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Protest outside Russian Embassy in London

Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the Russian Embassy in west London to voice their anger at the current events in the Crimea region of Ukraine.

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Protesters outside the Russian Embassy (Kensington Palace Gardens) this afternoon. http://t.co/Hj2IzP4QL8

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London veterans to present Arctic Star medal in Russia

British veterans of the Arctic Convoys are on their way to present the Arctic Star medal to Russia's Central Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Moscow.

British veterans of the the Arctic Convoys are on their way to present the Arctic Star medal. Credit: ITV News

The surviving British veterans are from Southwark, and from the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy. They want to pay their respect to the Russian people for the heroism and the courage displayed during the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War from 1941-1945.

London Greenpeace activist describes harsh conditions in Russian jail

Greenpeace activist Frank Hewetson, from London, has described in detail the conditions in which he is being held in a Russian jail - including there being so little ventilation that his cell reminds him of the old smoking carriages on the London Underground.

Frank Hewetson, from London, is being held on piracy charges in Russia Credit: Greenpeace

Mr Hewetson, who was detained along with the rest of the "Arctic 30" after a protest on board their boat Arctic Sunrise, says his diet consists mainly of porridge and potatoes with "suspected meat particles" sometimes making an appearance.

In a letter to the Independent on Sunday, where he used to be a writer, he says the cell he shares with two others measures just 5m x 2m, with only a tiny window to provide some relief from their constant smoking.

Mr Hewetson has been formally charged with piracy by Russian authorities and will remain in custody until November 24th pending an investigation. He could be facing a maximum of seven years in jail if found guilty.

Greenpeace activist describes "terrifying" ordeal in Russia

Greenpeace journalist Kieron Bryan, from London, has said he fears "losing years of his life" in a Russian jail after being arrested over a protest against oil drilling.

Kieron Bryan at a bail hearing in Murmask, Russia earlier this month. His application was denied Credit: Greenpeace

Mr Bryan is one of the "Arctic 30" detained on board their boat the Arctic Sunrise and accused of piracy by Russian authorities.

In a letter to the Sunday Times today he said: "My greatest fear is being kept from my family, my friends and my girlfriend for any great length of time.

"In many ways I'm lucky I don't have children who depend on me, but the fear of losing years of my life and the opportunity to perhaps start a family is terrifying".

Mr Bryan was denied bail in a Russian court earlier this month along with his fellow protestors.

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Harriet Harman demands meeting over Peckham journo

Labour MP for Camberwell and Peckham Harriet Harman has demanded a meeting with the Russian ambassador after London videojournalist Kieron Bryan was detained on piracy charges in Murmansk.

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Harriet Harman MP demands a meeting with Russia's ambassador over the detention of London journalist Kieron Bryan in Murmansk. @itvlondon

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Bryan, from Peckham, one of the alleged Greenpeace "pirates" was refused bail today. @itvlondon

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Harman says her constituent is not a Greenpeace activist but an independent observer. @itvlondon

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