The Australian and New Zealand Embassies held a memorial service at 11.00 am on Thursday 24 July, in honour of the citizens and residents of Australia and New Zealand that were on board Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 when it crashed in eastern Ukraine on 17 July.
On 5 July, the New Zealand Embassy’s public affairs advisor made a field visit to the Fayzabad District, Tajikistan to inspect an agricultural project jointly supported by New Zealand Embassy in Moscow and the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand has released a performance dashboard on the New Zealand economy to provide an alternative way of thinking about how New Zealand performs relative to other countries.
On 9 June the New Zealand Embassy in Moscow warmly welcomed Mr Greg Paul and a team of New Zealand rally drivers in their classic cars. The team arrived in Moscow as part of a 60 day overland journey that has seen them cover large tracks of China, Mongolia and Russia.
The Australian and New Zealand communities in Moscow, with Russian guests and representatives of other Embassies, gathered early on 25 April at the residence of the Australian Ambassador for a traditional Dawn Service to commemorate Anzac Day.