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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

21.04.2017

Victory Day Сelebrations in the UK

6 May (Saturday)London-Nottingham car run. More info: https://www.rucentre.org/

Registration in London -  10:00-12:00, NW7 3HU.

Start from London to M1 route to the direction "North"

1:30 pm - stopover at services (M1 Gap Service Southbound, Northampton, NN6 7UZ)

The column route: M1 till 21A exit towards A46 to Newark. At route A616 will be organized a meeting point for participants from Brighton, York, Manchester, Scotland.

6 pm – concert dedicated to Victory Day. (NG22 0EJ, Wellow). More info: https://www.rucentre.org/copy-of-community-1

 

 

7 May (Saturday) at 9:30-4:30 pm exhibition dedicated to WWII in Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition Centre (Birchbum, Aultbea, Achnasheen, IV22 2HZ). More info: http://www.russianarcticconvoymuseum.org/exhibition

 

6-7 MayLoch Ewe Festival (the D-Day Darlings concert, The Vintage Beauty Parlour, The Highland Swing Band, Re-enactment Groups, Movie Night etc.). More info: http://theracproject.org/festival/lineup.php

 

7 May (Saturday) at 5 pm lecture-concert “Lessons of memory. Music in Leningrad siege”, Musica Nova school (88 Сromer street, London, WC1H 8DG, резервация мест по тел.: 07832341745/02078330502). More info - http://www.musicanova.org.uk/whats_on/index.php

 

7 May (Sunday), Brighton – events at Gorizont School (St.Paul’s School and Nursery, St.Nicholas Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 3LP) at 1-4 pm.

-talk with survivor of the siege of Leningrad Anna Smirnova; More info: http://school.gorizont.uk/en/victory-day-2017/

11:00 – film screening "Brest Fortress", 2010 (school cinema);

1:15 – film screening "Seat next to me, Mikhail", 1977 (school cinema).

 

10-16 May – Free exhibition of wartime posters (Mission of Rossotrudnichestvo, 1 floor, 37 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5ED)

 

9 May (Tuesday) at 10:45-12:00 am flowers will be laid at the Soviet War Memorial near the Imperial War Museum in London (address: Lambeth Road, London
SE1 6HZ). More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/772768279546235/

 

9 May (Tuesday) concert, dedicated to Victory Day (Under the Bridgе club, Stamford Stadium, Chelsea, London), 5:30 pm. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/699396000240943/

 

On the eve of the Victory Day, celebrated on 9 May in Russia, many Russians, including those who live in Britain, wear a symbol of remembrance – orange and black St.George’s ribbon, which can be obtained free of charge from the Embassy (applications with your postal address and a self-addressed envelope with a 2nd class stamp should be sent by post to 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP).

12 May (Friday)- Mazaika concert, dedicated to Victory Day (Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA) - http://www.pushkinhouse.org

 

The Immortal Regiment marches will take place:

 

- London – 9 May (Tuesday) at 2:30 pm (North terrace, National Gallery).  More info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ImmortalRegimentLondon/

 

- Cardiff (9 May, Tuesday, Сity Hall,  Gorsedd Gardens Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ND, 5:30 pm). More info - https://www.facebook.com/events/388762391505910/

- Manchester (7 May, Sunday, 2 pm, Manchester Cenotaph, Princess Str., M2 4EG, Manchester Tower Hall. More info: http://moypolk.ru/london/news/den-pobedy-i-marsh-bessmertnyy-polk-v-manchestere ),

- Derby (7 May, Sunday, 11:00, Derby War Memorial, 8A Market Pl, Derby DE1 3QE, http://moypolk.ru/derbi; https://www.facebook.com/groups/707785302696119/?fref=ts ),

- Mansfield (7 May, Sunday, 3 pm-7pm, Broxtow Drive, NG18 2JE). The rally is followed with a concert, dedicated to Victory Day (free entrance). More info - https://www.facebook.com/events/983956985071826/ 

 

"Immortal Regiment" is a rally of remembrance: people carry photos of their family members who fought in WWII. All British friends whose ancestors fought in the War are welcome to join this regiment of peace and gratitude.

 

2 May (Tuesday) representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Leeds, Huddersfield, Harrogate. If you wish to join them, please contact us (press@rusemb.org.uk), and we will send you details on the exact time of memorial ceremonies and location of the graves.

3 May (Wednesday) representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Manchester. If you wish to join them, please contact us (press@rusemb.org.uk), and we will send you details on the exact time of memorial ceremonies and location of the graves.

4 May (Thursday) representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Shaftesbury, Aldershot, Tidworth. If you wish to join them, please contact us (press@rusemb.org.uk), and we will send you details on the exact time of memorial ceremonies and location of the graves.

4-5 May representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Hartlepool and York. If you wish to join them, please contact us (press@rusemb.org.uk), and we will send you details on the exact time of memorial ceremonies and location of the graves.

7-8 May representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Liverpool and Chester. If you wish to join them, please contact us (press@rusemb.org.uk), and we will send you details on the exact time of memorial ceremonies and location of the graves.

9 May representatives of the Defence Attaché’s office of the Embassy will lay flowers to the graves of Soviet servicemen in Jersey (Slave Workers Memorial (Westmount Memorial). If you wish to join them, please contact us (press@rusemb.org.uk), and we will send you details on the exact time of memorial ceremonies and location of the graves.

Victory Day celebrations in Scotland:

6-7 May – Loch Ewe Festival (the D-Day Darlings concert, The Vintage Beauty Parlour, The Highland Swing Band, Re-enactment Groups, Movie Night etc.). More info: http://theracproject.org/festival/lineup.php

9 May - traditional ceremonies in Dundee and Errol 

Start of the ceremony: 10:40 am at International memorial commemorating memory of submariners 

Map: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Dundee+International+Submarine+Memorial/@56.4628898,-2.9586509,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48865cf2688988d9:0xb8c499f52b24f036!8m2!3d56.4628898!4d-2.9564622

Errol airfield, 12:30 pm

10 May: Montrose, Scotland

Russian in Scotland exposition in Air Station Heritage Centre

More info: http://rafmontrose.org.uk/visit/

Map: https://www.google.ru/maps/place/58%C2%B050'00.1%22N+3%C2%B011'42.9%22W/@58.8333594,-3.2127595,3793m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d58.8333611!4d-3.19525




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