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PHOTO REPORTS

Veterans of Arctic convoys honoured

On 24 March 2010 the Chief of the President’s Directorate of State Decorations Vladimir Osipov and Ambassador Yury Fedotov awarded a group British Arctic convoy veterans with the Russian commemorative medal “The 65th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945”. The award ceremony took place in London aboard HMS Belfast which itself participated in the Northern convoys during WW2.

British sailors who participated in the Arctic convoys with shipments for the USSR during the Second World War, are entitled to the Russian commemorative medal. A number of award ceremonies throughout the United Kingdom are scheduled.

On the same day it was announced that a number of Russian businesses, notably OPK (Joint Industrial Corporation), Severstal and Sovkomflot, will support the project to restore the historic HMS Belfast.

HMS Belfast participating in the Arctic convoys (photos courtesy of IWM)





LATEST EVENTS

29.06.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 28 June Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Robert ANDREWS, Mr John Leonard EVANS, Mr William Gilbert Harry BUTLER, Mr Samuel Eric ROBERTS, Mr Edward Alexander WILLIAMS, Mr William John ROBINSON, Mr Eric OWEN, Mr William JONES, Mr Albert JONES and Mr Leslie Walton HAILE, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


27.06.2016

Russian Embassy representatives attend the wreath-laying ceremony at RAF & Allied Air Forces Monument Service (Plymouth, 25 June 2016)

On 25 June Assistant Air Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Sergey Savunov and an Attaché of the Russian Embassy Oleg Shor participated in a wreath-laying ceremony at RAF & Allied Air Forces Monument . The event was attended by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth, military personnel, their families and veterans.


23.06.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 22 June Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Frank MARSH, Mr Thomas Alfred DICKINSON, Mr Norman BROOKES, Mr Charles PARKIN, Mr Roy DINSDALE, Mr Frank BRADSHAW, Mr Thomas TINGLE, Mr Willoughby CARL, Mr James Desmond BROOMHEAD and Mr Ronald JONES, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


22.06.2016

Visit Exchange Communications

On 20th June 2016 during a business trip to Glasgow, the Consul General Mr Andrey Pritsepov visited the head office of Exchange Communications – a leading Scottish company in the area of telecommunication technologies and met with its executive director Mr Tom Sime in order to discuss plans for increased cooperation on the Russian market. In particular, the implementation of the company’s global telecommunications know-hows and findings for the purposes of promotion of joint remote healthcare projects was discussed.


21.06.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 20 June Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr William Derrick PEACOCK, Mr Sydney SNELL, Mr Bernard William PIGOTT, Mr Robert Mervyn OVERTON, Frederick Walter CLARKE, Mr Ronald Stanley BILLINGTON, Mr Leonard Arthur BROTHERS, Mr Douglas FOGG, Mr Albert Risley WILSON and Mr Leonard Morris BARBER, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


17.06.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 10-13 June Attaché of the Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Stanley Joseph COLQUHOUN, Mr Ernest Harry EDWARDS, Mr John Douglas HUMBLE, Mr Arthur THOMPSON, Mr Roy Ormiston ELWOOD, Mr Thomas JACKSON, Mr Alexander Mitchell RUTTERFORD, Mr Fransis Leonard ROWE, Mr William FOTHERGILL, Mr Evan Richard JOHNSON, Mr Harold ROSKELL and Mr Douglas NORRIS, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


15.06.2016

Reception at the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh on the occasion of Russia Day

On 10 June 2016 a reception on the occasion of the National Day of Russia was hosted by the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh. The event was attended by the representatives of the Scottish Parliament and Government, local authorities, business, academia and Russian community, as well as the Veterans of the Great Patriotic War and the Arctic Convoys.


11.06.2016

Visit to Warrington

On 10 June at a solemn ceremony in Warrington representatives of the Russian Embassy presented Ushakov Medals to British veterans who were awarded these honours for their personal courage and bravery displayed during their service in the Arctic Convoys in WWII.


09.06.2016

Reception at the Embassy on the occasion of Russia Day

On 9 June 2016 Embassy hosted a reception on the occasion of the National holiday of the Russian Federation – Russia Day. The event was attended by Lords and Members of Parliament, representatives of British institutions, diplomatic corps, journalists, businessmen, cultural figures and artists and Russian community activists.


09.06.2016

Speeches at the unveiling of Joseph Brodsky memorial (Keele University, 6 June 2016)

Speeches at the unveiling of Joseph Brodsky memorial (Keele University, 6 June 2016)



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