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Port call of a Russian military ship "Severomorsk"

The large anti-submarine ship of the Russian Northern Fleet "Severomorsk" together with a rescue towboat "Altai" and a marine tanker "Dubna" called at the port of Cape Town on March 20. The Russian ships carrying out a mission in the Indian Ocean will stay in the port of Cape Town until March 23 to replenish food and water supplies and do some sightseeing. The Russian ships under the charge...

A photo exhibition of Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa HE Mikhail Petrakov

A photo exhibition of Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa HE Mikhail Petrakov is open at the Irma Stern Museum in Cape Town from 4 till 11 February, 2017. The exhibition is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of establishing diploma tic relations between Russia and South Africa.

Evening of Russian art and culture: “Virtual Hermitage Museum of Saint Petersburg”

On December 6, 2016, the Consulate General of Russia in Cape Town together with the State Hermitage Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia) held an art evening under the patronage of the Friendship Group of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation with the National Council of Provinces of the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa headed by Mr Vadim...

The Flight Crew (2016)

As part of the Year of Russian Cinema, the Consulate General of Russia in Cape Town organized the screening of The Flight Crew (2016) film. Various Russian citizens and local guests attended.

An exhibition of the winning works of the 2016 Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest opened on October 25 in Cape Town

The event was organized together with the Russian information agency “Rossiya Segodnya” and the South African media group “Independent Media”. The exhibition is to stay at the Eclectica Gallery at 69 Burg Street until October 28 and then move to the Mullers Gallery at Longmarket Street and Parliament Street for the period of October 31-November 6. Consul General of Russia in Cape Town Mr...

Vice-governor of St. Petersburg Vladimir Kirillov visits Cape Town

A delegation of the Administration of St. Petersburg headed by Vice-Governor Vladimir Kirillov visited Cape Town from August 30 till September 1. On August 31, the representatives of St. Petersburg had a meeting with the Executive Deputy Mayor of Cape Town Ian Neilson. The discussion concentrated on further development of cultural and humanitarian ties between the two cities within the...

Consulate General of Russia in Cape Town holds National Day reception

On June 15, 2016, Consulate General of Russia in Cape Town held a reception on the occasion of the “Russia Day”. The event was attended by members of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, representatives of the Western Cape Government and the office of the mayor of Cape Town, members of the Consular Corps, business and cultural community as well as Russian compatriots. Consul General...

Russian community of Cape Town celebrates Victory Day

On May 14, 2016, the Heritage Group performed at a Soviet-styled Victory Day parade during the celebration of the 71st anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic Wa r. The event was organized by the Russian community of Cape Town and held at the Hazendal Wine Estate.

Permanent Exhibition “Russian Arctic Convoys 1941-1945” Opens at the South African Naval Museum in Simon's Town

On May 13, 2016, the South African Naval Museum in Simon's Town hosted the opening ceremony of the permanent exhibition "Russian Arctic Convoys 1941-1945" dedicated to the delivery of goods to the northern ports of the Soviet Union during the Great Patriotic War. The exhibition was developed by the Consulate General of Russia in Cape Town in cooperation with the South African Naval Museum of...

Celebration of the 71st Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War in Cape Town

On May 12, 2016, the Consulate General of Russia in Cape Town held an event on the occasion of the Victory Day at the Labia Theater. Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa HE Mikhail Petrakov and Consul General of Russia in Cape Town Roman Ambarov addressed the assembled guests commemorating the great contribution of the Soviet people to the victory over the Nazi...

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN RUSSIA - RECEPTION IS CLOSED ON MAY 2,3,9, 2016

Dear visitors, Due to public holidays in Russia the Consulate General will be closed   on 2,3,9 of May 2016. Apologies for the inconvenience. (In case of emergency , please, call 082-374-05-18)

The “Battalion” (2015)

Russian Consulate General and creative producer Mr Evgeniy Ayzikovich presented the Russian award-winning film “Battalion” (2015) in Cape Town. The “Battalion” won in 4 nominations at the prestigious South African Rapid Lion Film Festival in Johannesburg, including the nomination “Best Film Overall”.

Russian research vessel "Admiral Vladimirsky" visited Cape Town on the way back home from Antarctica.

On March 4, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of South Africa HE Mikhail Petrakov and Consul General of Russia in Cape Town Roman Ambarov met with senior officials of "Admiral Vladimirsky" research vessel - Head of the expedition Dmitry Puntus and Master of the vessel Alexander Pyshkin. They were presented with an address by Governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko. ...

PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN RUSSIA - RECEPTION IS CLOSED ON MARCH 7-8, 2016

Dear visitors, Due to public holidays in Russia the Consulate General will be closed   on 7-8 of March 2016. Apologies for the inconvenience. (In case of emergency , please, call 082-374-05-18)

PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN RUSSIA - RECEPTION IS CLOSED ON FEBRUARY 22-23, 2016

Dear visitors, Due to public holidays in Russia the Consulate General  will be closed   on 22-23 of February. Apologies for the inconvenience. (In case of emergency , please, call 082-374-05-18)

10 FEBRUARY DIPLOMATS’ DAY

On 10 February Russian diplomats mark their professional day – Diplomats’ Day, which was established by a Presidential Decree in 2002 to commemorate the founding of the Russian Diplomatic Service in 1549. The date itself is closely associated with the history of Russia’s first foreign affairs agency – the Ambassadorial Department (or “Posolsky Prikaz” in Russian). On 10 February 1549, the...

Russian Motorcyclists "Night Wolves" in Cape Town

Yuri Volkov and Ilya Dubinin - members of the Russian club of motorcyclists the "Night Wolves" who take part in the motorcycle tour "Around the World along a Meridian" (started in Moscow on October 25, 2015) – recently reached Western Cape. The "Night Wolves" visited Simonstown, where Russian sailors lay buried at the city cemetery and a memorial sign in the center of the town honours the...

Russian research vessel "Admiral Vladimirsky" in Cape Town

On January 5, 2016, the oceanographic research vessel "Admiral Vladimirsky" arrived at the port of Cape Town as part of its cruise to the coast of Antarctica, which began on November 6, 2015, in Kronstadt. The main purpose of its five-day stay was to replenish supplies and give the crew some rest. The Russian sailors enjoyed an opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful places in South...

Russian scientific research vessel "Akademik Fyodorov" in Cape Town

From November 27 to December 17, 2015 Russian research vessel "Akademik Fyodorov" arrived at Cape Town port in the course of the 61st Russian Antarctic Expedition. On December 8, 2015 Consul General of Russia in Cape Town R. Ambarov met with the head of the 61st seasonal Russian Antarctic Expedition V. Kiselev and captain of the vessel, sea captain I. Stetsun on board of "Akademik Fedorov"....

Delegation of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation visits Cape Town

A working visit to South Africa was paid by the delegation of the Council of the Federation headed by HE Senator Vadim Tyulpanov, Chairman of the Committee on the House Rules and Parliamentary Performance Management and leader of the “Friendship Group of the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation with the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) of...