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Best baby food blenders and grinders for 2022 UK

Weaning your baby from milk to solids will see you blending, grinding and crushing foods into smooth purees to begin with and then with more textures and lumps later on. There are a number of baby blenders and grinders on the market so to make your life easier, we've rounded up a handful of the best electrical blenders plus a manual alternative too.

Take a look at our best weaning and feeding products and best baby food pouches for weaning to help you through the difficult weaning process. Family meal boxes can also make dinner times easier too.

Best baby food blenders at a glance

  • Best for easy operation: Baby Brezza One Step Food Maker Deluxe, £159
  • Best for sustainability: Beaba Babycook Neo, £160
  • Best for portability: Itsy Blitz, £39.99
  • Best for cooking and blending at the same time: Babymoov Nutribaby ONE 4-in-1 Food Prep Machine, £119. 99
  • Best for quick mashing: Oxo Tot Mash Maker, £25
  • Best for small kitchens: Philips Avent 4-in-1 Healthy Baby Food Maker, £140
  • Best for value: Tommee Tippee Mini-Blend Baby Food Blender, £25
  • Best for storage: Nutribullet Baby Food Maker with Date Markers, £69.99
  • Best for a memory function: Tommee Tippee Quick Cook Baby Food Maker, £109.99
  • Best hand blender: Russel Hobbs Food Collection Hand Blender, £19.99

What to look for when buying a baby food blender

Price – baby food blenders can be found at all different price ranges. There are some cheaper ones which simply just blend, or you can spend a bit more and get a machine that blends, steams, defrosts and reheats. These, although more expensive may actually end up being better value as you will not need to find alternatives to perform these different functions.

Functions — as just mentioned, different machines have different functions. The basic function is blending and grinding. However, you can also get machines that steam, defrosts and reheats too. It's important to know what you want to use it for as you may be able to save money if you only need it to blend.

Size — kitchen space is sometimes very limited. Therefore, it's important to know how much space the blender will take up and whether you have the room to easily store it. It's also great to know whether it's small enough to be taken away on holiday or on outings if needed.

Capacity — this is very important. For example, if you have multiple children that need food blended, it would be a good idea to get a blender with a large capacity to save you time. If your baby only requires a small amount of food and you're only feeding one and have limited kitchen space, a small capacity blender might be a good option.

Best baby food blenders and grinders for 2022


Baby Brezza One Step Food Maker Deluxe, £159
– Best for easy operation

Functions: Blend and steam | Dimensions: 25.8 x 20.2 x 19.2cm | Capacity: 828ml | Awards: Bronze – Weaning and feeding product, MadeForMums Awards 2022

The Baby Brezza One Step Food Maker Deluxe blends and steams baby food, and can make up to 3.5 cups of food in 10 minutes. You can use it as a steamer or blender individually, or with one button the machine can also automatically blend after steaming for super easy operation.

The blender also comes with 3 food pouches for you to store the cooked food in. Their sealable lids and compact design make them ideal for on-the-go snacking.

MFM parent tester Hollie used this to prepare food for her son and said: "This is a really well made and easy to use design that saves you a bunch of time and makes really tasty purees with the perfect consistency. It's pricey but a good option for busy parents trying to juggle so many things at once!"

The benefit of this model is how easy it is to operate, with its simple LCD control panel. Just put some fresh or frozen food in the bowl and press the start button! It also has dishwasher-safe parts, making it easy to clean.

Available from: Amazon, Currys and John Lewis

2. Beaba Babycook Neo, £160
– Best for sustainability

Functions: Steams, blends, defrosts and reheats | Dimensions: 26.5 x 21 x 21.5cm | Capacity: 600g

A stylish piece of kitchen kit if ever we saw one, but the Beaba Babycook Neo is not just a pretty face. This chic product makes preparing meals for your baby a breeze. It has 4 settings – steam, blend, reheat, defrost – and the blender makes super smooth purees to chunky veg blends.

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Sustainability is at the heart of this model, with the brand describing it as an "eco-designed product". The production uses using 48% less Carbon dioxide and 50% less water and energy than Beaba's Babycook Solo model. It has a glass bowl and stainless steel basket, reducing the amount of plastic in the overall product. It also has a generous 600g capacity.

