Russian ambassador speaks to SOFIA

Asked about his opinion on the passing of the marriage equality referendum in Ireland, he said: “It’s your choice, not ours. We don’t teach you and we don’t want anyone to teach us.”

IMG_6972Maxim Peshkov, Russian ambassador to Ireland, addressed a packed lecture hall in Trinity on Wednesday night in an event organised by the Society for International Affairs (SOFIA).

Peshkov, who was once translator for Mikhail Gorbachev, the last president of the …