28 April 2017
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Solemn ceremony aboard HMS Belfast

On 19 October a solemn ceremony aboard HMS Belfast, which during World War 2 participated in the Arctic convoys, marked the unveiling of new ship masts built by Russian companies. The event was attended by HRH Duke of Edinburgh and Sergey Naryshkin, head of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation, as well as British Arctic convoys veterans and a group of Russian veterans from Archangelsk.

HMS Belfast fired her cannons nine times and a prayer was offered by the Church of England chaplain and Orthodox Archbishop Elisey of Sourozh. Russian Naval and Civil ensigns were hoisted on the new masts alongside Union Jack.

HRH Duke of Edinburgh and the Director of HMS Belfast were presented with commemorative medals to mark the 65th Victory anniversary.

Further during the day Mr Naryshkin held meetings with the Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister Edward Llewellyn, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister Sir Peter Ricketts and visited arts gallery – charitable foundation Calvert22.





LATEST EVENTS

27.04.2017

Kazakhstan Ambassador Erlan Idrisov talk at the Russian Embassy

On April 27 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Kingdom Mr. Erlan Idrissov gave a talk at the Russian Embassy on "Priorities of Kazakhstan foreign policy in changing world" followed by Q&A session.


25.04.2017

Schoolgirls from St Petersburg win a Pushkin Prize in Scotland

Pushkin Prize, established in 1988 by great granddaughter of Alexander Pushkin Lady Butter is traditionally given to students aged 12 to 15 years who submit three literary works of any genre to the contest.


20.04.2017

Ushakov Medal presentation ceremony

After a three-year search, the Consulate General was able to contact the sons of now late Scottish Veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr Graham Wilson, who had been awarded the Ushakov Medal. This was made possible thanks to the assistance of the chairman of the Russian Arctic Convoys Club 21 Ms Anna C Mckessock. Upon finding an article about Mr Wilson in the archive of a small local periodical Kilin News (from the year 2005) with the help of journalists from the newspaper she contacted Veteran’s relatives and informed them of the high award.


06.04.2017

Memorable gifts are presented to Scottish Veteran of Arctic Convoys

On 4h April 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov handed over to a WWII Veteran who took part in the Arctic Convoys, Mr Eric Wallace Lloyd, a set of memorable gifts created on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the first Arctic Convoy calling Archangelsk.


05.04.2017

Ambassador Yakovenko visits Natural & Organic Products Europe show at the London ExCel Exhibition Centre

On 3 April Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko visited Natural & Organic Products Europe, one of the world’s most important food industry shows, hosted at London’s ExCel.


05.04.2017

About visit to headquarters of PST GROUP

On 3rd April 2017 during a business trip to Glasgow the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov, visited the headquarters (and manufacturing facility) of PST Group and met with the company’s Sales Director Mr Alex Nicol in order to discuss prospects of PTS Group developing economic ties with Russian partners. Exchange of opinions took place in connection with company’s potential for developing operations in Russia.


03.04.2017

Vitaliy Naumkin speech at the Russian Embassy

On April, 3 Vitaly Naumkin, President of the Institute for Oriental studies (Russia), Senior Political Advisor to United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, gave a talk on “Crisis of nation-states in the Middle East: a view from Russia” for MPs and Lords, diplomats, journalists, representatives of business community, think-tank experts at the Russian Embassy.


26.03.2017

Russian community activists meet in London

On 26 March the Russian cultural centre Rossotrudnichestvo in London hosted the 9th annual conference of Russian diaspora in UK. The 70 delegates of 40 organizations from 18 areas of Britain discussed the future of Russian schools, support for small businesses, working with British authorities and other communities as well as diaspora print and online media. Representatives of Russian communities from France and Belgium and of the British authorities also attended as guests. The delegates elected the new Russian community council, now chaired by Olegs Sotnicenko, and supported the creation of an Advisory Board, composed of prominent personalities of the Russian diaspora and British society.


25.03.2017

Russian sailor remembered in Plymouth

Centenary of death of the First World War Russian sailor Petr Ogorelkov who served at “Askold” cruiser was marked on 18 March in Ford Park, the oldest cemetery in Plymouth which also has Crimea war graves and the grave of another "Askold" sailor.


25.03.2017

"Fabergé in London" book edited by Kieran McCarthy launched in London

On 24 March "Fabergé in London" book edited by Kieran McCarthy was launched in London at the Residence of the Ambassador of the Russian Federation.



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