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01.03.2018 - Memorable gifts are presented to relatives of the Scottish Veteran of Arctic Convoys

On 27th February 2018, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov visited relatives of the WWII Veteran who took part in the Arctic Convoys, Mr Robert Stewart.


01.03.2018 - Visiting to Glenalmond college

During a working trip to Perthshire on February 27 this year, Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh, Andrey A.Pritsepov visited one of the best known private schools in Scotland – Glenalmond college for children aged 12-18. It was launched in 1847 by Prime Minister of Great Britain William Gladstone.


01.03.2018 - Visit to Perthshire

On 28th of September during a working visit to Perthshire Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A.Pritsepov held a working meeting with the Provost of Perth Dennis Melloy.


01.03.2018 - Consul General Andrey Pritsepov answers Edinburgh Evening News questions about situation in Eastern Ghouta

Consul General Andrey Pritsepov answers Edinburgh Evening News questions about situation in Eastern Ghouta (27 February 2018)


01.03.2018 - Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly

The President of Russia delivered the Address to the Federal Assembly. The ceremony took place at the Manezh Central Exhibition Hall. The presentation of the Address was attended by Federation Council members, State Duma deputies, members of the Government, leaders of the Constitutional Court and Supreme Court, governors, speakers of the legislatures of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation, the leaders of traditional religions, public figures, including the heads of regional civic chambers, as well as the leaders of major media outlets.


27.02.2018 - Ambassador Yakovenko meets FCO Minister of State Alan Duncan

On 27 February 2018 Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko had a meeting with FCO Minister of State Alan Duncan on the British side’s initiative. The discussion was focused on the situation in Syria and, in particular, the implementation of the recently adopted UN Security Council Resolution 2401.


27.02.2018 - PHOTO: Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko’s remarks at the Defender of the Fatherland Day reception, 27 February 2018

Your Excellencies, Military Attachés, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today it gives me a great pleasure to welcome you all at this reception. We celebrate the Day of the Russian Armed Forces – probably the most cost-effective military organization on this planet. At least that's what I see from the figures published by the very respectful IISS institution – Russia spends 46 bln. US dollars on defence, whereas UK – 52 bln. dollars, USA – an amazing 600+ bln. and all NATO countries combined – more than 1 trillion dollars. And still even with this absolutely disproportional defence spending Russia manages to maintain an Army which effectively fights terrorism in Syria, protects our borders and sovereignty at home.


27.02.2018 - Embassy's Comment on the Donbass reintegration law

Q.: How would you assess the absence of the official reaction of the UK as regards to the “Donbass reintegration law” that has entered into force? A.: We cannot speak for the British side, but the scandalous law on so-called “reintegration of Donbass” is a consequence of the destructive policy of the Ukrainian government over the past four years since the coup d’etat in February 2014. It is commonly known that the UK and other Western countries have been supporting for all these years the authorities in Ukraine by financing, delivering weapons and sending military advisers to train Ukrainian military. So it comes as no surprise that London keeps total silence on this issue.


25.02.2018 - Embassy’s Press Officer reply to a question on the UN Security Council resolution on Syria

Question: After the UN Security Council adopted a resolution 2401 on a ceasefire in Syria, what’s your comment on Foreign Secretary Johnson’s call upon “those with influence over the regime” to “ensure ceasefire is implemented in full”? He is clearly pointing out to Russia and Iran.


23.02.2018 - Four years since the coup in Kiev: Embassy Press Officer on the article by Boris Johnson on Crimea

Yesterday, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson published an article entitled “Four years since the illegal annexation of Crimea”. It is a pity that it is not accompanied by a piece on the fourth anniversary of the coup d’état in Kiev that was backed by the UK and the West in general, and blatantly violated not only Ukraine’s Constitution, but also the agreement between President Yanukovych and the opposition mediated by Germany, France and Poland on 21 February 2014. It was precisely the forcible removal of the lawfully elected President that paved the way to power to the self-styled “government of winners”, a bizarre mix of pro-European liberals and far-right extremists, and triggered the sequence of events that resulted in Crimea re-joining Russia.



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