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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

20.04.2018

Victory Day Celebrations in the UK

Several memorial events will be held in UK 2018 to celebrate the Victory Day.

5 MayOxfordshire car run. Starting point – stopover service 4, Motorway Service Area, Windsor Road, A355, Beaconsfield HP9 2SE from 11:00. The car run starts at 13:00. At 14:00 a festival will be held at "Haine Farmers" Oxfordshire, OX7 5QB https://www.facebook.com/events/904796229916318/  

5 May at 12 часов a Family concert dedicated to Victory Day takes place at Church of Holy Trinity, 98 Edinburgh Road, Northampton NN2 6QP. Tickets cost 5 £

6 May – Immortal Regiment march will be held in Derby, starting at 11:00. More info here https://www.facebook.com/groups/707785302696119/about/ "Immortal Regiment" is a rally of remembrance: people carry photos of their family members who fought in WWII. All British friends whose ancestors fought in the War are welcome to join this regiment of peace and gratitude.

6 May Victory Day celebrations in Mansfield at 15:00 at Cooltura Pub аnd Dining, Broxtow Drive, NG18 2JE Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. https://www.facebook.com/events/571089273237723/ 

6 May 18:00 in London the Victory Day concert at St Stephen's Church, Gloucester Rd, SW7 4RL London, supported by the . “Russian heritage” charity. For programme and tickets see https://billetto.co.uk/e/victory-day-concert-tickets-273284

6 May a lecture on Northern convoys will be held at «Boswell Book Festival», Dumfries House, Ayrshire.
Find out more here: https://www.boswellbookfestival.co.uk/…/david-craig-and-joh…

6 MayAct of remembrance and Immortal Regiment rally will be held in Manchester at 13:00 at Manchester Cenotaph, Princess Street.

7 May act of remembrance will be held at Dundee and Errol at 10.50
Find out more: https://www.google.co.uk/…/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x48865c…

7 May at 13.30 flowers will be laid at the war memorial on Errol airfield. More info here:
https://www.google.ru/…/@56.4…/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e0

7 May, Leeds: meeting with British and Russian WW2 veterans and concert (admission free). 17:00St Chad’s Parish Centre, Otley Road, Far Headingle LS16 5JT

9 May at 10:45 flowers will be laid at the Soviet War Memorial near the Imperial War Museum in London (address: Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ). https://www.facebook.com/events/1646683578778724/ 

9 May at 13:00: Act of remembrance and laying wreaths at the Cenotaph near the Belfast City Hall

9 May Immortal Regiment rally will be held in London at 14:30, starting from Trafalgar Square. https://www.facebook.com/events/577516289284387/ 

9 May Immortal Regiment rally will also be held in Cardiff at 14:00. Starting point at the City Hall near the Museum.

9 May Immortal Regiment rally in Edinburgh starting at 17:00  Adam Smith Statue, 192 The Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1RB. https://www.facebook.com/events/166139754092369/ 

9 May Victory Day concert of the Russian Community Council takes place at 18:00 at Rossotrudnichenstvo (floor 1, 37 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 5ED). Free entrance. https://www.facebook.com/events/1692537077480545/ 

9 May “Mazaika Duo” concert, dedicated to Victory Day, takes place at 19:00 at the Pushkin House (5A Bloomsbury Square, WC1A 2TA). Tickets cost £15-£35.

http://www.pushkinhouse.org/events/2014/5/9/concert-mazaika-duo-war-songs

12 and 13 May an act of remembrance will be held at Loch Ewe.

12 May at 17:00 an act of remembrance will be held at Aberdeen at 5 Menzies Road, Aberdeen.

13 May flowers will be laid at Northern convoys memorial (time will be determined later).
Memorial is situated here: https://www.google.ru/…/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0…

 

 On the eve of the Victory Day, celebrated on 9 May in Russia, many Russians, including those who live in Britain, wear a symbol of remembrance – orange and black St.George’s ribbon, which can be obtained free of charge from the Embassy (applications with your postal address and a self-addressed envelope with a 2nd class stamp should be sent by post to 6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP).




LATEST EVENTS

18.08.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s comment on anti-Russian statement by Minister of State Mark Field

We have taken note of the speech by Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mark Field in the Philippines during his tour of Southeast Asia. The Minister has irresponsibly stated, inter alia, that “in recent years many countries have fallen victim to Russian state aggression”. These accusations are absolutely misleading. As we have emphasized over and over again at various levels, Russia does not threaten anyone. The UK, on the other hand, in recent years together with the US have initiated aggression in Iraq, destroyed Libya and committed an act of aggression against Syria this April by launching a massive missile attack on its territory.


