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  • Lavrov: interview with TASS

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s year-end interview with TASS news agency, December 27, 2022
    Question: The launch of the special military operation in Ukraine and ensuing developments, including an unprecedented deterioration of our relations with the West, was the main event of the outgoing year. Do you think the conflict in Ukraine can last a long time,…

  • Lavrov speaks to Russian Media

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at a working meeting with senior executives of the Russian media, Moscow, December 26, 2022

    ⚠️ Everything that we are now witnessing in Europe in its broadest sense and on other continents, where US “messengers” want every country to take an anti-Russia position, to join the sanctions and to keep…

  • FM Lavrov: Dialogue for the Future

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks during a meeting with the participants of the scientific and educational programme, Dialogue for the Future, Moscow, November 30, 2022

    It is good to see everyone here at the Dialogue for the Future again. We hold this dialogue regularly, normally at the end of each calendar year. We find it very…

  • Lavrov’s comments: Film, Nazism on Trial

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview for the film, Nazism on Trial, Moscow, November 26, 2022
    Question: Today, we are being told (primarily by the Ukrainians) that the Russians have “made things up” and there are no Nazis in Ukraine and there have never been any. However, we remember history well. We can see that over the…

  • FM Lavrov: Formal Transcript: 77th UNGA

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the General Debate of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York, September 24, 2022

    Madame President,


    Ladies and gentlemen,

    We are meeting at a both challenging and dramatic moment. Crisis situations are growing, and the international security situation is deteriorating rapidly.

    Instead of engaging in honest dialogue…

  • In a nutshell: Lavrov, UNSC, Ukraine

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Ukraine, New York, September 22, 2022
    Brief Summary
    We have no doubt that Ukraine has finally turned into a Nazi-style totalitarian state where standards of international humanitarian law are trampled underfoot with impunity.
    The position of the states that are pumping Ukraine with weapons…

  • Lavrov on the non-aligned movement and multipolarity

    Takeaway Quote:  … a process that is driven by life itself. It cannot be artificially initiated or expedited.

    28 August 2022 20:30
    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Zvezda television channel for a documentary covering the Non-Aligned Movement, Moscow, August 28, 2022

    Question: How would you describe the potential and prospects of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as they…