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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

27.02.2017

Russian Maslenitsa Festival in London

The Russian Orthodox Maslenitsa festival, which marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring, has its origins in pagan sun worship. Every year since 2009, Russian pianist and producer Olga Balakleets has organized a weeklong celebration of Russian culture around London to coincide with Maslenitsa. This year’s festival included an impressive series of musical, cinematic and other events, along with a reception in the House of Commons.


25.02.2017

A lecture on Russia's foreign policy at UCL

23 February UCL's School of Public Policy hosted an event on Russia's foreign policy, titled "Russia's Foreign Policy: Should We Be Concerned?".


16.02.2017

Ambassador Yakovenko visits University of Oxford

On 15 February Russian Ambassador to UK, Mr Alexander Yakovenko visited the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Mr Yakovenko met with Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the School, and gave a talk about Russian foreign policy to the students and visitors of the event. Q&A session followed.


14.02.2017

Presentation of the book with the stories of the Arctic Convoys Veterans – "Cold seas and warm friendships"

On 13 of February a lecture on the book with stories of veterans of Arctic Convoys «Cold seas and warm friendships», released with the support of Russian Consulate General in Edinburgh on the 75th anniversary of the first Arctic Convoy "Dervish" in August 2016, was held in the National Library of Scotland.


10.02.2017

Diplomats’ Day 2017 in London

On 10 February the Russian embassy hosted a reception to mark the professional holiday of the Russian diplomatic service. A number of Ambassadors, FCO officials, representatives of diplomatic corps and media attended. Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko and former UK Ambassador to Moscow Sir Anthony Brenton addressed the guests.


07.02.2017

"Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932" exhibition opens in London

On 7 February the exhibition "Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932" marking one hundred years from the 1917 revolution in Russia was launched at the Royal Academy of Arts.


06.02.2017

Russian Embassy in London hosts visits

In the run-up to the Russian Diplomats' Day celebrated on 10 February, the Embassy hosted several group visits: students from the Moscow and Kazan Universities, on a trip organized by Eurasian Club System, familiarized themselves with the work of the Embassy and had a Q&A session; committee members of the London International Model United Nations (LIMUN) spoke with us on Russia's foreign policy and Embassy's participation in LIMUN; and teachers, students and their parents from The London School of Russian Language and Literature toured the Ambassador's residence.


03.02.2017

About Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov visit to manufacturing facilities of Terex Trucks in Motherwell

On 1st February 2017, the Russian Consul General in Edinburgh Mr Andrey A.Pritsepov has visited the haulers and dump trucks manufacturing facilities of Terex Trucks. At the working meeting with the General Manager of Terex Trucks Mr Paul Douglas, the prospects of cooperation with Russian partners and further development of company’s business in Russia have been explored.


31.01.2017

Traditional Consular Corps Burns Supper

On January, 25th Consul General of Russia Andrey A.Pritsepov took part in the traditional Presiding Officer's Burns Supper.


27.01.2017

Burns Supper in Motherwell&Wishaw Rotary Club

On January, 26th Consul General of Russia Andrey A.Pritsepov took part in the traditional Burns Supper, which was held in Motherwell&Wishaw Rotary Club. As the honorary guest of the event Consul General proposed an Immortal Memory Toast underlining the versatility of Robert Burns’ legacy and the great interest of Russian people towards the work of Scotland’s national poet, whose literary heritage is known and appreciated in Russia due to a talented translation of Samuil Marshak.



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