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10.03.2017
Memorable gifts are presented to Scottish Veteran of Arctic Convoys

On 6th March 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov had a meeting with Arctic Convoy Veteran Mr George Laidlaw, who had been awarded the Ushakov Medal. 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 Laidlaw.


09.03.2017
Valdai Club report launched at the Embassy

On 9 March the Russian Embassy hosted the launch of the Valdai discussion club report “Global revolt and global order. The revolutionary situation in condition of the world and what to do about it”. The report was presented by Mr Andrey Bystritskiy, Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Club and one of its authors, Mr Fyodor Lukyanov (full text available on our website). The discussion on the new geopolitical reality, which followed the presentation, gathered a number of London ambassadors, academics, businessmen, journalists.


03.03.2017
Members of Bulgarian community laid flowers to the Russian Embassy to commemorate Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke

On 3 March members of Bulgarian community in London laid flowers to the Russian Embassy to commemorate Liberation Day – a national holiday in Bulgaria.


02.03.2017
Ambassador Yakovenko meets "Flight of the Swans" expedition

On 2 March Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met with Slimbridge Wetland Centre (WWT Slimbridge) Flight of the Swans expedition participants headed by Sacha Dench. The project focused on saving swans population and environment issues. Sacha Dench followed Bewick’s swans - the smallest and rarest members of the swan family- on their annual journey from Arctic in Russian in a motorised paraglider. Ms Dench praised cooperation between Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Russian scientists and authorities.


27.02.2017
Russian Maslenitsa Festival in London

The Russian Orthodox Maslenitsa festival, which marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, has its origins in pagan sun worship. Every year since 2009, Russian pianist and producer Olga Balakleets has organized a weeklong celebration of Russian culture around London to coincide with Maslenitsa. This year’s festival included an impressive series of musical, cinematic and other events, along with a reception in the House of Commons.


25.02.2017
A lecture on Russia's foreign policy at UCL

23 February UCL's School of Public Policy hosted an event on Russia's foreign policy, titled "Russia's Foreign Policy: Should We Be Concerned?".


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.




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