MFM tester Laura says: “The more I use it the more ideas I came up with and now have a freezer drawer full of healthy homemade food for my baby. This is going to become a permanent favourite in our home!”

Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe, Mamas & Papas and John Lewis

3. Itsy Blitz, £39.99
– Best for portability

Functions: Blends | Dimensions: H 18cm | Capacity: 190ml

Feeding your baby healthy food while you’re on the go can be a challenge – enter the Itsy Blitz, a clever portable baby food blender, so you can prep your baby’s lunch here, there and everywhere.

Small enough to pop into a changing bag, it has a number of clever add-ons that make it great value in a crowded market ­– a detachable bowl and spoon, USB charger, worldwide adapter and cool carry-case means it works hard for its £39.99 price tag.

The Oxo Tot Mash Maker (see below) has a similar feel and could be used while out and about, but this one has the benefit of being electric, for speed and ease of use. Simply charge it up then pop it in your bag to use while on the go.

We think the handy extras of the Itsy Blitz mean you have everything needed to give your baby food there and then, plus if it saves money on pouches in the long run it’s a major bonus.

Available from: Uber Kids, Amazon and Kidly

4. Babymoov Nutribaby ONE 4-in-1 Food Prep Machine, £119.99
– Best for cooking and blending at the same time

Functions: Steam cooks, blends, heats and defrosts | Dimensions: 34.5 x 18.4 x 29.6cm | Capacity: 300ml for cooking, 700ml for blending | Awards:Editor's Choice, MadeForMums Awards 2022

This nifty machines has 4-in-1 functions. It steams, blends, reheats and defrosts (and warms bottles and sterilises items) but the best thing about it is that – thanks to it multiple baskets – you can steam and blend simultaneously to save you time.

It's really easy to use, with just one button to start the cooking, defrosting and reheating and one other button to start the blending.

With the 2 baskets combined this machine has a large capacity, meaning, much like the VitalBaby one, you can cook your baby's food in large batches for later use. The cooking water vessel collects lost nutrients which can be used to adjust the texture of purees.

All the parts are dishwasher-safe apart from the electrical parts, making cleaning up after cooking super easy.

MFM tester Elosie, used this machine to prepare her daughter's food and said, "The Nutribaby ONE has been a lifesaver for me and I cannot recommend it enough. As a busy mum, it does everything I need it to whilst also looking stylish and not an eye sort like other baby products. The RRP is quite high but if bought early enough you can use it as a steriliser and steamer/blender from 4 months, ensuring plenty of use and good value for money."

Available from: Uber Kids and Amazon

5. Oxo Tot Mash Maker, £25
– Best for quick mashing

Functions: Purees | Dimensions: 9. 9 x 16 x 23.1cm | Capacity: 236-295ml

This compact, go-anywhere gadget has one main function – to mash – and it does so with ease. The food mill has stainless steel blades that you use to grind fruit, veg and meat to make baby-friendly meals in a jiffy.

A straightforward product with a simple use, it’s less sophisticated than the electric Itsy Blitz, but it’s also £15 cheaper and an efficient option if you’re looking for a non-electrical way to blend your food.

It’s also really easy to take on the road, as it’s compact enough to fit in a changing bag and its secure lid prevents any unwanted spills.

Available from: Amazon

6. Philips Avent 4 in 1 Healthy Baby Food Maker, £140
– Best for small kitchens

Functions: Steam, blend, defrost and reheat | Dimensions: 36.8 x 24.5 x 19.4cm | Capacity: 1L

One of the best baby food gadgets on the block, parents love how easy it is to use this multi-purpose Philips Avent 4 in 1 Healthy Baby Food Maker.

This clever product lets you steam, blend, defrost and reheat, all in the same streamlined jar, which takes up less space on your counter than some of the bigger models on this list.

Much like all the other machines listed, it's really easy to use. Just pop your ingredients in to steam then, lift the jar, flip it over and lock it in place to blend. The appliance retains the nutrient-rich cooking liquids from steaming for blending, which you can add back into the food to adjust the textures.

