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UN Day celebrated at the Russian Embassy

On 23 October, the Embassy of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Association UK (UNA-UK) held an event to celebrate the UN Day. The event was a continuation of UNA-UK’s emerging tradition of commemorating the anniversary of the entry into force of the United Nations Charter on 24 October 1945 together with diplomatic missions accredited in London.

The celebration brought together diplomats, politicians and scholars, and featured a keynote address by Mrs Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, who spoke on the role of multilateralism in today’s world, notably in defending and strengthening universal human values through culture, education and science. Mrs Bokova particularly emphasized the key role of education in attaining the Millennium Development Goals, to which UNESCO is making a proud contribution.

Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko, hosting the event, said: “I am delighted to welcome guests for the UN Day, particularly dear to me, as my whole diplomatic career has been devoted to working with the United Nations. Today, multilateralism, with the United Nations at the heart of the international system, has no alternative. Despite what many skeptics say, over the last twenty years the UN has become more efficient. Human rights, anti-terrorist and peacekeeping activities have flourished. And most importantly, the UN’s unique legitimacy has strengthened”.

Co-host Sir Jeremy Greenstock, UNA-UK Chairman and former UK Ambassador to the UN, said: “This occasion is an important opportunity for the diplomatic community in London to join with policy-makers and civil society in celebrating the UN’s achievements and reflecting on how it can be re-tooled to tackle 21st century challenges. In this era of rapid change, we must ensure that the UN, the only truly global organisation we have, enjoys the support of institutions and individuals alike – not just on UN Day but around the year.”





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25.04.2017

Schoolgirls from St Petersburg win a Pushkin Prize in Scotland

Pushkin Prize, established in 1988 by great granddaughter of Alexander Pushkin Lady Butter is traditionally given to students aged 12 to 15 years who submit three literary works of any genre to the contest.


20.04.2017

Ushakov Medal presentation ceremony

After a three-year search, the Consulate General was able to contact the sons of now late Scottish Veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr Graham Wilson, who had been awarded the Ushakov Medal. This was made possible thanks to the assistance of the chairman of the Russian Arctic Convoys Club 21 Ms Anna C Mckessock. Upon finding an article about Mr Wilson in the archive of a small local periodical Kilin News (from the year 2005) with the help of journalists from the newspaper she contacted Veteran’s relatives and informed them of the high award.


06.04.2017

Memorable gifts are presented to Scottish Veteran of Arctic Convoys

On 4h April 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov handed over to a WWII Veteran who took part in the Arctic Convoys, Mr Eric Wallace Lloyd, a set of memorable gifts created on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the first Arctic Convoy calling Archangelsk.


05.04.2017

Ambassador Yakovenko visits Natural & Organic Products Europe show at the London ExCel Exhibition Centre

On 3 April Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko visited Natural & Organic Products Europe, one of the world’s most important food industry shows, hosted at London’s ExCel.


05.04.2017

About visit to headquarters of PST GROUP

On 3rd April 2017 during a business trip to Glasgow the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov, visited the headquarters (and manufacturing facility) of PST Group and met with the company’s Sales Director Mr Alex Nicol in order to discuss prospects of PTS Group developing economic ties with Russian partners. Exchange of opinions took place in connection with company’s potential for developing operations in Russia.


03.04.2017

Vitaliy Naumkin speech at the Russian Embassy

On April, 3 Vitaly Naumkin, President of the Institute for Oriental studies (Russia), Senior Political Advisor to United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria Staffan de Mistura, gave a talk on “Crisis of nation-states in the Middle East: a view from Russia” for MPs and Lords, diplomats, journalists, representatives of business community, think-tank experts at the Russian Embassy.


26.03.2017

Russian community activists meet in London

On 26 March the Russian cultural centre Rossotrudnichestvo in London hosted the 9th annual conference of Russian diaspora in UK. The 70 delegates of 40 organizations from 18 areas of Britain discussed the future of Russian schools, support for small businesses, working with British authorities and other communities as well as diaspora print and online media. Representatives of Russian communities from France and Belgium and of the British authorities also attended as guests. The delegates elected the new Russian community council, now chaired by Olegs Sotnicenko, and supported the creation of an Advisory Board, composed of prominent personalities of the Russian diaspora and British society.


25.03.2017

Russian sailor remembered in Plymouth

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25.03.2017

"Fabergé in London" book edited by Kieran McCarthy launched in London

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16.03.2017

Annual Russian Dinner in Perth

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