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Consulate-General of the United Kingdom, Saint Petersburg

British Consulate-General,
Saint Petersburg
Konsulstvo Sankt-Peterburg 2011 1001.jpg
Location Russia St Petersburg, Russia
Address Lafonskaya Street, 5
191124 St Petersburg,
Russia
Consul General Dr. Monika Sangeeta Ahuja
Website Official website

The Consulate-General of the United Kingdom in Saint Petersburg was part of the diplomatic mission of the United Kingdom in the Russian Federation, before it was shut down. It was located on Lafonskaya Street (ru) in Tsentralny District. The current British Consul General in Saint Petersburg was Sangeeta Ahuja, she was appointed to the post in February 2017, and arrived there in December of the same year.[1]

History

As the Russian Federation replaced the Soviet Union, the British Consulate-General in St Petersburg was re-opened, and Barbara Hay was appointed as its first new Consul-General in 1992.[2][3]

In response to the UK's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats following the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, Russia expelled 23 British diplomats, closed the British Council in Russia and closed the Consulate-General.[4]

Other locations in Russia

Outside of Saint Petersburg, there is also a British Consulate-General in Yekaterinburg, as well as the Embassy of the United Kingdom, in Moscow.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ {{cite web|title= Monika Sangeeta Ahuja|url=[www.gov.uk]
  2. ^ Foreign and Commonwealth Office (22 February 2011). "British Consul-General Dame Barbara Hay DCMG LVO MBE". British Consul-General in Los Angeles website. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  3. ^ A & C Black (2012). "HAY, Dame Barbara (Logan)". Who's Who 2012, online edition. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2012-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Russia spy poisoning: 23 UK diplomats expelled from Moscow". BBC. Retrieved 17 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "British Embassy Moscow". Gov.uk. Retrieved 4 May 2015.