22.08.2013

Round table on Russian Language and Russian Culture in Iceland - August 27-30

Round table on Russian Language and Russian Culture in Iceland - August 27-30 The Society for the Russian–Icelandic Friendship (ODRI) and the Society for Cultural Relations with Russia «MIR» will host a round table "Russian Language and Russian Culture in Iceland" in Reykjavík August 27-30 2013.
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13.08.2013

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships

The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2014. The Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve their knowledge of the Icelandic language, culture and society.
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09.08.2013

Icelandair and Rossiya Airlines sign cooperation agreement

Icelandair and Rossiya Airlines sign cooperation agreement Icelandair and Rossiya Airlines customers can now purchase one ticket and travel to any of the destinations within the flight network of both airlines in Russia, Iceland, North America or Europe. This is based on a cooperation agreement signed between the two airlines. Icelandair is also in cooperation with Finnair, SAS, Alaska Airlines, JetBlue, Frontier, WestJet, Porter Airlines and Air Greenland. Icelandair started flights to St. Petersburg in June of 2013.
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06.08.2013

Staff change at Embassy

Mr. Hreinn Pálsson has taken over as deputy head of mission from Mr. Bjarni Sigtryggsson as of the 1st. of August 2013.
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04.06.2013

Icelandair begins flights to Saint Petersburg

Icelandair begins flights to Saint Petersburg The first direct flight by Icelandair to Saint Petersburg took place on 1st of June.
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02.04.2013

Embassy moves back to Khlebnyi per. 28

The Embassy will be closed on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 3-5 April while it is being moved back to it´s former premises on Khlebnyi per. 28, which have been renovated. It will be open for business again on Monday 8 April.
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02.04.2013

Icelandair

On 20-21 March the Ambassador and his wife, Ása Baldvinsdóttir, had meetings with senior officials in Saint Petersburg and in the administration of the Leningrad region to discuss relations between Iceland and the Russian Federation and to introduce Icelandair, who will begin scheduled flights to Pulkova airport on 1st of June.
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22.03.2013

Absentee Voting video

Absentee Voting video Information on absentee voting is abailable in a video.
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19.03.2013

Visit to the State Polar Academy in Saint Petersburg

The Ambassador and his wife visited the State Polar Academy in Saint Petersburg on 19 March.
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11.03.2013

Gus Gus in Moscow

Gus Gus in Moscow This Wednesday, 13 March, the popular Icelandic Music Group Gus Gus will be performing at Club Milk in Moscow.
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13.02.2013

More Icelandic food products on the Russian market

More Icelandic food products on the Russian market Sales of specially prepared quality products of Icelandic lamb meat into the demanding upper-scale Russian market has increased steadily the past three years since the Icelandic food producers SS and KS started participating in the annual ProdExpo Food Exhibition in Moscow. Along with quality cuts of mutton and horse meat, the total export has almost quadruplicated.
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28.01.2013

Iceland welcomes acquittal in Icesave case

The EFTA Court ruling on Icesave rejected all claims by the EFTA Surveillance Authority that Iceland should be declared in breach of the EEA Agreement. The Court rejected the claim that Iceland has breached the Deposit Guarantee Directive or has discriminated against depositors contrary to EEA law. It is a considerable satisfaction that Iceland´s defence has won the day in the Icesave case; the EFTA Court ruling brings to a close an important stage in a long saga.
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14.12.2012

Direct flights between Iceland and Russia to begin in 2013

Both Icelandair and the Russian airline Transaero are planning direct flights between Iceland and Russia in 2013.
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15.11.2012

Cooperation on geothermal energy

Cooperation on geothermal energy The Ambassador met on 14 November with Mr. Anton Iniytscin, Deputy Minister for Energy, to to discuss the cooperation between Iceland and Russia in energy and ways in which it can be enhanced and further developed.
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15.11.2012

Visit to Krasnodar

Visit to Krasnodar The Ambassador visited Krasnodar on 12 November with representatives of Loftleidir-Icelandic and Marel for meetings about aviation and food processing.
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16.10.2012

CCP´s game Eve Online

CCP´s game Eve Online CCP, the Icelandic video game developer and publisher took part in Igromir 2012 video game exhibition in Moscow at the beginning of October.
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16.10.2012

Árstíðir in Moscow

Árstíðir in Moscow The Icelandic gropu Árstíðir played for an audience of about 800 people at the Moscow International House of Music on 6 October.
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16.10.2012

Halldór Laxness - 110th birthday celebration

Halldór Laxness - 110th birthday celebration The Iceland Club held a conference on 12 October about the great Icelandic author and Nobel laureate, Halldór Laxness, in celebration of his 110th birthday this year.
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05.10.2012

Minister Skarphéðinsson addresses the UN General Assembly

Minister Skarphéðinsson addresses the UN General Assembly Össur Skarphéðinsson, Icelandic Minister for Foreign Affairs, called for reform of the United Nations Security Council in his address to the UN General Assembly this weekend.
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