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Ushakov medals presented to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys in Leeds

On 21 October Third Secretary of the Russian Embassy Elizaveta Vokorina, Attaché of the Russian Embassy Mr Oleg Shor, Attaché of the Russian Embassy Elena Gorshkova and Assistant Naval Attaché Commander Dmitry Sharapov presented the Ushakov medals to British veterans of the Arctic Convoys at a ceremony in Leeds.
Participants of the ceremony, which took place at Leeds City Hall, were warmly welcomed by The Lord Mayor of Leeds Gerry Harper. Speaking on behalf of the Russian Government, Mrs Elizabeth Vokorina thanked the veterans for their invaluable contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany.
Over 100 guests, including veterans’ families, representatives of the local authorities and press took part in the ceremony.

Nationals of the United Kingdom awarded the Ushakov Medal on 21 October 2016 in Leeds

ANNETT John Muskett
ASHTON Ronald Ernest
CARR Ronald George
CORDEN Edwin
DENBY Ralph Nettleton
FAY Claude
FIRTH Arthur
HODGSON John
INGALL
Albert Kenneth
LOCKWOOD Joseph Herbert
MAEER Cyril
MALLINSON Gordon
MATHIESON Robert McCallum
MAUNDRILL William Thomas
MCWILLIAM Alexander Frederick
MELLER Frank
MELLOR Geoffrey
NORRIS Keith
PITT Frank Henry
RAISTRICK John Charles
SCOTT Milton
SOWDEN Stanley
STORER William Burden
WALL John Thomas
WARRILLOW James Alfred
WIGGINS Philip Edward
WILLIAMS Thomas Henry

 





LATEST EVENTS

19.06.2018

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.


15.06.2018

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.


13.06.2018

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.


07.06.2018

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”.


06.06.2018

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.


30.05.2018

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.


29.05.2018

Alexander Yakovenko visits Oxford University

On 29 May 2018 Russian Ambassador Dr. Alexander Yakovenko visited Oxford University. The Ambassador saw the collections of Russian art at the Ashmolean Museum and presented a sculpture of William Shakespeare by the Honoured Artist of Russia, member of the Russian Academy of Arts Leonty Usov to the museum.


25.05.2018

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko presents prizes to the winners of the Russia2018Quiz dedicated to the 2018 World Cup

On 25 May 2018 the Russian Ambassador Yakovenko hosted the first 11 winners of the #Russia2018Quiz on Embassy’s Twitter account @RussianEmbassy, dedicated to the FIFA World Cup, to be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018. Our guests come from various cities of England, Scotland and Germany. The winners received prizes – full set of official World Cup merchandise - from the Ambassador and enjoyed an exclusive tour of the residence.


09.05.2018

Victory Day celebrated in Britain

On 9 May 2018 the Victory in the Great Patriotic War was celebrated in London with a traditional wreath laying ceremony at the Soviet War Memorial near the Imperial War Museum. The participants included Russian and British veterans, representatives of the UK authorities, Embassies of Russia and other CIS countries, NGOs, Russian community. The "Immortal Regiment" of descendants of WW2 soldiers marched in London from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square along the Whitehall. Around 3500 people took part in this remembrance rally. Other events took place in Manchester, Derby, Leeds, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and other cities.


10.04.2018

“Read Russia” stand opens at the London Book Fair

On 10 April Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko jointly with the Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications Mr Vladimir Grigoriev visited the official opening of the Russian national stand “Read Russia” at the 47th International London Book Fair (LBF-2018) at Olympia exhibition centre, London. “Read Russia” project is a traditional participant of London Book Fair. 2018 it presents over 500 book titles mostly by modern authors.



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