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Chess school for children 5-16 years old is now accepting applications for the year 2014

В Лондоне открывается Русская шахматная школа при представительстве Россотрудничества

Dear friends!

Rossotrudnichestvo continues to accept applications to the Chess school for children 5-16 years old for 2014.

The lessons of the autumn term will be held on Tuesdays and will start on 9th of September 2014.

Start at 6:30 pm, finish at 8 pm.

You can join the School by filling out the form on the website http://ukchessacademy.com/?page_id=664 or writing to the email address russianchessclub@gmail.com

Twitter @RSGovUK

Rossotrudnichestvo new office in London (Video tour)

First floor
37 Kensington High Street
London W8 5ED UK
T: +44 (0)207 937 3355
F: +44 (0)207 937 3334

#освободитеАндрея / #freeAndrew

#освободитеАндрея / #freeAndrew

On 19 August the campaign of supporting the missing journalist Andrei Stenin, who has not been in contact with RIA Novosti Agency since 5 August. Famous journalists, photographers, bloggers and all those, who are not indifferent to the fate of the missing photographer, will post the layouts of the campaign #освободитеАндрея and #freeAndrew on their personal pages in social networks.


Konstantin Kosachev has visited the International Youth Forum “Tavrida – 2014”

Константин Косачев посетил Международный молодежный форум «Таврида – 2014»

Konstantin Kosachev has visited the International Youth Forum “Tavrida – 2014”.

On 12 August the head of Rossotrudnichestvo Konstantin Kosachev has visited the International Youth Forum “Tavrida – 2014”, which takes place in a village Orlovka near Sebastopol from 10 until 19 August.

The event is organised by the “Popular Front” “For Russia” All-Russia public movement, with the support of the “Support of Russia” All-Russian public organisation of small and medium business and the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs. Read more »

A film dedicated to the First World War 100 years anniversary was screened in London

Показ фильма к столетию начала Первой мировой войны состоялся в Лондоне

The film dedicated to the First World War 100 years anniversary was screened at the Representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London.

The first part of the film of the trilogy “Secrets of the First World War” was showed to the guests. The film tells us about one of the bloodiest wars in the history of human mankind. The author of the film’s scenario is Aleksey Chupov, the producer is Aleksandr Kolesnik. Read more »

Educational historical and cultural programme “Pushkin’s Petersburg 2014” has concluded

Завершилась образовательная программа по истории и культуре России и Санкт-Петербурга «Пушкинский Петербург-2014»

47 compatriots from 19 countries took part in the educational programme “Pushkin’s Petersburg”, studying the history and culture of Russia and St Petersburg. The programme was held from 28 July until 2 August.

The programme is organised by the St Petersburg Committee of External Affairs with support of the Russian Pushkin museum and the Institute of Russian literature (Pushkin House) of the Russia Science Academy. The programme is carried out as part of the Russian state policy in relation to its compatriots living abroad. Read more »

‘The Volkonskys Family Album’ exhibition opened in London

Выставка «Альбом семьи Волконских» открылась в Лондоне

The opening of ‘The Volkonskys Family Album’ exhibition took place on 4 August at the Representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London.

The exhibition shows a copy of the photo album, which represents an exceptional historical value. The album comprises of portraits of Volkonsky’s three family generations, their relatives, friends and Decembrists close to Volkonsky, including A.V. Podzhio, M.S. Lunin, P.I. Borisov and the others. It also interestingly represents portraits of K.A. Bergnera and prints E.I. Yakushkin. Read more »

Russian virologists arrived to Guinea to provide help in the fight against Ebola

Российские вирусологи прибыли в Гвинею для оказания помощи в борьбе с лихорадкой Эбола

Specialists from the Russian Ministry of Health arrived to Guinea to provide help to local doctors in their fight against an Ebola outbreak. Oleg Salagai, the spokesman for the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, informed that according to the decree of the Ministry of Health and Rospotrebnadzor leading Russian virologists arrived to Guinea, i.e. academician Victor Maleev from the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology and professor Mikhail Shchelkanov from the Ivanovsky Research Institute of Virology. Both specialists have experience in investigating the causes of epidemics and outbreaks of viruses. Read more »

Young compatriots from various countries arrived to Russia to take part in “Hello, Russia!” programme.

Молодые соотечественники из разных стран приехали в Россию в рамках программы «Здравствуй, Россия!»

From 4 July until 28 August as part of the Programme for years 2013-2014 to support compatriots leaving abroad approved by the Russian Federation Government decree N 1149-p from 5 July 2013, Rossotrudnichestvo organises educational trips to historical places of Russian Federation for young compatriots, winners of Russian history and culture contests, known as “Hello, Russia!”.

During the programme more than 1500 children-compatriots will visit St Petersburg and its suburbs, Moscow and towns of the “Russian Golden Ring”. They will be able to get closely acquainted with Russian history, arts and traditions. Read more »

Konstantin Kosachev attended International Forum «InterSeliger» – 2014

Константин Косачев посетил международный форум «InterSeliger» – 2014

The head of Rossorudnichestvo Konstantin Kosachev attended International Forum «InterSeliger» held in the framework of the third shift of the National Youth Educational Forum on the lake Seliger on July 28.

This year's forum was attended by delegations from 147 countries, among which young lawyers, environmentalists, designers and architects, tourists, economists and student organizations will launch “Russia in the center”.

During the forum, the head of the Federal Agency held a meeting with the Special Envoy of the UN General Secretary for Youth Ahmad Alhindavi. Read more »

Commemorative event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the First World War was held in Moscow

В Москве прошла памятная акция, посвященная 100-летию начала Первой мировой войны

A commemorative event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the First World War has taken place at the Heroes’ of the First World War memorial complex on July 27.
Chairman of the State Duma, Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the activities related to the 100th anniversary of the First World War, Sergei Naryshkin laid a wreath to the Obelisk "for those fallen in the World War of 1914-1918."

The ceremony was attended by the Head of Rossotrudnichestvo Konstantin Kosachev, special representative of the President of Russia for International Cultural Cooperation Mikhail Shvydkoi, chairman of the State Duma Committee on Education Vyacheslav Nikonov, as well as the representatives of the Russian ministries and agencies, as well as employees of the embassies of the EU. Read more »

The office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Crimea is being closed

Закрывается представительство Россотрудничества в Крыму

Based on the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on establishment and activity of cultural centers from February 27, 1998, representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo – a Branch of the Russian Center for Science and Culture (RCSC) – functions in Simferopol from June 2012.
In accordance with paragraph 7 of the statute on Rossotrudnichestvo, approved by the Presidential Decree from November 13, 2009 № 1283, the decision to abolish the representative office of the Agency is adopted by the President of the Russian Federation. Read more »

Official opening of the exhibition “Hero Cities of the Second World War” in London

Торжественное открытие выставки «Города-герои Второй мировой войны» в Лондоне

Traditional summer meeting of the Westminster Russia Forum (WRF) has taken place with support of the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo in London on July 16.

Members of the sociopolitical organization, which aims to develop Russian-British relations, took the initiative to hold a summer meeting in order to recall once more the key role of the Soviet people in the victory over Nazism. Read more »

Konstantin Kosachev attended the VI BRICS Summit in Brazil

Константин Косачев принял участие в саммите БРИКС в Бразилии

The VI BRICS Summit gathered the leaders of Russia, Brazil, India, China and South Africa in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza on July 15. The head of Rossotrudnichestvo Konstantin Kosachev attended the summit as a part of the Russian delegation. Read more »