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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

27.05.2016

Historical plaque dedicated to Tsar Nicholas I unveiled in Scotland

On May 24 in Moffat a commemorative plaque to the Russian Emperor Nicholas I was inaugurated. It is installed in the same hotel where he stayed during the trip to Scotland 200 years ago - in 1816.


25.05.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 24 May Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Donald TAYLOR, Mr Terence Ronald BISHOP, Mr Alec Richard MCCREEDY, Mr Ronald Frederick BUCKINGHAM, Mr Trevor Edward FENNA and Mr Montague WALLEY, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


20.05.2016

Visit to Falkirk

During the visit to Falkerk on 18 of May Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov had a meeting with Provost P.Reid and local councilors C.Martin and E.Mahony. They discussed prospects of regional cooperation.


20.05.2016

Pushkin Prize handed over to young writers from Scotland and St Petersburg

Pushkin Prize, established in 1986 by great granddaughter of Alexander Pushkin Lady Butter celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.


19.05.2016

Russian Ambassador to the UK met Chief Executive of the British Soil Association Mrs. Helen Browning and Director of the Natural & Organic Products Europe show Mr. Carsten Holm.

On 18 May Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met Chief Executive of the British Soil Association H.Browning and Director of the Natural & Organic Products Europe show C.Holm.


19.05.2016

Celebration of the Victory Day in the Northern Scotland

16 May 2016 the the wreaths were laid at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in Lyness, Isle of Hoy, on the shores of Scapa Flow where the Navy escort for the Convoys was being formed during the war. The memorial co-funded from Russia and Scotland was unveiled in 2009. The inscriptions on the memorial reads: “Dedicated to all those who served on the Arctic Convoys 1941-1945”.


19.05.2016

Wreaths laid at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in Loch Ewe

On 14 May 2016 wreath laying ceremony was held at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in the Cove, Loch Ewe, on the occasion of the 71th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. It was Loch Ewe where many vessels that would travel to and from the Soviet Union were stationed during the war.


18.05.2016

On the Centenary of Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

On 16 May Russian Ambassador Dr. Alexander Yakovenko and RBCC Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent took part in the annual Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) Business Forum marking its 100 anniversary. Its participants also included high-level representatives of some major banks and companies, including Vneshekonombank, VTB Capital, Volga-Dnepr, BP, Rolls-Royce, TheCityUK, and others.


18.05.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 17 May Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Bryant James WINTER, Mr Clarence BODY, Mr John ROW, Eric George LEWIS, Mr Kenneth Archer MURREY, Mr Thomas Kenneth HANCOCK and Mr Leslie Ernest COLE,who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


18.05.2016

Moscow to host World Cities Culture Summit 2016

On 17 May representatives of Moscow and London Mayor Offices signed an agreement in London for this year’s World Cities Culture Summit to be hosted in the Russan capital. The critical importance of culture in a city’s success will be at the top of the agenda when cultural leaders and officials from more than 35 major cities across the globe head to Moscow from 5-7 October.



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