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Austria to Expel Four Russian Diplomats


The Austrian Foreign Ministry has declared persona non grata four Russian diplomats working in Vienna, the newspaper Österreich reports, citing a statement from the department.  As specified, it is going about two employees of the Russian embassy, who were suspected of activities “incompatible with their diplomatic status”, and two other employees of the Russian permanent

Interview: Russia Preparing Visa-Free Agreements With Several Countries – Yevgeny Ivanov


Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Yevgeny Ivanov, in a special interview with TASS, named the countries with which Russia plans to conclude agreements on visa-free travel and explained how a foreigner can now get a Russian visa.   Against the background of artificially inflated Russophobic hysteria, which was launched immediately after the start of

Russia Included 36 British Representatives in Stop List


Russia has additionally included 36 representatives of the UK in the stop list, including a number of members of the British Cabinet, representatives of law enforcement agencies, and journalists. This is stated by the Russian Foreign Ministry.  “In connection with the anti-Russian course of the British government, which continues to actively apply the mechanism of

Russia Creates Special Stores for Foreign Diplomats


In Moscow and St. Petersburg, special shops will be opened in the end of August of this year for diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations, as well as foreign employees of all these institutions and their family members.  Trading in such stores will be in rubles, dollars, and euros according to the

USA Stopped Interacting With Russia on Information Security


The American authorities unilaterally stopped interacting with the Kremlin on the topic of discussing information security issues, as reported by Deputy Secretary of the Russian Security Council, Oleg Khramov, on May 18, 2022.  “The White House predictably unilaterally stopped interacting with the Kremlin and refused to further discuss information security issues,” Khramov said. He also

Russia Expels Over 20 Italian Diplomats


Russia will expel 24 Italian diplomats from the country as a retaliatory measure to Italy’s actions, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said on May 18, 2022. Earlier, on May 17, it became known that the Italian Ambassador to Moscow, Giorgio Starace, was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry.  On May 17, Russian Foreign Minister,

Russian Consulate in Lithuanian Klaipeda Has Been Closed


The Consulate General of the Russian Federation in Klaipeda, Lithuania, has been closed, according to the website of the diplomatic mission. Russian Ambassador, Alexei Isakov, was supposed to leave Lithuania last week, after Vilnius decided to lower the level of Russia’s diplomatic representation.  In the second half of March, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry sent a note

Over 200 Russian Diplomats Expelled From US and Europe


More than 200 Russian diplomats working in the US and Europe have been expelled in total, and yesterday, on April 5, Italy, Denmark, and Sweden informed Russia about their decision to expel a combined total of 48 Russian diplomats, becoming the latest EU countries to resort to such measure.  Thus, Denmark will expel 15 Russian

Russian Ambassador to Poland Notified About 45 Diplomats Expulsion


Russian Ambassador to Poland Sergey Andreev on Wednesday, March 23, received a note on the expulsion of 45 Russian diplomats from the country.  “I received a note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the expulsion of 45 of our embassy and trade mission employees for activities that do not comply with the Vienna Convention,”

EU Forced Russian Diplomats Get Visas


The EU authorities obliged Russian diplomats to obtain visas, according to the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Ivanov.   “Of the solutions that are on paper, there are some limitations. For example, the issuance of visas for diplomatic passports is being introduced. Previously, holders of diplomatic passports travelled visa-free from both sides,” Ivanov said. He clarified