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31.10.2016
75th Anniversary of the Arctic Convoys in Liverpool

On 31 October by the kind invitation of the Ministry of Defence in partnership with the Royal British Legion and the City of Liverpool Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in a solemn ceremony commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Arctic Convoy missions which was held in Liverpool Town Hall.


26.10.2016
International conference "Poets and Power" dedicated to Osip Mandelshtam, Nikolay Gumilev, Anna Akhmatova and other poets of the Silver Age took place in Moffat, Scotland

On 21-23 October 2016 an international conference titled "Poets and Power", jointly organized by the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, the Moscow Institute of Translation and Moffat Book Events, was launched in the town of Moffat with participation of the diplomats of the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh.


21.10.2016
Ushakov medals presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Leeds

On 21 October Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy Elizaveta Vokorina, Attaché of the Russian Embassy Mr Oleg Shor, Attaché of the Russian Embassy Elena Gorshkova and Assistant Naval Attaché Commander Dmitry Sharapov presented the Ushakov medals to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys at a ceremony in Leeds.


19.10.2016
Annual week of cultural, sports and business events

Eastern Seasons returns to London from 28 November to 5 December 2016 with a week of cultural, sports and business events that will strengthen ties between the people of Eastern and Western Europe.


06.10.2016
Tchaikovsky Orchestra starts UK tour with a concert at the Embassy

On 6 October, a concert given by cellist of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra Fedor Zemlerub with pianist Pavel Kolesnikov and a launch of the book “Medium” celebrating the 85th anniversary of the TSO, marked the start of the UK-wide tour of one of Russia's most important music collectives.


28.09.2016
President’s Sambo Cup in Edinburgh

For third time the President's SAMBO Cup was held in the United Kingdom. First tournament was in 2014 took place in London, the second was held in Manchester in 2015. On 25th September teams from Italy, Spain, France, Netherlands, Russia and Scotland met in Edinburgh.


28.09.2016
Ushakov Medals presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans in Sunderland area

On 27 September, Counsellor of the Embassy Konstantin Shlykov presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Francis William HEIGHINGTON, Mr Thomas HEDLEY, Mr George Edgar LOMAX, Mr William DELANEY, Mr John Robert BROOK, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


22.09.2016
Scottish Veteran of Arctic Convoys Mr David Craig tells about his visit to 75th Anniversary of First Arctic Convoy celebration in Archangelsk

On 21st September 2016 Veteran Mr David Craig, who had attended the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the first Arctic Convoy (codename Dervish) to Archangelsk visited the Consulate General.


15.09.2016
Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 13-14 September Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr William AVERY, Mr John GOULDING, Mr Stanley JOHNSTONE, Mr Norman Francis LANCASTER, Mr Frederick SUTHERN, Mr Stephen Kirk PEARSON, Mr Alexander KIRK, Mr Joseph M WALKER, Mr Edward DALY, Mr James Edward ARMES, Mr Douglas Norman REVELL, Mr Bishop HORACE, Mr John PODZUKITES, George Frederick JENKINS, Mr Howard Lewis HODGSON, Mr Harold WATERS, Mr Thomas SHERIDAN, Mr Albert Winn SWEETING, Mr Frank ELVIN, Mr William Edward HOPWOOD and Mr John George TIPPER, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


13.09.2016
Tribute Paid to WWII Allied Submariners at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial in Scotland in Dundee

On September 10, 2016 Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov together with Lord Provost of Dundee Bob Duncan and Consuls General of other Allied countries took part at the annual Remembrance Service at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial. The annual ceremony hosted by Dundee City Council was also attended by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Charles Webster, representatives of the Royal Navy and veterans associations.




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