Russia warns against steps harmful for relations with US

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that it was "absolutely necessary" to avoid steps that could further harm relations between Russia and the United states.

Potato diplomacy: Lavrov gives Kerry ice-breaking gift

After months of raging tensions over Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov sought to break the ice Tuesday by giving his US counterpart John Kerry two baskets full of potatoes and tomatoes.

Vladimir Putin, John Kerry to hold talks amid signs of easing tensions

US Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to hold talks with Russia`s President Vladimir Putin Tuesday, as signs emerge Moscow and the West may be ready for a detente after more than a year of tensions over Ukraine.

John Kerry to meet with Putin in Russia

Top US diplomat John Kerry will head to Russia on Monday for his first visit in two years to meet President Vladimir Putin, as American ties with Moscow have plunged over the Ukraine crisis.

ISIS is `Russia`s greatest enemy`, not US: Lavrov
ISIS is `Russia`s greatest enemy`, not US: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that the Islamic State group was Moscow`s greatest enemy, notwithstanding the strained relations with the United States over the Ukraine conflict.

Russia `dismayed` at Saudi-led strikes in Yemen

Russia`s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday he was "dismayed" that a Saudi-led coalition did not consult the UN Security Council prior to carrying out strikes in Yemen and urged negotiations to resolve the crisis.

Russia`s Lavrov has left Iran nuclear talks: Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has left marathon talks over Iran`s nuclear programme in Switzerland, the foreign ministry told AFP Wednesday.

Russia`s Lavrov to return to Iran talks, chances of deal `high`

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday he was planning to take part in marathon talks aimed at curtailing Iran`s nuclear programme, saying chances of a deal were significant.

Russia`s Lavrov to leave Iran talks, will return if chance of deal

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will leave crunch nuclear talks with Iran in Switzerland on Monday and return the following day if there a realistic chance of a deal, a spokeswoman said.

Russia wants to be `in step` with Cuba on US embargo

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Cuba on Tuesday, saying he was meeting officials there to develop a joint position on the US embargo on the communist island.

Russia says Ukraine law on autonomy violates peace deal

Russia on Wednesday condemned Ukraine for ratifying two bills on greater autonomy for the rebel-held east, saying they "grossly violated" a fragile peace deal.

Chinese, North Korean leaders to attend WWII anniversary in Moscow, says Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will attend celebrations in Moscow to commemorate the end of World War Two.

Russia says Chinese, North Korean leaders to attend WWII anniversary in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will attend celebrations to commemorate the end of World War Two in Moscow.

Kerry meets Lavrov as Ukraine death toll soars past 6,000

US Secretary of State John Kerry began tough talks in Geneva Monday with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov due to focus on the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Kerry to meet Russia`s Lavrov for talks on Ukraine crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Geneva for talks on the Ukraine crisis Monday, less than a week after accusing Moscow of lying to his face over the conflict.

Kerry arrives in Geneva for tough Iran,Ukraine talks

 Top US diplomat John Kerry arrived in Switzerland late Sunday for tough talks on Iran and Ukraine, and to push Moscow`s foreign minister to ensure a "credible" investigation into the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. 

West shows `unwillingness` in Ukraine truce: Lavrov

Russia on Thursday called Western threats of fresh sanctions against Moscow evidence that Washington and Brussels are not working for the success of a troubled truce in Ukraine.

Russia accuses US of bringing 'chaos' to Middle East

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States on Monday of plunging the Middle East into chaos and fuelling the rise of extremists because of its drive to dominate the world.

`Noticeable progress` in pre-summit Ukraine peace talks: Lavrov

 Moscow said on Wednesday there had been "noticeable progress" in talks in the run-up to a four-way summit in Minsk on the Ukraine conflict.

Greek foreign minister to visit Moscow Wednesday: Official

Greek foreign minister Nikos Kotzias will travel to Moscow on Wednesday on the invitation of Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, the ministry said in a statement Tuesday.