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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

26.08.2014

The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 26 August ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy. On behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin Ambassador of Russia to UK Alexander Yakovenko solemnly presented Ushakov medals to 34 veterans of the Arctic convoys (prize list attached).


22.08.2014

Ushakov Medals presented to three British veterans of the Arctic Convoys

On 22 August 2014 three Britons, Mr James Alec Haine, Mr Cecil Desmond Cox and Mr Alec Geoffrey King were presented the Ushakov Medals awarded to them 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.


21.08.2014

The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 21 August ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy. On behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin Ambassador of Russia to UK Alexander Yakovenko solemnly presented Ushakov medals to 23 veterans of the Arctic convoys (prize list attached).


19.08.2014

The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 19 August ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy. On behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin Ambassador of Russia to UK Alexander Yakovenko solemnly presented Ushakov medals to 34 veterans of the Arctic convoys (prize list attached).


12.08.2014

The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 12 August ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy. On behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin Ambassador of Russia to UK Alexander Yakovenko solemnly presented Ushakov medals to 28 veterans of the Arctic convoys (prize list attached).


11.08.2014

The Ushakov medal awarding on Isle of Man

On 9 – 10 August 2014 Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy Tikhon Kirichenko and Attaché of the Russian Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy visited the Isle of Man to award the Arctic Convoys’ veterans. The Ushakov Medals were presented to the following veterans residing on the Island: Mr Roger Ellison, Mr Kenneth Jones, and Mr Gordon Cowley.


07.08.2014

The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 7 August Minister-Counsellor of the Russian Embassy Alexander Kramarenko solemnly presented Ushakov medals to 17 veterans of the Arctic convoys at the Russian Embassy (prize list attached).


05.08.2014

The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 5 August ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy.


31.07.2014

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met with His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom at St George Coptic Orthodox Cathedral.

31 July Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko has been received by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom, at St George Coptic Orthodox Cathedral. They discussed the situation in the Middle East and situation with the Christian minority in this region.


31.07.2014

The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 31 July another ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy.



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