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10.02.2016
Russian diplomats in London paid tribute to their predecessors on Diplomats’ Day

On 10 February, Diplomats’ Day, following a Russian diplomatic tradition, Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko laid a wreath to the grave of the last Ambassador of the Russian Empire Count Alexander Benckendorff (d.1917) in the Westminster Cathedral. Members of Embassy staff also laid flowers to the graves of Russian Chargés d’Affaires buried in London – Fr. Iakov (James) Smirnove and Evgeny Sablin. A prayer for the souls of past Russian Ambassadors to London was read at the Russian Orthodox Cathedral at Ennismore Gardens.


10.02.2016
Presentation of Valdai discussion Club report "War and Peace in the 21th century. International stability and balance of the new type" by Andrey Bystritskiy and Fyodor Lukyanov

On 9 February 2016 at the residence of the Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko was hosted a reception and Presentation of annual report "War and Peace in the 21st century. International stability and balance of the new type" by Andrey Bystritskiy and Fyodor Lukyanov. The research was conducted following the results of the discussion at the 12th Annual Meeting of the Club, which had been attended by political and public leaders, prominent experts from over 30 countries.


29.01.2016
Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 28 January Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Ronald Francis PASCOE, Mr William WOODWARD, Mr Geoffrey Brian ABBOTT, Mr Leslie Ernest BROOM, Mr Harold Moy BATTEN, Mr Ronald Walter JORDAN and Mr Stanley SMITH, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


29.01.2016
Ambassador Yakovenko hosts presentation of joint long-term forecast “Global System on the Brink: Pathways toward a New Normal”

On 28 January, Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko hosted a presentation of the long-term forecast “Global System on the Brink: Pathways toward a New Normal”, a joint study by the Strategic Foresight Initiative (SFI) of the United States’ Atlantic Council and the Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). Leading Russian and Western international affairs experts participating in the event, including Alexander Dynkin, Director of IMEMO, and Mathew Burrows, Director of SFI, assessed current trends and potential scenarios for global developments over the next twenty years.


27.01.2016
Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 26 January Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Robert Percival HENDRY, Mr Fred OSBORNE , Mr Peter SWANN and Mr John Henry Lee, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


27.01.2016
Speech by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at wreath laying ceremony on Holocaust Memorial Day

Today we are here, at the Soviet War Memorial, to remember one of the darkest, most tragic and shameful chapters in the history of mankind – the Holocaust. It is a powerful reminder of the perils of discrimination and intolerance, of just how catastrophic and barbaric the incitement to racial hatred can be. Today our solemn duty is to ensure that this never happen again. We remember men who were dragged from their homes, walled into ghettoes, starved and beaten, and killed by firing squads and in factories of death.


23.01.2016
Annual Consular Corps Burns Supper

On January, 20th Consul General of Russia Andrey A.Pritsepov took part in the traditional Presiding Officer's Burns Supper.


20.01.2016
Russian Minister of Education and Science meets UK Minister for Education

The Russian Minister of Education and Science, Dmitry Livanov met with UK Minister for Education the Rt Hon Nikky Morgan to discuss the preparations to 2016 Russia-UK cross-year of language and literature, and possibilities of signing of joint agreement of recognition of education certificates in future and a number of bilateral issues and the area of education and science. The Russian side urged the British government to explore the possibilities of raising the prestige of the Russian language within the English secondary education.


20.01.2016
A delegation from the Russian Ministry of Education and Science takes part in the Education World Forum

A delegation of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science headed by Minister Dmitry Livanov took part in the Education World Forum at London’s ExCeL. The EWF addresses a wide range of educational policy issues and challenges faced by academic and scientific society in the 21st century. During they stay in London the Russian delegation visited the “Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age” exhibition at the Science Museum featuring important Russian objects of the space era. Minister Livanov met the Directior of the Science Museum Mr Ian Blatchford and thanked him for the museums contribution to cultural exchange of the two countries.


14.01.2016
Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 14 January Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Reginald Claude Charles PEGRAM, Mr Jack MILLARD and Mr Donald Roy HUNTINGFORD, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.




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