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PHOTO REPORTS

29.11.2012

Russian State Duma delegation meets the Russian community activists

On 26 November 2012 within the framework of Russian State Duma delegation visit to the UK Russian MPs Vladimir Vasyliev, Vladimir Pligin, Alexey Pushkov and  Elena Nikolaeva met the Russian community activists.










LATEST EVENTS

17.05.2015

Plaque commemorating World War Two Soviet Pilots in Scotland unveiled in Errol

On 16 May 2015 at the Errol airfield, Perth and Kinross, the commemorative plaque dedicated to the secret mission of the Soviet pilots of the 1st Air Transportation Division who were stationed here in 1943-44 to receive the British Albemarle planes.


15.05.2015

Exhibition about World War II Russian Airmen in Scotland opened in Montrose

On 15 May 2015 exhibition "The Russians in Scotland" was opened in Montrose. The exhibition casts light on one of the lesser known pages of the World War II – the secret mission of the Soviet pilots who brought British transport airplanes from Scotland to the USSR.


15.05.2015

70th Anniversary of the Great Victory celebrated in the North of Scotland

On 11-12 May 2015 the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was celebrated in a series of events on Orkney.


14.05.2015

Ceremony of commemorative stamp franking held at the Russian Embassy

On 14 May a ceremony of commemorative stamp franking held at the Russian Embassy in London. It involved putting a special postmark on two new Russian stamps, issued to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Victory in WW2 and the 175th anniversary of the first stamp of the world - the British Penny Black.


11.05.2015

Dashi Namdakov’s sculpture She Guardian unveiled in London

On 11 May 2015 the ceremony of unveiling of a monumental sculpture She Guardian by acclaimed Russian artist, Dashi Namdakov took place at London’s Marble Arch. Ambassador Dr Alexander Yakovenko and Lord Mayor of Westminster Cllr Audrey Lewis presided over the event.


11.05.2015

Wreaths laid at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial in Scotland on the Victory Day

On 9 May 2015 on occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov and the Lord Provost of Dundee Robert Duncan laid wreaths at the International Submarine Memorial in Dundee. The memorial commemorates the lost crews of the Allied submarines based in Dundee during the World War II, including the crew of the Soviet submarine V-1 lost in 1944.


11.05.2015

Russian Medals Presented to the Scottish Veterans of the Arctic Convoy on the Victory Day

On 9 May 2015 ‘The 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War’ Medals presentation ceremony was held in Glasgow. The medals, along with the personalised limited edition wristwatch, produced in Russia under the auspices of the Russian Military History Society, were presented to 51 Veterans of the Arctic Convoys who reside in Scotland.


09.05.2015

70th anniversary of Victory in WW2 celebrated in London

On 9 May 2015 on the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, wreath laying ceremony took place at the Soviet War Memorial in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum in London. During the ceremony Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys and Soviet veterans Russian jubilee medals.


08.05.2015

Ambassador Yakovenko attends veterans' meeting

On 8 May Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko attended the traditional meeting of Red Army and British WW2 veterans, held this year in Cabinet War Rooms in London. During the event the new documentary "Red Division" was shown, and the Russian guests received replicas of the British "Arctic Star", awarded to the veterans of the Arctic Convoys.


08.05.2015

Russian coins set commemorating 70 anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic war - from Ambassador's private collection

In 2014 the Bank of Russia released 5 and 10 ruble commemorative coins, as part of a series of coins entitled “70 Years of Victory of the Soviet People in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945”. The set comprises 18 uniquely styled coins and named in honour of important battles and heroes of the Great Patriotic War.



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