Презентация "Russian-British relations" 9 класс
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Russian-British relations Презентация выполнена учителем МБОУ «СОШ №6» гор. Лысьва Пермский край Меньшиковой И.Г.
The Russian-British relations began in the mid-16th century
when Russia was ruled by King Ivan IV the Terrible.
In England the King Edward VI was on the throne at that time.
In 1553 the explorer Richard Chancellor was the first British who came to Russia.
He arrived to the port of Arkhangelsk in the north of Russia.
For five and a half centuries Moscow and London had close diplomatic and economic relations.
In the late 17th century (from 1697 till 1698) the Russian Tsar Peter I got acquainted with the life of the British and learned the maritime affairs.
Since that time the close contacts between Russia and England were established.
Reigning dynasty of Russia and Britain were related when the daughter of Alexander II Maria married Alfred Ernst, the Duke of Edinburgh and the second son of Queen Victoria.
Then the Queen Victoria’s granddaughter Alice, became the wife of the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II. She became Orthodox and was named Alexandra.
Perhaps because of the close family ties between Russia and Britain the two countries fought so rarely.
Referring to the current political relations between Russia and Britain they can hardly be called particularly warm or friendly but rather pragmatic.
-“Russia is a very important partner to the UK in the pursuit of global interests such as Iran, Afghanistan, the Middle East peace process, energy security and climate change.”
(the British Ambassador Miss Ann Pringle)