Sir Andrew Wood visited Norilsk in autumn 1998
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Sir Andrew Wood visited Norilsk in autumn 1998

April 01, 2021

Despite the political and economic difficulties of the late 1990s, Her Majesty English Queen’s ambassador succeeded in developing partnerships with Russian business.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. On his October trip to Siberia, the British ambassador was accompanied by representatives of well-known firms and banks, in particular, P&H, which produced mining equipment, Worman International, which dealt with pumps for the mining and energy industries and others.

In Norilsk, Her Majesty English Queen’s ambassador, together with businessmen-compatriots, went underground and, judging by the photographs, was satisfied with the underground excursion. (The pictures show Sir Andrew Wood with glasses).

For Andrew Wood, whose name is still often flashed in the media, the mission in Russia was the end of his diplomatic career, since according to the law of England at the age of 60, a diplomat is obliged to retire. In 1998, he turned 58.

For five years of work in Russia, from 1995 to 2000, Sir Andrew Wood constantly traveled around the country, helping his compatriots to establish partnerships with the developing Russian business. Despite the political and economic difficulties of the late 1990s, the Cambridge graduate succeeded.

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Text: Varvara Sosnovskaya, Photo: Nornickel polar division archive

April 01, 2021

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