(updated: 16:13 11.06.2016 )
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LONDON, June 11 – RIA Novosti. Bust of Russian writer Mikhail Sholokhov opened in the UK in Warrington (Cheshire) within the framework of the Russian-British cross-Year Language and Literature, according to the Russian Embassy in London.Carved wooden bust of laureate writer Nobel Prize Mikhail Sholokhov presented Warrington municipality known Russian sculptor Leonty Usov. One of the streets of the British city is called “Cossack” (Cossack Ave), the embassy noted.
During the ceremony in Warrington representatives of the Russian embassy also handed medals Ushakov for his courage and bravery by British veterans who served in the Arctic convoys during the Second World War.
Guests are welcomed ceremony mayoral Warrington and Halton area. At the award was attended by relatives and friends of veterans, representatives of the local community and the Russian-speaking community of the city, added the embassy
The northern convoys -. Special form of cargo ships and ships of protection created during the Second World War the USSR allies for delivery of goods from North Atlantic ports in the Soviet northern ports and vice versa. During the war in the Soviet Union arrived 41 convoy escorts took 36.