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16.06.2013 - Russia's 'Global Mind' banking on $50 bln 2020 Expo glory (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

World Expo is held every five years. Ekaterinburg is competing with Dubai (UAE), Izmir (Turkey), Ayutthaya (Thailand) and Sao Paulo (Brazil) for the 2020 vote, which will be held in November 2013. Who will win? A cool Russian summer or something else?


15.06.2013 - Аmbassador’s Notebook: Syria: Lifting the EU Arms Embargo

At their recent meeting, EU foreign ministers decided not to extend the embargo on arms shipments to Syria beyond June 1.


08.06.2013 - Future of the Arctic in focus as more countries start playing in the region (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

As interest in the Arctic region, its exploration and preservation, rapidly grows, the Arctic Council is getting more hands to help out with the new Permanent Arctic Council Secretariat starting its work in northern Norway.


07.06.2013 - Speech of Ambassador Yakovenko at the reception in the Russian Embassy in London on the occasion of the Day of Russia

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman, I am delighted to welcome you today at the Russian Embassy on the occasion of our national holiday. Dear guests, welcome to Russia!


28.05.2013 - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich talks to RBTH about the country's current economic problems, investment climate, energy sector and upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Arkady Dvorkovich, speaks to Russia Beyond The Headlines about the problems of the Russian economy, access to the Russian shelf for foreign companies and the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.


27.05.2013 - Аmbassador’s Notebook: Moscow as an International Financial Center

Since 2010 Russia has been consistently implementing a top priority national economic project developing Moscow as an International Financial Center (MIFC).


26.05.2013 - South Stream: A fresh element of Russian-European energy cooperation? (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

With a stagnating European economy plans to supply more gas to the West is becoming a challenge. But Russia is taking the risk.


11.05.2013 - What World War II can teach us about today’s divided Europe (by Alexander Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to UK)

World War II was one of the most tragic pages in Russian history: We endured suffering unparalleled in modern history. The four-year struggle against a foreign invasion ended in victory over Nazi Germany, and still holds important lessons for us today.


10.05.2013 - Ambassador’s Notebook: The Growing Threat From Afghanistan

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Afghanistan and Afghanistan’s Ministry of Counter Narcotics presented a report on opium production in the country in 2013.


09.05.2013 - Ambassador Yakovenko’s greetings to the veterans of WWII on the occasion of the VE Day

Dear veterans, Please, accept heart-felt greetings on the 68th anniversary of our common Victory over Nazi Germany. I would like to express our gratitude for the invaluable contribution you and your Arctic Convoys comrades-in-arms made to the defeat of fascism.


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