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7th April 2011 Toronto, Canada

Yuri’s Night is April 12th

On April 12th 1961, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard Vostok 1 made history by becoming the first person to orbit the Earth. Exactly twenty years later, the first reuseable spacecraft (Space Shuttle Columbia) made its maiden voyage. These two monumentous events are commemorated annually in Yuri’s Night, which in 2011 celebrates fifty years of human spaceflight. […]

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26th January 2011

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Scottish soft power

252 years after the birth of Robert Burns – voted in a 2009 poll the greatest Scot of all time – I attend two very different events on a snowy Kyiv evening to mark Burns night. At the Gergel School in Pechersk, dozens of children of all ages in tartan-themed best clothes are celebrating in […]

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