Please be informed that due to the events dedicated to the celebration of the
50th Anniversary of Russian-Mauritian diplomatic relations,
the Consular Section of the Embassy of Russia in Mauritius
will be closed on 27-28, march 2018.
At the same time it will be open on 29-30 march 2018 (10.30 – 12.30).
We thank you for your usual understanding.
On the week of Russian cinema in Mauritius
Day & Date
DURATION OF FILM
Anna Karenina Vronsky’s story
The Cranes are Flying
Mertropolitan Rose Belle
Novelty Cinema Curepipe
Cinema Kings Goodlands
Anna Karenina Vronsky’s story
Moscow does not Believe Tears
The Vanished Empire
On the call of the Russian oceanographic research vessel «Admiral Vladimirsky» to Mauritius
From the 11th to the 18th of March the Russian oceanographic research vessel «Admiral
Vladimirsky» visited Mauritius on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic
relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Mauritius. The captain of the vessel Mr. Pyshkin
participated in activities organized on the 12th of March in Port Louis on the solemn occasion of the
50th Anniversary of the Independence of Mauritius. He was also received by the Honorable Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius Mr. Lutchmeenaraidoo with a courtesy
Staff of the Russian Embassy, members of the association of Mauritian graduates from Soviet and Russian Universities
«MAURUSS», members of the coordinating council of Russian compatriots, teachers and students of «La Bourdonnais» lyceum
where Russian language is taught and Mauritius citizens also visited the vessel.
Visit of children from a Mauritian orphanage to the vessel was very touching. Along with the tour around the ship,
the marine officers told various stories about their profession and offered Russian traditional sweets and drinks to
the children. In conclusion, several Russian high rank officers outlined a big curiosity of the representatives of
The Mauritius party also organized a cultural program, the Russian marines got familiar with the history of the
island State and the main historical sights of Mauritius. In particular, they visited the Mahebourg Naval Museum and
the Grand Port.
On the 16th of March a meeting between Russian and Mauritian experts was held. The captain described the
research capacities of the «Admiral Vladimirsky» and of the oceanographic fleet of the Russian Federation. The parties
discussed possible directions of cooperation in the field of Indian Ocean researches.
On the 17th of March the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius in collaboration
with the administration of the vessel organized a cocktail on board of the «Admiral Vladimisrky». The event was
dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Mauritius.
The Honourable Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Mauritius Mr. Gayan, the Secretary for Foreign Affairs H.E. Mrs.
Dwarka Canabady, heads and representatives of various diplomatic missions accredited to Mauritius, the president of
MAURUSS association and the members of the association of Russian Compatriots, Mauritian diplomats and representatives
of other state institutions took part in the aforementioned event.
The Ambassador of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Klimovskiy and the Honourable Minister of Tourism H.E. Mr. Gayan
outlined the historical friendly ties of Russian-Mauritian relations and highlighted the actual high level of
The call of the Russian oceanographic vessel «Admiral Vladimirsky» to the Port-Louis harbor arouse only positive
reaction from the Mauritian society and became an important landmark in the mutually beneficial cooperation between our
On the concert organized by Russian compatriots in Mauritius
On the 8th of March, 2018 an evening dedicated to the International Women’s Day was organized in the main hall of the Embassy. Overall, about 70 people participated in the event: members of the community of Russian compatriots resident in Mauritius, members of the Association of graduates from Soviet and Russian universities and Embassy staff among them.
In his welcoming address, the Russian Ambassador H.E. Mr. K. Klimovskiy gave details on the forthcoming events in the second half of March dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between Russia and Mauritius. He encouraged all Russian citizens to participate in the Presidential elections that will be held in the Embassy on the 18th of March. Then,
H.E. Mr. Klimovskiy congratulated the participants with the Women’s Day and performed a lyric song, dedicated to all women.
During the second part of the event, teachers and pupils of the Russian educational center «Teremok» headed by Mrs. Olga Bogacheva organized a concert. It was an unforgettable evening! Colorful costumes and smiles, touching poetry devoted to mothers and grandmothers, sketches and contests! Performances of young and experienced artists were greeted by a storm of applause.
The concert showed that the Russian community in Mauritius is rich of true talents that represent our spiritual and musical culture in a
unique and valuable way.
