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PRESS RELEASES

18.02.2009

Monument to Prince Obolensky unveiled in Ipswich

On February 18, 2009, a monument to Prince Alexander Obolensky was unveiled in the town centre of Ipswich. Prince Obolensky (1916-1940), from a noble Russian family, became famous in 1936 as a rugby player for England and is considered to be one of the greatest players ever. In 1940 Alexander Obolensky, who had become a RAF pilot, perished in an air accident near Ipswich and was buried in the local cemetery.

The campaign to create the monument in Ipswich was launched by the local council, with support of the Prince’s niece Alexandra, the sports community and Russian compatriots. The Embassy has offered informational support to the project.

Among those participating in the ceremony were representatives of the Embassy, Russian media and the Russian Rugby Union. A commemorative present from the Russian community of Newcastle was offered to the Ipswich council and the RRU delegation.







LATEST EVENTS

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Following the passing away of former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov a formal book of condolences has been opened at the Embassy. The book of condolences will be open on the 29th June 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00 and on the 30th June from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 at the Embassy of the Russian Federation at 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 4QP.


29.06.2015 - Funeral ceremony for Yevgeny Primakov

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29.06.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s welcome address to the participants and guests of the 13th Conference of Russian and German Sister Cities

I welcome the participants and guests of the 13th Conference of Russian and German Sister Cities, which marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.


29.06.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the results of the NATO defence ministers’ meeting

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29.06.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the terrorist act in Tunisia

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29.06.2015 - Press release on the death of Yevgeny Primakov (June 26, 2015)

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26.06.2015 - Ambassador Yakovenko meets Deputy PM of Tatarstan

On 26 June Russian Ambassador to UK Dr. Alexander Yakovenko met with Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan (Russian Federation) Ravil Akhmetshin. Dr. Yakovenko and Mr. Akhmetshin discussed the prospects for the development of trade, economic and cultural links between Tatarstan and UK regions.


26.06.2015 - On the passing away of Yevgeny Primakov

A tribute page has been created on the Embassy website to commemorate the former Russian Prime Minister, statesman and diplomat Yevgeny Primakov who passed away today.


26.06.2015 - 4th annual "GENERATION NEXT" programme applications open

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