17.08.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question on cooperation between the UK and the OPCW with regard to the investigation of Salisbury and Amesbury incidents

Question: How would you comment on the recent information regarding the OPCW experts’ visit to the UK upon the British authorities request for “technical assistance” in the framework of the investigation of the Amesbury incident? Answer: First of all, we would like to point out that the Embassy has learned about the OPCW experts’ visit to the UK from the media publications. Unfortunately, the British side continiously refuses to launch a transparent and independent international investigation.


17.08.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question on the UK plans to provide assistance for Idlib province in Syria

Question: How would you comment on the statement by the UK government on its intention to provide assistance for Idlib province in Syria? Answer: We monitor closely the modalities of the UK assistance in Syria, what are its objectives and who are its recipients. The official British statement issued today indicates that the assistance will be provided to Idlib province. Moreover, according to the statement, around 3 million civilians “have sought shelter” in this area, while “many have already been displaced multiple times”.


16.08.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question concerning possible reputational costs to the UK and the US following the Salisbury incident

Question: How would you comment on the claims that the refusal of the British authorities to cooperate with Russia on the investigation of the Salisbury incident might damage the UK international reputation? Answer: The Embassy is still concerned about the lack of information regarding condition and whereabouts of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Unfortunately, the British authorities continue to refuse us consular access to them. The UK government ignores numerous relevant requests for legal assistance sent by the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation to the Home Office. This is a clear breach of UK international obligations.


16.08.2018 - Agricultural Attaché Vladimir Derbenskiy visits School of Veterinary Sciences University of Bristol

On 15 August 2018 the Agricultural Attaché of the Russian Embassy Vladimir Derbenskiy visited the School of Veterinary Sciences University of Bristol.


15.08.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s comment on the UK media speculations around the Arctic

We have taken note of a number of publications in the British media (including today's issue of the Daily Telegraph), presenting the conclusions of the House of Commons Defence Sub-Committee report "On thin ice: UK defence in the Arctic" as evidence of “a serious threat to Britain from Russia on the Arctic flank”. On this false basis the authors of the pieces call for enhancing the UK military potential in the region as well as an overall increase in the government defence spending.


13.08.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question on the prospects of the UK involvement in humanitarian assistance to Syria

Q: How do you assess the prospects of the UK involvement in humanitarian efforts to help the Syrian people? A: Our contacts at the FCO clearly show that the UK government, unfortunately, is not ready to change its position and join the international efforts aimed at providing assistance for the people of Syria. We do not see any practical steps by the official London in this direction, although, in our opinion, now is just the right time to act. However, British authorities do not go beyond expressing concerns over the Syrian population’s sufferings.


13.08.2018 - Foreign Ministry statement

On August 8, the US administration announced the imminent imposition of new sanctions against Russia on the basis of the US national law on Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination. Our country is accused of having used chemical weapons in connection with the so-called Skripal case, although no one has yet been able to provide any evidence of this, and the British side, despite our repeated requests, refuses to cooperate in the investigation of the March 4 Salisbury incident.


10.08.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question concerning the investigation of the death of Nikolay Glushkov

Q.: 12 August marks five months since the mysterious death of the Russian citizen Nikolay Glushkov in London. Has any clarity been established in this case? A.: Unfortunately, we have to state that no clarity has been established as the British authorities continue to ignore our requests. Since 26 April, when Assistant Commissioner of the Met Police Mr Neil Basu QPM informed us about the course of the investigation into Mr Glushkov’s death, only the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has contacted the Embassy with the request to address all correspondence on this case not to the police, as it was advised earlier, but to the FCO in the first instance.


10.08.2018 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question concerning the new US sanctions against Russia in relation to the Salisbury incident

Question: How does the Embassy assess the introduction of the new US sanctions following the accusations that Russia is responsible for the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury? Answer: It seems as if the US, as it was in the case of the Russian diplomats’ expulsion in March, has come to the rescue of London in their double game, while the British authorities are unable to present any credible evidence in support of their argument that Russia is responsible for the Salisbury incident. It has been publicly claimed for a long time that the decision of the Western bloc countries to expel Russian diplomats attests to Russia’s guilt in the Salisbury incident. The same logic is exploited herein: if the US is imposing new anti-Russian sanctions for the Salisbury incident, then a critical mass of evidence that allows to act in such way has been allegedly accumulated. At the same time the US itself, according to our Embassy in Washington, “refused to answer our follow-up questions, claiming that the information is classified”.



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