Events

2015

19 June 2015 – Russian Tourism Road Show «Visit Russia» was held in Hong Kong.

18 June 2015 – in the framework of celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in World War II the photo exhibition “Victory 1945. 70 years of Great Celebration” was opened in the University of Macao.

11 June 2015 – the Consulate General hosted a State Reception on the occasion of the Russia Day. The official address from the Hong Kong side was delivered by Mr. Rimsky Yuen, the Secretary of Justice of the HKSAR Government.

7 May 2015 – the Consulate General hosted a reception on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in the World War II. Hon. Mr. Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary for Home Affairs of the Hong Kong Government delivered welcome remarks.

1 April 2015 – the Opening Ceremony of the Russian Cultural Festival took place in the Hong Kong City Hall. Hon. Mr. Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary for Home Affairs of the Hong Kong SAR delivered his welcome remarks and Mrs. Edita Isaakyan, Deputy Head of the Department of State Supporting of the Professional and Folk Arts of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation read out the address by Mr Vladimir Medinsky, the Minister of Сulture of Russia. The Program of the Festival included performance by the Horn Orchestra of Russia, “an Unusual Concert” by Sergey Obratsov puppet theatre, “A Gala of Russian Dance” performance by the Krasnoyarsk State Academic Dance Company of Siberia and photo exhibition “The Best of Russia”

18-25 March 2015 – Russian Film Week took place at the Hong Kong Film Archive as a part of the Festival of Russian Culture in the HKSAR. The Hon. Mr. Tsang Tak-sing, Minister for Home Affairs of Hong Kong, officiated the Opening ceremony and delivered welcome remarks. The program of the Film Week included 7 modern Russian movies: “Stalingrad”, “Champions”, “Vasilisa”, “Fort Ross”, “Spiral”, “Speak Of The Devil”, “22 Minutes”.

12 February 2015 – the Consulate General of the Russian Federation and the Consulate General of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the HKSAR hosted a reception on the occasion of the launch of the Eurasian Economic Union (1 January 2015).

2014

15 December 2014 – the Consulate General hosted a reception for compatriots living in Hong Kong and Macao. The function was also attended by the representatives of the Russian companies including “Aeroflot”, “VEB”, “Gazprombank”, “FESCO”, “Russian Caviar House”.

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1-3 December 2014 – delegation of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation headed by Mr. Dmitry Kryukov, the Adviser to the Minister attended MIPIM Asia Property Leaders Summit in Hong Kong. Mr. Kryukov had meetings at the Innovation and Technology commission of the Hong Kong Government, Hong Kong Science Technology Parks Corporation, Hong Kong Applied Technology and Research Institute and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company.

1-3 December 2014 – delegation of the Ministry of Construction Industry, Housing and Utilities Sector of the Russian Federation headed by Mr. Alexander Plutnik, Secretary of State – Deputy Minister attended MIPIM Asia Property Leaders Summit in Hong Kong.

Mr. Plutnik had meetings with Mr. Yau Shing Mu, the Undersecretary for Transport and Housing and Mr. Eric Ma, the Undersecretary for Development.

1-3 December 2014 – delegation of Moscow City Government headed by the Deputy Mayor for city planning policy Mr. M.Khusnullin attended MIPIM Asia Property Leaders Summit in Hong Kong.

The Deputy Mayor had a meeting with Hon. Paul Chan, Secretary for Development of the HKSAR.

24 November 2014 – the Consulate General hosted a reception on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of its re-establishment in the Hong Kong SAR and the Macao SAR, PRC. Hon. Mr. Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary for Home Affairs of Hong Kong delivered welcome remarks.

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17-18 November 2014 – Russian Tourism Road Show “Successful Russia” was held in Hong Kong.

8 and 15 November 2014 – Russia’s rugby team won two-test series Ustinov Cup against Hong Kong team as part of the Autumn International Series (31:10, 39:27).