On the Interview of the Russian Ambassador in advance of the 50th Anniversary of the
establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Mauritius
In advance of this significant date – 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations
between Russia and Mauritius the Russian Ambassador H.E. Mr. K.Klimovskiy gave an interview to Mauritian journalists. In particular, he emphasized the role of Russia in strengthening international peace and security, the importance of joint Russian-Mauritian efforts within the framework
of the United Nations Organization and its specialized agencies that are focused on ensuring a democratic and fair
world based on strict respect of the International Law, regional conflict settlement, countering terrorism and other
challenges of the XXI century. Upon request of journalists, the Russian Ambassador clarified the position of the
Russian Federation concerning the issues of security and cooperation in the Indian Ocean.
H.E. Mr. Klimovskiy described the main directions of bilateral cooperation and gave details of the Russian cultural
week in Mauritius that will include the screening of retrospective movies of «Mosfilm» studio, the concert of classical
and national music performed by Russian musicians, photo exhibition dedicated to the history of Russian-Mauritian
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On the meeting with the Hon. Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping
On the 9th of February, 2018 the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius organized in collaboration with the Musical Society of Mauritius a concert of a popular Russian pianist, Honoured Artist of Russia
Petr Dmitriev. The colorful musical event was held in a well known among admirors of music hall «Eureka» situated in an ancient estate of the XIX century.
The event timed to the Russian Diplomat’s Day was held in the company of the Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Mauritius Mrs. Dwarka Canabady, heads of several diplomatic missions, accredited to Mauritius, activists of Mauritian-Russian friendship association (Mauritian graduates of Soviet and Russian Universities) and compatriots. In his welcoming speech, Russian Ambassador Mr. K. Klimovskiy told about the history of the holiday and traditions of Russian diplomatic service. He also defined some of the most actual and important directions of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation. Ambassador underlined that this year will be marked by the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Mauritius and informed the guests of the forthcoming at the end of March Russian cultural week in Mauritius.
The concert of the Russian virtuoso ended with a stunning success and was possible thanks to the sponsored support of Mr. K. Malofeev, president of the board of directors of the «Tzargrad» group of companies. Musician performed compositions of F.Chopin, S.Rakhmaninov and M.Mousogskiy. After the concert, a cocktail with traditional Russian dishes was held.
On the 10th of February, 2018 the Ambassador of the Russian Federation had a meeting in the educational center «Teremok» with the children of Russian compatriots that reside in Mauritius. He described in details to them and their parents the history of the Russian Diplomatic Service and the important role that Russia plays nowadays to keep peace and security on our planet. He also talked about the activities of the Russian Embassy to Mauritius. He presented various historical photos on the subject. K. Klimovskiy invited the audience to participate in the Russian cultural week that will be held on the occasion of the 50th anniversary celebrations.
On the meeting with the Hon. Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping
On the 6th of February 2018, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius H.E. Mr. K.Klimovskiy paid a ceremonial visit to the Hon. Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping of the Republic of Mauritius Mr. P. Koonjoo.
Activation of bilateral cooperation in the fields of fisheries, marine resources and the collaboration on scientific studies of the Indian Ocean were discussed.
The Hon. Minister was interested in the entry of the Russian Oceanographic vessel «Admiral Vladimiskiy» in March, this year. It was agreed to organize a meeting of staff of the corresponding Mauritian institution with the Russian experts to exchange experience in the sphere of marine resources.
On the publication in Le Mauricien
On the 5th of February, 2018 Le Mauricien published an article «Much ado about nothing», written by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius H.E. Mr. K.Klimovskiy.
Responding to an article «Manif monster contre Poutine» that was published earlier, Ambassador disproved statements concerning the mass demonstrations against Russian authorities and underlined that the elections will be held in accordance with international standards and with a high voter turnout.
On the publication in «L’Express»
On the 31st of January 2018, «L’Express» published an article of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius Mr. K.Klimovskiy «Erwin Rommel was part of Hitler’s machine».
In response to an article that was published earlier by an Italian author, describing in enthusiastic and positive tones the personality of E.Rommel, the Russian Ambassador strictly qualifies E.Rommel as one of the combat nazi generals who participated in massive deaths of allies troops during the World War II, among which there were Mauritian soldiers as well. Mr. K.Klimovskiy calls to pay special attention to the Resolution ¹ A/RES/72/156 adopted on the19th of December 2017 entitled «Combating glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fuelling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance».
