Speeches, Statements and Interviews

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Euronews

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Euronews, Moscow, October 16, 2018   Question: The issue of Russia’s financial contribution to the Council of Europe has long been on the agenda after Russia’s voting right was suspended. How important is the Council of Europe to Russia? What, in your view, is the likely solution to this impasse? Sergey Lavrov: The Council of Europe is going through a serious crisis and not

Hassan Nasrallah: ISIS is over, Israel on its own against Iran, Syria & Hezbollah

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on September 19, 2018, on the tenth night of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorating the martyrdom of Imam Hussein. Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan Support this work and subscribe to the Facebook Page and Dailymotion Channel to get around censorship.    Transcript: […] Next point, the third point. I think this year is the year of the military liquidation of ISIS in our region,

President Putin’s Q&A at the Russian Energy Week International Forum

Vladimir Putin addressed the plenary session of the second Russian Energy Week Energy Efficiency and Energy Development International Forum. The forum is taking place in Moscow on October 3–6. Its main theme is Sustainable Energy for the Changing World. The forum will be attended by representatives of the largest international companies and organisations, and leading experts. About 60 business events will be held within the framework of the official programme. * * * Speech at the plenary session President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends, ladies and gentlemen, colleagues. I am very happy to welcome the participants

Lavrov’s remarks at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, New York, September 28, 2018 Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, The speeches delivered during the general discussion at this session of the UN General Assembly confirm the fact that international relations are going through a very complex and contradictory historical stage. Today, we are witnesses to a collision of two opposing trends. On the one hand,

Sergey Lavrov’s speech and A&Q for students and faculty of MGIMO

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions at a meeting with students and faculty at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO University), Moscow, September 3, 2018   Mr Torkunov, Friends, First of all, I would like to join the Rector of MGIMO University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Anatoly Torkunov, in welcoming the freshmen here. You are starting a new stage in your lives, a largely

Hassan Nasrallah: Resistance Axis triumphs, US’ & Israel’s Wars are Over

Speech by Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on August 14, 2018, for the celebration of the twelfth anniversary of the 2006 victory. Full transcript (except for the last section about Lebanon’s internal affairs). Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan source: http://resistancenewsunfiltered.blogspot.com/2018/09/hassan-nasrallah-resistance-axis_3.html#more Support this work and subscribe to the Facebook Page and Dailymotion Channel to get around censorship. Transcript: The 2006 War and ISIS, two US Projects for Israel’s Sake I seek refuge in

Sergei Mikheev speaks up on failure to protect Zakharchenko

One of the sharpest Russian political analysts, Sergei Mikheev, just gave a phone interview following the murder of Zakharchenko.  Here is the original Russian version (sorry, no subtitles available): The key part is this: In general, I think it is outrageous that those who must be responsible for the security of Zakharchenko blinked when this terror act happened. As a minimum, yes. If, of course, all this information is indeed

Venezuelanalysis: Official Statement on Facebook’s Removal of Our Page

On Thursday morning our Facebook page was arbitrarily “unpublished” by Facebook with no warning or explanation, apart from a standard message informing us that we had allegedly violated the company’s terms and conditions. The timing of such a move is concerning for several reasons. Firstly, there is the international context, in which Facebook appears to be targeting independent or leftwing sites in the wake of Russiagate. However, in terms of

Major General Soleimani sharply reacts to Trump’s recent military threat

Press TV reports: Iran’s Major General Qassem Soleimani has sharply reacted to the recent “cabaret owner-style” military threat by US President Donald Trump against the Islamic Republic, saying he takes the position to respond “as a soldier” since it is beneath the dignity of Iran’s president to do so. Addressing Trump, the commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said, “You threaten us with an action

Russia’s Minister of Defence Sergey Shoigu speech at the Defence Ministry Board Session

http://eng.mil.ru/en/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12187378@egNews Video in Russian July 24, 2018 Today Moscow hosted the meeting of Defence Ministry Board Session chaired by the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. The attendees discussed issues associated with the implementation of the decrees of the President of Russia in May 2012 and 2018, and his instructions on the outcome of the meetings in Sochi. In particular, the implementation of the 2016-2020 plans years for land and

Russian President Vladimir Putin interview to FOX News

http://kremlin.ru/events/president/news/58019 Vladimir Putin answered questions from Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace in an interview recorded in Helsinki, Finland, on July 16. http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/58019 Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace: President Putin, thank you for speaking with us. I am going to get to some specifics about the summit in a moment, but let’s begin with the big picture. President Trump said in his news conference that our relationship has never been worse, but that changed a few hours ago. How has the relationship, big picture, between

News conference following talks between the presidents of Russia and the United States

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump made press statements and answered journalists’ questions. July 16, 2018 http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/58017     President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, ladies and gentlemen, The talks with President of the United States Donald Trump were held in a candid and business-like atmosphere. I think they were quite successful and beneficial. We reviewed the current state and prospects of Russia-US relations and key international issues. It is obvious to everyone that our bilateral relations are undergoing a complicated period but there is no objective reason

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