Available from: Amazon and Argos

7. Tommee Tippee Mini-Blend Baby Food Blender, £25
– Best for value

Functions: Blend| Dimensions: 15.5 x 20 x 14.5cm | Capacity: 250ml

This mini blender is great value if you're after an electric blender to help during weaning. However, it will only make small portions, so it's not ideal for batch cooking.

It has 2 speed setting and a pulse action to either blend smooth purees or chunky textures. Once your child is too old for purees it can still be used to blend up food such as curry pastes and pestos.

The bowl handily has measurement guides to assist you in creating good portion sizes for your baby. Parent tester Leanne confirmed, "It's really good for blending up my baby's food."

Its non-slip feet keep the blender in place and as it's a mini blender it's quite compact and easy to store away.

Available from: Boots, Argos and Currys

8. Nutribullet Baby Food Maker with Date Markers, £69.99

– Best for storage

Functions: Blend| Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.8 x 36.9cm | Capacity: 340ml

This blender comes with 6 storage cups and 1 single cup and lid so you can store your baby food in the fridge or freezer easily. The little cups have twist and seal lids with a date dial so you can know when the food was made and therefore, when it needs to be used by.

Unlike some of the other options listed, this is just a blender and does not have any additional functions such as a steamer, but it comes with all the power you'd expect from the Nutribullet brand. With its flat milling blade, it can blend food as small as oats and other grains into fine cereals.

It's also compact, so wouldn't take up much room on the worktops.

All non-electrical parts are dishwasher-safe, making for an easy clean up.

Available from: Amazon, Nutribullet and Currys

9. Tommee Tippee Quick Cook Baby Food Maker, £109.99

– Best for a memory function

Functions: Steam and blend| Dimensions: ‎14 x 32.6 x 31.2 cm | Capacity: 200g

Tommee Tippee's all-in-one blender and steamer makes up to 200g of steamed or pureed food in one basket, and has simple and easy operation. It even has a built-in smart memory function that remembers your last batch, and a timer so you don't have to stand over it as it cooks.

If you're one of those families that must have everything in the kitchen to match, the option of a black or white version may come in handy, and it has a relatively compact footprint, only 14cm across so it can be slid into a narrow space when not in use.

Parent tester Katherine, a mum of 2 said, "I had the Tommee Tippee steamer and blender. It was great. You just chucked in the veg and it steamed and blended it for you. No hassle!"

Available from: Amazon and Asda

10. Russel Hobbs Food Collection Hand Blender, £19.99

– Best hand blender

Functions: Blend| Dimensions: 6.4 x 35.7 x 8.5cm

This option is great for those who don't want another bulky child-specific appliance taking up kitchen space. It isn't a specific baby blender, but will do the job for quick purees, and can be used after you no longer need to blend your baby's food.

Simple to operate with no added extras, the hand blender has 2 speed settings to help you achieve the right consistency.

To clean, the plastic blending leg is easily removed and wiped down whilst the blade can just be clipped off and cleaned.

If you don't have much room on your worktops for a full on baby food machine or blender, then this is the perfect option for you. It can even be stored away in a drawer. Plus, it works well beyond the puree stage. Parent tester Chloe said, "I find a basic stick blender good for blending hidden veggies into pasta sauce etc."

It also may work out to be better value (this is the cheapest option on this list anyway) but this can be used for years to come, meaning it could have longevity.

Available from: Amazon, Robert Dyas and Very

How did we choose our 10 of the Best?

Our 10 of the Best lists are compiled by qualified and experienced parenting journalists. They rely on a number of sources, including our independent reviews, testing undertaken during the MadeForMums Awards, and feedback from our home testing panel and Top Testers Club. Each year thousands of products are put through their paces by hundreds of parents across the country on behalf of MadeForMums, to ensure we’re bringing you honest and true reviews and recommendations. 

When selecting baby food blenders we look at; value for money, capacity, size and added functions.

Our list is not an ordered ranking from 1-10, instead it is a carefully selected group of tried-and-tested products, each of which we believe is best for a different situation or requirement. We don’t just tell you what is best, we help you discover what is best for your family.

About the author

Chloe is a Digital Reviews Writer and Coordinator for Immediate Media's Parenting team. She researches and writes articles, recommending the best products for parents, ranging from best sleep aids to best playpens. She has a First-Class Honours Psychology degree where she developed a strong interest in child development.

