Venetian Ball in Moscow
Guests of International Women Club enjoyed a masquerade ball in Moscow on February 27th as they gathered for one of the club’s major annual charitable event – the IWC Embassies Ball.
The “IWC Embassies of the World Dinner & Ball” is held annually, and apart from being a lot of fun, is a major fundraiser for IWC charity projects in Russian orphanages, hospitals, shelter families, the elderly and handicapped groups, soup kitchens, and others. Moscow embassies provide substantial support to the event. This year Embassies of following countries - Argentina, Belgium, Columbia, Commission of EU, Croatia, Indonesia, Ireland, Montenegro, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Ukraine, and Zambia all hosted splendid dinners prior to the ball.
Participants of event, which was held at the Zurab Tseretelly museum, were asked to wear masks and costumes. The ball room filled with masked guests, dancing among sculptures of historical and legendary heroes, which enhanced the mysterious atmosphere of the evening.
Guests were entertained by excellent Latin dancers and light symphonic orchestra music. There were competitions for the best costumes as well as the best dressed couple. Prizes were awarded by Zurab Tseretely, the well-known Moscow sculptor. Additional funds were raised during “silent auctions,” sponsored by the Hilton Leningradskaya Hotel, Zavidovo resort, Buddies Café, Nespresso, Tourism Malaysia and others, were held. Thank you IWC for a brilliantly organized event, and good luck with your work in 2009!