22 July 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

13.07.2017

Officer’s wrist watch "VOSTOK" and other commemorative gifts presented to the Scottish veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr Edwin Leadbetter

On July 12 2017 Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov handed over to a WWII Veteran who took part in the Arctic Convoys Mr Edwin Leadbetter with a personalized officer’s wrist watch "VOSTOK" commissioned to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in World War II as well as a set of the commemorative gifts commissioned last year to mark the 75th anniversary of the first Convoy codenamed Dervish.


26.06.2017

Winners of Russian Heritage competition visit the Embassy

On 26 June the winners of childrens drawing and essay competition of the Russian Heritage committee, their parents and participants of the Russian Heritage scientific conference (held 27 June) visited the Russian Embassy in London. They had an opportunity to see the historic building and meet the Ambassador Dr. Alexander Yakovenko, after which the competition winners were presented their awards.


14.06.2017

Reception at the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh on the occasion of Russia Day

On 12 June 2017 a diplomatic reception on the occasion of the National Day of Russia was hosted by the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh. The event was attended by the representatives of the Scottish Parliament and Government, consular corps, local authorities, business, academia and Russian community, as well as the Veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the Arctic Convoys.


13.06.2017

Reception at the Embassy on the occasion of Russia Day

On 13 June 2017 the Russian Embassy in London hosted a reception on the occasion of the National holiday of the Russian Federation – Russia Day.


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.



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