21 October 2018
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Annual week of cultural, sports and business events

Eastern Seasons returns to London from 28 November to 5 December 2016 with a week of cultural, sports and business events that will strengthen ties between the people of Eastern and Western Europe.
A key highlight of the week is the Russian-British Business Forum: Partnerships for Growth, New Strategies on 29 – 30 November, which aims to shape the agenda of trade and economic co-operation. The Forum will bring together some of Europe’s most powerful business and finance officials to discuss the challenges and opportunities for bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the UK and Russia. The key organizer of the event is Russian Trade Delegation in the UK. 200 attendees and 50 spokespeople will attend, representing a wide range of industries and interests at governmental and corporate level.
Eastern Seasons opens on 28 November with a captivating public classical music performance for music lovers entitled Time Regained, at the Royal Over-Seas League World Headquarters on St James’ Street. International virtuoso harpsichordist, Mahan Esfahani, will perform a compelling programme of baroque and contemporary classics together with the London-based Russian Virtuosi of Europe orchestra under direction of Yuri Zhislin.
An exclusive tennis tournament at the prestigious Queen’s Club will bring together international businessmen, politicians and government officials from the EU, the UK and Russia for a touch of healthy competition.
The finale of the week’s events will take place on 5 December, bringing together the most influential personalities from business, sport and culture for the Eastern Seasons Gala Dinner in support of charity partner Street Child United. Held in the bright and grand interiors of One Marylebone, this elegant fine dining event will be hosted by Sky Sports Presenter, David Garrido, with entertainment from talent such as British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and award-winning international ballet star, Sergei Polunin. The evening will feature a charity auction, to raise money for the Street Child World Cup, to take place in Russia in 2018.

More info: http://www.easternseasons.com/



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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