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23.06.2011 - Speech by the Russian Ambassador A.Yakovenko at RBCC Business Forum “Russia – a wealth of opportunities”

Your Royal Highness, Dear Mr Chairman, Ladies and gentleman, It is with great pleasure that I have accepted the invitation to come to the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce Annual Forum in London. As the new Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Court of Saint James’s, it is my first opportunity to address the members and guests of the Chamber.


22.06.2011 - Interview by Dmitry Medvedev to Financial Times

The interview was recorded on June 18, 2011 in St Petersburg


22.06.2011 - Address by the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry A.Medvedev to the participants of the Global Zero Summit

Dear participants, The aspiration for high principles has always been typical for the development of the human civilization at all times. Beyond all doubt the aim of denuclearization of the world, which your representative Forum has made its mission, is among these principles. Playing an active part in searching ways for further denuclearization, you not only make contribution to the promotion of the global security and stability, but also foster social progress.


01.06.2011 - Speech by the Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at VTB Capital Investment Forum “Moscow as International Financial Centre” Panel London, 1 June 2011

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, It is with great pleasure that I accepted the invitation to speak about establishment of an international financial center in Russia at the annual forum “Russia Calling. London session” organized by a leading Russian investment bank, VTB Capital. There seem to be no better place than this venue to highlight the importance of further development and improvement of the Russian financial markets as a key component of the post-crisis Government development strategy for the Russian economy and its ever-increasing integration into the global economic and financial system.


25.05.2011 - Outline of remarks by Charge d’affaires a.i. Alexander Sternik at the meeting with UK media representatives

1. The President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev is attending the G8 Summit in Deauville, France on Thursday and Friday this week. He will take part in discussions with his fellow G8 leaders on Thursday - and the wider meeting on Friday with the leaders of Egypt and Tunisia on the Middle East and North Africa, and the leaders of Algeria, Egypt, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Ethiopia and South Africa on the G8’s continuing partnership with Africa.


25.03.2011 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko’s address to the press conference on the occasion of Russia’s participation in the London Book Fair as Market Focus country.

Russia is very pleased to be welcomed as Market Focus and Guest of Honour at The London Book Fair 2011, in recognition of Russia’s rapid growth in the publishing field in the past two decades, and following the success of the Russian Pavilion and SLOVO festival, held in conjunction with The London Book Fair. This will be an opportunity for us to present the contemporary Russian literature to new international audiences.


11.03.2011 - Address by H.E. Alexander Yakovenko on the occasion of the launch of the UN Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking

At first glance, slavery seems a thing of the past. But for many people it’s still a horrifying reality. At this moment, men, women and children are being trafficked and exploited all over the world. It is impossible to measure the true scale of the problem, but it’s happening on every continent and in almost every country.


15.02.2011 - Talking Points by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey V. Lavrov at the London School of Economics

Ladies and gentlemen, I welcome the opportunity to speak at the London School of Economics, one of the most reputable British universities. Young people from many countries including Russia study here. This fact alone creates an outspoken atmosphere and promotes a broad and open-minded view, encourages to be socially active. The modern Russia is a country in transformation that leans on its own and the world experience. Russia strives to be a land of new opportunities that is open to partnership, trade, investments, civil society contacts and projects in all areas of public life.


27.01.2011 - Speech by Alexander Sternik, Charge d’Affaires a.i., at the wreath laying ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial in London Holocaust Memorial Day

Dear friends, Today we have gathered here, at the Soviet War Memorial, to honor the memory of the victims of the Holocaust, one of the most horrible tragedies in the 20th century. Today there is an overwhelming feeling in our hearts – anything like this must not ever happen again!


20.01.2011 - "Nuremberg Trial - 65 years on" - Keynote speech by Alexander Sternik

Dear Guests, Thank you for coming to our Embassy today. These days the Nuremberg Trial, held 65 years ago, has drawn attention all around the world. In Nuremberg itself, a comprehensive museum of the trial opened in late November. However, no similar events seem to be planned in London. So we hope to somehow fill the gap. The British capital is indeed a very remarkable place in this sense, as it was in London where the Charter of the International War Crimes Tribunal was adopted in 1945. Furthermore, this building is an appropriate place for talking about Nuremberg, as since 1940 till 1948 it housed an MI-19 interrogation centre for German prisoners of war. One of them, according to reports, was Rudolf Hess, Hitler’s party deputy tried at Nuremberg. The Embassy moved in only several decades later. For your convenience we have compiled press reports about this building, called the London Cage during the war. Obviously the building has undergone renovation several times and it doesn’t look the way it was in 1940’s, so you will need imagination to feel the atmosphere.


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