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Visit to Falkirk

During the visit to Falkerk on 18 of May Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov had a meeting with Provost P.Reid and local councilors C.Martin and E.Mahony. They discussed prospects of regional cooperation.

Pushkin Prize handed over to young writers from Scotland and St Petersburg

Pushkin Prize, established in 1986 by great granddaughter of Alexander Pushkin Lady Butter celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Russian Ambassador to the UK met Chief Executive of the British Soil Association Mrs. Helen Browning and Director of the Natural & Organic Products Europe show Mr. Carsten Holm.

On 18 May Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met Chief Executive of the British Soil Association H.Browning and Director of the Natural & Organic Products Europe show C.Holm.

Celebration of the Victory Day in the Northern Scotland

16 May 2016 the the wreaths were laid at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in Lyness, Isle of Hoy, on the shores of Scapa Flow where the Navy escort for the Convoys was being formed during the war. The memorial co-funded from Russia and Scotland was unveiled in 2009. The inscriptions on the memorial reads: “Dedicated to all those who served on the Arctic Convoys 1941-1945”.

Wreaths laid at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in Loch Ewe

On 14 May 2016 wreath laying ceremony was held at the Arctic Convoys Memorial in the Cove, Loch Ewe, on the occasion of the 71th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War. It was Loch Ewe where many vessels that would travel to and from the Soviet Union were stationed during the war.

On the Centenary of Russo-British Chamber of Commerce

On 16 May Russian Ambassador Dr. Alexander Yakovenko and RBCC Patron HRH Prince Michael of Kent took part in the annual Russo-British Chamber of Commerce (RBCC) Business Forum marking its 100 anniversary. Its participants also included high-level representatives of some major banks and companies, including Vneshekonombank, VTB Capital, Volga-Dnepr, BP, Rolls-Royce, TheCityUK, and others.

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 17 May Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Bryant James WINTER, Mr Clarence BODY, Mr John ROW, Eric George LEWIS, Mr Kenneth Archer MURREY, Mr Thomas Kenneth HANCOCK and Mr Leslie Ernest COLE,who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.

Moscow to host World Cities Culture Summit 2016

On 17 May representatives of Moscow and London Mayor Offices signed an agreement in London for this year’s World Cities Culture Summit to be hosted in the Russan capital. The critical importance of culture in a city’s success will be at the top of the agenda when cultural leaders and officials from more than 35 major cities across the globe head to Moscow from 5-7 October.

Russian President sends congratulations on Victory Day to Great Patriotic War veterans in United Kingdom

Consul General of Russia in Edinburgh Andrey A.Pritsepov handed over congratulatory letter of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin on the occasion of the Victory Day to the Russian veteran of the Great Patriotic War living in Scotland Natalya I.Black.

Agricultural Attache Derbenskiy visits the British Pig and Poultry Fair 2016

On 11 May 2016 the Agricultural Attaché of the Russian Embassy visited the British Pig and Poultry Fair 2016, one of the most important agricultural industry’s shows.

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