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30.11.2016 - PHOTO: On reception for the members of the Hermitage Foundation UK, friends of the Hermitage

On November 30, 2016 a traditional reception for the members of the Hermitage Foundation UK, friends of the Hermitage was held at the Russian Embassy in London. Director of the State Hermitage Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky was a guest of honor.


30.11.2016 - Letter to the Editor, FT Magazine, sent on 24 November

Sir, I feel entitled to comment on Simon Kuper's `Trump: a liberal loser responds` (FT.com/Magazine November 19/20 2016), for he mentioned `the Russian taxi driver in Paris 1920's`, thus laying claim, in the name of Western liberal elite, to the fate of the White Russians. The present situation plainly doesn't fit the description for there is no prospect of armed civil war nor being driven out of one's own country.


30.11.2016 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 25-27 November Attaché of the Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Evans James DAVIS, Mr Luther Howell THOMAS, Mr John STAPLES, Mr Arthur Vernon AVERY, Mr Evan Oswald EVANS and Mr Robert Lloyd OWEN, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


30.11.2016 - Speech by Russian Ambassador, Alexander Yakovenkoat the Russian-British Business Forum (30 November 2016, London)

I am pleased to witness the ongoing constructive cooperation between business communities of our two countries in spite of the unfavorable political situation. This year has seen a number of impressive business events, including those arranged by the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (as it marked its 100th anniversary), “VTB”, “Moscow Exchange” and the “Russian-British Working Group for the development of the International Financial Centre in Moscow”.


29.11.2016 - Response of Press Secretary of the Russian Embassy to a media question on humanitarian situation in Aleppo

Question: Considering the assessment of the situation in Syria made by British MPs, could you comment on the Russian position on using military aircraft to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Syria, first of all the civilians in Eastern Aleppo? Response: Detailed updates on the actual situation in Syria (including Eastern Aleppo) are provided to foreign media on a regular basis by the official MoD spokesman, Major Gen. Igor Konashenkov. He noted on various occasions that the Russian military is ready to cooperate with foreign partners on all the issues of the Syrian settlement, including working on options of humanitarian aid delivery under the UN auspices.


29.11.2016 - PHOTO: "Battalion" film premiered in London

On 28 November the film Battalion, produced by Igor Ugolnikov, was shown at the London office of Russian cultural centre Rossotrudnichestvo. The film tells the tragic story of the First Battalion of Death, a women-only Russian combat unit of WW1, created by the Russian Provisional Government in spring 1917 to bolster the fighting spirit of its war-weary and demoralized troops. Battalion received a number of international film awards.


28.11.2016 - PHOTO: Slavianski Bazaar in Leeds.

On 26 November an international cultural event `Slavianski Bazaar`took place. The event was arranged by the Baltic Slavic community `Baltica`and has already become a traditional annual festival of Russian and other East European communities of Leeds.


25.11.2016 - Ambassador Yakovenko answers to media question regarding listing Ahrar al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam as terrorist organizations

Question: What was the Western partners’ reaction as regards Russia’s initiative at the UN Security Council on listing Ahrar al-Sham and Jaysh al-Islam as terrorist organizations?


24.11.2016 - Letter to the Editor of the Daily Telegraph, published on 24 November 2016

Letter to the Editor of the Daily Telegraph, published on 24 November 2016


24.11.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with the ambassadors of EU member states and the head of the EU delegation to Russia

On November 23, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a regular meeting in Moscow with the heads of diplomatic missions of EU member states and the head of the EU delegation to Russia.



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