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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions during a meeting with the New Horizons educational marathon participants

Moscow, May 17, 2022 Friends, I’m delighted to attend the marathon again, as I was delighted to speak before you in the spring and autumn of 2021. I believe recreating the Knowledge Society in a new format without any formalities was a great decision. A format without formalities is important. It’s wordy, but it carries a deep meaning. I was asked to talk about multipolarity. In one context or another,

FM Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 30th Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy

Moscow, May 14, 2022 Mr Lukyanov, Mr Karaganov, Colleagues, I am glad to be here again, at this anniversary assembly. Last time, we met in this room on October 2, 2021. But I have an impression that this was in a totally different historical epoch. I would like to congratulate you on the 30th anniversary of the Council on Foreign and Defence Policy. Its activities are a fine example of Russian expert involvement in the foreign

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Mediaset, Italian television network, Moscow, May 1, 2022 (it is a Hot one!)

https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/1811569/ Ed Note:  This transcript will be completed as it becomes available. Ed Note update:  This transcript is now complete. Question: After your statement about the possibility of a nuclear war, of the third world war, the whole world is asking: is there a real risk of that happening? Sergey Lavrov: It looks like by the whole world you mean Western media and politicians. This is not the first time

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with India Today television channel, Moscow, April 19, 2022

https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/1810023/ Question: The big question that most are asking is the reason for this operation, the reason for President Putin to take the country to war at a time when we have seen negotiations and talks taking place. What was the reason? We know that America said that Russia was going to carry out operations. New Delhi certainly was not aware of it. Many countries said that it is not

Sitrep: A few of Mr Lavrov’s comments

While we wait for a video and transcript to be available, I’ve gathered these quotes from Mr Lavrov’s interview with Rossiya 24 – Amarynth “Our special military operation is designed to put an end to the reckless expansion and reckless course towards complete domination by the United States and, under them, the remainder of Western countries on the world stage. “This domination is built on gross violations of international law

FM Sergey Lavrov’s presser after talks with India’s Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, New Delhi, April 1, 2022

Ed Note:  Mr Lavrov held various pressers in his travels to China, India and the meetings between Afghanistan’s neighbouring countries (Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan).  If you are interested, that speech contains the rebuilding of Afghanistan and the progress being made.  It is here:  https://www.mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/1807302/ The main take-away (and there are many) from Mr Lavrov’s visits, is of course this: A new reality is taking shape: the

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with TV channels RT, NBC News, ABC News, ITN, France 24 and the PRC Media Corporation, Moscow, March 3, 2022

The Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Question: Unprecedented sanctions pressure is being exerted on the Russian Federation due to the recent events, primarily “on the ground.” Has Russia changed its position? Does the world hear what Russia is saying? What do you think about the ongoing talks in Belarus? What should we expect from the next round? Sergey Lavrov: This is a comprehensive question. You have

Lavrov gives interview to Russian and foreign media

This video may not stay up long.   Following is an alternative link that is not opening at all because of continual DDoS attacks on the Russia Foreign Ministry, but perhaps later in the day.  https://www.mid.ru/ru/press_service/video/   Foreign Minister Lavrov gave an interview to Al-Jazeera TV channel, Moscow, March 2, 2022 Major topics: 🔹 Ukraine after 2014 🔹 #RussiaNATO relations 🔹 Special military operation in Ukraine 🔹 Ukraine and nuclear

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to questions from RT television channel Moscow, February 18, 2022

https://mid.ru/en/foreign_policy/news/1799343/ Question: Western media and politicians continue to whip up tensions over the alleged Russian “invasion” of Ukraine, although it seems fewer and fewer people trust their statements as time goes by. This has become a bad joke even in the UK and the United States. Why do they go on with this? What do they want to achieve? Sergey Lavrov: I am sure that even people who are halfway

Vladimir Putin: Working meetings with Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu.

Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. February 14, 2022 15:30 The Kremlin, Moscow At a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Lavrov, we agreed today that the Foreign Ministry would present its views on the responses we received to our proposals sent to our US colleagues in Washington and our NATO colleagues in Brussels regarding security issues in Europe and their response to our concerns, primarily NATO’s endless and, in our view, most dangerous eastward expansion,

LIVE: Lavrov, Truss give press conference after talks in Moscow

This presser is particularly lacking in intelligence.  What an incredibly poor show.  Mr Lavrov is visibly and in his words affected by this.  The video itself is still the live version, so kindly forward to time marker 1:20 at this moment.  There are short parts of the video where Ms Truss cannot be heard, but not to worry, we are not missing a thing as she was simply telling Russia

Opening Statements: Lavrov : Blinken : Meet in Geneva (Update)

Ed. Note:  Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken commence talks in Geneva. This video contains only the opening statements where the press was allowed.  At approx. time marker 6.35, the opening statements are over and there is nothing of value in the rest of the video.   The Saker Blog will continue updating here for the rest of the day and there will be

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Solovyov Live YouTube channel, Moscow, December 27, 2021

Interview:   27 December 2021 22:40 (Note:  This transcript is currently partially complete and will be posted as it becomes available) (Update:  This transcript is now complete) Vladimir Solovyov: We are like three-winged birds. The Russian Foreign Ministry operates on three fronts: on the first one, it communicates with our American partners, the second one is NATO, and the third are the Europeans, no matter what they call themselves (the OSCE

Lavrov gives press conference after OSCE Ministerial Council in Stockholm

Please forward the video. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds a press conference after the 28th OSCE Ministerial Council in Stockholm on Thursday, December 2. The annual OSCE Ministerial Council, chaired by Sweden, takes place on December 2-3. The ministers are expected to discuss security issues in the OSCE area and review the organisation’s activities.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Rossiya 24, Moscow

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Rossiya 24, Moscow, November 1, 2021 Question: Not so long ago, you said that Russia would not use ideology-based rules in its international diplomatic practices. What examples can you give to explain this to a layman in matters of politics? Sergey Lavrov: It’s simple. Ideally, any society should obey generally accepted rules that have proved their efficacy and sensibility.  Speaking about international life, the United Nations

FM’s Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media at the 18th Valdai Club

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions following the 18th annual session of the Valdai International Discussion Club, Sochi, October 19, 2021   Question: The day before yesterday, Moscow announced measures in response to NATO’s aggressive moves. Are these measures prompted by Russia’s belief that NATO has to take the first step towards improving relations with Moscow? Sergey Lavrov: Yes, this is our approach. We have never been the first to

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