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28.02.2014 - Speech of the Ambassador on the occasion of awarding of the Russian Order of Friendship to Professor Dominic Lieven

27.02.2014 - Remarks by Ambassador A.Yakovenko at the reception on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition of The Orenburg Shawl

I am delighted to welcome you to this unique exhibition. It is held within the framework of the Russian-British Year of Culture which was officially launched on 24 February at a ceremony in Parliament and with a concert by the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall.

26.02.2014 - Reinvigorating, Refreshing and Reviving Relations With the UK-Russia Year of Culture (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK, for Huffington Post)

Two weeks ago, an estimated three billion people around the world tuned in to watch the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics.

25.02.2014 - Interview to Channel One, Rossiya-1, NTV and RBC TV channels

Following the Sochi Olympics, Vladimir Putin answered questions from Channel One, Rossiya-1, NTV, and RBC TV journalists.

25.02.2014 - Statement by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at the reception in Parliament on the occasion of the opening of Russian-British Year of Culture

To what has already been said, I would like to add that a special web portal called “The Kompass” has been launched today to give full information regarding all the Russian events in the UK held within the framework of the Year of Culture.

15.02.2014 - The humanitarian crisis in Syria must be solved “on the ground” (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK, for Russia Today)

As is known, the second round of inter-Syrian talks began on 10 February in Geneva. Everybody seemed to be aware of the critical importance of maintaining dialogue between the Government and the opposition for the sake of political settlement of the conflict and agreeing on a common vision for the future of Syria.

05.02.2014 - Mutual cultural presence: Helping Russia and Britain understand each other better (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK, for Russia Today)

This year, for the first time in history, Russia and Britain are holding a ‘Year’ of each other's culture. It means that already substantial exchanges in this area will be taken to a higher level, with plans laid for over 250 events in both countries.

30.01.2014 - Growth, inequality are key challenges for global economy (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK, for Russia Today)

In 2013 world leaders took a number of important policy decisions and practical steps that helped to tackle key risks, improve situation in the financial markets and sustain the recovery of the international economy.

29.01.2014 - Sochi: new beginnings when the party is over (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

In little more than a week, the Winter Olympic Games start in Sochi, but the prospects after this landmark event are visible now. I am talking about the development of the region and the increased attractiveness of Russia for foreign investors.

23.01.2014 - Why Russia cares about human rights in the West (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK, for Russia Today)

Erosion of Western human rights standards runs counter to the interest of building a common democratic space in the Euro-Atlantic.

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