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28 October 2014 – in the framework of Russia-Hong Kong Memorandum of understanding on cultural co-operation signed in September 2011, a large-scale exhibition “Treasures from Tsarskoye Selo, Residence of the Russian Monarchs” opened at the Hong Kong Museum of History.

The officiating guests at the ceremony included the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Tsang Tak-sing; the Consul-General of the Russian Federation in Hong Kong and Macao, Mr Vladimir Kalinin; the Director of the Tsarskoye Selo State Museum-Preserve,  Ms Olga Taratynova; the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, Ms Michelle Li; and the Museum Director of the Hong Kong Museum of History, Ms Susanna Siu.

The exhibition, which comprises more than 400 artifacts will last until March 16, 2016.

6-11 October 2014 – delegation of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation took part in the 9th International Forum on the electronic Apostille Program (e-APP) in Hong Kong.

20-21 September 2014 – official delegation headed by Mrs. Valentina MATVIENKO, the Chairperson of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, paid a working visit to Hong Kong. Madame Chairperson had a working breakfast with Mr. Jasper Tsang, President of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong and a meeting with Chief Executive of the HKSAR, PRC Mr. Leung Chung-ying.

18-22 August 2014 – delegation of the Russian Federation took part in 40th Transportation Working Group (TPTWG) Meeting in the HKSAR, PRC. The Russian side was represented by members of the Ministry of Transport of Russia, OJSC “Russian Railways”, OJSC “Aeroflot Airlines”, Volga-Dnepr Group, The Noncommercial Partnership for Development and Use of Navigation Technologies (GLONASS Union).

11 June 2014 – the Consulate General hosted a State Reception on the occasion of the Russia Day. The official address from the Hong Kong side was delivered by Mr. John Tsang, the Financial Secretary of the HKSAR, PRC.

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20-21 May 2014 – a delegation of the Moscow Government headed by Mr. Sergei Sobyanin, the Mayor of Moscow paid a visit to Hong Kong. The Mayor had a meeting with Chief Executive Leung Chung-ying.

19 May 2014 – official opening ceremony of the Russian state bank Vneshekonombank (VEB) subsidiary VEB Asia took place in Hong Kong.

17 April 2014 – the delegation of the Republic of Tatarstan headed by the President Mr. Rustam Minnikhanov paid a working visit to Hong Kong. Mr. Minnikhanov held meetings with Hon. Mr. John Tsang, the Finance Minister of the HKSAR as well as with the executive management of HKTDC. Besides, the delegation inspected facilities of the Hong Kong Science Park and had a working lunch with the top Hong Kong and Asia-Pacific businessmen.

14-17 April 2014 – the delegation of Moscow Government headed by Moscow Government Minister and Head of the Department of City Property Mr. V.Yefimov came with a working visit to Hong Kong. The delegation had several meeting with the officials of the Administration of the HKSAR and held a presentation of investment projects during an investment conference “Russian-Chinese Dialogue: Investment Cooperation Development”.

1-3 April 2014 – Mr. Oleg Markov, Vice-Governor of Saint Petersburg paid a working visit to Hong Kong. He had meetings with Prof. K C CHAN, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, Mr. Joseph LAI, Permanent Secretary for Transport & Housing and Mr. Andrew WONG, Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development.

21 February 2014 – Mr. Anton Siluanov, Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation, paid a working visit to Hong Kong. He had meetings with the Financial Secretary Hon. John Tsang and foreign investors.

11 February 2014 – Mr. Igor Morgulov, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia met in Hong Kong with Hon. Tsang Tak-sing, Secretary for Home Affairs of the Hong Kong SAR. The sides discussed further development of Russia-Hong Kong cooperation with an accent to economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.

14-16 January 2014 – the delegation of the St. Petersburg Administration, headed by the Governor Mr. Georgy Poltavchenko visited Hong Kong to participate in the First St. Petersburg Investment Forum in Hong Kong. Mr.Poltavchenko had a meeting with the Honorable Secretary of Finance Mr.John Tsang and visited the headquarters of the Shanghai industrial investment company, which is financing a large-scale comprehensive community project “Pearl of the Baltic Sea”.

