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On behalf of all of my colleagues at the Australian Embassy in Moscow, I would like to welcome you to our website. This website is designed for a range of different clients including those seeking information on immigration, visas, business opportunities and consular information, on each of which there are separate distinct sections.
It does not aim to be encyclopaedic but rather suggests linkages where visitors to the site can find a wide range of information not covered specifically on our website.
For Australian citizens we attempt to provide information relevant to living or travelling in the region as well as on events taking place in the region which have an Australian aspect to them.
I hope you find this a useful starting point and I look forward to any feedback on how we can make the website more useful.
Paul Myler, Ambassador
Australia and the G20
The Group of Twenty (G20) brings together the leaders of the world’s major advanced and emerging economies to address global economic challenges – as its response to the 2008 global financial crisis showed, it is capable of taking decisive action that improves people’s lives.
Australia, as current President of the G20, hosted the G20 Leaders’ Summit on 15 and 16 November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland.
Media release: Australia Assumes Presidency of the G20
From the Brisbane G20 Summit: Leader's Communiqué
More information: www.G20.org
Downing of MH17 in Ukraine
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s latest media release on the final stage of Operation Bring Them Home. Read here>>
The Prime Minister’s media release on ICAO’s preliminary report into the downing of MH17. Read here>>
Prime Minister’s Special Envoy Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston’s latest media release on MH17. Read here>>
Australia’s Prime Minister The Hon. Tony Abbott MP’s latest interview on MH17 issues. 29 July 2014. Read here>>
Joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon Tony Abbott MP, and AFP commissioner Mr Tony Negus to provide an update on Operation Bring Them Home.
The Australian Embassy's Official Statement of Condolence to the families of the victims on Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 and anyone affected by this tragedy. Read here>>
The 2015 Queensland State Election will be held on Saturday 31 January 2015. Australian citizens overseas enrolled to vote in Queensland, can submit online an application for a postal vote through the Electoral Commission of Queensland.
Foreign Minister the Hon Julie Bishop MP’s media release on Australia’s new Consular Strategy 2014-16 and updated Consular Services Charter. The Strategy and Charter explain what the Australian Government can and cannot do for Australian citizens, if something goes wrong when travelling overseas. Read here>>
Australian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, H.E. Paul Myler's thoughts on the advent of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Read here>>
Remarks by the Australian Ambassador to the Russian Federation, H.E. Paul Myler to the Higher School of Economics Pre-G20 Summit meeting with students, November 5, 2014. Read here>>
Australia’s Prime Minister The Hon Tony Abbott MP’s official press release on expanded sanctions against Russia. Read here>>
Joint release from the Australian Trade and Investment, and Agriculture Ministers on Russia’s decision to ban imports of some Australian agricultural products. Read here in English>> Read here in Russian>>
Read Foreign Minister the Hon Julie Bishop MP’s media release on Australia’s aid for OSCE special monitoring mission in Ukraine. Read here>>