July 24, 2014 13:29
Russia has no official notification of cancelled cultural exchanges with Poland - diplomat
MOSCOW. July 24 (Interfax) - The Polish authorities have not so far notified Moscow officially of their decision not to hold the cultural exchanges between Poland and Russia, set for 2015, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich has said.
"So far, Moscow has not received any official information from the Republic of Poland concerning the cancellation of the cultural exchanges scheduled for 2015," he said in a commentary published on the Foreign Ministry's website in response to a question from Interfax.
"The Year of Russia and Poland and the Year of Poland in Russia was meant to become a major joint event aimed at further enhancing mutual understanding between the Russian and Polish people and bringing them even close. It was supposed to become a landmark event that would have helped bring bilateral relations to a qualitatively new level and crush the existing stereotypes," Lukashevich said.
"If the Polish authorities have already made their negative choice concerning this matter, any further comments will not be needed," the Russian diplomat said.
Moscow, however, continues to attach great importance to bolstering cultural and humanitarian ties with Warsaw and does not plan to cancel any traditional festivals, exhibitions and other projects in Poland that have always drawn great interest from Polish citizens, he said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
December 01, 2015
Russia political and economic calendar: December 1
November 30, 2015
Samples of Alexander III's remains delivered to Moscow - source
Putin: there are reasons to believe that incident with Russian Su-24 connected with ISIL oil shipments to Turkey
Russia, U.S. share understanding of direction of Syria peace process - Putin
Meeting with Obama focused partly on Donbas, need to implement Minsk accords - Putin
Most leaders agree there was no need to down Russian Su-24 aircraft - Putin
Regional interests should move to back burner in face of terror threat - Putin
Putin says had no meeting with Erdogan
Putin hopes for productive cooperation with France in fight against terrorism
Putin: Attack on Su-24 was Ankara's great mistake
PUTIN SAYS HE IS VERY SORRY FOR RELATIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND TURKEY SINCE HE PERSONALLY DID A LOT TO BUILD THEM UP
PUTIN: WE REPEATEDLY RAISED WITH TURKEY ISSUE OF TERRORISM FLOWS FROM THIS COUNTRY
PUTIN: PART OF CONVERSATION WITH OBAMA FOCUSED ON SETTLEMENT OF UKRAINE CRISIS, THERE IS UNDERSTANDING OF NEED FOR FULL IMPLEMENTATION OF MINSK AGREEMENTS