14 January 2014 - the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to PRC Mr. Andrey Denisov paid a courtesy call to the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Song Zhe. Consul General V.Kalinin also attended the meeting.

13-14 January 2014 – Mr. Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Finance Minister of Russia, took part in the 7th Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong.

2013 year

4-7 November 2013 – delegation of the Government of Moscow headed by the Deputy Mayor for city planning policy Mr. M.Khusnullin paid a visit to Hong Kong to attend the International Congress on commercial real estate “MIPIM – Asia 2013”.

21 October 2013 – an opening ceremony of the ‘Russian Film Week in Hong Kong” took place at the Hong Kong Film Archive. Minister for Home affairs of Hong Kong Mr. Tsang Tak-sing and the Consul-General of Russia Mr. Vladimir Kalinin delivered their welcome remarks.

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11 June 2013 – the Consulate General hosted a State Reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation. The official address from the Hong Kong side was delivered by Chief Secretary for Administration Hon. Carry Lam Chen Yuet-ngor. 7-12 October 2013 – delegation of the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation, headed by Deputy Head Mr. S.Komlichenko paid an official visit to Hong Kong. Hong Kong and Russian Customs have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Co-operation and Mutual Administrative Assistance (MoU).

25-30 August 2013 – the delegation of the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation participated in the 59th World Statistics Congress (WSC) of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) in Hong Kong.

20-22 August 2013 – the Third Round of IPPA negotiations took place in Hong Kong SAR, PRC.

25 June 2013 – official opening of a new international rating agency “United Rating Credit Group” took place in Hong Kong with the Russian company “RusRating” being one of its three founding shareholders. Consul General V.Kalinin addressed the participants with a speech.

14 June 2013 – the Consul-General Mr. Vladimir Kalinin delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the First Russian Film Festival in Hong Kong.

11 June 2013 – the Consulate General hosted a State Reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation. The official address from the Hong Kong side was delivered by Chief Secretary for Administration Hon. Carry Lam Chen Yuet-ngor.

4 June 2013 – the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to PRC Mr. Andrey Denisov paid a courtesy call to the Secretary for Administration and Justice of Macao SAR Florinda da Rosa Silva Chan. ConsulGeneral V.Kalinin also attended the meeting.

3 June 2013 – the 7th conference of the Russian compatriots residing in PRC took place in Macao. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to PRC Mr. Andrey Denisov and Consul General Vladimir Kalinin delivered the speeches.

22 May 2013 – a bright performance ‘Uniquely Russian’ was given by Yuri Bashmet, the outstanding violist of the modern age, at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts , as a part of the 60th Anniversary Tour to celebrate musician’s great contribution to the world music and culture. 5-8 May 2013 the International Congress on Regional Development took place in Hong Kong. The Congress has received a welcome speech from the Consul-General Mr. Vladimir A. Kalinin. Mr. Victor N. Krasilnikov, First Vice-President of the International Union of Economists, was one of the main speakers of the Plenary Session of the Congress.

8-10 April 2013 – the delegation of the Ministry of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation headed by the Director of the Infrastructure Projects Department Mr. Dmitry M. Alkhazov visited Hong Kong to participate in the conference “The Broadband Asia 2013”.

28-30 March 2013 – Mr.Yevgeny Velikhov, the Secretary of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation paid a visit to Hong Kong.

21-25 February 2013 – the world’s biggest sailing vessel the Sedov berthed in Hong Kong in the framework of its 14-months world voyage, welcoming aboard its numerous visitors. During 3 days more than 20 thousand people enjoyed this exhibition.

8-10 February 2013 – Chairman of Russian Supreme Arbitration Court Anton A. Ivanov and his colleagues visited Hong Kong.

