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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.”



Russian Embassy representative attends Exhibition-Seminar «Russian technologies and new materials»

On 29 October 2014, representative of the Russian Embassy in Britain, Counsellor Ernest Chernukhin, took part in the exhibition-seminar on Russian technologies and new materials that was held at Rossotrudnichestvo office in London.


Ushakov Medals presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys

On 26-27 October Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy Tikhon Kirichenko and Attaché Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov Medals to nine Britons, Mr Jack Dix, Mr John Dunbar, Mr Tom Jackson, Mr Edward Desmond Palmer, Mr Joseph Ashley Rawlings, Mr John Clifford Sandham, Mr John Hutchinson, Mr James Ewing and Mr John Welson Ellis, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of 10 March 2014 for their personal courage and bravery displayed during their service in the Arctic Convoys in WWII.


Ambassador Yakovenko speaks at the Milken Institute Summit 2014

On October 27 the Russian Ambassador Dr Alexander Yakovenko participated in the fourth annual Milken Institute London Summit. He spoke at the session “Global overview: geo-economics vs. geopolitics”. Discussion was concentrated on the interconnection of global politics and economics in the world of the XXI century and its prospects given new global shifts.


Russian scientist checks the Titian painting in the Embassy

On 22 October 2014, a high-tech event took place in the Russian Embassy in London. Professor Roman Maev, a Russian scientist, demonstrated unique equipment for verifying authenticity of paintings. As part of the demonstration, the Titian painting, which belongs to the collection of the Residence of the Russian Ambassador, was checked with the help of that breakthrough technology.


Ushakov Medals presented to 73 veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Manchester

On 13 October, Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko presented Ushakov Medals to seventy-three British veterans of the Arctic Convoys at a ceremony in Manchester.


Ushakov Medals presented to 18 veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Sandwell, West Midlands

On 8th October, Ushakov Medals, a Russian military award, were presented to eighteen British veterans of the Arctic Convoys at a ceremony in Sandwell, West Midlands, jointly organised by the Russian Embassy and the Age UK Sandwell.


Representative of the Russian Embassy visits the Conference for household and agricultural waste recycling

On 11 July 2014 Agricultural Attaché Vladimir Derbensky of the Russian Embassy took part in a London conference on the issues of urban and agricultural waste recycling.


Ushakov Medals presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Southampton

On 3 October, Ushakov Medals, a Russian military award, were presented to forty-three British veterans of the Arctic Convoys living in Southampton and surrounding areas in the course of two consecutive ceremonies organised by the Russian Embassy and kindly hosted by Southampton Civic Centre.


The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 30 September ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy.


Ushakov Medals presented to seven British veterans of the Arctic Convoys

On 19 and 22 September seven British veterans of the Arctic Convoys were presented the Ushakov Medals by Attaché of the Russian Embassy Mrs. Elizaveta Vokorina.

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