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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

22.09.2016

Scottish Veteran of Arctic Convoys Mr David Craig tells about his visit to 75th Anniversary of First Arctic Convoy celebration in Archangelsk

On 21st September 2016 Veteran Mr David Craig, who had attended the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of the first Arctic Convoy (codename Dervish) to Archangelsk visited the Consulate General.


15.09.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 13-14 September Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr William AVERY, Mr John GOULDING, Mr Stanley JOHNSTONE, Mr Norman Francis LANCASTER, Mr Frederick SUTHERN, Mr Stephen Kirk PEARSON, Mr Alexander KIRK, Mr Joseph M WALKER, Mr Edward DALY, Mr James Edward ARMES, Mr Douglas Norman REVELL, Mr Bishop HORACE, Mr John PODZUKITES, George Frederick JENKINS, Mr Howard Lewis HODGSON, Mr Harold WATERS, Mr Thomas SHERIDAN, Mr Albert Winn SWEETING, Mr Frank ELVIN, Mr William Edward HOPWOOD and Mr John George TIPPER, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


13.09.2016

Tribute Paid to WWII Allied Submariners at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial in Scotland in Dundee

On September 10, 2016 Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A. Pritsepov together with Lord Provost of Dundee Bob Duncan and Consuls General of other Allied countries took part at the annual Remembrance Service at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial. The annual ceremony hosted by Dundee City Council was also attended by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant Charles Webster, representatives of the Royal Navy and veterans associations.


05.09.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 2-4 September Attaché of the Embassy Vadim Retyunskiy presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Ernest CLUTTERBUCK, Mr John KNAPP, Mr Malcolm PETRIE, Mr Edward YOUNG, Mr Jack COLLINS and Mr Charles PENGELLY, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


02.09.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 1 September Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr James Edward ANDERSON, Mr Joseph BROWNSON, Mr John SNOWBALL, Mr Fred Ernest ALLEN, Mr Douglas SAYLES, Mr Albert Ernest OLDRIDGE, Mr John F. Kenneth BARRON, Mr Eric Frazer ROBINSON and Mr Terence Newey COMMINS, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.


01.09.2016

About presentation of Ushakov Medal and a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK”

During a ceremony on 30th August 2016 the Ushakov Medal and a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK” were presented to Veteran of the Arctic Convoys from England Mr John Clayburn, who arrived from England in order to attend the Gala Reception on the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the First Arctic Convoy with the codename Operation Dervish to Archangelsk.


01.09.2016

Ushakov Medal presentation ceremony

On 30th August 2016 during a presentation ceremony at the Consulate General the Ushakov Medal and a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK” were presented to Veteran Mr Richard Butterfield from Newcastle upon Tyne.


01.09.2016

Ushakov Medal presented to Veteran of the Arctic Convoys

On 30th August 2016 the Consul General Mr Andrey Pritsepov presented the Ushakov Medal and a personalized officer wrist watch “VOSTOK” to an English Veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr Richard Aston.


01.09.2016

Princess Anne visits Arkhangelsk

During her visit to Arkhangelsk Princess Anne, accompanied by the chairman of the Russian State Duma, Sergei Naryshkin, visited the exhibition "Dervish: Caravans of Victory" at the North Sea Museum and presented a UK state award – the Arctic Star Medal – to the museum.


31.08.2016

Arkhangelsk Commemorates 75th Anniversary of First Arctic Convoy

The city of Arkhangelsk is hosting a series of events to mark the 75th anniversary of the arrival of the first Allied Lend-Lease convoy to provide military supplies and food to the USSR in order to bolster the Soviet war effort against the Axis powers.



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