Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow



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Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow

Embassy of the United Kingdom
in Moscow
Coordinates 55°45′01″N 37°34′37″E / 55.75028°N 37.57694°E / 55.75028; 37.57694Coordinates: 55°45′01″N 37°34′37″E / 55.75028°N 37.57694°E / 55.75028; 37.57694
Location Arbat, Moscow
Address 10 Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya, Arbat, Moscow
Ambassador Dr Laurie Bristow CMG LVO MBE
Website Office Website

The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Moscow is the chief diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in the Russian Federation. It is located at 10 Smolenskaya Naberezhnaya (Russian: Смоленская набережная, 10) in the Arbat District of Moscow. The current Ambassador is Dr Laurie Bristow CMG.

History

The Embassy site at 10 Smolenskaya Embankment, comprising 0.92 hectares, was offered to the British Government in the mid-1960s and exchanged for two sites in London by an Agreement signed in March 1987. The building contains offices for 250 Embassy staff; 31 flats for staff and facilities for their recreation and welfare, including swimming pool and cafeteria; medical centre and kindergarten; workshops and stores; and covered car parking for 85 cars. The architects of the embassy were Ahrends, Burton and Koralek (ABK) of London and Dublin. The Embassy was officially opened by Anne, Princess Royal on 17 May 2000.

In 2007 a sculpture of Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson as portrayed by Vasily Livanov and Vitaly Solomin was erected on the embankment alongside the embassy (sculptor Andrey Orlov).

Outside Moscow

Outside Moscow, there are British Consulates-General in St Petersburg and Ekaterinburg where the senior officer is known as the Consul-General.

See also




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