Russia has no superpower ambitions & zero interest in being world’s ‘messiah’ or imposing its way of life abroad, Lavrov insists

While Russia makes no secret of its colossal armed forces and influence across the globe, it is fundamentally uninterested in imposing its way of life on other nations and is keen to end the current stand-off with the West. … Read More >Russia has no superpower ambitions & zero interest in being world’s ‘messiah’ or imposing its way of life abroad, Lavrov insists

Russia ready to discuss human rights if Biden wants, but starting with arrest of protesters who stormed US Capitol, says FM Lavrov

After US President Joe Biden revealed he plans to raise the issue of human rights when he meets his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next month, Moscow has said it is happy to have the discussion, as long as it goes both ways. … Read More >Russia ready to discuss human rights if Biden wants, but starting with arrest of protesters who stormed US Capitol, says FM Lavrov

‘Very business-like’: Top US diplomat acknowledges stable relations with Russia would be ‘good’ for world

Better relations between Moscow and Washington would benefit them both, together with the rest of the world, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has admitted, adding that the US would never hesitate to “defend its interests.” … Read More >‘Very business-like’: Top US diplomat acknowledges stable relations with Russia would be ‘good’ for world

Talks between Lavrov & Blinken ‘constructive’: Pair discussed situation on Russian-Ukrainian border & treatment of US state media

At their meeting on Wednesday night, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the role of American state-run media in Russia and the heightened tensions involving Ukraine. … Read More >Talks between Lavrov & Blinken ‘constructive’: Pair discussed situation on Russian-Ukrainian border & treatment of US state media

US waives sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipeline company & its German CEO as Blinken & Lavrov meet in Iceland

The US State Department has waived sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG and its German CEO Matthias Warnig, citing concerns for the American national interest. Four ships and four entities were blacklisted in a report sent to Congress. … Read More >US waives sanctions against Nord Stream 2 pipeline company & its German CEO as Blinken & Lavrov meet in Iceland

Western messaging about ‘rules-based international order’ designed to undermine UN & circumvent international law, says Russian FM

Western countries are developing rules without the consent of the rest of the international community, and are both undermining and circumventing the United Nations. That’s according to Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister. … Read More >Western messaging about ‘rules-based international order’ designed to undermine UN & circumvent international law, says Russian FM

EU’s response to Moscow’s pushback on sanctions shows ‘mania for impunity’ that will ‘lead to nowhere’, says Russian FM Lavrov

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has dismissed recent EU complaints concerning Moscow’s retaliation against sanctions imposed on Russia, calling out officials in Brussels as being possessed by feelings of impunity. … Read More >EU’s response to Moscow’s pushback on sanctions shows ‘mania for impunity’ that will ‘lead to nowhere’, says Russian FM Lavrov

Liberals demanding pro-Western policies from Moscow simply ‘don’t understand Russian genetic code,’ Foreign Minister Lavrov claims

Russian opposition figures who argue the country should prioritize relations with the West and access to luxuries like Italian cheese over sovereignty don’t understand what it means to be Russian, Moscow’s top diplomat has said. … Read More >Liberals demanding pro-Western policies from Moscow simply ‘don’t understand Russian genetic code,’ Foreign Minister Lavrov claims

Washington rejected Moscow’s offer of complete reset in Russia-US relations shortly after inauguration of Biden, FM Lavrov reveals

The Kremlin proposed a complete reset in the strained relationship between Moscow and Washington after the inauguration of US President Joe Biden, but it was turned down by the White House, Russia’s chief diplomat said on Tuesday. … Read More >Washington rejected Moscow’s offer of complete reset in Russia-US relations shortly after inauguration of Biden, FM Lavrov reveals

US laments ‘unwanted escalation’ & warns it reserves right to retaliate after Russia’s tit-for-tat response to Biden’s sanctions

As Russia blacklisted eight current and former American officials and sent ten diplomats packing in retaliation for US sanctions, the State Department has lamented the “escalatory” response and said that Washington might respond. … Read More >US laments ‘unwanted escalation’ & warns it reserves right to retaliate after Russia’s tit-for-tat response to Biden’s sanctions