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Me, left. Captain Victor Konusov Right (Senior Russian Naval advisor to British Consul in St Petersburg) presenting a copy of 'Arctic Echoes' to the ship, via the Curator of 'Krasin'. Center. During the visit to the ship during 'Dervish 75'.
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Stephen J. Card

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Wed, 13 November 19 00:35

When was this photo taken? Congratulations on the book.

Good to have a face we can recognise!

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vegaskip
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Wed, 13 November 19 05:41

The pic was taken Sept 2016. Aboard Krasin at St Petersburg. The whole thing started with a painting I did of a Russian destroyer. I posted it on World Naval Ships Forum (now defunct) It was seen by a member of the HMS Belfast trust, who asked if he could send it to his friend in Russia. (British Consul General in SPB!) I said yes. I the got an email from him asking if he could buy it. This was arranged and as the CG would be in Scotland in a couple of weeks, and practically passing my front door, he offered to pick it up. Wife had a blue fit when I told her that “Her Majesties Consul General from St Petersburg will be here next Wednesday, could you bake some scones?” He duly arrived originally from Glasgow and a nicer guy you couldn’t meet. I showed him a bunch of my paintings, and he told me about 'Dervish75' the celebrations for the 75 th anniversary of the arrival of the first Convoy to Russia, which he was helping to arrange with the Russian authorities. Could I may be provide some paintings for a small exhibition at the Consulate?, he would in touch!. Couple of weeks later I got another email could I provide two paintings of the ships arriving at Arkhangelsk?. They were to be presented to the Governor of the Province and the Mayor of the city by the British Ambassador during an official visit to Arkhangelsk as part of Dervish75. It was at about this time I was asked if my wife and I would be interested in taking part in the visit!.
This was arranged. Meanwhile I was asked. For a few photos of convoy paintings that could be used for leaflets for advertising. I sent 50 and said take your pick. It was then decided that there were enough to make a book if I agreed. Ok by me. So ended my part in it. The book was produced and printed In Moscow, the text was short anecdotes about their experiences by veterans printed in English and Russian. When I read it for the first time I must admit there was a tear or two. 250 copies were printed. The book was give to the veterans and VIP's as well as schools, colleges museums etc. Even, as I was later told Princess Anne, who was there representing the Queen. I must admit it was a great success. I did lots of signing And met so many interesting people, many of whom we still keep in touch with. A personal triumph for me as all my painting life it has been “ Yes , ships are nice , but you should paint something else and may be people will buy some! “
So that’s the story. It led to other pics going to other ‘foreign' places and organisations
By the way the HMCG is now a HMHC and in warmer climes!
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Stephen J. Card

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Wed, 13 November 19 18:13

Many thanks Jim. Wonderful memories of a great episode of your life. As you said, "A great success!"

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Graham the pipe

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Thu, 14 November 19 02:31

Hi Jim.

What a fascinating, interesting and informative story to start my rather chilly UK day; many thanks for sharing.

The content brought back many memories, two of which may be of interest to your good self and fellow SN members. The first relates to a long departed pal Barry Aldridge who had been on the Arctic Convoys but never, ever talked on the subject even when an unknown number of 'sheets in the wind'. He was a total eccentric, hard drinking, jovial 'force 10' character. Continue to rest in eternal peace my old mate.

The second concerns your fellow artist pal 'SJC' and an 'event' circa 2004. I'll post this on the forum, later, with a picture of the 'gentleman in question' who you'll both recognise no doubt.
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