22 February 2017
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Tribute paid to outstanding Russian diplomat in London

On 11 January 2017 a memorial service for Count Alexander Benckendorff, last Ambassador of the Russian Empire to the Court of St. James’s, was held at the Westminster Catholic Cathedral in London. Ambassador Benckendorff died in office on this day 100 years ago. In the nearly 50 years on diplomatic service Benckendorff made a great contribution to the development of Russian-British political and military union as well as strengthening relations between the two countries, including during the First World War.
He enjoyed unquestioned authority among the diplomats, both in Britain and Russia. After his death he was buried in the crypt of the Westminster Cathedral becoming the only layman to be interred there (Benckendorff was a practicing Catholic).
The service, followed by a talk by historian Dominic Lieven and laying of wreaths at the diplomat’s grave, was attended by the Russian Charge d'affaires a.i. Alexander Kramarenko.





LATEST EVENTS

16.02.2017

Ambassador Yakovenko visits University of Oxford

On 15 February Russian Ambassador to UK, Mr Alexander Yakovenko visited the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Mr Yakovenko met with Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the School, and gave a talk about Russian foreign policy to the students and visitors of the event. Q&A session followed.


14.02.2017

Presentation of the book with the stories of the Arctic Convoys Veterans – "Cold seas and warm friendships"

On 13 of February a lecture on the book with stories of veterans of Arctic Convoys «Cold seas and warm friendships», released with the support of Russian Consulate General in Edinburgh on the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic Convoy "Dervish" in August 2016, was held in the National Library of Scotland.


10.02.2017

Diplomats’ Day 2017 in London

On 10 February the Russian embassy hosted a reception to mark the professional holiday of the Russian diplomatic service. A number of Ambassadors, FCO officials, representatives of diplomatic corps and media attended. Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko and former UK Ambassador to Moscow Sir Anthony Brenton addressed the guests.


07.02.2017

"Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932" exhibition opens in London

On 7 February the exhibition "Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932" marking one hundred years from the 1917 revolution in Russia was launched at the Royal Academy of Arts.


06.02.2017

Russian Embassy in London hosts visits

In the run-up to the Russian Diplomats' Day celebrated on 10 February, the Embassy hosted several group visits: students from the Moscow and Kazan Universities, on a trip organized by Eurasian Club System, familiarized themselves with the work of the Embassy and had a Q&A session; committee members of the London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) spoke with us on Russia's foreign policy and Embassy's participation in LIMUN; and teachers, students and their parents from The London School of Russian Language and Literature toured the Ambassador's residence.


03.02.2017

About Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov visit to manufacturing facilities of Terex Trucks in Motherwell

On 1st February 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov has visited the haulers and dump trucks manufacturing facilities of Terex Trucks. At the working meeting with the General Manager of Terex Trucks Mr Paul Douglas, the prospects of cooperation with Russian partners and further development of company’s business in Russia have been explored.


31.01.2017

Traditional Consular Corps Burns Supper

On January, 25th Consul General of Russia Andrey A.Pritsepov took part in the traditional Presiding Officer's Burns Supper.


27.01.2017

Burns Supper in Motherwell&Wishaw Rotary Club

On January, 26th Consul General of Russia Andrey A.Pritsepov took part in the traditional Burns Supper, which was held in Motherwell&Wishaw Rotary Club. As the honorary guest of the event Consul General proposed an Immortal Memory Toast underlining the versatility of Robert Burns’ legacy and the great interest of Russian people towards the work of Scotland’s national poet, whose literary heritage is known and appreciated in Russia due to a talented translation of Samuil Marshak.


27.01.2017

Holocaust Remembrance Day marked in London

On 27 January 2017 a ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial near the Imperial War Museum marked the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.


26.01.2017

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in unveiling of Tim Peake's Soyuz spacecraft at Science Museum

On 26 January the spacecraft Soyuz TMA-19M that carried British cosmonaut Tim Peake to and from the International Space Station last year has gone on display at London's Science Museum.



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