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PHOTO REPORTS

24.03.2010

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

27.03.2015

Ushakov Medals presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys

On 25 March Attaché of the Russian Embassy Elizaveta Vokorina and Attaché of the Russian Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov medals to five British veterans of the Arctic Convoys - Mr Calvert Townend, Mr Norman Riches, Mr Frederick Diamond, Mr Alan Brown and Mr Norman Robinson, 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 in WWII.


25.03.2015

Russian Language and Culture discussed in Glasgow University

On 25 March 2015 ‘Many Faces of Russia’ conference focused on the Russian Language and Culture was hosted by the University of Glasgow. The annual event was attended by the University’s students and lecturers and researchers as well as by the representatives of cultural organisations


21.03.2015

Russian compatriots meet in London

On 21 March 2015 the 7th Forum of Russian compatriots in Great Britain took place in London, gathering representatives of some 40 community organizations from throughout the country, as well as Russian diplomats, local councilors from London boroughs, journalists, cultural personalities.


20.03.2015

Russian Embassy representatives took part in House of Lords hearings

On 19 March 2015 the Councillors of the Russian Embassy Ivan Volodin and Sergey Nalobin took part in a seminar dedicated to the European Union Committee's report "The EU and Russia: before and beyond the crisis in Ukraine" at the House of Lords. An open and thought-provoking discussion took place. The Russian diplomats welcomed and commended the authors' balanced and professional approach to the matter in question.


19.03.2015

On participation of the Acting Head of the Federal Service on Surveillance in Healthcare of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko in the EMA Conference «Science, Medicines, Health»

On March 17-18 the European Medicines Agency Conference “Science, Medicines, Health: Patients at the heart of future innovation” was held in London. Acting Head of the Federal Service on Surveillance in Healthcare of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko took part in the EMA Forum.


19.03.2015

Ambassador Yakovenko meets leader of Newham All Stars Sports Academy Natasha Hart

On 18 March 2015 Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko took part in a celebration event at Newham All Stars Sports Academy, a youth basketball charity founded by a Russian citizen Natasha Hart and based at the University of East London.


17.03.2015

Road-show presentation in the UK of the Russian Regions’ investment potential

On 16-17 March Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Mr. Alexander Yakovenko took part in the road-show presentation of a number of Russian regions’ investment potential, organized by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives with the support of the Russian Embassy in the UK, the Russian Trade Delegation and the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce.


05.03.2015

Gift of Life charity event at the Russian Embassy

On 5 March 2015 the Embassy hosted an evening of music and poetry to help the charitable Gift of Life Foundation. The event was themed around the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova whose works were performed by the renowned Russian actress Dina Korzun and her British counterpart Jastine Waddell.


27.02.2015

Ushakov Medals presented to 11 British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Walsall

On 27 February Naval Attaché Captain Oleg Kornienko and Assistant to the Naval Attaché Commander Igor Elkin presented the Ushakov Medal to 11 British veterans of the Arctic Convoys at a ceremony in Lancaster.


25.02.2015

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

On 25 February Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy Sergey Fedichkin, Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy Sergey Belyakov and Assistant Air Attaché Lieutenant Colonel Sergey Savunov presented Ushakov Medals to 17 British veterans of the Arctic Convoys at a ceremony in Walsall.



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