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The best baby food makers and blenders for making homemade baby food | Reviews

A purpose-designed baby-food maker or blender saves you time and trouble when you’re making homemade baby food - perfect for when you are weaning your baby.

When you wean your baby at around the age of six months, you might want to make at least some of their food. Cooking your own baby food means you know exactly what they're eating, can adjust your recipes to suit their tastes, and often works out cheaper. Even if you are doing baby-led weaning, then you’ll still be making purées with a baby food blender, as they’re great for your little one to have as a dip with finger food.

A purpose-made gadget can make the whole process easier. There are all sorts on the market, ranging from a simple tool to blend food into a purée, to a gizmo that cooks the meal as well.

These ‘one-stop-shop’ gadgets mean there’s less washing up as everything stays in the machine’s bowl or jug from start to finish. You might even be able to programme the whole process so you simply press one button and everything happens automatically, allowing you to get on with other things. We all know the importance of being able to do ten things at once, so if there's a great gadget like a baby food blender or steamer that does three things in one, we're a fan.

The best baby food makers and steamers

1. BABYMOOV Nutribaby

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The BABYMOOV blender has a big capacity, plus loads of functions - it warms baby bottles and jars, sterilises, steams, defrosts and blends. You can separate foods with the two baskets, and the LCD screen means it's easy to control.

It was Shortlisted in the 2020 M&B Awards Best Weaning Product category.

Maximum capacity: 600ml

Our mum tester Caroline Kirk, mum to Sonny, six months, and Rowan, five years, said: "Wow! I had no idea such a great all-in-one product like this existed. It’s not cheap, but comes with a lifetime warranty, looks sleek and modern, and takes up minimal space on my kitchen work surface. I particularly like that it collects the liquid from the food so you don’t lose any nutrients."

Read our full review of the BABYMOOV Nutribaby blender here

2. Philips 4-In-1 Healthy Baby Food Maker

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A great option if you're a fan of batch cooking and freezing portions for your little one - aren't we all? This versatile gadget can steam, blend, defrost and reheat. It’s easy to clean - bonus. We love that it’s designed to steam and blend in the same jug – use it one way to steam and then flip it up the other way to blend. Maximum capacity: 1000ml

Tested by Ramya Krishnamoorthy, mum to Niralya, eight months. She said: "Expensive but a good investment, as it has everything you need for stress-free weaning. It’s stylish, compact and very easy to use – one button does everything from setting the timer to blending, reheating and defrosting. The storage pot provided is useful – shame there’s only one. I like the visual indicator to let you know when food is ready."

Read our full review of the Philips Avent 4-in-1 Healthy Steam Baby Meal Maker here

3. Tommee Tippee Quick Cook Baby Food Steamer and Blender

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Preparing food in minutes, the Tommee Tippee blender is perfect for all busy mums on-the-go. This can be used for fruit, veg, meat and fish, offering a range of textures from smooth to chunky, making it ideal for all stages of weaning. It's smart memory function will remember your last programme, making batch cooking that much easier. The handy recipe guide is also great for gathering inspiration for your little one's meals.

Maximum capacity: 200ml

Mum of four reviewer Emily says: "Fantastic. I have just had baby No.4 so these products are all new too me as I never had anything like this before and I can't believe I didn't. Now this is in my life, its so much easier. I can just pop the food in, set the settings up and wait for it to be done instead of boiling/cooking the food, waiting to cool and then blend. Without the worry of one of the other children getting in the kitchen and knocking the pan off the hob or having to stand over it and watch. This saves washing up, utensils and time. Very delighted with this product and I would be lost without it."

4. Babymoov Nutribaby

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An updated version of the classic Babymoov Nutribaby, this blender steams, blends, heats bottles, sterilises and defrosts for the ultimate all-in-one gadget. The easy to use led screen helps you keep track of your food, and the high capacity means its perfect if you've got more than one tot to cook for.

Maximum capacity: 1500ml

One reviewer said: "This is a must have product if you have a baby/toddler. I ordered by recommendation and I am satisfied with it. It is very easy to use, large space where you can make food for the next day as well and keep it in the refrigerator."

