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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

30.05.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 27 May Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Kenyon George Coulson MANSFIELD, Mr George Robert Victor WRIGHT, Mr Kenneth George NUNN, Mr George William ADAMS, Mr Douglas Fred ENGLAND, Mr George William WAKEFIELD and Mr Edward Cecil HARMAN, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


27.05.2016

Historical plaque dedicated to Tsar Nicholas I unveiled in Scotland

On May 24 in Moffat a commemorative plaque to the Russian Emperor Nicholas I was inaugurated. It is installed in the same hotel where he stayed during the trip to Scotland 200 years ago - in 1816.


25.05.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 24 May Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Donald TAYLOR, Mr Terence Ronald BISHOP, Mr Alec Richard MCCREEDY, Mr Ronald Frederick BUCKINGHAM, Mr Trevor Edward FENNA and Mr Montague WALLEY, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


20.05.2016

Visit to Falkirk

During the visit to Falkerk on 18 of May Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov had a meeting with Provost P.Reid and local councilors C.Martin and E.Mahony. They discussed prospects of regional cooperation.


20.05.2016

Pushkin Prize handed over to young writers from Scotland and St Petersburg

Pushkin Prize, established in 1986 by great granddaughter of Alexander Pushkin Lady Butter celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.


19.05.2016

Russian Ambassador to the UK met Chief Executive of the British Soil Association Mrs. Helen Browning and Director of the Natural & Organic Products Europe show Mr. Carsten Holm.

On 18 May Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met Chief Executive of the British Soil Association H.Browning and Director of the Natural & Organic Products Europe show C.Holm.


19.05.2016

Celebration of the Victory Day in the Northern Scotland

16 May 2016 the the wreaths were laid at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in Lyness, Isle of Hoy, on the shores of Scapa Flow where the Navy escort for the Convoys was being formed during the war. The memorial co-funded from Russia and Scotland was unveiled in 2009. The inscriptions on the memorial reads: “Dedicated to all those who served on the Arctic Convoys 1941-1945”.


19.05.2016

Wreaths laid at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in Loch Ewe

On 14 May 2016 wreath laying ceremony was held at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in the Cove, Loch Ewe, on the occasion of the 71th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. It was Loch Ewe where many vessels that would travel to and from the Soviet Union were stationed during the war.


18.05.2016

On the Centenary of Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

On 16 May Russian Ambassador Dr. Alexander Yakovenko and RBCC Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent took part in the annual Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) Business Forum marking its 100 anniversary. Its participants also included high-level representatives of some major banks and companies, including Vneshekonombank, VTB Capital, Volga-Dnepr, BP, Rolls-Royce, TheCityUK, and others.


18.05.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 17 May Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Bryant James WINTER, Mr Clarence BODY, Mr John ROW, Eric George LEWIS, Mr Kenneth Archer MURREY, Mr Thomas Kenneth HANCOCK and Mr Leslie Ernest COLE,who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.



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