New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation


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.


The New Zealand Minister of Trade, Hon Tim Groser, visited Moscow from 2-5 April. 


New Zealand Embassy Consul, Mark Westenra visited Kazan last week with his counterparts from the British and Canadian Embassies.  They went to check out how preparations were coming along for the International University Summer Sports tournament, Universiade, which will be held there 6-17 July this year. 


The New Zealand Ambassador and colleagues from the Embassy met on 13 March with Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), Victor Khristenko. New Zealand is developing a constructive working relationship with the EEC, as well as with all three of the Customs Union member countries. Though resident in Moscow, the Ambassador is also accredited as the New Zealand Ambassador to the other Customs Union countries – Kazakhstan and Belarus.

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