5. Béaba Babycook Neo Baby Food Maker

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Looking for a blender that does it's job well and looks great doing it? If so, then we've found your match. This stylish four-in-one food processor steam cooks, blends, defrosts and reheats to meet all your cooking needs. The soft steam mode maintains all the nutritional benefits of your baby's food, and in only 15 minutes? Your bubba's meal is ready before you know it.

Maximum capacity: 1250ml

Review: "Absolutely love it! It is so easy to use. I can steam the veg prior which maintains all of the nutrients and take out and put straight back in to blend. Plus it looks nice too!"

6. Judge JEA75 Electric Mini Chopper

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Small but powerful, this food processor will whip up your baby's food in no time. Simply fill the bowl, attach the lid and press the button; your food will be blended, chopped, mixed and pureed in seconds. The fact that it's dishwasher safe is simply the cherry on top - we'll do anything to reduce clean-up!

Maximum capacity: 500-700ml

Review: "This is easy to use, clean and store due to it's small size. No large food processor bowls that don't fit on a drying rack. Easily makes fairly uniform breadcrumbs and chops onions. Have yet to try hummous or a burger mix but I'm sure it will be fine in here as well. A good alternative to a full size processor."

7. NutriBullet Baby Food Blender

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Popular blender brand NutriBullet have got their very own baby food maker! Simply add your chosen ingredients to the short cup or batch bowl, place on the power base, then push and twist for instant results. Switch easily between making pureed baby food for younger babies and chunkier baby food for older babies. You'll also receive six storage cups so you can store your baby food to keep it fresh.

Review: "Great for weaning babies, Nutri Bullet is always brilliant brand."

How many functions will you actually use on your baby food blender?

More functions typically mean a higher price tag. So, consider carefully what you will use – do you like the idea of lots of different modes or prefer something relatively uncomplicated?

Which gadgets do you already own?

Thinking about what’s already in your kitchen cupboards will help you work out which functions will be worth paying for. For instance, some baby-food makers also double as bottle warmers, but if you’ve already got one, then you can ignore this function when deciding which gadget to go for.

How often will you use a baby food maker?

If you’re planning on cooking all your baby’s food from scratch, then this gadget will probably sit permanently on your worktop. But if you’re simply intending to whizz up some of whatever you’re already cooking for tea at the weekend, then a smaller, more portable machine that you can easily take in and out of a cupboard might be better.

How much kitchen space do you have?

If this will be a permanent addition to your kitchen for the next year, check that the machine’s footprint won’t take up too much of your worktop space and that its height allows it to slide under your wall cupboards. Or if it’s going to be stored between uses, will it easily fit in your cupboards?

Are baby food processors easy to clean?

There’s no point saving time cooking if it means you’ll spend more time washing up. Check that the different components can go in the dishwasher if you have one and that they aren’t fiddly to take apart and assemble again after each use.

Check what’s included

Some baby food blenders come with additional weaning accessories, such as cube trays for the freezer, or food-storage pots. Think about whether you’ll use them and whether it would make more sense to buy them separately.

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Sister cities in Russia and Great Britain

Sister cities of Russia and Great Britain

Close twinning ties have been established between the cities of Russia and Great Britain. The oldest and strongest contacts are maintained by
. Volgograd and Coventry . Relations between the cities originated in 1942, when Volgograd (Stalingrad) was on the verge of complete destruction. A sense of solidarity, as well as severe military upheavals (November 14, 1940, Coventry itself was subjected to a 12-hour heavy bombardment by Germany, during which 554 people were killed) became the basis of strong friendly ties and close cooperation between the cities, a tablecloth with the names of 830 residents of Coventry is stored in the Volgograd Museum, symbolizing the British moral support for the inhabitants of the Soviet cities. So, at the height of the Second World War, the population of Coventry, which was also struggling with a shortage of food at that moment, collected 4,516 pounds to buy food and the most necessary household items, which were spent on the needs of the Red Army.

On November 29, 1943, at the opening of the Tehran Conference, British Prime Minister W. Churchill presented I. Stalin with an award sword adorned with precious stones. It was forged by a special decree of the King of Great Britain George VI as a token of the admiration of the British people for the courage shown by the Soviet defenders of Stalingrad.

The existing humanitarian ties between the cities in 1944 were formalized in the form of an Agreement on Friendship and Cooperation.

