New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation


On 4-5 November, at the invitation of the Russian Foreign Minister H.E. Sergey Lavrov, New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Murray McCully made an official working visit to the Russian Federation. 


During a recent visit to Murmansk, Embassy staff took time out to visit the Arctic Convoys memorial and pay their respects. 


28 August 2013

The Ministry for Primary Industries has received results confirming that the bacteria found in the whey protein concentrate (WPC) manufactured by Fonterra is not Clostridium botulinum. The organism is confirmed as Clostridium sporogenes. It is therefore not capable of producing botulism causing toxins.


New Zealand’s Valerie Adams has become the most successful shot putter in history, winning a fourth world title at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Monday.


On Tuesday 9 July Marcus Scoliege, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s Trade Commissioner to Russia visited Moscow for regular talks with Embassy staff and to formally welcome recently appointed Business Development Manager, Mikhail Sobolev.


The New Zealand men's and women's sevens teams completed a stunning double by winning their World Cup finals in Moscow on 30 June.

The women set the tone with a comprehensive 29-12 win over Canada in their final.

The All Blacks Sevens immediately took up the challenge to beat England 33-0 in their final.

Both finals were played in soaking conditions as thunderstorms blitzed the Russian capital.


The Embassy was pleased to support a highly successful visit to Russia from 20-24 May by leading New Zealand agri-business companies, and representatives of New Zealand government agencies involved in promotion of trade and investment, and policy relating to agri-business. 


Martin Tate has agreed to serve another term as New Zealand’s Honorary Consul in Vladivostok. 


This year, for the first time, Australian Ambassador Paul Myler and New Zealand Ambassador Hamish Cooper laid wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in the Alexandrovskiy Gardens.


New Zealanders and Australians are invited to attend an Anzac Day Dawn Service in Moscow on Thursday 25 April, followed by a Gunfire Breakfast.

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