Sirha food expo

Sirha food expo Today Icelandic lamb meat was being promoted at the Sirha food expo in Moscow by La Mareé. The company is selling the product to restaurants in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Moscow International Travel and Tourism EXPO

Moscow International Travel and Tourism EXPO From Wednesday the 19th of until Saturday the 22nd of March Promote Iceland, in cooperation with Embassy of Iceland Moscow, manned a stand at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT). The exhibition is the biggest tourism show in Russia with tens of thousands of visitors. Tourism from Russia to Iceland has increased by 27,5% in the first two months of the year 2014 compared with 2013.

Luxury supermarket promotion

Luxury supermarket promotion On Tuesday the 18th of March Ambassador Jónsson invited representatives of Russian luxury supermarkets and meat distributers to a tasting and promotion of Icelandic food products at his residence. Chef Friðrik Sigurðsson, of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, prepared some samples of Icelandic cuisine. Icelandic lamb meat, various types of fish, water, dairy products, canned goods and dried fish were among the many products introduced to the guests.

Icelandair promotion in Moscow

Icelandair promotion in Moscow On Monday the 17th of March Embassy of Iceland Moscow and Icelandair invited around 90 members of the Russian Tourism industry and Icelandic tourism companies to visit the Embassy. The guest were introduced to Iceland as a destination for Russian tourists, told about Icelandair´s direct flights from St. Petersburg to Iceland and given a taste of Icelandic culinary expertise by Chef Friðrik Sigurðsson.

New MAREL branch office in Russia

New MAREL branch office in Russia On 26 Feruary Ambassador Jónsson took part in opening a branch office for the Icelandic company MAREL FOOD SYSTEMS IN Leninsk Kuznetsky in Keromovo region.

Iceland at PROD EXPO

Iceland at PROD EXPO The PROD EXPO international food exhibition takes place this week in Moscow. It includes an Icelandic stand run by the company G.Ingason which exports various fish products to Russia. Strong emphasis has in recent years been put on cod liver in cans and has met with success. Now millions of cans of this wholesome Icelandic product reach the Russian market.

Visa couriers

Iceland accepts visa couriers that can hand in applications for visas on behalf of those traveling to Iceland under the following rules.

celandic Russian bilateral trade talks

Icelandic Russian bilateral trade talks were held in Reykjavik this week. Up for discussion were matters related to tourism, meat and fish exports, telecommunication, investment opportunities and energy projects.

Tourism workshop

Tourism workshop On January 13th representatives of 15 Icelandic tourism companies and about 50 Russian travel agents met for a workshop organized by Promote Iceland and Embassy of Iceland Moscow.

Ambassador on Moscow Pravda Radio

Ambassador on Moscow Pravda Radio Ambassador Jónsson was interviewed by Moscow Pravda Radio. The focus of the interview was on Icelandic history and culture, but also Icelandic Russian relations in the areas of tourism and geothermal. http://mospravda.ru/

Advent reading

Advent reading On Saturday Ambassador Jónsson welcomed almost 90 Russian guests at the Icelandic residence in Moscow to listen to Veniamin Smekhov, renowned Russian actor, read from Gunnar Gunnarssons book “Advent”.

Geothermal cooporation

Geothermal cooporation Ambassador Jónsson met today with Mr. Igor Slyunyayev, Minister for Regional Dvelopment, to talk about the relationship between Iceland and Russia with emphasis on cooperation on the utilization of geothermal energy. Special discussion took place about a district heating project in Tomsk region, which is being prepared with Icelandic participation.

Russians honored

Russians honored At a Christmas festival for Icelanders and friends of Iceland in Moscow three people were honored for their contribution to the promotion of Icelandic culture and language in Russia.

Promoting Icelandic food products in Moscow

Promoting Icelandic food products in Moscow The Embassy of Iceland in Moscow is working with Promote Iceland and Icelandic producers of meat, fish and water to promote their products in Russia. The project is threefold, a show on Russian TV, reception for clients and a master class for top Russian chefs.

New Honorary Consul in St. Petersburg

New Honorary Consul in St. Petersburg Iceland has reestablished the office of Honorary Consul in St. Petersburg. Consul Boris Victorovich Ivanov has received his credentials and the consulate is open during office hours.

Moscow International Energy Week

Moscow International Energy Week The 8th Moscow International Energy Week started on the 28th of October. One of the Keynote addresses during the opening session was made by H.E. Ambassador Jónsson.

70 years of diplomatic relataions

70 years of diplomatic relataions On October 4th 2013 we celebrate the anniversary of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Iceland and Russia. On this occasion an exchange of letters took place in the Foreign Ministries in Moscow and Reykjavik and representatives tourism industry were invited to the Embassy for consultations.

"Advent" in a Russian translation and photography exhibition

Today a presentation of the book „Advent“ by Gunnar Gunnarsson will held at Gallery Fotoloft. At the same time a photography exhibition will be opened featuring the works of Sigurjón Pétursson, the photos are inspired by the book „Advent“.

Kjarval exhibition in St. Petersburg

Kjarval exhibition in St. Petersburg The President of Iceland, Mr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, has today opened an exhibition of the works Jóhannes Kjarval at the Marble Palace of the Russian State museum in St. Petersburg. The exhibition will run from the 26th September till the 4th of November.

Flights to St. Petersburg and visa issues

Flights to St. Petersburg and visa issues Today is the last direct Icelandair flight from St. Petersburg to Iceland this year, the flights will start again next spring, a good idea for next year is to book early for flights to Iceland or beyond to 12 destinations in North America. In connection with the commencement of direct flight the Icelandic Embassy in Moscow started issuing Schengen visas.
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