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27.11.2017 - "Do not politicise peaceful mission" Article by Consul General Mr Andrey Pritsepov in "The Herald" newspaper, published 23.11.2017

YOUR article ("Navy warship shadows Russian destroyer as it crosses UK waters", The Herald, November 21) fails to mention that the Russian naval vessel the Vice Admiral Kulakov and her supporting tanker transit in UK waters had been duly cleared and co-ordinated with the British side


27.11.2017 - FIFA World Cup host cities' tourist and investment potential presented

On 24 November the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism organized the road-show presentation of a number of Russian cities’ tourist and investment potential ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia in 2018. The event took place in London and 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.


27.11.2017 - PHOTO: Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 24-26 November Third Secretary of the Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr James JACQUES, Mr Cristobal CAMPOS, Mr Raymond WILSON and Mr Albert DICKSON, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


27.11.2017 - Response by the Press Secretary of the Embassy to a media question

Question: Could you comment on the “novelties” in the language policy in Ukraine and the position of the British authorities on this issue? Press Secretary: Kiev is extending its discriminatory policies against ethnic minorities and large groups of the population, among them millions of Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine. In recent years laws on cinematography, language quotas on the television as well as guest performances in Ukraine were passed. This September the law “On education” was adopted, imposing harsh restrictions on the use of minority languages with a view to their full erosion from the educational system by 2020.


26.11.2017 - Three Nations St.Andrew Dinner

On 26 November 2017 in Stirling a friendly dinner of the three nations - Greece, Russia and Scotland took place on the occasion of the day of their shared patron saint St. Andrew.


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.



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