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Gallery: Renovated Estonian Embassy in Moscow to be reopened Thursday

Thursday, April 18, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid will on Thursday formally reopen the newly renovated Estonian Embassy building in Moscow. Since its beginning in 1921, Estonia’s diplomatic mission in Moscow has operated in the same building. The Estonian Embassy is located in the heart of historic Moscow, sandwiched between Maly Kislovsky Pereulok and Kalashny Pereulok. The Kremlin, the Arbat and the Moscow Conservatory are all right nearby. The building itself, an early art nouveau-style…

Assange tried to use embassy as ‘centre for spying’, says Ecuador’s Moreno

Monday, April 15, 2019

Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a “centre for spying”, Ecuador’s president has said in an interview with the Guardian. Lenín Moreno also said he had been given written undertakings from Britain that Assange’s fundamental rights would be respected and that he would not be sent anywhere to face the death penalty. Assange, 47, was taken from the embassy by…

Cost of renovation of Estonian embassy in Moscow to be opened in April totals EUR 20 mln

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The final cost of the renovation of the Estonian embassy in Moscow, which is to be opened mid-April, was 20 million euros, that is two million euros less than initially planned. “Approximately 22 million euros had been initially planned for the project, but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs carried some work out on a smaller scale and at a lower cost,” ministry spokespeople told BNS. In November, the government decided…

Lithuanian president to open new embassy in Rome

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite is leaving for Rome on Wednesday to officially open the country’s new embassy in Italy. The diplomatic representation will be situated in a building Lithuania received as compensation for the interwar Villa Lituania building nationalized by the Soviets. Presidential adviser Nerijus Aleksiejunas called the embassy’ opening “the final point in the case of historic justice.” The new embassy will be situated on the fourth floor of…

Prime Minister Of Lithuania: Will Consider Moving Embassy To Jerusalem

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said Wednesday that if he wins the upcoming presidential election he will consider transferring his country’s embassy to Jerusalem. “This will signal to the United States that we are friends not only in words,” Skvernelis said. “It will also strengthen ties with Israel.” Skvernelis comments were reported by the Israeli media. In his remarks, he reiterated that he was speaking as a candidate for president…

CPB is aware of spies working under protection of the Russian embassy

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Constitution Protection Bureau is aware of spies working in Latvia under protection of the Russian embassy. The bureau does not provide comments on any specific people, commenting on news that the first secretary of the Russian embassy in Latvia is also an officer of Main Headquarters of Russian Armed Forces. CPB does not provide comments on any foreign diplomats having any relation to intelligence and security services. At the same…