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Russo-British Chamber of Cool
Ian Mitchell

On Friday 17th June the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce sponsored a very entertaining party at the end of a short course they had run for women on how to present themselves in business. The evening was held in the lightly bohemian atmosphere of the Flacon Design Factory on Butyrskaya Ulitsa. The dresscode specified on the invitation was: “Fascinating”. Ladies were encouraged to wear “fascinators” and gentlemen an element of fancy dress—cravats and top hats were given as examples. The idea was to promote British design, to which end fish and chips were served (though not in copies of yesterday’s Moskovsky Komsomolets), a quiz was held with generous prizes and several different types of Balvennie whisky were distributed to aid cerebration. To add to the British flavour, the wine ran out during the quiz. But that did not matter for your correspondent, who won an extravagant prize sponsored by British Airways.

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