New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation


100th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landings

25 April 2015 will mark the centenary of the landing of New Zealand and Australian soldiers – the ANZACs – on the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey.  During the Gallipoli campaign more than 2700 New Zealand soldiers lost their lives, and many more were wounded.


Figures released last week show that New Zealand’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the year ended December 2014 was 3.3%. The size of the economy for the same period was $238 billion and GDP per capita amounted to $52,720.


Statistics New Zealand has published its annual New Zealand in Profile booklet that provides statistics about the people, economy, and environment of New Zealand.


Ambassador Hamish Cooper headed a New Zealand Embassy team in the annual ‘cold plunge’ event in Moscow’s Serebryany Bor.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.


Beginning 10 December 2014 Diplomatic Missions and Consular Offices of the Russian Federation in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Myanmar and Namibia will start collecting biometric personal data as part of the visa application process.


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.


New Zealand has secured a place on the United Nations Security Council for 2015-16.

Read the Prime Minister's media release


New Zealand Ambassador Hamish Cooper made his first official visit to Vladivostok in mid-September where he met representatives of the administration of Primorye Region.

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United Nations Handbook 2014-15

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New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

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