Russian Embassy Opinion
On the meeting with the Minister of arts and culture
On the 29th of January Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of arts and culture of the Republic of Mauritius P.Roopun.
During the long and interesting conversation various matters of cooperation in the field of culture are arts were discussed. It was an exchange of views on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of establishment of the diplomatic relations between the two countries that will be celebrated in March 2018. The concept of the «Russian cultural week» that includes various joint cultural activities scheduled for the end of March was also discussed.
On the meeting in the Lord Mayor’s office, Port-Louis
On the 9th of January 2018 the Ambassador Exraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius Mr. K.Klimovskiy paid a ceremonial visit to the Lord Mayor of Port-Louis Mr. D.Laurent.
During the meeting, various matters of bilateral relations and cooperation in different fields of art and culture were discussed. Moreover, an exchange of views in the atmosphere of the 50th Anniversary of Mauritius Independence and the 50th Anniversary of establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations took place.
Mr. Laurent proposed to establish twin-city relations between Port-Louis and one of the maritime cities of Russian Federation.
The Russian Ambassador was acquainted with basic activities of Lord Mayor’s office of the capital of Mauritius.
On the speech in the Open University of Mauritius
On 19 December 2017, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius K.Klimovskiy made a speech in the Open University of Mauritius (OUM) on the Fifth Convocation Ceremony dedicated to graduation of 150 students from various fields of studies.
In his speech, K.Klimovskiy shared his personal experience in goal achievement with graduates, told about personal traits that help to build career in different sectors.
The Ambassador of Russia talked about the main directions of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, gave details on the mutual interests of Russia and Mauritius and invited the OUM graduates to join celebrating the 50-anniversairy of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries in March 2018.
Interview with the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade
of Mauritius Mr. S.Lutchmeenaraidoo
On the 13 December 2017 the news agency «RIA NOVOSTI» published an interview, that was firstly located on the
internet portal «Sputnik International» with the Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and
International Trade of Mauritius Mr. S.Lutchmeenaraidoo where he expressed his impressions of the recent official
visit to Russia and opened his views on several aspects of the domestic and foreign policy of the Republic of
Text of the interview: https://sputniknews.com/africa/201712071059748199-mauritius-russia-african-dream-strategy/
On the reception due to the Constitution day of the Russian Federation
On the 12th December a reception was organized by the Embassy of the Russian Federation for Russian
compatriots resident in Mauritius and Mauritian graduates from the Soviet and Russian Universities.
Ambassador of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. K. Klimovskiy made a speech about the history of the
holiday, outlining the central role of the Constitution in establishing the supremacy of human and citizen rights and
In his speech he appealed to citizens to take active part in the Russian presidential elections that will
be held in March 2018 and spoke about the events that will be organized by the Embassy next year due to the
50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between Russia and Mauritius.
The reception was held in a friendly, positive manner. All participants expressed their suggestions to
interact more tightly with the Russian mission in order to take part in the active development of the bilateral
relations between Russia and Mauritius that are based on principals of friendship and collaboration.
On the meeting in the University of Mauritius
On 27 November 2017 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of
Mauritius Mr. K. Klimovskiy paid a courtesy call to the Ñhancellor of the University of Mauritius (UoM)
Dr. Louis Jean Claude Autrey. Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof. Mohammad Issack Santally and other administration’s
representatives of the institution also participated in the meeting.
During the exchange of views the Russian Ambassador was informed of the main UoM activities and discussed
with the interlocutors possible ways of cooperation of MoU with Russian universities.
On the meeting with the Speaker of the National Assembly
On 1st December 2017 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation
to the Republic of Mauritius Mr. K. Klimovskiy applied a ceremonial visit to the Speaker of the National Assembly Mrs.
During the meeting the both sides outlined the necessity of developing direct working contacts between
parliaments of the two countries. In this regard it was agreed to deliver the letters to the heads of both chambers of
Russian Parliament inviting them to participate in the celebrations of the 50-th anniversairy of Independence of the
Republic of Mauritius (March 12, 2018) and 50-th anniversairy of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the
two states (March 17, 2018).
