Posts tagged as Moscow

Baltic States protest against Moscow’s plans to celebrate Baltics’ «liberation» with fireworks

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Latvian, Lithuania and Estonian foreign ministries have summoned representatives of Russian embassies to issue protests against Moscow’s plans to celebrate with fireworks on 22 September Baltics’ «liberation» from German forces in 1944. Estonia’s Foreign Ministry summoned Russia’s ambassador on 10 June to issue a complaint in regards to Russia’s planned festivities. Estonia’s Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu believes the announcement on the planned festivities in the Russian Federation is «a provocative…

Russia-NATO deportment – feel the difference

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 11, 2019

A special resolution was adopted in PACE on 26 of June. According to this document full powers were returned to the Russian delegation. The participants in the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved a resolution that confirms the authority of the Russian delegation in full. Russia remains in PACE without any restrictions. A robust, responsible, pro-European position has prevailed, however not in all…

Estonian ForMin expresses protest to Russia over planned fireworks show

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has expressed its protest to the embassy of the Russian Federation in Estonia in relation to a fireworks show to be held in Moscow on the anniversary of the capture of Tallinn by Soviet forces in 1944. The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday summoned a representative of the Russian embassy and expressed protest in connection with the staging of a fireworks show…

Lithuanian, Polish parlt speakers mull their reaction to Russia’s PACE return

Monday, July 1, 2019

The speakers of the Lithuanian and Polish parliament on Saturday night discussed ways for the region’s countries to react to the decision to return Russia to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). “We talked with the Senate speaker that we should consider this issue and maybe such an initiative could arise in Warsaw for us to bring together all countries that agree with the fact that Ukraine…

Lithuanian president refuses comment on Estonian colleague’s trip to Moscow

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite refused on Tuesday to comment on the visit made by Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid to Moscow lately. “I cannot make judgements about the behavior of other countries’ leaders,” Grybauskaite told reporters in Vilnius. Kaljulaid opened Estonia’s renovated embassy building in Moscow and met with President Vladimir Putin during her trip to the Russian capital in April. The Estonian leader said after the meeting that they “discussed…

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…

Lithuanians plan to open iLunch restaurants in Moscow, Warsaw

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Inovatyvus Restoranai, the owner of six iLunch restaurants operating in Vilnius business centers, is planning to expand the chain to Moscow and Warsaw, according to the business daily Verslo Zinios reported LETA/BNS. “We are entering Moscow through our acquaintances, people who have big businesses in Russia. We have serious partners,” it quoted Inovatyvus Restoranai Director Aurelijus Jasevicius as saying. “Plans call for opening at least 50 lunch restaurants in Moscow…

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…

The Orientalism of Western Russophobia

By Max Parry on Saturday, March 9, 2019

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the publication of Edward W. Said’s pioneering book, Orientalism, as well as fifteen years since the Palestinian-American intellectual’s passing. To bid farewell to such an important scholar shortly after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, which Said fiercely criticized until his dying breath before succumbing to leukemia, made an already tremendous loss that much more impactful. His seminal text forever reoriented political discourse by…

Congress has new questions for Donald Trump Jr

By John Santucci on Friday, March 8, 2019

Congressional investigators are making plans to ask Donald Trump Jr. to return to Capitol Hill, in part, to ask why he told lawmakers under oath that he knew “very little” about a deal with Russian developers in 2016 to put the Trump brand on a skyscraper in Moscow, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Sworn testimony from the president’s eldest son appears to conflict with testimony from former Trump Organization attorney…