Группа из 20 британских участников арктических морских конвоев Второй Мировой войны 9 мая будет награждена именными медалями Ушакова. Награды уже доставлены в Лондон.
The award ceremony will be held on board HMS Belfast, Interfax reports. At the same time, a ceremony will take place to mark the 69th anniversary of victory in World War II and remember the heroism of participants of the Arctic convoys.
The founder and organizer of the London celebrations, Evgeny Kasevin, says: "According to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of 10 March, 2014, No. 131 'On awarding Ushakov Medals to citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland', which lists approximately 3,000 names of British Arctic convoy veterans, the Russian Foreign Ministry and the Russian Embassy in London will organize awards for the first group of British veterans on 9 May.
A delegation of the Russian veterans will visit in London during the public holidays. The honorable guests of the ceremony will include the Russian Ambassador to Great Britain, Alexander Yakovenko, the former head of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom, Lord David Richards, the Minister for Justice and Civil Liberties and Member of Parliament, Simon Hughes, and representatives of partners of the event - VTB Capital, Petropavlovsk Group and Sovcomflot. At the end of the celebration, there will be a gala concert with the participation of Russian and British artists.
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