Russian Cultural Gala!
We went to the National Geographic Society for a Russian Cultural Gala by the American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation and American University’s Initiative for Russian Culture. We snapped Strategic Investment Group CEO Brian Murdock and founder Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg surrounding National Geographic’s Heidi Fahey.
The gala honored the role photojournalism and cinematography play in promoting greater cultural understanding between the US and Russia; some of the top figures in those professions gave remarks. Here the Russian Embassy’s Demitri and Angelica Cherkashin with Anna and Edward Sinitsyn.
The cocktail reception had Russian appetizers. Here, New Century Music’s Jerzy Sapieyevski, his wife, artist’s representative Anadel Sapieyevski, and Technology Partners International’s Barbara and Andrew Kapusto.
GW Law’s Lillian Bond and Chris Lee bookend artist Lisa Thoren, Red Hat’s Fred Vinson, his wife, School Choice International’s Anne Vinson, Access Industries’ Peter Thoren and Ginsburg Media’s Mark Ginsburg.
AU’s Barlow Burke and his wife Betsy join patron Kay Kendall and her husband, Monumental Sports’ Jack Davies. A silent auction showcased Russian artists.