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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

14.04.2015

Ushakov Medal presented to the British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Glasgow

On 8 April 2015 Ushakov Medal was presented to the veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr William Pickering by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov ‘for personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys' in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. The ceremony that took place in Glasgow was also attended by the Deputy Lord Provost Gerard Leonard and Councillor Allan Stewart.


14.04.2015

Ushakov Medal presented to the British veterans of the Arctic Convoys on the Isle of Skye

On 9 April 2015 Ushakov Medal was presented to the veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr Norman MacLeod by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov ‘for personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys' in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. The ceremony that took place in Portree, Isle of Skye, was also attended by Councillors John Gordon, Drew Millar and Ian Renwick of the Highland Council.


10.04.2015

Ambassador Yakovenko meets Field Marshal Guthrie

On 10 April Russia's Ambassador to the UK Dr. Alexander Yakovenko met a delegation of British public figures headed by Field Marshal Lord Guthrie, the former UK Chief of Defence and General Staff.


07.04.2015

Ushakov Medal presented to the British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Edinburgh

On 7 April 2015 Ushakov Medal was presented to the veteran of the Arctic Convoys Mr Andrew Fergus by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov ‘for personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys' in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. The ceremony was held at the Consulate General of Russia in Edinburgh.


07.04.2015

Presentation of Ushakov Medals to the Scottish veterans of Arctic Convoys in Inverness

On 8 November 2014 the Ushakov Medals were presented in Inverness to ten British veterans of the Arctic Convoys residing in Scotland by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov. The military decoration was awarded to the veterans for their “personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys” in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty Mrs Janet Bowen, Provost of Inverness Alex Graham, Member of the Scottish Parliament Mr Rob Gibson MSP took part at the ceremony as well as Russia’s Assistant Naval Attaché Igor Elkin and Chief of Staff at the Royal Navy HQ Scotland and Northern Ireland Mr Mark Buchan-Steele.


07.04.2015

Presentation of Ushakov Medals to the Scottish veterans of Arctic Convoys in Aberdeen

On 8 November 2014 the Ushakov Medals were presented in Aberdeen to eighteen British veterans of the Arctic Convoys residing in Scotland by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov. The military decoration was awarded to the veterans for their “personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys” in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam took part at the ceremony as well as Russia’s Assistant Naval Attaché Igor Elkin and Chief of Staff at the Royal Navy HQ Scotland and Northern Ireland Mr Mark Buchan-Steele.


07.04.2015

Presentation of Ushakov Medals to the Scottish veterans of Arctic Convoys in Glasgow

On 7 November 2014 the Ushakov Medals were presented in Glasgow to forty six British veterans of the Arctic Convoys residing in Scotland by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov. The military decoration was awarded to the veterans for their “personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys” in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. Lord Provost of Glasgow Sadie Docherty and the city’s Depute Lord Provost Gerald Leonard took part at the ceremony as well as Russia’s Assistant Naval Attaché Igor Elkin and Chief of Staff at the Royal Navy HQ Scotland and Northern Ireland Mr Mark Buchan-Steele.


07.04.2015

Presentation of Ushakov Medals to the Scottish veterans of Arctic Convoys in Edinburgh

On 6 November 2014 the Ushakov Medals were presented in Edinburgh to fifty British veterans of the Arctic Convoys residing in Scotland by the Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov. The military decoration was awarded to the veterans for their ‘‘personal courage and valour shown during the World War II while participating in the Arctic Convoys' in accordance with the Russian President's Decree No 131 of 10 March 2014. Russian Naval Attaché Oleg Kornienko and the Royal Navy Regional Commander for Scotland & Northern Ireland Chris Smith took part at the ceremony.


30.03.2015

Ushakov Medals presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys

On 27 March Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy Sergey Fedichkin presented the Ushakov Medals to Mr Peter James Bloomfield, Mr Leslie Jinks and Mr Arthur R. Howes, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed during the service in the Arctic Convoys in WWII.


28.03.2015

Dmitri Kogan performs at the Russian Embassy in London

One of the most prominent Russian violinists of today, Dmitri Kogan performed at the Russian Embassy in London on 27 March 2015. The musician played on priceless instruments by the great masters Amati, Stradivarius, del Gesu, Guadagnini and Vuillaume. The concert, attended by diplomats, business and culture personalities and prominent members of the Russian diaspora, was followed by a reception. On 30 March Dmitri Kogan will be performing at the Barbican centre (see http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=17253)



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