p.m.This will be followed by a showing of a DVD, a documentary
film by a Russian TV producer, premiered in Kirkwall, "Who Am I " follows TV
producer Alexander Korobko's journey after DNA research revealed he had
Orcadian ancestry. This is the man who arranged for the stone for the
first man in space, Yuri Gagarin, to be placed at Skara Brae in 2008,
bringing Yuri's friend Georgi Grechko to Orkney for the ceremony.
by local children on Wednesday 9th October, at 2.30 in Nairn United Reformed Church
17 марта 2013 года в Лондоне закончился ежегодный уже 6-й по счету Форум российских соотечественников Великобритании. На съезд приехали более 100 делегатов: официальные гости из России и стран Европы, а также местные активисты из разных районов Соединенного Королевства.Закончился форум торжественным награждением «Успешный соотечественник», третий год подряд лучших активистов общины отмечают в 8 номинациях:- за организацию и проведение общественных и благотворительных мероприятий диаспоры награждена Елена Рид из Шотландской организации The Highland-Russia Connection Charity.
The 6th annual Forum for Russian Compatriots in the UK took place in London on March the 17th 2013 . More than 100 delegates and official guests from Russia and other European countries attended, as well as local activists from different parts of the United Kingdom.
The Forum ended with the "Compatriot of the year" award ceremony. For the third year running the best community activists were nominated in 8 categories and as a result, for organizing and carrying out social and charitable activities, an award was presented to Elena Reid from the Scottish organization The Highland-Russia Connection Charity.
On May the 9th over 40 veterans are finally to be presented with the Arctic Star medal from the government after years of campaigning.
For information on the events commemorating the Arctic Convoys please click on the link below.
- Current Location:United Kingdom,Wester Ross
An opera masterclass by Oksana Lesnichaya of the Bolshoi theatre, Moscow
Entry free, Donations to the Cathedral funds would be much appreciated
Evening, Thursday 7th March
Concert performed by Oksana Lesnichaya; soprano star of the Bolshoi Theatre!
Inverness Town House @ 7.30pm Tickets on sale at Eden Court
Afternoon, Friday 8th March
Inverness Town House @ 2pm-4.30pm Free Entry. An open afternoon event with members of The Moscow Caledonian Club including Oksana Lesnichaya, of the Bolshoi Theatre along with Inverness Provost Cllr Alex Graham and officials, followed by a lecture on “A Scottish Champion of Russian Culture, Joseph Macleod and the Russian Theatre ”, presented by Dr. Murray Frame of the University of Dundee. The event also includes a lecture on the Scottish impact on Russian History presented by both Dr Dmitry Fedosov, Institute of General History, Russian Academy of Sciences and Professor Paul Dukes of Aberdeen University. The second half of this event will include a short performance by Oksana Lesnichaya and will be followed by traditional Scottish music and Gaelic singing demonstrated by local performers.
Evening, Friday 8th of March
Family Ceilidh with Russian guests at The Royal British Legion,Nairn 8.00 - 11 p.m. Tickets at the door
For enquiries relating to the above events please contact Elena Reid of the Highland-Russia Connection Charity (Reg No SC040352) on 01667 456245
This project has been supported by the Inverness Common Good Fund
1. Saturday 17th Nov. Sponsored walk through Culbin Forest.
2. Friday the 30th of November (St Andrew's Night ,as Saint Andrew is the patron saint of both Scotland and Russia) . We have arranged a quiz night to be held in Uncle Bob’s bar,Nairn. If anyone wishes to take part in the quiz please come along at 7.30, £5 per team of 4
3. Mon 10th Dec at Sainsbury‘s, 4-7pm, a Music and dance performance by the children; bag-packing by the parents.
4.Tues 11th Dec, at Sainsbury’s, 4-7pm, we have arranged for a ’Santa’ to appear in the store, with children assisting him.
This project is kindly supported by The Co-operative Community Foundation.
Art and Sport come together for a remarkable event.
On a single day this summer, on 25th August 2012 (new rescheduled date), two amateur football matches will take place in a Scottish forest, as part of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival. Forest Pitch by Craig Coulthard is a celebration of art and sport that revives the original spirit of the modern Olympics.
A member of our charity is taking part in the project. For more details, please see the Forest Pitch website.