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“Read Russia” stand opens at the London Book Fair

On 10 April Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko jointly with the Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications Mr Vladimir Grigoriev visited the official opening of the Russian national stand “Read Russia” at the 47th International London Book Fair (LBF-2018) at Olympia exhibition centre, London.

“Read Russia” project is a traditional participant of London Book Fair. 2018 it presents over 500 book titles mostly by modern authors.

The Book fair will take place 10 – 12 April, with following events available in “Read Russia” calendar.

Tuesday, 10 April

17:30 – 19:00

 Meet-the-Author Session with Shamil Idiatullin and Yulia Iakovleva Venue: Waterstones Piccadilly, the Russian Bookshop, 4th floor 203 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HA (D) The event will be held in Russian

18:00 – 20:00

 Lecture by art historian, critic and independent curator Viktor Misiano and presentation of his book Postcommunist Russian Art: Reflection and Practice as a Form-of-Life Co-organised by Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and Calvert 22 Foundation Venue: Calvert 22 Foundation

22 Calvert Avenue, London, E2 7JP The event will be held in English  

Wednesday,  11 April 2018

13:00 – 14:00

 The Russian Library presents the book by Andrei Platonov Fourteen Little Red Huts and Other Plays (Russian Library series, Columbia University Press) Speakers: Read Russia Executive Director Peter B. Kaufman, and translator Robert Chandler Venue: Olympia, London, Читай Россию/Read Russia stand, 5F140 The event will be held in English

15:30 – 16:30

Seminar: The World is Not Enough Speakers: translator Arch Tait, writer Yulia Iakovleva, and literary agent Natasha Banke Chairperson: literary critic Galina Yuzefovich Venue: Olympia, London, Literary Translation Centre The event will be held in English

16:00 – 17:00

 Presentation: Managing a Publishing House in Russia. How to reach your targets and what to do to make a book a bestseller Speaker: editor-in-chief of the Alpina Publisher publishing house Sergey Turko Venue: Olympia, London, Читай Россию/Read Russia stand, 5F140 The event will be held in English

18:30 – 19:30

 An evening with literary critic Galina Yuzefovich. Contemporary Russian Prose: In Search of Genre Venue: Waterstones Piccadilly, the Russian Bookshop, 4th floor 203 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HA (D) The event will be held in English 19:00 – 20:00 An evening with Lydia Grigorieva: one-poet performance “A Russian Wife of an English Gentleman” Venue: Rossotrudnichestvo  37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED UK The event will be held in Russian 19:30 – 21:30 The presentation of the 2018 READ RUSSIA PRIZE and to celebrate with and the 2018 READ RUSSIA PRIZE laureates, winners of 3th season of the contest  Venue: Waterstones Piccadilly, the Russian Bookshop, 4th floor 203 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HA (D) The event will be held in English  

Thursday,  12 April 2018 12:00 – 13:00

 Presentation: Hamid Ismailov’s The Devils’ Dance – a boldly conceptual novel on the Great Game Speakers: writer Hamid Ismailov and translator of his book Donald Rayfield Venue: Olympia, London, Читай Россию/Read Russia stand, 5F140

The event will be held in English

13:00 – 14:00

 Presentation of the Read Russia English Translation Prize Speakers: Read Russia Executive Director Peter B. Kaufman and Read Russia Prize jury member Donald Rayfield Venue: Olympia, London, Читай Россию/Read Russia stand, 5F140 The event will be held in English

17:30 – 18:30

 Petr Aven presents his book The Time of Berezovsky Venue: Waterstones Piccadilly, the Russian Bookshop, 4th floor 203 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HA (D) The event will be held in Russian  

Friday,  13 April 2018 18:30 – 20:00

 An evening with translator, poet, and composer Andrey Korchevsky: The Figures after the Decimal Point Venue: Rossotrudnichestvo  37 Kensington High Street, London W8 5ED UK The event will be held in Russian





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Reception to mark the Russia’s participation in the London Book Fair 2018

On 9 April 2018 the Russian Embassy hosted a reception to mark the London Book Fair 2018. “Read Russia” stand at LBF has already become a tradition. This year it proudly presents more than 500 book titles, mostly by modern authors. At the reception 2018 READ RUSSIA prizes were presented for best translations of Russian works of fiction, classical and contemporary, into English.


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12.03.2018

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27.02.2018

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko’s remarks at the Defender of the Fatherland Day reception, 27 February 2018

Your Excellencies, Military Attachés, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today it gives me a great pleasure to welcome you all at this reception. We celebrate the Day of the Russian Armed Forces – probably the most cost-effective military organization on this planet. At least that's what I see from the figures published by the very respectful IISS institution – Russia spends 46 bln. US dollars on defence, whereas UK – 52 bln. dollars, USA – an amazing 600+ bln. and all NATO countries combined – more than 1 trillion dollars. And still even with this absolutely disproportional defence spending Russia manages to maintain an Army which effectively fights terrorism in Syria, protects our borders and sovereignty at home.


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Heritage activists honoured on Diplomats' Day

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