20 March 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/



Reception in honour of departing Embassy staff at the Ambassador’s Residence

On 16 March 2018 Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko hosted a reception in honour of the diplomats forced to leave the UK by the hostile decision of the British Government, attended by Embassy’s staff, family members and their friends.


Russian delegation visits UK

On 11-13 March 2018 Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation Grigory Trubnikov visited UK. The visit was dedicated to the successful end of the bilateral Year of Science and Education.


Russian Embassy hosts the concert by Mr Dmitry Masleev

On 12 March the Embassy hosted the private performance by Mr Dmitry Masleev.


Russian Embassy hosts briefing for diplomatic corps

On 5 March Ambassador Dr. Alexander Yakovenko welcomed Ambassadors accredited to London, senior Foreign Office staff, MPs and Lords and representatives of think tanks at a briefing dedicated to the Presidential Address to the Federal Assembly delivered on 1 March.


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.


Heritage activists honoured on Diplomats' Day

On 9 February 2018, at the reception on the occasion of Diplomats' Day, Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko presented letters of recognition to those who contributed to the commemoration of the 320 anniversary of Peter I's visit to London. Ambassador Yakovenko said:


Embassy celebrates Diplomats’ Day

On 10 February Russia marks the professional holiday of the diplomatic service, established by a Presidential decree in 2002 to commemorate its foundation in 1549. On 9 February the Russian embassy hosted a reception attended by diplomatic corps, local authorities, journalists and distinguished community members. Highlight of the evening was screening of the documentary “Kremlin – sacred heart of Moscow”, presented by its filming team. Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko presented letters of recognition for commemoration of Peter the Great’s 1698 Grand Embassy in Deptford. World famous pianist Yuri Rozum played at the event. Following the tradition, Ambassador Yakovenko laid a wreath to the grave of Ambassador Alexander Benckendorff at the Westminster Cathedral, and members of Embassy staff laid flowers to the graves of Russian Chargés d’Affaires Fr. Iakov (James) Smirnove at Kensal Green Cemetery and Evgeny Sablin at Brompton Cemetery. In the run-up to Diplomats’ Day, Ambassador Yakovenko met with students of University College London and University of East Anglia, and one more Embassy Q&A was hosted by the Durham University.


Meeting with "Glasgow Rangers" FC

On 8 February 2018 Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A.Pritsepov received the head of one of the oldest Scottish football clubs "Glasgow Rangers" Scott Steadman and the legendary player of the club William Henderson. They discussed prospects for renewal of cooperation with the Russian clubs, in particular the "Dynamo Moscow" team, with participation of youth and junior teams, coaches and fan associations. They presented an album "Rangers in Russia: The Story of the 1962 Tour" to the Consulate General, which tells about the memorable matches played by Rangers with the teams “Locomotive Moscow”, “Dynamo Tbilisi” and “Dynamo Kiev”.


Presentation of the “Innopolis” special economic zone

On February 1, 2018, the Russian Embassy to UK with support of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce hosted a presentation of the investing capacity and innovation opportunities offered by the “Innopolis” special economic zone which was created in 2012 in the same-name suburb of Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan with the aim to promote information and communication technologies.


Holocaust Remembrance Day marked in London

On 26 January 2018 a ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial near the Imperial War Museum marked the International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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