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16.03.2017 - PHOTO: Annual Russian Dinner in Perth

On 14 March 2016 diplomats of the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh took part in the annual Russian dinner in Perth arranged by the Friends of Pskov Association (Perth and Pskov are twin cities for more than 25 years).


16.03.2017 - PHOTO: On the opening of the UN Model at the George Watson’s College

On 10-12 March 10th Anniversary Model of the UN was held in Edinburgh at George Watson’s College. The MUN General Assembly was inaugurated on March, 11th by the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov, who spoke about the fundamental principles of the UN work and the importance of the organization in the modern world, and shared his own diplomatic experience with the delegates.


16.03.2017 - To participants and guests of the “Valentina Tereshkova: the First woman in space” exhibition (15 March 2017)

I am glad to welcome you at the opening of the exhibition dedicated to Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova. The name of Valentina Tereshkova, legendary “Chaika”, is known worldwide. She was the first woman to scale the heights of outer space. And the only one to have piloted a spaceship on her own. Her flight was one of the brightest and most significant events of the 20th century.


16.03.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the transport blockade of Donbass imposed by Kiev

Moscow is concerned about the decision of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDCU) to suspend all trade and transport links with Donbass, which it approved on March 15.


16.03.2017 - Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights’ statement on Syria

It is regrettable that the Yemen conflict, as well as the situation in a number of other countries requiring urgent attention, in particular around Mosul in Iraq, for some reason drop off the high commissioner’s radar or are commented on indirectly. How is that for his so-called “objectivity”?


15.03.2017 - PHOTO: Arctic Convoy Veteran Mr Harry Oliver Potts receives Admiral Ushakov Medal

The Veteran of Arctic Convoys Mr Harry Oliver Potts from Morpeth receives the Admiral Ushakov Medal during a solemn ceremony held at the Russian Consulate General on 13th March. Also, memorable gifts created on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the first Arctic Convoy calling Archangelsk as well as a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK" were presented to Mr Potts.


15.03.2017 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's speech at Valentina Tereshkova concert (March 14, Ambassador’s Residence)

It’s an honour and real pleasure for me to welcome a legendary woman – Dr Valentina Tereshkova, Russian cosmonaut, engineer, politician, mother and friend. You are a real Russian star, our pride and a true example of patriotism.


14.03.2017 - PHOTO: Embassy marks jubilee of Valentina Tereshkova

On 14 March the Russian Embassy hosted a reception to mark the 80 jubilee of Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.


14.03.2017 - PHOTO: Ambassador Yakovenko visits the Russian stand at the London Book Fair

2017 is yet another year of large-scale Russian participation in London Book Fair. More than 450 books are presented to the public at stand READ.RUSSIA. Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in the opening of the Russian stand, with the Head of the Russian Federal Agency for press and mass communications Mikhail Seslavinsky.


13.03.2017 - PHOTO: Russian Consul General in Edinburgh plants Tree of Friendship in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

As part of the opening ceremony of the Siberian exhibition in Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh on 10th March 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey Pritsepov planted the Tree of Friendship in order to celebrate the beginning of the fruitful cooperation along the lines of Moscow and Edinburgh Botanic Gardens.



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