6 February-29 – April 2013 the exhibition ‘Fabergé: Legacy of Imperial Russia’, jointly organized by the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, the Moscow Kremlin Museums and the Fersman Mineralogical Museum, took place in Hong Kong. At its solemn opening the speeches were delivered by the Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing, by the Consul-General Mr. V.Kalinin and by the representatives of the museum “Moscow Kremlin”.

24-25 January 2013 – the delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation headed by the Deputy Minister Mr. Alexander B. Povalko visited Hong Kong.

24-25 January 2013 – Mr. Sergei V. Mikhailov the Director General of the ITARTASS News Agency, visited Hong Kong and Makao.

2012 year

12-16 December 2012 – Moscow Government delegation headed by the Deputy Head of the Department of International Relations Mr. Vladimir V. Lebedev visited Hong Kong.

6-7 December 2012 – the celebrations dedicated to 300 years of the Russian Orthodox Mission in China took place in Hong Kong with the support of the Russian Consulate General.

7-11 November 2012 – Deputy Head of the Department of science, industrial policy and entrepreneurship of the Government of Moscow Mr. Mikhail A. An visited Hong Kong.

6-11 November 2012 – Mr. Alexander D.Zhukov, the First Deputy of the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, the President of the Olympic Committee of the Russia paid a visit to Hong Kong and Makao, where he participated in the foundation meeting of the International Committee of the Games “Children of Asia”.

4-10 November 2012 – Dmitry E. Glushko, the Vice-President of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia), paid a visit to Hong Kong.

25-28 September 2012 – Mr. Ivan D. Grachev, Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Russian Federation for Energy, and Mr. Alexey N. Moshkov, Head of the Special Technical Measures Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation took part in the 4th International Conference “Confidence and Security in the Information Society”.

9-10 September 2012 – visit of the delegation of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) headed by Mr. Anatoly N. Skrybykin, the Deputy Chairman of the Government.

5-6 July 2012 – was held the 3rd Annual Russia & CIS Investment Summit examines the trade and investment opportunities for Asian investors. The event was opened by Vladimir Kalinin, the Russian Federation’s Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macao SARs. Mr. V.Kalinin highlighted the importance of Hong Kong and China as trade and investment partners to the Russian Federation.

22-24 June 2012 – in celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Establishment of the HKSAR the concerts of the “International military tattoo” presented by world famous military bands took place. The Central Frontier ensemble of Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation participated in the performances.

19 June 2012 – the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China on Mutual Exemption of Visa Requirements was signed in Macao. The Agreement was signed by the Ambassador of Russia in PRC Mr. Sergey S. Razov and the Secretary for Administration and Justice of Macao SAR Florinda da Rosa Silva Chan, both duly authorized by the respective Governments. The Agreement allows the citizens of the Russian Federation and the residents of Macao SAR to be exempted from visa requirements for staying in Russia and Macao for the duration of 30 days.

11 June 2012 – The Consulate General hosted a State Reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation. The official address from the Hong Kong side was delivered by Secretary for Justice Wong Yan Lung.

9 June 2012 – The Consul-General Mr. V.Kalinin delivered his speech at the reception hosted by the Russian language Centre in Hong Kong on the occasion of the Day of Russian language.

29 May 2012 – a concert of the famous Russian guitarist Ana Likhacheva was held in the Tsuen Wan Town Hall.

22 May 2012 – In connection with granting the consular patent the Consul-General of the Russian Federation Mr.V.Kalinin paid a courtesy call on the Chief Executive of the Macao Special Administrative Region (PRC) Mr. Fernando Chui, on the Commissioner of the MFA of PRC in Macao SAR Mr. Hu Zhengyue and on the Director of Protocol of the Macao Government Mr. Daniel Fung.

11 May – 10 June 2012 – the International Paleontological Exhibition and Lyuba were moved to the Hong Kong Museum of Sciences, where it continued its tour.

4-5 May 2012 – the performances of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of the well known Russian conductor A.Lazarev took place.

22-23 April 2012 – during the official visit to PRC the Minister of Telecommunications of the Russian Federation I.Schegolev visited Hong Kong.

