British Ambassador Tony Brenton, John Roche, Alan Thompson, Chieftain of the St. Andrew’s Society David Jenkins
The 10th Annual St. Andrew Society of Russia Charity Ball took place on Saturday, November 27 at the Renaissance Hotel. Over 400 guests attended the black-tie event, with proceeds going to the organization’s various charities, including the Nastenka Charitable Fund and Maria’s Children. About $55,000 was raised that evening, although the more interesting statistic – how many liters of Famous Grouse were consumed – is still unknown. All photographs by K. Michael Rose.
Chris Tait (aka Robert Burns doing a “to a Haggis”)
Jamie Menzies and Tess Stobie
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Rylance
Alexander and Lidia Chmel
Russian Re-pats Meet and Eat
Pyotr Golitsyn, Gerard Andreoli and Rostislav Ordovsky-Tanaevsky
When the Soviet Union collapsed, quite a few descendents of White Russians who had fled the country after the Revolution moved “home” to Russia. In the early 1990s these Russian re-pats, hailing from Europe and North America, started to meet informally to socialize and eventually founded a Moscow chapter of the Organization of the Descendants of Russian Immigrants. The group got together Saturday, November 13 for a good time at the American Bar & Grill on Zemlyanoi Val.
Larisa and Michel Pascaliis
Sasha Betsky of Sibir Energy and Nicholas Chermeteff of Deutsche Bank
Alex Allen of American Councils of Teachers of Russian and Alexander Osipovich of Russia Profile
Fiesta time for Damas Latinas
Paul Van Doom
Yira Martinez and Grace Haggerly
Katya Ivanova, Gabriela Hernandez and Ma. Dolores Cortes
The Latin Women’s Club held its annual Bazaar at the Centro Espanol on Saturday, Nov. 20. Some 200 guests from Moscow’s Latin and other communities enjoyed a day of dancing, singing and authentic food and drink. Mexican tacos, Argentinean empanadas, Peruvian ceviche, Colombian coffee and much more were consumed, all against a background of cheery Latin music.
Olivera, Luca & Milan Vukosavljevic with Misho Solesa