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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.

Victory Day in Derby

On the 9th May at a ceremony in Derby the representatives of the Russian Embassy presented Ushakov Medals to British veterans, who were awarded these honours for their personal courage and bravery displayed during their service in the Arctic Convoys in WWII.

Wreaths laid at the Dundee International Submarine Memorial in Scotland on the Victory Day

On 9 May 2016 on occasion of the Victory Day the Consul General of the Russian Federation in Edinburgh Andrey Pritsepov and the Deputy Lord Provost of Dundee Christina Roberts laid wreaths at the International Submarine Memorial in Dundee. The memorial commemorates the lost crews of the Allied submarines based in Dundee during the World War II, including the crew of the Soviet submarine V-1 lost in 1944 and the Hero of the Soviet Union, captain II rank I.Fysanovich.

Wreaths laid in Errol at the Memorial to World WarTwo Soviet Pilots in Scotland

On 9 May 2016 at the Errol airfield, Perth and Kinross a wreath-laying ceremony was held at the commemorative plaque dedicated to the secret mission of the Soviet pilots of the Civil Air Fleet’s 1st Air Transportation Division (called Moscow Special Assignment Airgroup, MSAA in 1941-1942, and 10th Guards Air Transportation Division in 1944-1946 ) who were stationed here in 1943-44 to receive the British Albemarle planes.

Visit of the Consul General Mr Andrey Pritsepov to Stirling

During the visit to Stirling on 27 of April Consul General of Russia Mr Andrey Pritsepov had a meeting at the Stirling Castle with Councillor of the Stirling Council Fergus Wood, Head of Learning Services Craig Fletcher as well as the representatives of the Administration of the Castle.

Victory Day celebrated in Britain

A number of events commemorating 9 May - Day of Victory in WW2 were held in UK.

Ushakov Medal presented to the Arctic Convoys Veterans

On 5 May Attaché of the Embassy Oleg Shor presented the Ushakov medals to the Arctic Convoys veterans Mr Donald MITCHELL, Mr Douglas CLARK, Mr Alan Victor LIGHTMAN, George Barry CLARKE, and Mr John Baron TAYLOR, who were awarded this military honour by Decree of the President of the Russian Federation for their personal courage and bravery displayed in WWII.

Embassy visit to Birmingham

On 28 April diplomats of the Russian Embassy visited Birmingham, presenting "Illuminated chronicles of Ivan the Terrible" to the University of Birmingham Library, which received books with gratitude. Counsellor of the Russian Embassy Konstantin Shlykov presented Ushakov Medals and "70th anniversary of the Victory" medals for the Arctic Convoys veterans of Birmingham and surrounding areas. Lord Mayor Raymond Hassall, host of the event, made a welcoming speech. The event was attended by representatives of local Russian community associations Elena Denezhkina and Nadezhda Loginova, awarded with special Letters of Recognition of Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko.

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