Embassy of India Moscow is located in the heart of the Moscow City. The total Embassy
employee strength is approximately 140.The nearest metro station is Kurskaya.
The Embassy works from Monday to Friday from 0930 Hrs to 1800 Hrs.
The Indian national flag was hoisted at the Embassy of India, Moscow on the 66th Republic Day of India. Floral tributes were offered at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi. Ambassador P.S. Raghavan read out the President’s Address to the nation. Children from Embassy of India School sang patriotic songs. Around 150 members of the Indian community and Russian friends of India were present.
At the Republic Day reception at Ritz Carlton Hotel Moscow, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, H.E. Igor Morgulov was the Guest of Honour. The reception was attended by about 800 guests from Russian government, scientific, cultural, economic, media and educational institutions, diplomatic corps and Indian community.
In his welcoming remarks, Ambassador spoke about the progress that India has made since it became a Republic in 1950. He said the new Indian government elected in 2014 with a decisive Parliamentary majority has committed itself to reinvigorating India’s economic growth with equitable development. It has launched a number of initiatives to tackle India’s socioeconomic challenges through domestic reform and international engagement. Ambassador noted that Russia occupies a special place in India’s international engagement. During President Putin’s visit to India in December 2014, the vibrancy of our strategic partnership was confirmed and a vision articulated for the future course of bilateral cooperation. The schedule of meetings in 2015 confirms the resolve to strengthen our strategic partnership.
In his address, DFM Morgulov spoke about the dynamic development that has taken place in India since independence. He said that India has emerged as an important and responsible country in ensuring world stability. India and Russia share identical or similar views on global developments. DFM Morgulov mentioned the successful visit of President Putin to India, adding that bilateral cooperation in strategic areas such as defence, nuclear energy and space continue to strengthen, as also cooperation in other areas such as culture and people-to-people contacts. He said that Russia supports India’s ‘Make in India’ campaign.
The Russian students of Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre of the Embassy put up a cultural performance of Indian classical and folk dances at the reception.
To mark the 50th Anniversary of the commencement of Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme of Government of India, the Embassy of India in Moscow celebrated ITEC Day on 16 December 2014 at DP Dhar Hall. ITEC participants and ICCR students from Russia, representatives from Russian government, journalists and other friends of India participated in the celebration.
On this Occasion, Ambassador Raghavan said that Government of India offers a wide range of courses in capacity-building and educational institutions. Its popularity has been growing in Russia. Over 1000 scholars from diverse backgrounds across Russia have availed of ITEC training opportunities in various fields since 1993. ITEC participants and ICCR scholars from Russia are a valuable resource for India-Russia people-to-people understanding.
A cultural performance of Indian contemporary and folk dances by students of Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre formed part of the celebration. A documentary film by the Ministry of External Affairs to mark the 50th anniversary of ITEC programme was also shown.
The ITEC programme forms an important part of India-Russia bilateral relations. Government of India sponsors short-term technical training courses for Russian nationals in premier Indian educational and training institutions, in areas such as English language, IT skills, human resources management, banking & finance and entrepreneurship.
The ITEC programme links India with over 160 countries in sharing of experiences and capacity-building in diverse economic, political and social disciplines.
At the invitation of the Regional Government, the Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation visited Volgograd from November 25 to 27, 2014. He was accompanied by Embassy officials and representatives from the Indian business Community in Moscow.
The delegation was warmly received by the regional authorities who arranged a multi-faceted programme. At the meeting with H.E. Mr Andrei Bocharov, Governor of the Volgogard region, the two sides highlighted the long-standing friendship and mutual trust between India and Russia and the enormous potential to intensify cooperation between Volgograd and India with emphasis on economic, commercial, cultural and educational areas. Ambassador extended an invitation to Governor Bocharov to visit India along with a business delegation and invited Volgograd Region to make a presentation of the region’s economic and business potential to the Indian business community in Moscow at the Embassy of India.
The delegation met with Mr Andrey Kosolapov, Mayor of the City of Volgograd. They agreed to work for the re-invigoration the sister-city relations established in 1969 between Volgograd and Chennai. Mr Kosolapov invited the city of Chennai to participate in the Sister-City Park project in the city of Volgograd.
