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About Yvgeny Khaldey's photo exhibition

On the 7th of May to commemorate the Victory in the Second World War the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva in collaboration with the Association for Media and Press opened the exhibition featuring photographs by Yevgeny Khaldey, a war photographer and naval officer. A very special guest - Anna Khaldey, his daughter. Opening ceremony was held by UN Director General Michael Moller and Deputy Permanent Representative of Russia A.Alimov. The representatives of the Geneva diplomatic corps, Consul General of Russian Federation A.Dorovskikh, media and members of the Russian community attended the remarkable event.

Briefing for representatives of mass-media by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on the issues of preparation to the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Moscow, April 26, 2019

On Monday, April 29, one of the most significant events of this year in the field of non-proliferation and arms control will begin in New York: the third session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (2020 NPT RevCon PC-3, April 29 - May 10).

STATEMENT by H.E. Mr. Gennady GATILOV Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Office and other International Organizations in Geneva at the informal meeting to commemorate the International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

Your Excellency Ambassador Ambrazevich, Dear Ms. Silva, Ladies and Gentlemen, We are grateful to the Permanent Mission of Belarus to the UN in Geneva as well as to the Geneva Office of the United Nations Development Programme for organizing this informal meeting to commemorate the 33rd anniversary of one of the major manmade disasters of the 20th Century – the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

Statement by the Representative of the Russian Federation at the GFMD Thematic Workshop “Implementation of the Global Compact for Migration at the National Level”

Mr. Chairman, The Russian Federation has supported the adoption of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. This compromise document covers many dimensions of international migration, including humanitarian aspects, development issues and human rights. The Global Compact is not a legally binding instrument and does not impose legal or financial obligations on the acceding countries. At the same time, it enables States on the basis of their own national priorities and legislation to address challenges in the field of migration management, sets out specific directions for the approaches towards international migration and shapes universal views on this issue.

Statement by H.E. Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation at the Plenary Session of the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, March 20, 2019

Distinguished Mr. President, Distinguished Mr. Secretary-General Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, A year has passed since I last addressed this audience. By historical standards, this is a miniscule amount of time. Yet the events that have taken place over the year have brought us to the edge of a new era in arms control. A year ago, you and us still hoped that, by means of constructive dialogue, we altogether could overcome differences, find compromise solutions and give new impetus to the joint effort aimed at strengthening peace and maintaining global stability. But today we face aggressive foreign-policy egocentrism fueled by claims for an exclusive right to determine the "rules" of world order and the destinies of nations, countries and entire regions. We are witnessing more and more attempts to destroy fundamental agreements and reshape the whole multilateral arms control architecture according to own narrow opportunistic interests. In pursuit of dominance the instruments that for decades have been preserving the stability and predictability of international relations are being carelessly taken down.