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25.11.2017 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's remarks at the reception at the Embassy dedicated to Russian Film Week (24 November 2017)

Ladies and gentlemen, Dear friends First of all, I would like to pay tribute to the outstanding Russian opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky who passed away this week. In 2015 he gave a concert in this very hall. I am delighted to welcome you at our reception dedicated to the Russian Film Week and the environmental causes it champions. This year their charity partner is World Wide Fund for Nature, which runs many projects in Russia in coordination and with support of the Russian Government. Russia has a unique, fascinating wildlife. A number of this week’s films show the natural beauty of our land and are sure to raise awareness of how fragile this beauty is. We appreciate the WWF effort in Russia and worldwide and call on everybody to become a supporter, especially this year, marked as Year of Ecology in Russia.


25.11.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov meets with UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura

On November 24, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov received UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Moscow. During the meeting, the sides had a thorough exchange of opinions on a wide range of problems related to the Syrian settlement. Mr Lavrov informed Mr de Mistura about the international discussions on the Syrian issue, carried out by the Russian side in the past few days, including the outcome of the trilateral meeting in Sochi on November 22 between the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey, who supported the idea of convening a Syrian National Dialogue Congress in the near future.


24.11.2017 - PHOTO: Reception to mark the Russian Film Week at the Russian Embassy

24 November 2017 the Embassy hosted the reception to mark the Russian Film Week 2017. The film festival, launched but a year ago, is a major success and became the most popular among the foreign film festivals in London.


24.11.2017 - Russian cities’ tourist and investment potential ahead of the World Football Championship in 2018 presentation

On 24 November the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism organised the road-show presentation of a number of Russian cities’ tourist and investment potential ahead of the World Football Championship in Russia in 2018. The event, took place in London, attracted attention of a broad cross-section of the British business interested in developing of mutually beneficial economic cooperation, tourist and football fans communities, facilitated the establishment of direct contacts and ties.


24.11.2017 - President Vladimir Putin opened the 6th St Petersburg International Cultural Forum

The head of state made a welcoming speech at the forum’s opening ceremony.


23.11.2017 - Joint statement by Presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey

President of The Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani, President of The Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of The Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, gathered in Sochi on November 22, 2017, for а tripartite meeting, reaffirmed their determination to continue active collaboration among Iran, Russia and Turkey with а view to establishing peace and stability in Syria, envisaged by UNSCR 2254.


22.11.2017 - Dmitri Hvorostovsky passed away

The Embassy deeply regrets to inform about the death of a renowned Russian opera singer Dmitri Hvorostovsky, holder of Order “For Merit of the Fatherland” (2017), Order of Alexander Nevsky (2015). Book of condolences is open 22nd November 15.00-18.00, 23rd November 10.00-18.00, 24th November 10.00-18.00 at the Embassy (6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP). You can also send your condolences by e-mail: condolences@rusemb.org.uk. The Embassy contact telephone number: +44 (0) 20 7221 3147.


20.11.2017 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's remarks at the launch of the Russian Film Week (19 November 2017)

Ladies and gentlemen, It is a pleasure for me to be at the opening of the second edition of the Russian Film Week here in London – which this year also spans to Cambridge and Edinburgh.


18.11.2017 - Response of the Embassy’s press-secretary to the media question on Syria

Question: UK Special Representative for Syria Martin Longden via Twitter accused Russia of “lack of commitment to protecting international peace and security in Syria” after Russia vetoed the UNSC draft resolution, put forward by the US, on renewal of the OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) on Chemical Weapons Use in Syria. What is the Embassy’s comment on this matter?


15.11.2017 - Embassy response to a BBC question

Q: Can you provide a response to the speech being made by Ciaran Martin this morning, in which Russia is accused of having attacked the UK’s media, telecommunications and energy sectors over the past year.\r\nA: We are concerned by such assertions since they mislead the British public in regard to the so called cyberattacks. We view these statements in the context of Prime Minister May’s “Banquet speech” which described Russia as number 1 threat for UK and the world community.



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