In the post-war years there was a regular exchange of delegations between twin cities. The friendly relations established at that time survived during the Cold War. Among the first inhabitants of Coventry supported the desire of Stalingrad to join forces in the struggle to ban weapons of mass destruction. Yes, at 19In 1985, the International Conference of Fighters for Peace and Disarmament was held in Coventry, to which representatives of Volgograd were also invited.

Cooperation between Volgograd and Coventry continued after the collapse of the USSR. Already in 1991, Volgograd hosted the International Theater Festival, in which a group from Coventry, the Triangle Theater troupe, took part with a performance about life in England during difficult wartime. In 2004, the cities celebrated the 60th anniversary of twinning. In this regard
A representative delegation from Volgograd visited Coventry at the invitation of the mayor. In 2008, residents of Volgograd, following the example of women from Coventry, created the "Stalingrad tablecloth", which was handed over to the British in honor of the next anniversary of sister city relations. In 2014, children from the Volgograd Children's Symphony Orchestra performed charity concerts in Coventry schools and in the city's central cathedral. In 2019, sister city relations between the cities turned 75 years old. A number of events were timed to coincide with the anniversary, including meetings of representatives of municipal authorities. In particular, on April 30 this year. A conference dedicated to the 75th anniversary of cooperation between Volgograd and Coventry was held in London, during which an electronic exhibition “Stalingrad: a symbol of courage and heroism. 1942-1943".
At the end of October this year. The grand opening of Volgograd Square will take place in Coventry.

The remaining ties between cities testify to the interest of their residents in further expanding cooperation, including by attracting young people to joint projects.

In 1956, following the example of Volgograd and Coventry. Novorossiysk and Plymouth also signed a twinning agreement based on the similar position of these cities as major naval ports subjected to heavy bombardment and destruction during the war years. Plymouth became the first twin city for Novorossiysk.

Today, the interaction between Plymouth and Novorossiysk is conducted not only along the cultural line. City administrations exchange practical advice and experience in solving urgent problems. For example, after the flood in Novorossiysk in 2002, the mayor's office of the city consulted with its British counterparts on how to prevent such situations from occurring (Plymouth itself periodically encounters natural disasters of this kind and has an established system of warning and evacuation of the population).

In 1959, following the example of its Black Sea neighbor, Sochi signed an agreement on cultural and tourist cooperation with Cheltenham . June 2019 marked the 60th anniversary of sister city relations. The interaction between Sochi and Cheltenham was marked by regular bilateral visits, joint cultural events and youth exchanges, and in 1965 the "Liquidambre Alley" in Sochi (Matsesta) was renamed "Cheltenham Alley" as a tribute to the sister city. After the collapse of the USSR, cooperation between cities began to manifest itself only sporadically. In 2004, a delegation from Cheltenham visited Sochi, timed to coincide with the 45th anniversary of twinning. In 2017, a delegation from Sochi visited Cheltenham, after which the Russians received a letter with a proposal to intensify cooperation. In 2019A number of commemorative events were organized for the 60th anniversary, as well as the exchange of schoolchildren from linguistic schools.

In 1962 the cooperation agreement was signed by Messrs. St. Petersburg and Manchester . The English city became the second sister city of St. Petersburg after the Finnish Turku. The two cities are united by the role of the second largest agglomerations in their countries, a rich cultural life, as well as a historical past. In 2002, an information center for St. Petersburg was opened in Manchester, where materials on the history of the city are posted. In 2003, in the city on the Neva, as part of the celebration of its 300th anniversary, Manchester Week was held. In 2005, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti opened a photo exhibition called Pobeda 45: From Leningrad to Berlin at the Manchester Central Library. Russian culture is highly valued in Manchester, and there is even an ensemble of Russian folk song and dance "Kalinka" in the city. Russian folk and classical music can also be found in the programs of many Manchester concert halls. In 2012 St. Petersburg and Manchester celebrated the 60th anniversary of twinning. A number of events were timed to coincide with the anniversary, among them: bilateral visits, conferences, seminars, cultural exchanges.

