Mikhail Bogdanov

Russia worried over Israel#039s strikes in Syria

Russia worried over Israel's strikes in Syria

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Israel's Ambassador to Moscow Gary Koren to protest an Israeli military strike near the Syrian city of Palmyra, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov …

Staffan de Mistura to arrive in Moscow soon

Staffan de Mistura to arrive in Moscow soon

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura is expected to travel to Moscow ahead of March 23 intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. "De …

Russian Foreign Ministry: Netanyahu and Abbas may visit Moscow in spring

Russian Foreign Ministry: Netanyahu and Abbas may visit Moscow in spring

Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, did not rule out that the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Palestinian President …

Russian, Syrian diplomats discuss preparations for intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

Russian, Syrian diplomats discuss preparations for intra-Syrian talks in Geneva

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad discussed on Wednesday preparations for upcoming talks of representatives from the Syrian government and the …

Lavrov and Tillerson may discuss Syria in Germany

Lavrov and Tillerson may discuss Syria in Germany

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may meet in Germany to discuss Syria, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. …

Russian Foreign Ministry: Syria armed opposition to arrive in Astana

Russian Foreign Ministry: Syria armed opposition to arrive in Astana

The armed opposition will attend the meeting in Kazakhstan’s Astana to be held on February 15 on Syria, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. Bogdanov noted that the Syrian …

Russia ready to facilitate establishment of unified Syrian opposition

Russia ready to facilitate establishment of unified Syrian opposition

Russia is ready to facilitate the establishment of a unified Syrian opposition, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. "This is their [opposition's] task. We are ready to facilitate and …

Mikhail Bogdanov extends US invitation to Astana talks on Syria

Mikhail Bogdanov extends US invitation to Astana talks on Syria

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that he had extended Kazakhstan's invitation to the United States to take part in the upcoming Syrian talks in Astana to US Ambassador to Russia John …

Russian Foreign Ministry confirms contacts with Trump team on Syria

Russian Foreign Ministry confirms contacts with Trump team on Syria

Russia is in contact with some members of US President-elect Donald Trump’s team on the Syrian crisis, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said. "These are different people …

Lavrov to discuss Erdogan#039s remarks about Assad with Cavusoglu

Lavrov to discuss Erdogan's remarks about Assad with Cavusoglu

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during his upcoming visit to Turkey will discuss remarks by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about Syrian leader Bashar …

Iraqi Kurds ask Russian support

Iraqi Kurds ask Russian support

Iraqi Kurds have requested humanitarian aid from Russia to assist refugees and support for Peshmerga troops, the head of the foreign department of Kurdistan’s Regional Government (KRG), Falah Mustafa Bakir, said. …

The drive of Cambridge Five

The drive of Cambridge Five

They were convinced humanists, who fought for peace

#039Valdai#039 meeting starts in Sochi

'Valdai' meeting starts in Sochi

Sochi is hosting the first day of the 13th meeting of the International Debating Club ‘Valdai’. This year the forum is titled 'The contours of tomorrow's world'. The meeting will take place from October 24th …

Kadyrov: Libya to undertake measures to return Russian sailors home

Kadyrov: Libya to undertake measures to return Russian sailors home

Libya is due to undertake decisive measures to return three crewmembers from the Russian tanker Mikhail Chebotarev after the court hearing scheduled for October 10, Chechnya’s head Ramzan Kadyrov wrote on …

Syrian opposition to return to discussion of peace talks

Syrian opposition to return to discussion of peace talks

Yesterday, it was reported that the Syrian opposition is going to hold an emergency meeting, during which its representatives will discuss the continuation of their participation in the inter-Syrian talks Geneva, Russian President's …

 When should we expect resumption of air links with Egypt?

When should we expect resumption of air links with Egypt?

Russia hopes to restore air links with Egypt by the end of 2016, the special presidential representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, said. “The sooner the …

Moscow worried about fate of the Christian population of the Middle East

Moscow worried about fate of the Christian population of the Middle East

Inciting of inter religious conflicts is the shortest way to destabilizations at the national and international levels

Moscow and Riyadh to coordinate positions in various formats

Moscow and Riyadh to coordinate positions in various formats

Moscow and Riyadh are inclined to conciliate their positions, both bilateral and within various international platforms, in a move to resolve Middle Eastern conflicts, a representative of Russia’s Foreign Ministry said following the …

Russian Foreign Ministry Russia waits for arguments in a dispute with Turkey on the supply of arms to Kurds

Russian Foreign Ministry Russia waits for arguments in a dispute with Turkey on the supply of arms to Kurds

Moscow is waiting for evidence from Turkey , which accused Russia of supplying arms to Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the special representative of Russian President for the Middle East and African countries, Deputy Foreign Minister …

Vladimir Putin: Russia is ally of Islamic world

Vladimir Putin: Russia is ally of Islamic world

Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent a welcome letter to the participants of the annual meeting of the Group of Strategic Vision 'Russia - Islamic World', which is being held in Kazan. The Russian Deputy …

Russian, Iranian Deputy Foreign Ministers discuss Syria ceasefire

Russian, Iranian Deputy Foreign Ministers discuss Syria ceasefire

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov discussed the cessation of hostilities in Syria with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a …

 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister to visit Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister to visit Qatar, Kuwait and Egypt

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that he will visit several Arab countries in early April, RIA Novosti reports. He said that Moscow expects that air communication with Egypt will be restored …

Bogdanov and Abdollahiyan to meet on March 7

Bogdanov and Abdollahiyan to meet on March 7

Russian president's special representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, will hold talks with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahiyan …

Bogdanov: Kurds should be involved in talks on Syria

Bogdanov: Kurds should be involved in talks on Syria

Kurds do have the right and they should be among the participants of inter-Syrian negotiations, which is to take place in Geneva,the Russian president's special representative for the Middle East and African …

Gas restored in Khasavyurt

Gas restored in Khasavyurt

A gas supply has been restored in the Dagestan city of Khasavyurt, the Republican EMERCOM informed. "All emergency gas repair works in the city of Khasavyurt were completed by 5:00 pm in full …

Moscow condemns Riyadh’s statements about plan B on Syria

Moscow condemns Riyadh’s statements about plan "B" on Syria

Special Representative of the Russian President for the Middle East, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, has condemned the statement by the Saudi Foreign Minister Adel …

Bogdanov: truce in Syria would be impossible without Russian operation

Bogdanov: truce in Syria would be impossible without Russian operation

The progress towards resolving the conflict in Syria became possible only after the start of the Russian Air Force's operation, which led to an undermining of the terrorists' potential,  the Russian president's special envoy to the …

Media: deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry is to discuss the Syrian settlement in Iran

Media: deputy head of the Russian Foreign Ministry is to discuss the Syrian settlement in Iran

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov is to visit Tehran soon, IRNA reports on the results of the conversation between Bogdanov and his Iranian counterpart.  …

Moscow and Tehran to continue series of mutual visits

Moscow and Tehran to continue series of mutual visits

A telephone conversation between the Russian President's special representative for the Middle East and African countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov and the representative of the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein …

Syrian opposition ready to announce truce

Syrian opposition ready to announce truce

Syria's opposition has agreed to a two- to three-week truce on condition that Russia stops its air strikes, Reuters reports with reference to a source close to the talks. It is reported that a truce will be supported by all …