15 August 2018
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Annual week of cultural, sports and business events

Eastern Seasons returns to London from 28 November to 5 December 2016 with a week of cultural, sports and business events that will strengthen ties between the people of Eastern and Western Europe.
A key highlight of the week is the Russian-British Business Forum: Partnerships for Growth, New Strategies on 29 – 30 November, which aims to shape the agenda of trade and economic co-operation. The Forum will bring together some of Europe’s most powerful business and finance officials to discuss the challenges and opportunities for bilateral trade and economic cooperation between the UK and Russia. The key organizer of the event is Russian Trade Delegation in the UK. 200 attendees and 50 spokespeople will attend, representing a wide range of industries and interests at governmental and corporate level.
Eastern Seasons opens on 28 November with a captivating public classical music performance for music lovers entitled Time Regained, at the Royal Over-Seas League World Headquarters on St James’ Street. International virtuoso harpsichordist, Mahan Esfahani, will perform a compelling programme of baroque and contemporary classics together with the London-based Russian Virtuosi of Europe orchestra under direction of Yuri Zhislin.
An exclusive tennis tournament at the prestigious Queen’s Club will bring together international businessmen, politicians and government officials from the EU, the UK and Russia for a touch of healthy competition.
The finale of the week’s events will take place on 5 December, bringing together the most influential personalities from business, sport and culture for the Eastern Seasons Gala Dinner in support of charity partner Street Child United. Held in the bright and grand interiors of One Marylebone, this elegant fine dining event will be hosted by Sky Sports Presenter, David Garrido, with entertainment from talent such as British singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and award-winning international ballet star, Sergei Polunin. The evening will feature a charity auction, to raise money for the Street Child World Cup, to take place in Russia in 2018.

More info: http://www.easternseasons.com/



Agricultural Attache Derbenskiy visits the Royal Welsh Show 2018.

On 23 Jule 2018 the Agricultural Attaché of the Russian Embassy Vladimir Derbenskiy visited the Royal Welsh Show 2018, one of the most important exhibitions in the Welsh agricultural industry.


Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko hosts Young Diplomats Forum

On 4th July the Russian Embassy hosted a meeting with the participants of the 10th edition of Young Diplomats Forum. The Ambassador of the Russian Federation Dr. Alexander Yakovenko gave a speech on the importance of diplomacy in the world, the role of Russia on the international stage, Russia-UK relations and answered numerous questions.


Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko visits Anton Chekhov Garden at Hampton Court Flower Show

On 2 July Russia’s Ambassador to UK Dr Alexander Yakovenko attended the opening of the Anton Chekhov Garden at the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show.


Agricultural Attaché Derbenskiy visits the Royal Highland Show 2018

On 21 June 2018 the Agricultural Attaché of the Russian Embassy Vladimir Derbenskiy visited the Royal Highland Show 2018, one of the most important exhibitions in the Scottish agricultural industry.


Russian Order of Friendship presented to Declan Donnellan

On 19 June 2018 Ambassador Dr Alexander Yakovenko awarded the British theatre director Declan Donnellan with the Russian Order of Friendship for his contribution to bilateral cultural relations.


Remarks by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at the "Growing Up Bilingual: Educational Perspectives" seminar, 14 June 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, In today's diverse and multicultural world the importance of language training has become more and more significant. This has a special importance for children from diasporas, including the Russian speaking diaspora in Britain. While living in the English language environment, even kids from families, where Russian is spoken at home, lose language skills without learning Russian at school. This is why we commend supplementary Russian schools, like Znaniye.


Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko’s remarks at the Russia Day Reception, 13 June 2018

Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, friends, I am delighted to welcome all of you today on the occasion of Russia’s National Day. This year has been very important for us. We have had Presidential elections in Russia. A new Government has been formed. We have identified our new goals – to effectively use the global economy growth factors, to achieve breakthroughs in the economy, social welfare, research and education, to significantly improve the quality of life. President Putin has plans to speed up Russian economy higher than average world growth and to make it the fifth largest economy in the world. These are our national priorities.


Artem Novichenkov speaks at the Russian Embassy

On 7 June the prominent Russian literature scholar Artem Novichenkov gave a lecture at the Ambassador’s Residence on the topic “Dystopia: challenge of the present or fear for the future”.


Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko meets Professor Anthony Briggs

On 6 June, Russian Language Day, celebrated on the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, Russian Ambassador to the UK Dr Alexander Yakovenko met the distinguished scholar of Russian Professor Anthony Briggs.


Brentwood Imperial Youth Band visits Russian Embassy

On 30 May 2018 the Brentwood Imperial Youth Band gave a performance at the Russian Embassy to mark their upcoming participation in the Kremlin military tattoo "Spasskaya Tower". The musicians played a selection of British and Russian tunes and were greeted by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko. The event was organized with the help of the Rossotrudnichestvo mission.

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