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The Embassy of Russia in London is the diplomatic mission of Russia in the United Kingdom.[1] The main building and Consular section is located at 5 and 6-7 Kensington Palace Gardens at the junction with Bayswater Road, with the Ambassador's Residence located in a separate building at 13 Kensington Palace Gardens (Harrington House).[2] Russia also maintains a Defence Attaché's Office at 44 Millfield Lane, Highgate and an Office of the Trade Representative at 33 Highgate West Hill, Highgate.[3]

Embassy of Russia in London
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LocationKensington, London
Address6/7 Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4QP
Coordinates51°30′28.1″N 0°11′27.4″W / 51.507806°N 0.190944°W / 51.507806; -0.190944Coordinates: 51°30′28.1″N 0°11′27.4″W / 51.507806°N 0.190944°W / 51.507806; -0.190944
AmbassadorAlexander Vladimirovich Yakovenko

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HistoryEdit

The embassy of the Russian Empire was located at Chesham Place, Belgravia;[4] this then functioned as the Embassy of the new Soviet Union from 1924-27.[5] Diplomatic relations were suspended during the period 1927-29 and following their resumption the Soviet government moved to the various buildings on Kensington Palace Gardens which were inherited by the Russian Federation following the dissolution of the USSR.[6]

ProtestsEdit

The embassy has seen several protests over the years:

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 8 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 December 2013.
  2. ^ "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 8 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 December 2013.
  3. ^ "The London Diplomatic List" (PDF). 8 December 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 December 2013.
  4. ^ "NO.13 KENSINGTON PALACE GARDENS: HARRINGTON HOUSE". 8 December 2013.
  5. ^ "NO.13 KENSINGTON PALACE GARDENS: HARRINGTON HOUSE". 8 December 2013.
  6. ^ "NO.13 KENSINGTON PALACE GARDENS: HARRINGTON HOUSE". 8 December 2013.
  7. ^ "CAMPAIGNERS CONDEMN RUSSIA'S USE OF CLUSTER BOMBS". 19 August 2008.
  8. ^ Bloxham, Andy (10 August 2008). "Anti-Russian protest by pro-Georgians outside London embassy". The Daily Telegraph.
  9. ^ "London protest against Russia ban on Moscow Gay Pride". 1 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Russian Embassy protest supports 'Pussy Riot' - London". 23 April 2012.
  11. ^ "Russia protests to Britain regarding attack on Russian Embassy in London". 7 August 2012.
  12. ^ "Russian Embassy protest supports 'Pussy Riot' - London". BBC News. 5 October 2013.
  13. ^ "Protest to free Kieron Bryan at the Russian Embassy, London". 2 November 2013.
  14. ^ Grafton-Green, Patrick. "Hundreds protest against 'gay concentration camps' in Chechnya outside London's Russian Embassy". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 13 April 2017.

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