October 2014

During the 2014  Moffat Russian conference,  a meeting was arranged at short notice at the Annandale Arms Hotel between Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish  Conservative Party, and Gregori Ivliev, Deputy Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation. The meeting was arranged by journalist and writer Elizabeth Roberts,co-founder with the late Ekaterina Genieva, Director of the Moscow State Library for Foreign Literature, of the Moffat Russian conferences.