Russian Ambassador in the National Library of Mauritius
On 4 December 2017 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of
Mauritius Mr. Konstantin Klimovskiy visited the National Library of Mauritius (NLoM) where he had a meeting with the
Director Mrs. T.K. Ramnauth.
During the conversation various ideas of collaboration between the Embassy and the Library were discussed.
In particular, the supply of the NLoM with Russian fiction, in order to establish a «Russian corner» in this
Mrs. Ramnauth conducted a tour for H.E. Mr. Klimovskiy in the Library premises. As it was underlined by the
Director, more than 590 000 books are kept in the institution.
On presenting Letters of Credence by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Mauritius.
On November 9th the Ambassador Exraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Mauritius Konstantin Klimovskiy presented his Letters of Credence to the President of Mauritius A.Gurib-Fakim.
During the conversation with the head of the country, the prospects of development of bilateral relations between Russia and Mauritius in different spheres have been discussed.
On the same day Konstantin Klimovskiy has been received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of Mauritius
S.Lutchmeenaraidoo. The two sides expressed satisfaction with the good momentum of development of bilateral relations. Special attention has been paid to the forthcoming visit of the head of Mauritius diplomacy to Moscow from 13 to 15 November this year.
Russian oceanographic vessel «Yantar» visits Mauritius
From 30 October to 1 November 2017 Russian Navy Northern Fleet oceanographic vessel «Yantar» visited Port Louis Harbor.
With participation of the Embassy of Russia in Mauritius ship’s crew organized an evening cocktail. H.E. Mrs. U.C.Dwarka Canabady was the chief guest. The ship was also visited by Mauritian diplomats, representatives of Port Louis Harbour and Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service. The Ship’s crew performed onboard excursions for visitors and described her abilities and vast scientific potential.
PRESS RELEASE ON THE POST-REGISTRATION CLINICAL TRIALS OF THE RUSSIAN EBOLA VACCINE GAM EVAC COMBI IN GUINEA
17 August 2017
On August 9, the Republic of Guinea launched post-registration clinical trials of the Russian
Ebola vaccine Gam Evac Combi. The National Ethics Committee for Health Research of Guinea’s Ministry of Health and
Public Hygiene (MOHPH) issued a permit to conduct clinical trials of the vaccine on 2,000 Guinean citizens in July
The Ebola epidemic in Western Africa primarily affected three countries: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. According
to the WHO, the Ebola virus infected 28,600 people and killed over 11,300 of them.
Russian researchers were among the first in the world to respond to Guinea’s plea for help in combatting the Ebola
outbreak. In response to the official request from the Guinean leadership, Russia sent a group of specialists and two
lab modules of a mobile complex of specialised anti-epidemic teams by an aircraft of its Emergencies Ministry in August
UC RUSAL (Russian aluminium company) ensured the deployment of a field hospital for 200 patients donated by Russia
and organised and funded the training of qualified military medical personnel for its operation. During the epidemic,
the hospital rendered free medical aid to over 4,500 people. Today it is the main field medical unit of Guinea’s Armed
On January 14, 2016, Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova announced that the Gamaleya Federal Research Centre for
Epidemiology and Microbiology developed Gam Evac Combi, a combined vector vaccine against the Ebola fever. The vaccine
was registered and permitted for use in medical practice on the territory of the Russian Federation in December
On February 15, 2016, Ms Skvortsova presented the Russian vaccine in Geneva to WHO Director-General Margaret
Chan and other WHO officials. An extensive presentation was also held in the Palace of Nations, as well as at round
table discussions in March and May 2016 in Moscow and Geneva.
The vaccine develops long-term immunity and has no serious side effects. It must be stored at -20C but now
researchers are developing a vaccine that will work even at +4C. The Russian Ebola vaccine is the only duly registered
medicine against Ebola at the national level.
Guinea chose to test the vaccine in the Centre for Epidemic and Microbiological Research and Treatment (CEMRT) in
Kindia built by UC RUSAL to fight the Ebola epidemic in 2015. The Russian company invested over $10 million in its
CEMRT represents a complex system of medical, diagnostic, logistics, guarding and dwelling buildings. Its main
functions are to diagnose the presence of the Ebola virus, organise the treatment of infected patients, take part in
anti-epidemic measures, conduct research related to the virus, search for treatment measures, train personnel and
consult local medical workers.
