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23rd July 2015 Moscow, Russia

Sir Martyn Poliakoff

Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the Royal Society

On UK-Russia scientific cooperation

Guest blog by Sir Martyn Poliakoff, Foreign Secretary and Vice-President of the Royal Society I am delighted to be contributing to the Embassy’s blog. I am a British chemist, born in London, with a Russian father and English mother. I work at the University of Nottingham, and my research is focussed on Green Chemistry, a […]

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7th May 2015 Moscow, Russia

Martin Harris

by Martin Harris

Minister and Deputy Head of Mission to Russia

Triumph and Tragedy: remembering World War II – Guest post by Jon Sharp, Consul General in Ekaterinburg

A number of military anniversaries are being celebrated at the moment. Earlier this month there were striking images from the centenary of the Gallipoli landings. I’m sure there will be similar scenes throughout the period leading to 2018 and the centenary of the ending of World War I. In Russia we have been marking the […]

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5th March 2015 Moscow, Russia

Martin Harris

by Martin Harris

Minister and Deputy Head of Mission to Russia

International Women, acting together against domestic violence

International Women’s Day is a huge festival in Russia, and the biggest sales day of the year for florists across the country. But yesterday in Ekaterinburg we marked the occasion with a more practical demonstration of what International Women’s Day means. With support from our Consulate in Ekaterinburg, the directors of womens’ crisis centres and […]

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28th November 2014 Moscow, Russia

Martin Harris

by Martin Harris

Minister and Deputy Head of Mission to Russia

In St.Andrew’s footsteps

St Andrew may not be my name saint, but he is my adopted one. I’ve been following him around all my life, born in Scotland and serving in three of the other countries that have St Andrew as their patron saint – Ukraine, Romania and Russia. Indeed he was in the background before I was […]

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14th November 2014 Moscow, Russia

Martin Harris

by Martin Harris

Minister and Deputy Head of Mission to Russia

The Baltic Convoys

This week I have been commemorating Remembrance Day in the Russian Arctic port city of Murmansk, destination of the famous Arctic Convoys that ran the gauntlet of German submarines on the northern supply route between Britain and the Soviet Union during the Second World War. I have also been reflecting on a different convoy in […]

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