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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05.10.2012

Stjarnan football club played in Krasnogorsk

Stjarnan football club played in Krasnogorsk Stjarnan from Iceland lost 3-1 against fellow debutants FK Zorkiy in their second leg of the UEFA Women’s football Champions League round of 32 in Krasnogorsk in Russia on Thursday.
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02.10.2012

Árstíðir

Árstíðir The Icelandic group Árstíðir (Seasons) is on tour in Russia on 2-6 October.
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24.09.2012

Nordic weeks in St. Petersburg 2012

Nordic weeks in St. Petersburg 2012 From 22 September to 23 October 2012, the Nordic Weeks will be traditionally taking place in St Petersburg
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24.09.2012

Iceland presented as a winter tourist destination

Iceland presented as a winter tourist destination On 20 September the Russian tour operator Jazz Tours presented Iceland in word and film as a winter destination for tourists.
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20.09.2012

Icelandic participation in World Food Moscow 2012

Icelandic participation in World Food Moscow 2012 Representatives of five Icelandic fish exporters participated in World Food Moscow on 17-20 September.
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12.09.2012

GusGus concerts

GusGus concerts The Icelandic group GusGus have a concert at the P!pl club in Moscow on 13 September at 9 p.m
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07.09.2012

You Are In Control Conference 4. - 6. Nov 2012, Reykjavík

Between November 4-6 2012, Reykjavik will host the 5th edition of You Are In Control, a hothouse for creatives and thinkers interested in cross-platform explorations and ideas relating to future business models created by the digital revolution.
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06.09.2012

Iceland the Most Popular Ecotourism Destination

The readers of National Geographic Traveller Russia have selected Iceland as the best ecotourism destination in the World. About twenty thousand readers took part in the selection and twenty countries and companies received awards related to tourism. In the May issue of National Geographic Traveller Russia there was an article about Iceland and there will be more information and photos on ecotourism in Iceland in the next issue.
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19.07.2012

Amiina concert in Moscow Museon park on 28 July 2012 at 20.00

Amiina concert in Moscow Museon park on 28 July 2012 at 20.00 Amiina band is coming to Moscow with a concert on 28 July 2012 at 20.00.
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18.07.2012

Hjálmar band concert on 26 July 2012 at B2 club

Hjálmar band concert on 26 July 2012 at B2 club The Icelandic band Hjalmar is coming to Moscow with their new programme to present at B2 club on 26 July 2012 .
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14.06.2012

Meetings in St. Petersburg

Meetings in St. Petersburg Ambassador Jónsson visited St Petersburg on 7-8 June. He met with Deputy Governor Alexander Prokhorenko to discuss Icelandic-Russian relations and with Mr. Grigory Goldovsky, acting director of the State Russian Museum to discuss an exhibition of the works of Kjarval, one of Iceland´s greatest painters, at the Museum in the fall of 2013. The Ambassador also met with experts on Arctic issues and with Professor Anatoly Lifshits, a veteran of the vital Arctic Convoys between Iceland and Northern Russia in the Second World War. Iceland´s geostrategic role and importance for the convoys had much to do with the fact that Iceland and the Soviet Union established diplomatic relations in 1943.
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