (MUST WATCH!!!)

  Briefing by Director of the Foreign Ministry Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Vladimir Yermakov, Moscow, March 21, 2018 http://www.mid.ru/ru/foreign_policy/news/-/asset_publisher/cKNonkJE02Bw/content/id/3134581?p_p_id=101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw&_101_INSTANCE_cKNonkJE02Bw_languageId=en_GB Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, friends, Good afternoon. We are glad to see you at the Foreign Ministry on this cold wintry day that nevertheless carries a promise of spring. We are grateful to you for responding so quickly to our invitation, which we issued only yesterday. The situation is

Russia is fighting a lethal enemy

by Petr Akopov for Vzgliad translated by Edvin Buday London’s boorish behaviour has resulted in a fiery reaction within Russia – from indignation to jokes about “Little Britain”. Sadly, such derision is not the best possible answer. For we are dealing with a threat that is far from comical, and the entire history of relations between Russia and Britain is proof of that. Great Britain’s behaviour in the Skripal affair

Why we don’t respect the West anymore (MUST READ!)

by Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of RT TV channel and MIA “Russia today” translated by Scott source: https://ria.ru/analytics/20180319/1516767644.html Essentially, the West should be horrified not because 76% of Russians voted for Putin, but because this elections have demonstrated that 95% of Russia’s population supports conservative-patriotic, communist and nationalist ideas. That means that liberal ideas are barely surviving among measly 5% of population. And that’s your fault, my Western friends. It was

Maria Zakharova debunks British lies (MUST WATCH!)

There is no overstating my gratitude to Eugenia who did an “emergency translation” of this crucial statement on Sunday instead of enjoying a much deserved, and much needed, day of rest. Dedicated people like Eugenia is what make this blog possible and we all owe her an immense dept of gratitude.  Thanks to this translation, you all get to hear what Maria Zakharova had to say in response to the

Official Russian reply to the British “shut up and go away”

To follow up on the British suggestion to Russia “to shut up and go away”:  https://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/4052937.html If the Russian Foreign Ministry reacted in its traditional polite fashion, the Ministry of Defense decided not to mince words and called the British Defense Minister an “uncouth shrew” and “intellectual impotent”. Major General Igor Konashenkov was charged with the duty to deliver the rebuke, thus acting as a bad cop. The rhetoric of

Trump, May, Merkel and Macron issue joint statement blaming Russia for Sergei Skripal poisoning

Business Insider reports: full statement (emphasis added) We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom, abhor the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, UK, on 4 March 2018. A British police officer who was also exposed in the attack remains seriously ill, and the lives of many innocent British citizens have been threatened. We express our sympathies to them all,

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