An interaction with the business community of the Volgograd region was organized by the Chamber of Commerce of the Volgograd region in collaboration with the Regional Ministry of Economic Development. Indian and Russian companies made presentations during the event which was attended by businesspersons from different sectors including banking, IT, chemicals, engineering, hydrocarbons, automobile, agriculture and food processing sectors.
The Indian delegation also met with the Council of Rectors to discuss various modalities of cooperation in the education sector covering medical, technical, agriculture, humanities, social and pedagogical disciplines. During Ambassador’s interaction with Dr Vladimir Petrov, Chancellor of the Volgograd State Medical University and Chairman of the Council of Rectors, both sides agreed that there is considerable potential for cooperation in the field of science and technology with emphasis on joint research projects and student and faculty exchange programmes.
Ambassador also interacted with about 375 Indian students from the Volgograd State Medical University.
The delegation visited the Volgogard State University and interacted with the faculty of the university. Ambassador addressed the students of the International Relations department and provided an overview of India-Russia relations.
Ambassador and Mrs Barabara Raghavan hosted a reception which was attended by a wide cross-section of Volgograd society, including government, academicians, businesspersons and members of the Indian business and student community.
The delegation visited the Volzhky Abrasive Works (VAW), in which the Murugappan Group of India has majority shareholding. VAW is an industry leader in grinding materials and abrasive tools and the largest manufacturer of Silicon Carbide in Europe. It is an example of successful India-Russia economic partnership in investments. In his remarks at the reception, Ambassador Raghavan expressed the confidence that this example would inspire more Indian and Russian companies to explore joint collaboration opportunities.
A group of students and faculty members from the Institute for International Relations and World History of Lobachevsky State University and from the International Affairs Department and the Translation and Interpretation Department of the Linguistics University of Nizhny Novgorod paid a visit to the Embassy on 21 November 2014. Representatives of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ office in Nizhny Novgorod accompanied the group.The group called on the Ambassador, Mr. P.S. Raghavan and the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), Mr. Sandeep Arya. The group visited various Wings of the Embassy to get acquainted with the functioning of the Embassy. A reception was hosted in their honor
On November 18, at her meeting with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov in New Delhi, Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that Tatarstan as one of the Russian regions is well known in India.
Minnikhanov thanked the Minister for the opportunity to meet and discuss some of the issues related to further cooperation. He reminded that 50 per cent of Tatarstan products are export-oriented and include, in particular, engineering products (KAMAZ Automaker), helicopters (Kazan Helicopter Plant), shipbuilding and petrochemical products.
In particular, Minnikhanov offered to arrange a visit of the Indian businessmen to Tatarstan to see into economic potential of the region. He also suggested considering the possibility to launch Indian pharmaceutical production facilities in Tatarstan, as India is the largest medical producers.
“We have made it our mission to promote Tatarstan products to new markets and increase our supplies,” Tatarstan President noted.
The Embassy of India and the Government of Astrakhan region jointly organized a presentation on trade, business and investment opportunities in the Astrakhan region on November 19, 2014 in the premises of Embassy of India.
Ms. Elina Polyanskaya, Vice-Chairman of the Astrakhan Government – Minister of Economic Development-led a high-level official and business delegation from the region. The regional administration and investment agency of Astrakhan region made presentations on the potential for mutual cooperation in trade and investment sectors. Agro-processing, shipbuilding, oil & gas, renewable energy, aquaculture and logistics were identified as major areas with considerable potential for mutual collaboration. A presentation was made by an Indian company in logistics sector with emphasis on activating the North South transport corridor.
The Ambassador of India Mr. P.S. Raghavan spoke about the long standing partnership between Astrakhan and India, particularly Gujarat State which has a programme of cooperation with Astrakhan since 2001. The Ambassador underlined the importance of Astrakhan in boosting bilateral trade and economic activities due to its location on the Caspian Sea. Welcoming the participation of the Astrakhan delegation, led by its Governor, in Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2015, the Ambassador said the Embassy would be happy to help in facilitating meetings and interactions for the delegation.
Ms. Elina Polyanskaya expressed interest in enhancing engagement with Indian companies and emphasized the importance of activation of the North South transport corridor for enhancing bilateral trade and economic activities.
Businesspersons from both sides exchanged contacts and interacted actively to enhance bilateral activities and to explore opportunities for mutual benefits. The Embassy will continue to organize such events for intensifying economic cooperation between India and Russian regions.