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American Ambassador Alexander Vershbow and wife Lisa

Embassy Ball guest enjoying cigars from

Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball 2005
On 5 February the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre hosted the 9th Annual Embassies Ball, which was organised by the International Women’s Club (IWC) and numerous businesses. The 850 guests were very varied - ambassadors, well-known politicians, bankers, businessmen, artists and of course celebrities. There was much to keep them busy through the night: a snow bar, cigar and hookah lodges, a fashion show, a charity auction and lottery. All the funds from the sale of tickets and donations will be used for charity projects carried out by the IWC across Russia.

Andrei Malakhov and the Satellite Sisters

Marina Kuzmina

TV persona Yulianna Shakhova sitting in an armchair from “Sodruzhestvo Mebel”

Georgy Postnoff, owner of the Postnoff Trading House presenting real hit of the Ball – new vodka brand “Snow Queen”

GM General Director Heidi McCormack
with Satellite Sister Lian Dolan

USA Ambassador Alexander Vershbow enjoys the comfort of the antique chair-throne from “Sodruzhestvo MEBEL”
together with his wife Lisa and Grigoriy Baltser, the President of “Sodruzhestvo MEBEL”

Lene Jernov and Judy Crump, IWC members, enjoying Davidoff coffee

Delta presents a free trip to New York City

Ball guests

Guests dancing and enjoying cigars from Dunhill

Vladimir Zhirinovsky in an armchair from “Sodruzhestvo MEBEL”

Actress, Ekaterina Semenova with a friend

Guests smoking Dunhill cigars

Hummer Ice Bar

Fashion Designer Yulia Yanina

TV persona Olga Groznaya

The haute couture collection from Yulia Yanina



The cameraman!

Polo, the sport of kings (and Princes of Wales) is now a part of Moscow High Society. We know because we have it on the best of authority (our social correspondent) that all over Moscow simply everybody who is everybody was heard to be explaining to the unlearned before the big match what is a chukka.

The big match in question was the Moscow Snow Polo Cup at Moscow City Golf Club.

Between chukkas, instead of treading in the divots (smoothing in the upturned grass), as is usual at Windsor or Palm Beach, the game spectators were asked to tread in the snow, difficult in Gucci high heels, but everybody took to it as if to the manor born.

Going for goal

The referee takes the shot

The art of the swing

A fight for the ball

Anastasia Novoselova and Victor Huako

Olga Seredenko and Igor Malishkov


Dobromil Bartosh and Yadran Sheitik

Sergey Gurdgan

Beverli Berklas

Ekaterina Andreeva

Sergey Rybakov


Vasiliy Solov’ev and Oksana Lefar

Mattias Vintzer and Tony Pidgley

Antuan Kin and Will Emmerson

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