New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


Beginning 10 December 2014 Diplomatic Missions and Consular Offices of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Myanmar and Namibia will start collecting biometric personal data as part of the visa application process.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand has released a performance dashboard on the New Zealand economy to provide an alternative way of thinking about how New Zealand performs relative to other countries.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


New Zealand Ambassador Hamish Cooper made his first official visit to Vladivostok in mid-September where he met representatives of the administration of Primorye Region.


A team of four New Zealand athletes, two coaches and a judge will represent New Zealand at the upcoming FINA World Junior Diving Championship organized by the Russian Diving Federation.


Siberia-born New Zealand weightlifter Stanislav Chalaev won silver in the 105 kg class at the Commonwealth Games on 30 July, repeating his success in Delhi four years ago.


The Australian and New Zealand Embassies held a memorial service at 11.00 am on Thursday 24 July, in honour of the citizens and residents of Australia and New Zealand that were on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 when it crashed in eastern Ukraine on 17 July. 


On 5 July, the New Zealand Embassy’s public affairs advisor made a field visit to the Fayzabad District, Tajikistan to inspect an agricultural project jointly supported by New Zealand Embassy in Moscow and the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia.


On 9 June the New Zealand Embassy in Moscow warmly welcomed Mr Greg Paul and a team of New Zealand rally drivers in their classic cars. The team arrived in Moscow as part of a 60 day overland journey that has seen them cover large tracks of China, Mongolia and Russia. 

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