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The Chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, talked about sanctions by the White House, the possible appearance of Maidan protests in other countries, and the Crimean referendum.

The Chairman of the Federation Council, Valentina Matviyenko, spoke in an

A partnership between cities shows an example of the preservation of relations between states. The mayor of the Estonian capital, Mayor Edgar Savisaar based his thesis on this during his speech at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

As far as I understand, you know about the progress of discussions at the Nuclear Security Summit (NNS). Final documents have been prepared, which will be published.

I would like to inform you about bilateral contacts. Today I had another meeting with the US Secretary of State John Kerry. We mainly talked about Ukraine. We highlighted again the need to fully respect the results of the referendum in Crimea. We talked about the need to take decisive measures to prevent atrocities by radicals and to include them in the political life of Ukraine. An agreement on this was reached on the 21 February, when President Viktor Yanukovych and the Opposition in the presence of three EU foreign ministers signed an agreement. This should not be dependent on any other conditions: there is no place for radicals in modern society. We also discussed the need to appeal to the Ukrainian authorities, formed by the Verkhovna Rada, to devote the most serious attention to the constitutional reform, which takes into account the interests of every Ukrainian region and fully reflects these interests in the state order.

After having finalized his mandate as President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi has remained a very busy man internationally, rather active and far from the temptation to retire to a life made of well paid conferences and honorary presidencies of rococo thinks thanks around the world.

Instead, he has been very active on the front line, accepting a number of operational assignments, such as the prestigious but also delicate and politically risky presidency of the United Nations – African Union permanent working group.  Often rumored for a major political come back in Italy, where he has been twice Prime Minister, in 2013 he has missed for very few votes in the Parliament the Presidency of the Italian Republic, despite having a large consensus in the country – and is considered today to be one of the main strategists and advisers to the new Italian Prime Minister, the 37 years old Mr. Renzi.

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The Press Center of the Russian Foreign Ministry held a presentation under the collective monograph of "International experience of support and protection of the rights of our compatriots abroad", which was prepared and published by the International Council of Russian

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The light was burning day and night in the office of the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Crimea, Vyacheslav Svetlichny, in the days leading up to the referendum, and it seemed like it was never switched off. "Yes, it’s true; there was little time for sleeping.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Federation Council members, State Duma deputies, good afternoon. Representatives of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol

These are nervous times for the international community. There are serious tensions between Ukraine and Russia, with a constant risk of a miscalculation in the situation. The actions of a single “hot head” could have dire consequences for the region as a whole, and the possibility of the breakup of the Ukraine is certainly not out of the question. But what is the British perspective on the situation?

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We had an intensive day of negotiations with the US Secretary of State, John Kerry. We reviewed the situation in Ukraine in detail. We and our American partners are worried about this situation. We stated our well-known position with regard to the events, and its causes, and the measures which must be undertaken by the international community in order to help start a comprehensive national dialogue. Its aim should be one of overcoming the deep split in the society and establishing a constitutional reform which we agree takes into account the interests of all Ukrainian regions.

Recent weeks brought up one of the hottest topics for discussion within the decades, especially in the West – the crisis over Ukraine. Hundreds if not thousands of articles that analyze the whole situation around this Eastern European country have been published. The vast majority of those analyses is concentrated on Russian aggression (invasion, occupation) against Ukraine, on condemnation of whatever Russia is doing or is planning to do, and on how grave is this challenge to the international order.