The Kindia centre is designed for 40 beds but stores enough materials and equipment to double this number. It has
its own diagnostic and clinical biochemical lab. In cooperation with the MOHPH, UC RUSAL held contests to select and
train medical personnel for the centre. Following qualification exams, each of the centre’s medical workers received a
certificate and a working permit from the Guinea’s National Ebola Coordination Committee and the WHO.
The centre has 90 employees: 45 medical workers (seven doctors, 15 paramedics and 23 medical nurses), 18 technicians
and 27 security guards. The centre trained over 100 medical specialists that continue working in other anti-Ebola
facilities in Guinea.
During the working visit of the Russian delegation (representatives from the Healthcare Ministry and the Gamaleya
Centre) to Guinea last April, the sides signed a trilateral memorandum on cooperation between the Russian and Guinean
healthcare ministries and Guinea’s Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and addressed practical aspects
of vaccination efforts in Guinea.
Last July, the Gamaleya Centre sent Russian equipment and over 1,000 vaccine doses to Guinea for initial
vaccination. Guinea started mobilising its volunteers. Its Healthcare Minister issued an order to create the national
committee to promote the Gam Evac Combi vaccination that included both Russian and Guinean researchers and experts that
are organising studies and research at the local level and enlisting volunteers.
The trial programme includes the vaccination and health monitoring of volunteers, especially their development of
immunity over the course of a year. Success of the programme will make it possible to use the Russian Ebola vaccine all
over the world.
The vaccination of 2,000 Guinean volunteers and post-registration clinical trials in Guinea are expected to last
until the end of 2018.
The Embassy of the Russian Federation informs with profound grief of the tragic death in terrorist attack of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov on December 19, 2016 in Ankara
The Embassy is deeply shocked by the assassination. The personnel of the Embassy will always remember him as an
distinguished professional and genuine leader who brought together focus on results and an individual approach, which
allowed to develop the potential of each employee. He was known for his peaceful and balanced character, caring
attitude towards people and for protection of the interests of Russian citizens. He was a friendly and positive
We extend our condolences and mourn together with his family and friends. His death has become a grievous loss.
A Condolence Book will be opened at the Russian Embassy (Queen Mary Avenue, Floreal) on the following
- Wednesday, December 21, from 15:00 to 17:00;
- Thursday, December 22, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00.
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Andrey G. KARLOV was born in Moscow in 1954.
In 1976 graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, in 1992 graduated from Diplomatic
Started his diplomatic career in 1976.Worked on different positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR
and Russia, as well as foreign missions.
1979 – 1984 and 1986 – 1991 – Embassy of the USSR to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
1992 – 1997 – Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Korea
2001 - 2006 – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
2007 - 2013 – Deputy Director General, Director General for Consular Affairs.
Since July 2013 – Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey.
Press release on the entry into force of the Visa Waiver Agreement between Russia and the Republic of Mauritius
The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Mauritius on Mutual Abolition of Visa Requirements, which was signed in Port Louis on 23 December 2015, will enter into force on 10 April 2016.
Under the Agreement, citizens of Russia and the Republic of Mauritius holding a valid passport, including a diplomatic or service passport, and who have no intention to be employed, study or reside in the territory of the other state, are exempted from visa requirements and may enter into, stay in or transit through the territory of the other state without a visa for a period of up to 60 days.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's greetings on Diplomats' Day, Moscow, February 10, 2016
Today we celebrate for the 14th time Diplomats' Day, a day which symbolises the continuity of many generations of Russian diplomats who have served their Fatherland in the interests of the people. Thedate, February 10, was chosen upon the discovery of the earliest thus far mention of a Russian diplomatic department in 1549. But the traditions of Russian diplomacy developed long before that. For example, legend has it that in 957, or more than a thousand years ago, Princes Olga visited Constantinople where she conducted successful negotiations.
Today our diplomats are working in conditions of acute tension around the world and face many challenges, primarily terrorism and other forms of organised crime, drug trafficking, the increasing dangers of climate change, food shortages in large parts of the world, despite food oversupply in other regions, and many other problems. These threats and challenges cannot be handled unless we join our efforts.
