Gala Honors American and Russian Luminaries of Photojournalism and Cinematography

The Hon. Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt, The Hon. John Beyrle | Dana Rene

On Nov. 19, The American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation (ARCCF) and American University’s Initiative for Russian Culture (IRC) co-hosted a black-tie gala event at the National Geographic Society honoring the role photojournalism and cinematography play in promoting greater cultural understanding between the U.S. and Russia. Film Director Karen Shakhnazarov received the Foundation Award for his contributions towards Russia’s rich history of cinematic achievements in culture and film and Gilbert M. Grosvenor received the Foundation Award on behalf of the National Geographic Society.

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