12 April – 10 May 2012 – in the Hong Kong Financial Center took place an International Paleontological Exhibition, the central piece of it was the 40,000 years old baby mammoth Lyuba, the remains of which were found in the year 2007 in Yamal, Russia. The exhibit belongs to the “Yamal Nenets Regional Museum and Exhibition Centre named after I.S.Shemanovsky”.

7 January 2012 – was held the Christmas Party in the Russian Language Center. 40 kids from 3 to 12 years old took part in it.

2011 year

30 November 2011 – Mr. Vladimir A. Kalinin arrived in Hong Kong and assumed his duty as the Consul-General of the Russian Federation in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Macau Special Administrative Region, PRC.

29-30 November 2011 – Renaissance Capital, the leading emerging markets investment bank, held its 2nd Annual Emerging Markets Investor Conference in Hong Kong

25 November – 2 December 2011 – the delegation of the Lipetsk region of the Russian Federation headed by Vice-Governor Mr. S.Sologub visited Hong Kong.

15 November 2011 – Russia’s VTB Capital has opened a Hong Kong office to develop its business in the Asia Pacific region.

13-18 November 2011 – the Russian National Youth Football Team visited Hong Kong. The team played 2 friendly matches vs. their Hong Kong counterparts. Both matches were won by the Russian team.

9 November 2011 – Russian Consulate General in the Hong Kong SAR hosted a Unity Day Reception for Russian compatriots residing in Hong Kong and Macao.

25-30 September 2011 – The Secretary of Home Affair of the Hong Kong SAR Mr. Tsang Tak-sing visited Russia. In Moscow he had talks with the Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation Mrs. Ekaterina Chukovskaya. During the meeting the Memorandum of Understanding on cultural co-operation was signed. Mr. Tsang Tak-sing also had a meeting with the Minister of Culture and the Ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Policy of the Russian Federation Mr. Mutko.

22-23 August 2011 – The First Deputy Prime-Minister of the Russian Federation Mr. Igor Shuvalov visited Hong Kong in the frame of his official visit to PRC.

8-10 July 2011 – in the «Hong Kong Cultural Theatre» in the frame of the International Arts Festival took place the several performance of the Moscow Circus on Ice.

16-18 June 2011 – took place St.Petersburg International Economic Forum, which was visited by the Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury Prof. K C Chan, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Mr. Norman Chan and Chairman of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Mr. Ronald Arculli.

10 June 2011 – The Consulate General hosted a Reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation.

21 and 29 May 2011 – the Russian movie “Alexandra” directed by Aleksandr Sokurov was screened at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

25 June 2011 – was held a concert “The Great Russian Songs” at the Hong Kong City Hall, which was presented by the charitable organization “Lai Cho Tin Memorial Music Development Association”. The choir performed a great number of Russian folk songs and several romances.

16-18 June 2011 – took place St.Petersburg International Economic Forum, which was visited by the Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury Prof. K C Chan, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority Mr. Norman Chan and Chairman of the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Mr. Ronald Arculli.

10 June 2011 – The Consulate General hosted a Reception on the occasion of the National Day of the Russian Federation.

21 and 29 May 2011 – the Russian movie “Alexandra” directed by Aleksandr Sokurov was screened at the Hong Kong Arts Centre.

16-17 of April 2011 – the President of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr Dmitry Medvedev visited Hong Kong SAR with the official visit. During the talks with the HKSAR Chief Executive H.E. Mr. Donald Tsang were broached the issues of buildup of the bilateral cooperation in different spheres and the expansion of mutual investments. In the course of the visit Mr. Medvedev also took part in the luncheon with the local business community and visited the Hong Kong Stock exchange.

4 of April – in the “Rea Square” gallery took place the opening of the exhibition of children’s paintings dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the first human space flight. In the course of the event the Consul-General of the Russian Federation Mr. Sergey Gritsay led the awarding ceremony of the students of the Hong Kong Creativity School – winners of the 8th International Ecological Forum “The Green Planet”.