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The Embassy and its Consular Section will be closed from 2 to 8 January 2017 in connection with the New Year's holidays.


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 person.

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 dates:

- 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 Academy.

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 Peoples Republic of Korea

1992 1997 Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Korea

2001 - 2006 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Democratic Peoples 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.

Congratulations, dearfriends!

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 Russias 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 Russias Fundamental law, its role in shaping the new Russian statehood, establishment and development of federalism and consolidation of the legal basis of our countrys life.

Article by Ambassador Vyacheslav NIKIFOROV on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Russias 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
Vyacheslav Nikiforov

NEWS OT THE RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY


Address: P.O. Box 10, Queen Mary Avenue, Floreal
Phone: (230) 696-1545
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Office hours of the Consular Section: Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday
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