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Arkhangelsk Commemorates 75th Anniversary of First Arctic Convoy

The city of Arkhangelsk is hosting a series of events to mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the first Allied Lend-Lease convoy to provide military supplies and food to the USSR in order to bolster the Soviet war effort against the Nazi Germany.

500 delegates from Russia, the UK, the US, Canada, Australia, France, New Zealand, Iceland, Poland and the Netherlands, including ambassadors and 40 Allied WWII veterans, arrived in Arkhangelsk to participate in the commemoration ceremony marking the date that the first Arctic Convoy, 'Dervish', reached the city of Arkhangelsk.
The event was also attended by Princess Royal Anne of the British Royal Family and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, who honored the British sailors killed during WWII who were buried in Arkhangelsk. They attended a military orchestra concert, in which the orchestra of the Royal Marines Corps took part and other official events.

At the gala concert "The convoy that made it through the time," the Governor of Arkhangelsk Igor Orlov presented Her Royal Highness with the memorial sign "Dervish-75". The memorial sign was also presented to veterans of Arctic convoys, heads of diplomatic missions and special guests of the evening.

Princess Anne presented the North Sea Museum with the UK state award - "Arctic Star" medal, is awarded for service in the convoys in 1941-1945. About 3000 British Arctic Convoys veterans have been presented Ushakov medal, a Russian naval honour, over the last 2 years.





LATEST EVENTS

17.10.2018

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 13-14 October 2018 Third Secretary of the Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Geoffrey CONNOR and Mr Frederick PRICE who were awarded this military honour by the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in World War II.


09.10.2018

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko speaks at Harrow School

On 4 October, 2018 Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom Dr Alexander Yakovenko delivered a speech at Harrow School, one of the oldest and most prominent British private schools for boys.


25.09.2018

Russian art expert receives Presidential award at the Russian Embassy

On 25 September 2018 Ms Lobanov-Rostovsky, one of the world leading experts in Russian art, was awarded with an official letter of gratitude from the President of the Russian Federation.


19.09.2018

Reception at the Russian Embassy in honour of the «The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution» exhibition opening

On 19 September 2018 the Russian Embassy in London hosted a reception on the occasion of the «The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution» exhibition, which opens at the Science Museum on the 21 September.


25.07.2018

Agricultural Attache Derbenskiy visits the Royal Welsh Show 2018.

On 23 Jule 2018 the Agricultural Attaché of the Russian Embassy Vladimir Derbenskiy visited the Royal Welsh Show 2018, one of the most important exhibitions in the Welsh agricultural industry.


05.07.2018

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko hosts Young Diplomats Forum

On 4th July the Russian Embassy hosted a meeting with the participants of the 10th edition of Young Diplomats Forum. The Ambassador of the Russian Federation Dr. Alexander Yakovenko gave a speech on the importance of diplomacy in the world, the role of Russia on the international stage, Russia-UK relations and answered numerous questions.


02.07.2018

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko visits Anton Chekhov Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show

On 2 July Russia’s Ambassador to UK Dr Alexander Yakovenko attended the opening of the Anton Chekhov Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.


25.06.2018

Agricultural Attaché Derbenskiy visits the Royal Highland Show 2018

On 21 June 2018 the Agricultural Attaché of the Russian Embassy Vladimir Derbenskiy visited the Royal Highland Show 2018, one of the most important exhibitions in the Scottish agricultural industry.


19.06.2018

Russian Order of Friendship presented to Declan Donnellan

On 19 June 2018 Ambassador Dr Alexander Yakovenko awarded the British theatre director Declan Donnellan with the Russian Order of Friendship for his contribution to bilateral cultural relations.


15.06.2018

Remarks by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at the "Growing Up Bilingual: Educational Perspectives" seminar, 14 June 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, In today's diverse and multicultural world the importance of language training has become more and more significant. This has a special importance for children from diasporas, including the Russian speaking diaspora in Britain. While living in the English language environment, even kids from families, where Russian is spoken at home, lose language skills without learning Russian at school. This is why we commend supplementary Russian schools, like Znaniye.



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