New Zealand Embassy, Moscow, Russian Federation


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.


The newly appointed Ambassador of New Zealand to the Russian Federation H.E. Mr Hamish Cooper presented his credentials to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin on 24 January 2013.


Australians and New Zealanders, you are invited to the ANZAC Day Dawn Service which this year will take place at 6:00am sharp in the courtyard of the Residence of the Australian Ambassador.

Please register your attendance directly with the Australian Embassy by Thursday, 19 April, by phone or email:


Please visit the G'Day Moscow website to find out about AUSKI's very first "Down Under" Ball in Russia, being held at the Renaissance Moscow Monarch Centre Hotel on Saturday 3 March at 7pm.


New Zealand will hold a General Election and referendum on the voting system on Saturday 26 November 2011.

Overseas voting begins on Wednesday 9 November and closes at 4.00pm(local time) on Friday 25 November. Over this period, eligible New Zealand voters overseas will be able to download their voting papers from the elections website and return them via fax, by post, or at the Embassy Moscow (working days from 9.30am to 12.00 and 2.00 to 4.00pm).


Please click here to go to "The Malborough Express" Rugby World Cup 2011 feature, covering the arrival of the Russian Bears to Blenheim.


Dear RWC 2011 fans

As you know, the 2011 Rugby World Cup (RWC 2011) is about to start in New Zealand, with Russia in the competition for the first time.  

For those wishing to follow the action, some useful links include:


Click here to read a little about the expectations and predications of the RWC 2011 for New Zealand.

Information on all teams can be found at the Rugby World Cup 2011 official website. 



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