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12.04.2016
Russian and UK Ministers of culture meet at London Book Fair

On 12 April 2016 Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Vladimir Medinsky was in London on his working visit and took part in the London Book Fair. On the margins of the event he held a meeting with Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport of the UK the Rt Hon John Whittingdale.


12.04.2016
Ambassador Yakovenko meets Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization (ISO) His Excellency Mr Jose Orive

On 12 April 2016 Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met Executive Director of the International Sugar Organization (ISO) His Excellency Mr Jose Orive. Mr J.Orive briefed the Ambassador about situation in the world sugar industry and in the ISO. The issues related to the development of cooperation between Russia and ISO were discussed.


11.04.2016
Ambassador Yakovenko meets Executive Director of the International Grain Council

On 11 April 2016 Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met Executive Director of the International Grain Council (IGC) His Excellency Mr Etsuo Kitahara. Mr Kitahara informed the Ambassador about situation in the world grain market and in the IGC. The issues related to the development of cooperation between Russia and IGC were discussed.


11.04.2016
Russian schools – in the finals of British English Olympics

On 9 April the award ceremony of the British English Olympics in the UK was held in Excel Arena. More than 110 schools took part in the ceremony, including two Russian schools (Nalchik School number 2 and Venda). The ceremony was attended by representative of the Russian Embassy in the UK.


08.04.2016
Centenary of Anglo-Russian hospital celebrated in London

On 7 April the centenary of Anglo-Russian hospital in Petrograd (St Petersburg) was celebrated in the Royal College of Nursing in London. The hospital worked during WWI, funded by British philanthropists (the Royal family among them). More than 6000 Russian soldiers received 1916 – 1918 treatment in this hospital, which became one of the symbols of alliance between our countries in the First World War. Many descendants of the hospital service staff were invited to the ceremony, including Mr John Whittingdale, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Mr Whittingdale noted in his speech that the glorious pages of our common history should be always remembered, that the humanitarian ties between peoples of Russia and Great Britain must be maintained. A representative of the Embassy attended. In February, centenary celebrations were held in St. Petersburg.


08.04.2016
Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 8 April Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Ronald Sidney LUCKETT, Mr Gordon Charles ASTON, Mr Stanley Albert SOUTHALL, Mr Benjamin Douglas FROST, Mr Ronald George SMITH, Mr Walter Eric WILLETS and Mr John William JONES, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


07.04.2016
Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 7 April Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Paul Randall ROBSHAW, Mr Blanchard RONALD, Mr Frederick William COOPER, Mr Roy Dennis KIRBY, Mr William Charles MERRY, Mr Basil Harold COLE, Mr Mason HERBERT, Mr Jack Kenneth VINCENT and Mr Eric Pugh, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


31.03.2016
Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 30 March Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Thomas Ernest ELLIS, Mr Leonard Morrison MOBBS, Mr Raymond William BAINES, Mr Thomas Harry MONTFORD, Mr John COUGHLIN, George William HICKEY and Maurice Patrick HAYNES, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


31.03.2016
Sculpture of Joseph Brodsky unveiled in London

On 30 March 2016 a bronze bust of the Russian poet, Nobel Prize laureate Joseph Brodsky was unveiled at Waterstones Piccadilly bookshop by the poet's daughter Anna Brodsky. The portrait is a gift of the young Russian sculptor Kirill Bobylev, who created it earlier this month. The sculpture will be displayed at the Russian Bookshop on the 4th floor of the Waterstones flagship store until it moves to a permanent location at a University where Russian is taught and which Brodsky visited.


28.03.2016
Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 25 March Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Kenneth ROTHWELL, Mr 2. Joseph Liam GUERIN and Mr Maurice 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.




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