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Eleonora Mitrofanova: the new status of the Hagia Sophia – the ambitions of the Turkish authorities

The demolition of the monuments and the prohibitions of the films as a result of protests in the United States is a temporary phenomenon that will subside after the elections in the country, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Ambassador at large Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Eleonora Mitrofanova, who previously served as the permanent representative of Russia to UNESCO and the head of Rossotrudnichestvo. The diplomat also shared his opinion to change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, which is a world heritage site, and said that thinking about the recent emergence of the LGBT flag on the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and sanctions of Ukraine against Russian cultural institutions. Interviewed By Elena Protopopova.

Mitrofanov has commented on the LGBT flag at the U.S. Embassy

The emergence of the LGBT flag on the U.S. Embassy – bullying, beyond ambassadorial practice, said to RIA Novosti, the special envoy the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Eleonora Mitrofanova.

The American diplomatic mission at the end of June posted on its building in Moscow, the LGBT flag and wrote in Facebook that "the U.S. Embassy in Russia celebrates flag pride LGBTI". Later, the LGBT flag on his house and posted the British Embassy in the Russian capital.

Foreign Ministry reacted to the expulsion of the Czech Republic members of the Russian Embassy

The Czech authorities declared persona non grata two employees of the Russian centre of science and culture. According to Prime Minister Andrew Babish, they are involved in which appeared a few months ago, information in the Czech media about a Russian diplomat who allegedly brought in his suitcase the poison ricin intended for the alleged poisoning of politicians associated with the demolition of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague and the renaming of the square in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation.

The Russian foreign Ministry said that the Czech side did the dishonest and unworthy, without any reason causing damage to bilateral relations. The Ministry has promised an adequate response to such moves by the Czech authorities.

In Rossotrudnichestvo told about expelled from the Czech diplomats

Expelled from the Czech Republic, the Russian diplomats is the acting head of Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in Prague Andrew Konchakov and an employee representative by the name of Rybakov, told RIA Novosti Deputy head of the Federal Agency Mikhail Bryukhanov.

Czech Prime Minister Andrew Babish at a press conference on Friday, citing local security services said that the Czech government took the decision to expel from the country two employees of the Russian Embassy, which is associated with the story about the alleged transport of the Czech Republic Russian diplomat of the poison ricin.