23 October 2017
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Siege of Leningrad remembered in Cambridge

On 20 January - 19 March 2017 Darwin College in Cambridge hosts an exhibition "Art and endurance in the siege of Leningrad". The exhibition features drawings of Elena Marttila made during the German siege 1941-1944. Alongside the exhibition a rich programme of events, talks and screenings takes place (see http://www.artandendurance.org  for full programme)

Ambassador Yakovenko's address at the opening of exhibition:

Ladies and gentlemen, dear friends,

Welcome to the exhibition "Art and endurance in the siege of Leningrad". The powerful pictures of the eyewitness Elena Marttila display the horror that the northern capital of Russia lived during almost 900 days of the German siege 75 years ago. They are also proof of the courage and strength of the people who survived hunger, frost and shelling. I hope that many people of Cambridge will see them and learn the story of the city that never surrendered.

The exhibition is accompanied by a series of talks and screenings - I know that you have the full collection of the Soviet and Russian films ever made about the siege. I'd like to thank Ksenia Afonina, CAMRUSS and all those who made this extense programme possible. 

The tragic events 75 years ago left a deep impact on the people of Leningrad/St. Petersburg and the whole country. We remember those who died and pay tribute to those who survived. The drawings you can see today are an accusation against the brutality of war and a silent call for piece. Let us do our best to eradicate the scourge of war, hatred and need. This is what the million people who died in the siege would want us to do. 





LATEST EVENTS

20.10.2017

Poetry festival Pushkin in Britain launched at the Embassy

On 20 October 2017 the traditional Russian poetry and culture festival "Pushkin in Britain" was launched at the Russian Embassy in London. The Embassy reception included a poetry slam. The festival continues, with the poetry tournament in Trafalgar square and events in Cambridge. See www.pushkininbritain.com for events schedule.


13.10.2017

Evening with Professor Valentina Polukhina: Joseph Brodsky and his heritage

On 13 October Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in the event dedicated to the Russian poet Joseph Brodsky, whose prominent scholar Professor Valentina Polukhina has donated her archive of Brodsky papers to the museum of the poet in his native St Petersburg. The evening was hosted by the Russian cultural centre Rossotrudnichestvo and featured talks by Prof. Polukhina, Director of the Museum Mikhail Milchik, deputy editor of Rossiyskaya Gazeta Yury Lepsky, museum volunteer poet Arina Bedrina and the film about Brodsky "A cat and a half".


03.10.2017

Embassy hosts presentation of online platform “InArt”

On 3 October the Embassy hosted a reception and presentation of the analytical online platform “InArt” (https://in-art.ru/en/) by the founder Ms Ksenia Podoynitsyna.


03.10.2017

Reception to celebrate 125 years of Shell in Russia

On 3 October the Embassy hosted a reception to celebrate 125 years of Shell in Russia and launch a book about this anniversary. “Shell” is onе of the most well-known and important companies in Russian oil and gas sector.


03.10.2017

Memorable gifts presented to Scottish Veterans of Arctic Convoys

On 28th September 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov visited two WWII Veteranы who took part in the Arctic Convoys, Mr Ernest Robertson and Mr William Robertson Mckay. They both received a set of memorable gifts created on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the first Arctic Convoy calling Archangelsk.


03.10.2017

Meeting of Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov with the Lord-Provost of Aberdeen

On 28th of September during a working visit to Aberdeenshire Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov held a working meeting with the Lord-provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett and members of the City Council.


29.09.2017

Press release on reception at the Embassy on the occasion of the fourth President’s cup in sambo

On 29 September the Russian Embassy hosted the reception on the occasion of the fourth President’s cup in sambo. The first cup was played in London, and in 2017, after tournaments in Manchester and Edinburgh it returns to London once again.


27.09.2017

Former Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nikolay Bordyuzha made a report at the Russian Embassy

On 27 September Former Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (2003-2017) Nikolay Bordyuzha presented a report on "Ensuring Security in Eurasia" dedicated to 15th Anniversary of the Collective Security Treaty Organization to the audience of diplomats, businessmеn, journalists at the Russian Embassy.


22.09.2017

Presentation of the book “The Mystery of Repentance” held at the Russian Embassy

On 22 September 2017 the Russian Embassy in London hosted the launch of the book “The Mystery of Repentance” by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Rus. Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeev) of Volokolamsk, the Chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Patriarchate of Moscow in conversation with Сhurch of England Bishop of Ebbsfleet The Rt Revd Jonathan Goodall discussed the Christian future of Europe.


20.09.2017

Collector’s edition of the Illustrated Chronicles of Ivan the Terrible presented to University of Glasgow

On 15th September 2017 at the celebrations of the centenary of the Russian studies at the University of Glasgow on the instructions of the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Sergey Lavrov Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov presented the Illustrated Chronicles of Ivan the Terrible also known as the “Tsar Book” to the University of Glasgow. In his speech Mr Pritsepov said that this literary masterpiece provided a rare opportunity for the contemporaries to reopen the turbulent history of antiquity, exploring it through the eyes of a 16th-century scholar.



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