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24.10.2012

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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Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko conferred Diplomat of the Year award

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20.04.2015

Ushakov Medals presented to three British veterans of the Arctic Convoys

On 17 April Attaché of the Russian Embassy Elizaveta Vokorina presented the Ushakov Medals to three Britons – Mr Leslie ATKINSON, Mr Stanley HARRISON and Mr Douglas EYRES, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed during the service in the Arctic Convoys in WWII.


20.04.2015

Ushakov medals presented to 31 British veterans of the Arctic Convoys

On 20 April Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko presented the Ushakov medals, as well as commemorative medals “70 Years of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945” to thirty-one British veterans of the Arctic convoys at a ceremony in his residence.


15.04.2015

Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh visits Northern Scotland

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14.04.2015

Ushakov Medal presented to the British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Glasgow

On 8 April 2015 Ushakov Medal was presented to the veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr William Pickering by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov ‘for personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys' in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. The ceremony that took place in Glasgow was also attended by the Deputy Lord Provost Gerard Leonard and Councillor Allan Stewart.


14.04.2015

Ushakov Medal presented to the British veterans of the Arctic Convoys on the Isle of Skye

On 9 April 2015 Ushakov Medal was presented to the veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr Norman MacLeod by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov ‘for personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys' in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. The ceremony that took place in Portree, Isle of Skye, was also attended by Councillors John Gordon, Drew Millar and Ian Renwick of the Highland Council.


10.04.2015

Ambassador Yakovenko meets Field Marshal Guthrie

On 10 April Russia's Ambassador to the UK Dr. Alexander Yakovenko met a delegation of British public figures headed by Field Marshal Lord Guthrie, the former UK Chief of Defence and General Staff.


07.04.2015

Ushakov Medal presented to the British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Edinburgh

On 7 April 2015 Ushakov Medal was presented to the veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr Andrew Fergus by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov ‘for personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys' in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. The ceremony was held at the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh.


07.04.2015

Presentation of Ushakov Medals to the Scottish veterans of Arctic Convoys in Inverness

On 8 November 2014 the Ushakov Medals were presented in Inverness to ten British veterans of the Arctic Convoys residing in Scotland by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov. The military decoration was awarded to the veterans for their “personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys” in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty Mrs Janet Bowen, Provost of Inverness Alex Graham, Member of the Scottish Parliament Mr Rob Gibson MSP took part at the ceremony as well as Russia’s Assistant Naval Attaché Igor Elkin and Chief of Staff at the Royal Navy HQ Scotland and Northern Ireland Mr Mark Buchan-Steele.


07.04.2015

Presentation of Ushakov Medals to the Scottish veterans of Arctic Convoys in Aberdeen

On 8 November 2014 the Ushakov Medals were presented in Aberdeen to eighteen British veterans of the Arctic Convoys residing in Scotland by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov. The military decoration was awarded to the veterans for their “personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys” in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam took part at the ceremony as well as Russia’s Assistant Naval Attaché Igor Elkin and Chief of Staff at the Royal Navy HQ Scotland and Northern Ireland Mr Mark Buchan-Steele.



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