The website in Russian significantly extends the MFA’s capability to present the true face of Israel to a large international audience and to refute the lies and distorted facts spread by our enemies.
(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)
The new MFA website in the Russian language was officially launched today (Wednesday, 22 June 2011). While the content of the site is similar to that of the other MFA sites, it also includes extensive information regarding the bilateral diplomatic relationship between Israel and the Russian speaking countries.
The site has been subjected to a testing process over the past two months to analyze all aspects of the site’s functionality from both a content and technical point of view.
The site addresses the populations of Russia and the Russian-speaking countries, with the aim of ensuring that information and news from Israel is accessible and available as widely as possible.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Avigdor Liberman praised the development team on the launching of the site, and stated that “the launching of the MFA website in the Russian language will allow us to communicate information from Israel to a large audience of 270 million Russian-speakers throughout the world, thus strengthening Israel’s international standing. The Internet is the most important information platform of the 21st century, and now, at a time when a vast delegitimization campaign is being waged against Israel, a site like this becomes even more important. The Russian website joins the array of MFA sites in English, Arabic and Persian, and significantly extends the MFA’s capability to present the true face of Israel to a large international audience and to refute the lies and distorted facts spread by our enemies.”