Russia has been consistently implementing a foreign policy that has been sealed in a concept approved by President Vladimir Putin, which instructs us to work in the interests of national security and in close cooperation with all those countries willing to do so on an equitable basis and with due respect for international law, primarily the central role of the UN. Guided by this collective approach and respect for the interests of all members of the international community, we have achieved many of our goals last year. We reached an agreement of singular importance on the settlement of Iran's nuclear programme, completed chemical demilitarisation in Syria and coordinated a very important document at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, France.
At the same time, we know that we did not attain all our goals last year. The number of conflicts and crises is not decreasing. The main reason for this is that, apart from the policies of most nations towards the development of collective partnership based on mutual respect, other countries are pursuing a policy that is based on a logic of diktat, trying to force their views and values on others in order to dominate the world. This policy has had a negative effect on a number of conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, including Iraq, Yemen and Libya, the latter was subjected to crushing NATO bombing raids in 2011. Unfortunately, we are witnessing the attempts to pursue the same unilateral, egoistical line with regard to the Syrian crisis and to create advantages for a specific group of countries. I hope that common sense will prevail in all of the above mentioned situations and other conflicts in Africa and other regions of the world, and that we will draw the proper conclusions from last year's lessons and will act exclusively on the basis of mutual respect, equality and recognition and implementation of the UN's central role. President Putin has formulated this task for us. I'm confidents that all our diplomatic employees will work in strict compliance with this line in the interests of the country and the well-being of the people.
I'd like to congratulate all employees of the central staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and also all those who are working in the ministry's representative offices in Russia and abroad. My special thanks go to our veteran workers, who are still with us and who are sharing their rich experience and knowledge with the younger generation.
Signature of the Agreement on Mutual Abolition of Visa Requirements between Russia and Mauritius
The Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Mauritius on Mutual Abolition of Visa Requirements was signed in Port Louis, Mauritius, on 23 December 2015.
In accordance with the Agreement, citizens of Russia and Mauritius holding a valid passport (including diplomatic or service passport), and not intending to be employed, study or reside in the territory of the other state, are exempted from visa requirements and may enter, stay or transit the territory of the other state without a visa for a term of up to 60 days.
Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly
Important Visa Information
Visa application forms can now be completed online at http://visa.kdmid.ru. The application form completed online should be printed, signed and submitted to the Consular Section of the Embassy with all the supporting documents according to the usual procedure.
As from 16th June 2014, the Consular Section of the Embassy will only accept visa applications completed online.
Information on Scholarships 2014
Information on the website of the Federal Migration Service of Russia
The Embassy informs visa applicants that the website of the Federal Migration Service of Russia now features an option to check whether you are subject to restrictions for entry into Russia imposed by migration authorities even before you apply for your visa. The self-check service is available at http://services.fms.gov.ru/info-service.htm?sid=3000.
Visa Formalities for the spectators of
the XXII Olympic and XI Paralympic Winter Games of 2014 in Sochi
Reception on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Russia’s Constitution
On 20 December 2013 the Embassy of Russia in Mauritius organized a reception in honour of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The reception gathered the Mauritian public figures, activists of the Russian-speaking community, graduates of Soviet and Russian institutes and universities, representatives of the Mauritian-Russian Friendship and Culture Association (MAURUSS). The guests were welcomed by Ambassador Vyacheslav NIKIFOROV. During the reception the guests were informed on the history of the adoption of the Russia’s Fundamental law, its role in shaping the new Russian statehood, establishment and development of federalism and consolidation of the legal basis of our country’s life.
Article by Ambassador Vyacheslav NIKIFOROV on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Russia’s Constitution
On 12 December 2013 an article “New Constitution of the Russian Federation: 20 years along the road of democracy and prosperity” by Ambassador of Russia to Mauritius Vyacheslav NIKIFOROV was published in the newspaper “Le Mauricien”. The electronic version of the article is available at http://www.lemauricien.com/article/new-constitution-russian-federation-20-years-along-road-democracy-and-prosperity.
Russian Tall Ship “Sedov” Calls at Mauritius
XVII St. Petersburg International Economic Forum
Welcoming Message of the Ambassador of Russia to Mauritius
Dear guests of our website!
We are glad to inform you of the launching of the official website of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Mauritius.
We hope that the information that you will find here will be interesting and useful to you.
We are looking forward for your ideas and suggestions concerning the development of our information resource, its design and content.
With kindest regards,
Ambassador of Russia to Mauritius