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Сonference dedicated to the Centenary of Russian studies at the University of Glasgow

On 15-17 September 2017 large celebrations were held at the University of Glasgow dedicated to the centenary of Russian studies at this honorable higher education institution.
At the official opening ceremony Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh, Andrey A.Pritsepov read out a welcome message from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov to the guests and participants of the conference, which highlighted «multiple economic, cultural and humanitarian ties, rooted deep into the centuries» between our countries. The address in reply by Deputy First Minister of Scotland John Swinney says: «Intertwinned connections between Scotland and Russia remain, ranging from truly historic in the sharing of Saint Andrew as a patron saint, through to our common bond surrounding the Arctic Convoys and the work conducted today to commemorate this».
A rare collection of the Illustrated Chronicles of Ivan the Terrible also known as the "Tsar-book", was presented to the University.
The high point of the jubilee program was an academic conference. Famous Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya and translator Elena Kostyukovich were honoured guests of the Conference.
A number of seminars, exhibitions, lectures and other events devoted to various aspects of the cultural heritage of Russia as well as historical ties between Scotland and Russia were held on the margins of the conference, including the showcase of the famous Slavonic collection of the University.




Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 13-14 October 2018 Third Secretary of the Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Geoffrey CONNOR and Mr Frederick PRICE who were awarded this military honour by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in World War II.


Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko speaks at Harrow School

On 4 October, 2018 Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom Dr Alexander Yakovenko delivered a speech at Harrow School, one of the oldest and most prominent British private schools for boys.


Russian art expert receives Presidential award at the Russian Embassy

On 25 September 2018 Ms Lobanov-Rostovsky, one of the world leading experts in Russian art, was awarded with an official letter of gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.


Reception at the Russian Embassy in honour of the «The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution» exhibition opening

On 19 September 2018 the Russian Embassy in London hosted a reception on the occasion of the «The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution» exhibition, which opens at the Science Museum on the 21 September.


Agricultural Attache Derbenskiy visits the Royal Welsh Show 2018.

On 23 Jule 2018 the Agricultural Attaché of the Russian Embassy Vladimir Derbenskiy visited the Royal Welsh Show 2018, one of the most important exhibitions in the Welsh agricultural industry.


Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko hosts Young Diplomats Forum

On 4th July the Russian Embassy hosted a meeting with the participants of the 10th edition of Young Diplomats Forum. The Ambassador of the Russian Federation Dr. Alexander Yakovenko gave a speech on the importance of diplomacy in the world, the role of Russia on the international stage, Russia-UK relations and answered numerous questions.


Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko visits Anton Chekhov Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show

On 2 July Russia’s Ambassador to UK Dr Alexander Yakovenko attended the opening of the Anton Chekhov Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.


Agricultural Attaché Derbenskiy visits the Royal Highland Show 2018

On 21 June 2018 the Agricultural Attaché of the Russian Embassy Vladimir Derbenskiy visited the Royal Highland Show 2018, one of the most important exhibitions in the Scottish agricultural industry.


Russian Order of Friendship presented to Declan Donnellan

On 19 June 2018 Ambassador Dr Alexander Yakovenko awarded the British theatre director Declan Donnellan with the Russian Order of Friendship for his contribution to bilateral cultural relations.


Remarks by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at the "Growing Up Bilingual: Educational Perspectives" seminar, 14 June 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, In today's diverse and multicultural world the importance of language training has become more and more significant. This has a special importance for children from diasporas, including the Russian speaking diaspora in Britain. While living in the English language environment, even kids from families, where Russian is spoken at home, lose language skills without learning Russian at school. This is why we commend supplementary Russian schools, like Znaniye.

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