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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.”





LATEST EVENTS

22.09.2016

Scottish Veteran of Arctic Convoys Mr David Craig tells about his visit to 75th Anniversary of First Arctic Convoy celebration in Archangelsk

On 21st September 2016 Veteran Mr David Craig, who had attended the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the first Arctic Convoy (codename Dervish) to Archangelsk visited the Consulate General.


15.09.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 13-14 September Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr William AVERY, Mr John GOULDING, Mr Stanley JOHNSTONE, Mr Norman Francis LANCASTER, Mr Frederick SUTHERN, Mr Stephen Kirk PEARSON, Mr Alexander KIRK, Mr Joseph M WALKER, Mr Edward DALY, Mr James Edward ARMES, Mr Douglas Norman REVELL, Mr Bishop HORACE, Mr John PODZUKITES, George Frederick JENKINS, Mr Howard Lewis HODGSON, Mr Harold WATERS, Mr Thomas SHERIDAN, Mr Albert Winn SWEETING, Mr Frank ELVIN, Mr William Edward HOPWOOD and Mr John George TIPPER, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


13.09.2016

Tribute Paid to WWII Allied Submariners at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial in Scotland in Dundee

On September 10, 2016 Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov together with Lord Provost of Dundee Bob Duncan and Consuls General of other Allied countries took part at the annual Remembrance Service at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial. The annual ceremony hosted by Dundee City Council was also attended by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Charles Webster, representatives of the Royal Navy and veterans associations.


05.09.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 2-4 September Attaché of the Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Ernest CLUTTERBUCK, Mr John KNAPP, Mr Malcolm PETRIE, Mr Edward YOUNG, Mr Jack COLLINS and Mr Charles PENGELLY, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


02.09.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 1 September Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr James Edward ANDERSON, Mr Joseph BROWNSON, Mr John SNOWBALL, Mr Fred Ernest ALLEN, Mr Douglas SAYLES, Mr Albert Ernest OLDRIDGE, Mr John F. Kenneth BARRON, Mr Eric Frazer ROBINSON and Mr Terence Newey COMMINS, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


01.09.2016

About presentation of Ushakov Medal and a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK”

During a ceremony on 30th August 2016 the Ushakov Medal and a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK” were presented to Veteran of the Arctic Convoys from England Mr John Clayburn, who arrived from England in order to attend the Gala Reception on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the First Arctic Convoy with the codename Operation Dervish to Archangelsk.


01.09.2016

Ushakov Medal presentation ceremony

On 30th August 2016 during a presentation ceremony at the Consulate General the Ushakov Medal and a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK” were presented to Veteran Mr Richard Butterfield from Newcastle upon Tyne.


01.09.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to Veteran of the Arctic Convoys

On 30th August 2016 the Consul General Mr Andrey Pritsepov presented the Ushakov Medal and a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK” to an English Veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr Richard Aston.


01.09.2016

Princess Anne visits Arkhangelsk

During her visit to Arkhangelsk Princess Anne, accompanied by the chairman of the Russian State Duma, Sergei Naryshkin, visited the exhibition "Dervish: Caravans of Victory" at the North Sea Museum and presented a UK state award – the Arctic Star Medal – to the museum.


31.08.2016

Arkhangelsk Commemorates 75th Anniversary of First Arctic Convoy

The city of Arkhangelsk is hosting a series of events to mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the first Allied Lend-Lease convoy to provide military supplies and food to the USSR in order to bolster the Soviet war effort against the Axis powers.



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