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VIDEOS

22.03.2021

Ambassador Andrei Kelin's interview to LBC, 20 March 2021

  Russian Ambassador Andrei Kelin to LBC:

 

- Russia has numerously offered UK to thoroughly and professionally discuss all possible issues in bilateral relations. Unfortunately, London prefers groundless accusations rather than dialogue.

- Political dialogue between Russia and UK is nearly dead. London has demolished most of it. Moscow had on a number occasions offered to discuss issues such as cyber but had always been rebuffed by the UK.

- The Integrated Review of foreign and defence policy that it was raising the limit from 180 warheads to 260 had come as a “big surprise”.

- The UK Government of violating its international treaty obligations by raising the cap on its stockpile of nuclear warheads. The decision to lift the cap on the nuclear stockpile has violated the provisions of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.

- In the Review, there are 14 times Russia is mentioned as an acute threat to the United Kingdom. But there is no single proof or explanation to any kind of a formulation. In some places, Russia has been accused as being a threat, well, for its cultural influence in truth.

- The claims Russia represented a threat to the UK boil down to the poisoning in Salisbury of the former spy Sergei Skripal which no substance or proof in the UK narrative of the Skripal story and shows that it is also false.

- If there are things which are worrying Britain, let us sit down at the table and discuss what it is, what are the concerns.

- If you will read, thoroughly, this integrated concept, you will see that there is no mentioning of a dialogue at all about Russia. Only accusations. This is very different from other strategic papers.

- Russia is ready to respond should there be interest from UK in our Sputnik-V vaccine.





LATEST EVENTS

22.06.2021

80 years since the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

80 years ago, on 22 June 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, without a declaration of war. This marked the beginning of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945. On this day we remember those who sacrificed their lives for us and for today's blue sky.


12.06.2021

Russia Day Concert, 2021

We hope you enjoy our festive concert of classical music with performances by Nadey Hakim (clarinet), Aleem Kandur (violin), Victor Maslov (piano), Haydn Bateman (guitar) and Nina Mishchenko (harp). Your hosts for the evening will be Anastasia and Ilya Erofeev.


12.06.2021

Russia: Larger Than Life in 4K

On this day we celebrate our national holiday Russia Day. Russia is home to more than 190 ethnicities and unique cultures, 11 time and 7 climate zones. We tried to cram its vast expanse and enigmatic beauty anto a 10-minute short. Enjoy our modest attempt!


21.05.2021

Ambassador Andrei Kelin's interview to Guy Faulconbridge on Reuters, May 20, 2021

Ambassador Andrei Kelin gave an interview to Guy Faulconbridge on Reuters.


09.05.2021

Ambassador Andrei Kelin's Victory Day Address

On 9 May 2021 Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin gave an address at the Victory Day ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial in London, marking the 76th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.


09.05.2021

Ambassador Andrei Kelin's message on the occasion of the 76th Anniversary of Victory Day

Dear compatriots! I wish to congratulate everyone on the 76th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War! The historical significance of this event cannot be overstated. The foundations of the modern world order are rooted in our Victory over Nazism. The legacy of the Great Victory remains relevant to this day: Europe and the world free from Nazism were made possible by the incredible act of heroism of the Soviet soldiers and the peoples of our country. Let us not forget how, in the face of ordeals, the Allies have joined forces for the sake of peace and humanity.


18.04.2021

Ambassador Andrei Kelin's interview to Andrew Marr on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC, April 18, 2021

Ambassador Andrei Kelin gave an interview to Andrew Marr on his BBC programme The Andrew Marr Show.


12.04.2021

Ambassador Andrei Kelin’s address on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the first human spaceflight

Dear friends! 60 years ago Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to fly into space. We are rightfully proud of the fact that this scientific and technological breakthrough has been accomplished by our country. Yuri Gagarin made an invaluable contribution to the development of space exploration as well as international humanitarian cooperation. The spaceflight turned him into a true hero not only at home but also around the world. This is why the UN announced 12 April to be the International Day of Human Spaceflight.


12.04.2021

Stephen Walker presents his new book 'Beyond', dedicated to first human spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin

The Russian Ambassador to the UK Andrei Kelin welcomed British writer Stephen Walker who presented his new book 'Beyond', dedicated to the first human spaceflight by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961.


12.04.2021

Video address by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space, Moscow, April 12, 2021

Video address by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's flight into space



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