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10.04.2017

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's opening remarks at Quantum Workshop (7 April 2017)

Good morning.

I am honoured to be at the opening the Trilateral Quantum Workshop organised by the Russian Quantum Centre. This is an unprecedented and very timely event.
Even as somebody rather uninitiated in quantum science, I hear more and more about the advances in this area and find myself reading up on the basics of quantum technology. Luckily, wider public now has the benefit of learning more from Internet.
Well, to me this means that quantum technology is so far advanced that the likes of me are uncomfortably left behind. This science, which used to be a complete mystery and, indeed, a weird affair for many years, has now evolved and offers things like improved cryptography, super-sensors and even a new generation of computers.
So when I met the RQC team and heard about their aspiration to convene an EU-Russia-UK conference on quantum technology, I was genuinely excited. The Embassy is proud to be another organising force behind this workshop, held as part of the Russia-UK Year of Education and Science.
It is so important that European specialist community find new creative formats of getting together and facilitating the exchange of ideas with the view to engage in new international collaborations. Inventors around the world seize the moment to develop new applications of the quantum science. I hope you will agree that to remain competitive on the global scale European scientists should work hard together.
Russia has much to offer both for Europe and Great Britain, which is now looking for a new place in Europe. The RQC have come up with this format which is a perfect mix for such exchange.
We are lucky to have eminent representatives of the Euro Flagship, the UK Quantum Hubs programme and representatives of the government – Dr Grigoriy Trubnikov, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Education, Prof Sheila Rowan, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland and the Foreign Office Chief Scientific Adviser Prof. Robin Grimes. The head
of the Russian Fund for Basic Research,
Fellow of the Russian Academy of Sciences
Prof Vladislav Panchenko and Vice-President of
the Royal Society Prof Richard Catlow are present here as major science facilitators.
I hope that all the participants will benefit from this workshop, will get to know their counterparts better and make the most of new friendships and ideas.
Thank you.




LATEST EVENTS

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14.07.2017 - Letter of Consul General Mr Andrey Pritsepov to the Herald newspaper, published 13.07.2017

I NOTE a rather questionable article by Mark McLaughlin (“Russians lurking near Faslane to eavesdrop on nuclear submarines", The Herald, July 11). Do you really believe that 145 million Russians would elect a leader who would command his nuclear submarines to chase someone's sole and lonely operative U-boat which is firing missiles in the opposite direction or Type 45 destroyers with faulty engines or an aircraft carrier without aircraft on it, all of them being located in Scottish waters?


14.07.2017 - Letter of Consul General Mr Andrey Pritsepov to the Herald newspaper, published 13.07.2017

I NOTE a rather questionable article by Mark McLaughlin (“Russians lurking near Faslane to eavesdrop on nuclear submarines", The Herald, July 11). Do you really believe that 145 million Russians would elect a leader who would command his nuclear submarines to chase someone\'s sole and lonely operative U-boat which is firing missiles in the opposite direction or Type 45 destroyers with faulty engines or an aircraft carrier without aircraft on it, all of them being located in Scottish waters?


03.07.2017 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's remarks at breakfast event: Scythians: Warriors of ancient Siberia (3 July, British Museum)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m happy that Scythians: Warriors of ancient Siberia exhibition is gaining momentum. We have all seen the excellent teaser reviews in the papers. They are a good sign, but one always expects world class events from the State Hermitage and the British Museum. The public expectations are high and no doubt they will be met.


15.06.2017 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's speech at the British Library exhibition "Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths"

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13.06.2017 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko’s speech at Russia’s National Day Reception (13 June 2017, London)

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26.05.2017 - Ambassador Yakovenko’s address at the RBCC Business Forum (25 May, “BMA House”, London)

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11.05.2017 - The Worshipful Mayor of Southwark speech on Victory Day (May 9 2017, Imperial War Museum)

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09.05.2017 - Ambassador Yakovenko’s remarks at the wreath-laying ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial (London, 9 May 2017)

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