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.
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.
On 18 April, as part of the annual Cultural Heritage Day in Moscow, the New Zealand Embassy opened its doors to visitors, giving them an unique opportunity for a closer look at the building that is otherwise closed for sightseeing.
UN Women in Uzbekistan with the support of the Women’s Committee of Uzbekistan and the New Zealand Embassy in Moscow have implemented a project to support women’s economic empowerment in the Karakalpakstan region, a region that has been severely affected by the shrinking of the Aral Sea.