27 May 2017
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On the opening of the new Arctic Convoys Museum in Aultbea

In the framework of the commemorative festival in Pool-Ewe arranged by the Russian Arctic Convoy Project on 7th May this year an opening of a new Museum of the Arctic Convoys took place in Aultbea in the bay of Loch-Ewe.

At the opening Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A.Pritsepov said: "I hope to see all these important historical places of worship, grief and pride working together in a strong global network aimed at remembering and promoting the strength of human spirit of those who sailed in these legendary Convoys".

Several special gifts were donated to the Museum. These were artifacts commissioned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the First Convoy: a book with the Arctic Convoys Veterans' stories and an exclusive gift set with the official tartan of the Arctic Convoys both commissioned by the Russian Consulate General, and a mini-copy of the monument to the Arctic Convoys in St Petersburg.

The construction of the new building was made possible largely thanks to donations. Now museum faces a new task – to buy the building into ownership. To find information how to support the Museum and preserve the heritage of the Arctic Convoys, please contact the Museum Administration at http://www.theracmproject.org.





LATEST EVENTS

26.05.2017

Rare photo presented to the Russian Embassy

On 26 May Mr. Roland Kedge presented a rare photo of Vladivostok from 1890 to the Russian Embassy. The photo, property of his family, was certified as original by the National Maritime Museum. It will be passed to the Town Hall of Vladivostok later this month.


24.05.2017

Embassy hosts Russo-British Chamber of Commerce reception

On 24 May 2017 the Russian Embassy hosted a reception on the occasion of the annual Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) Business Forum opening.


23.05.2017

Russian Fair 2017 in Belfast

On 21 May Belfast Waterfront and Ulster Hall hosted Русская Ярмарка 2017 / Russian Fair 2017 . With support of the Lord Mayor's office (the guests were greeted by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Campbell and Russian Honorary Consul Duchess of Abercorn) Russian schools and theatres, as well as artistic groups of the Ukrainian, Lithuanian and other communities gave a performance for hundreds of spectators. Fair of traditional gifts from CIS and Baltic countries, old Russian vehicles display and Russian language taster sessions were also popular with the visitors. On the previous day, 20 May, the First Russian School Belfast took part in the Slavic Writing Day in Armagh with the Bulgarian community, and first ever round table of Russian community associations was held in Belfast.


18.05.2017

Ambassador Yakovenko took part in the opening of the exhibition “Travels in Holy Russia with the Temple Gallery”

On 18 May Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in in “Travels in Holy Russia with the Temple Gallery” opening in Rossotrudnichestvo.


17.05.2017

Wreath laying ceremony at Arctic Convoys Memorial in Loch Ewe

On 7th May 2017, a solemn wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in the Cove, Loch Ewe, on the occasion of the 72nd Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. It was Loch Ewe where many vessels that would travel to and from the Soviet Union were stationed during the war.


17.05.2017

Exhibition about World War II Russian Airmen in Scotland opened in Montrose

On 10 May 2017 exhibition "The Russians in Scotland" was opened in Montrose. The exhibition casts light on one of the lesser known pages of the World War II – the secret mission of the Soviet pilots who brought British transport airplanes from Scotland to the USSR.


16.05.2017

The Consul General Mr Andrey Pritsepov conveyed President's greetings to the Veteran of the Great Patriotic War

On 11th May 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey Pritsepov had a meeting with the Russian Veteran of the Great Patriotic War Mrs Natalya I.Black, to whom he conveyed the congratulations of the President of the Russian Federation on the occasion of the Victory Day.


10.05.2017

On arrival of a training ship from St Petersburg "Yunyi Baltiets" to Scotland

In the framework of the commemorative festival in Pool-Ewe arranged by the Russian Arctic Convoy Project this year a training ship from St Petersburg "Yunyi Baltiets" with 47 cadets onboard, students of the Maritime Technical College named in honour of Admiral Senyavin, came to Loch-Ewe on 5th May.


09.05.2017

Victory Day celebrated in Britain

A number of events commemorating 9 May - Day of Victory in WW2 were held in UK.


28.04.2017

Meeting with the Provost of South Ayrshire

On April 26th Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov held a working meeting with the provost of South Ayrshire Helen Moonie.



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