Maslenitsa at the Russian Embassy

Maslenitsa, Orthodox Mardi Gras, was celebrated on Feb. 17 as The Ambassador of the Russian Federation and Mrs. Sergey Kislyak welcomed guests with bliny and other traditional Russian fare. Vladimir Tolstoy was Honorary Chair of the evening, which benefits the mission to help the neediest of the Russian Orthodox Cathedrals of Saint Nicholas and St. John the Baptist. The evening with entertainment by the Samovar Russian Folk Ensemble and dancing to Four Season Dance Group included a silent auction, raffle and great support for preserving ethnic ties and national traditions.

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