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864 days have passed since the Salisbury incident - no credible information or response from the British authorities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     856 days have passed since the death of Nikolay Glushkov on British soil - no credible information or response from the British authorities

PHOTO REPORTS

Ambassador Yakovenko meets Charlie Rowley

On 6 April 2019 Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met at his Residence with the victim of the Amesbury poisoning Charles Rowley and his brother Matthew upon their request. The focus of the discussion was on incidents in Salisbury in March 2018 and Amesbury in June 2018.

Firstly, the Ambassador has offered his condolences on the tragic death of Dawn Sturgess. His Excellency noted that the Russian side, as well as the parents of Ms Sturgess, remains keenly interested in a transparent and unbiased investigation of the incidents and in its official results. So far neither the Embassy, nor the relatives and friends of the victims have seen any.

Dr Yakovenko outlined in detail the Russian view on what had happened in Salisbury and Amesbury. He stressed the fact that the numerous requests from the Russian side to the British authorities mostly remain unanswered. Official London still does its utmost to hide the details of the events, and we understand the just indignation of the relatives and friends of Dawn Sturgess. Charlie Rowley was also given a copy of the Embassy’s report “Salisbury: unanswered questions”.

Mr Rowley was very surprised by such reluctance of the UK authorities to present any response. He has expressed gratitude for the chance to get an alternative point of view and find out the Russian position on the events. He also noted that the UK authorities do not even provide the proper medical support to him, despite the deteriorating condition of his health.

7 April 2019, 11:40





LATEST EVENTS

22.06.2020

Candle Lighting Ceremony to commemorate the Day of Memory and Sorrow

On the Day of Memory and Sorrow Ambassador Andrei Kelin took part in a commemorative Candle Lighting Ceremony near the Soviet War Memorial in London. Together we pay tribute to those who sacrificed their lives defending the Motherland against the Nazis during the Great Patriotic War.


17.06.2020

On presenting school diplomas

On 17 June 2020, the Embassy hosted the ceremony of presenting school diplomas of upper (full) secondary education to the graduates of the Russian Embassy School. Messages of congratulations were said by Ambassador Andrei Kelin and the school Principal Sergey Salomakhin, who presented the long-awaited diplomas as well as gold medals to those who completed the school course with excellence.


09.05.2020

Ambassador Andrei Kelin participated in the wreath laying ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial in London on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War

On 9 May 2020 Ambassador Andrei Kelin participated in the wreath laying ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial near the Imperial War Museum in London on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War.


07.05.2020

On paying tribute to Soviet soldiers of World War II

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22.04.2020

Ambassador Andrei Kelin paid tribute to Soviet soldiers of World War II

On 22 April 2020 Ambassador Andrei Kelin and his spouse, as well as the Embassy Defence and Military Attaché Colonel Mikhail Ivanov, paid tribute and laid flowers to the graves of to Soviet soldiers of World War II, buried at Tidworth Military Cemetery. The ceremony is part of a series of commemorative events dedicated to the 75th Anniversary of Victory in World War II.


04.03.2020

Ambassador Andrei Kelin visits Cambridge Union

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21.02.2020

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Ambassador Andrei Kelin presented letters of credence

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Reception on the occasion of Diplomats' Day

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