In 1984, Veliky Novgorod and Watford (a suburb of London) became twin cities. To develop cooperation, including student and cultural exchanges, the administration of the two cities established the Friendship Society of Veliky Novgorod and Watford. At the initiative of the Society, in 2003, delegates from Watford visited Veliky Novgorod, as well as the local music group Face to Face, which performed charity concerts. Similar visits were also organized in 2004, 2006-2007. In 2014, the cities celebrated the 20th anniversary of sister city relations.

Partnerships connect gg. Glasgow (Scotland) and Rostov-on-Don . The agreement on sister city relations was signed in 1986. All this time, joint projects in the cultural, economic, and social spheres have been actively implemented. Since 1996, when the chambers of commerce and industry of Rostov-on-Don and Glasgow signed a cooperation agreement, there has been a regular exchange of experience in this area.

Friendly ties are also developing between cities Perm and Oxford . The first contacts between them were established in 1989. In 1995, the mayors of the two cities signed the relevant Declaration. In order to strengthen cooperation and hold cultural events in the UK, a non-profit association "Oxford-Perm" was created. In 2018, as part of the sports exchange program, the association organized a trip for students from Perm to Oxford, and also initiated the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the leadership of Perm and Oxford universities. In September 2019d. Researchers from the two universities held a series of meetings to exchange experiences. Currently, representatives of the city administration are actively discussing issues related to the organization of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War and the end of the Second World War. In addition, in 2020, it is planned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of sister city relations between the two cities.

In 1989, twinning ties were also established between the cities. Yaroslavl and Exeter (the capital of Devon in the southwest of England). In order to implement cooperation, the Friendship Society of the two cities was established in the same year. Since its foundation, it has been developing cooperation in the humanitarian sphere. From 19For 97 years, the House of Friendship "Yaroslavl-Exeter" has been operating in Yaroslavl. It hosts seminars and lectures by teachers and artists from the UK. The House of Friendship also operates English language courses, the students of which, among other things, maintain contact with the inhabitants of Exeter. In 2016, during the visit of a delegation from Exeter to Yaroslavl, an Agreement was signed between the cities on the continuation of partnerships.

Twinning between Chelyabinsk and Nottinghamshire (central England) were established in 2000 and are not yet developing as actively as relations between other cities in Russia and Great Britain. After the signing of the Agreement, Chelyabinsk was visited by the head of the department for physical culture, sports and tourism of the county of Nottinghamshire, S. Bradley. In the subsequent period, several more exchanges of delegations took place, but bilateral contacts did not receive significant development. In 2015, Chelyabinsk hosted a meeting between Mayor N. Kotova and British Consul General in Yekaterinburg M. Fenner. During the meeting, both sides expressed regret that communication between the sister cities had not been established and emphasized their intentions to resume contacts. The British representative outlined the priority areas of cooperation and noted that the continuation of cultural ties and their development will help strengthen friendship between the countries. Over the next two years, there was no noticeable intensification of cooperation.

For several years now, the possibility of establishing sister city ties between the cities has been actively discussed. Paisley (Scotland) and Azov . The idea was born in May 2016 during a visit by a Scottish delegation to Rostov-on-Don. The signing of the agreement is still in the plans, but it is expected that the legal registration of cooperation will take place in the near future. It is planned that it will be focused on interaction in the field of sports and culture.

Great Britain offered cooperation in settling the conflict in Ukraine - Gazeta.Ru

Great Britain offered cooperation in settling the conflict in Ukraine - Gazeta.Ru | News



British Defense Minister Ben Wallace, in a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu, said that London was ready to help resolve the conflict in Ukraine. This is reported by press service of the British Defense Department.

Wallace during the conversation confirmed the support of Ukraine by the UK and the “international community”, emphasizing that London wants the conflict to de-escalate.

“Ukraine and Russia must seek a solution to the conflict, and the UK is ready to help,” the minister added.

The press service noted that Wallace and Shoigu "behaved professionally and respectfully during the conversation. "

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry told that during the conversation, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry expressed concern about a possible provocation by Kyiv "using a dirty bomb."

October 21 Russian and US Defense Ministers Sergei Shoigu and Lloyd Austin held telephone conversations, discussing international security issues. It was also about a special military operation in Ukraine. After that, Austin spoke with Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, promising to provide support and continue to supply military assistance to Kyiv.

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