Rousing Launch for The Great Baltic Adventure taking ale to Russia
The Great Baltic Adventure, the first cargo of Russian Imperial Stout to be shipped to St.Petersburg in more than 100 years, was given a rousing Launch Send-off at Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, London, last Saturday (14 May 2011). At a ceremony held at ‘The Dial Arch’ pub, Royal Arsenal, the Deputy Mayor of Greenwich, Cllr. Jim Gillman, wished the voyage every success and a safe journey.
Russian Railways Yakunin on working visit to United States
Russian Railways President Vladimir Yakunin is on a working visit to the United States of America. On 11 May 2011, he had a meeting with Robert VanderClute, Senior Vice President for Safety and Operations of the Association of American Railroads, and Robert Reum, President of Amsted Industries.
British and Russians commemorate Victory Day
I joined in a formidable display of British-Russian solidarity yesterday on the quarterdeck of HMS Belfast, the retired Royal Navy light cruiser permanently achored on the Thames between the London and Tower bridges.
The occasion was Victory Day and the commemoration of the Arctic convoys through which British merchant navy ships with Royal Navy escorts, of which the Belfast is the last survivor, sailed through the icy Arctic waters to deliver to Murmansk and Arkhangelsk much needed arms, clothing and food to sustain the Soviet armed forces in their Second Front against the Nazi war machine.
Herbalife launches Russian manufacturing
US direct marketing company Herbalife has launched local manufacturing in Russia in partnership with CM Michel company. Since April 2011 Herbalife Ltd. has provided consumers with the first products manufactured in Russia — the line of body care creams "White tea". Herbalife’s new products were developed according the specifics of Russian market and consumers demands.
Medvedev says Russia committed to peace and global stability
Hague, not Cameron to go to St Petersburg June investor forum
David Cameron, British prime minister will not attend the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2011 on June 16-18, sending foreign scretary William Hague in his stead, BSR has learned from British and Russian sources. Chinese President Hu Jintao, Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodrigues Zapatero, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Finnish President Tarja Halonen, President of the Dominican Republic Leonel Antonio Fernandez Reyna, and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa have all confirmed they will take part in the Forum, Russian Economic Development Ministry has confirmed.
Britain invites Khloponin to Northern Ireland
By John Bonar
Lord Wallace of Saltaire, government whip in the British upper house of parliament, the Lords, with departmental responsibilities covering the FCO, the Ministry of Defence, and the Department for Education revealed in a House of Lords debate on Chechnya and the North Caucasus on Friday that the British government have invited Alexander Khloponin, a Russian deputy Prime Minister and the federally appointed administrator for the north Caucasus, to visit the United Kingdom.
Russian Special Economic Zones seek British investors
Targetting British manufacturing, research and technology development firms representatives from Russian Special Economic Zones are hosting a presentation in London on 26th May.
The event, which is free of charge, is being sponsored by the Russian JSC 'SEZ' and is supported by The Russia House Ltd and the Trade Delegation of the Russian Federation in the UK.
BP Welcomes Rosneft as New Partner in German Refining Joint Venture
BP today welcomed Rosneft as its new partner in its German refining joint venture, Ruhr Oel GmbH (ROG).
This follows the completion of the deal announced last October in which BP’s existing partner, PdVSA of Venezuela, agreed to sell its 50 per cent interest in the joint venture to Rosneft. The deal became effective from 1 May 2011.