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Mikhail Lermontov’s 200th Anniversary celebrated in Scotland

From 2 to 5 October 2014 the 200th Anniversary of Russia’s Great Poet Mikhail Lermontov was celebrated in Scotland.

An exhibition ‘Thinking about Lermontov’ by Russian artist Liudmila Grigorieva-Semyatitskaya was organised by Scotland-Russia Forum at the Scottish Parliament and culminated in a reception celebrating the poet and his works and sponsored by Mary Scanlon MSP, Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CRCEES) and the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh.

A bronze bust of the poet was presented to the town of Earlston by Lermontov family represented by Ms Maria Koroleva.

Three-day ‘The Lermontov 200’ Conference focused on the poet’s life, works and translations and jointly promoted by the All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, the Moscow Institute of Translation and Moffat Book Events was hosted in Moffat.

Lermontov-themed concerts of Scottish poet and singer Tommy Beavitt were organised in Scotland’s capital by Russian Edinburgh school and in Glasgow by Russian Centre.

The events were attended by the Deputy Minister of Culture of Russia Mr Grigoriy Ivliev, Ms Mary Scanlon MSP and other members of the Scottish Parliament, Convener of the Borders Council Councillor Graham Garvie, Director General of the  All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature Ms Ekaterina Genieva, Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Mr Andrey Pritsepov, representatives of Russian literature, research and educational institutions, as well as Lermontov family.

The Poet’s dynasty has a long-standing connection with Scotland where his ancestor were said to come from to Russia in early XVII century.


06.08.2015 - Russian Embassy comments on Foreign Office spokeswoman’s misleading statement

The Foreign Office made two misleading statements to the Daily Telegraph. It says that "visas for diplomats posted to the Russian Embassy in London are issued in line with arrangements agreed with Russia". The fact is that the bilateral memorandum in force between the two countries on visa issues of 1989 provides for visas for staff members of diplomatic missions to be issued within thirty days. It is not observed by the British side, the average waiting time reaching 5 and a half months.

06.08.2015 - Soviet documents on the US nuclear bombing of Hiroshima.

On the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima nuclear bombing the Russian Historical Society has published a report by Soviet Embassy on the consequences of the A-bomb.

05.08.2015 - Comment by press-secretary of the Embassy on a Russian citizen detention in a London airport

The Embassy has received information from a Russian citizen who, having read our travel advice of 3 August, 2015, has told us about her recent experience in a London airport, previously unknown to the Embassy. The Russian national was detained by the immigration authorities before crossing the border controls. The Home Office Border Force took interest in additional information regarding the purpose of visit of the Russian citizen, knowledge of Arabic and whether or not she visited Arab countries.

13.07.2015 - On the closure of “Rossiya Segodnya” bank account

Concerned over the closure of the bank account of “Rossiya Segodnya” news agency office in London at “Barclays” bank.

29.06.2015 - Book of condolences opened at the Embassy

Following the passing away of former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov a formal book of condolences has been opened at the Embassy. The book of condolences will be open on the 29th June 2015 from 14:00 to 17:00 and on the 30th June from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 17:00 at the Embassy of the Russian Federation at 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, W8 4QP.

29.06.2015 - Funeral ceremony for Yevgeny Primakov

Vladimir Putin visited the Hall of Columns at the House of Unions, where a funeral ceremony is taking place for Yevgeny Primakov.

29.06.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s welcome address to the participants and guests of the 13th Conference of Russian and German Sister Cities

I welcome the participants and guests of the 13th Conference of Russian and German Sister Cities, which marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

29.06.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the results of the NATO defence ministers’ meeting

The results of the June 24-25 meeting of the NATO defence ministers in Brussels have, unfortunately, confirmed that the alliance still seeks to achieve military-political domination in Europe, as indicated by the decisions of the September 2014 NATO Wales summit.

29.06.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the terrorist act in Tunisia

The media reports that, on June 26, armed terrorists opened fire at tourists on the beach of the Riu Imperial Marhaba and Soviva hotels at the Port El Kantaoui tourist resort near the city of Sousse.

29.06.2015 - Press release on the death of Yevgeny Primakov (June 26, 2015)

The Foreign Ministry’s leadership and personnel have learned with great sorrow about the death of an outstanding political, government and public figure of our time, former Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov, who served in 1996-1998.

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