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London School Of Russian Language & Literature celebrated 20th anniversary

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London School Of Russian Language & Literature celebrated 20th anniversary

Drapers Hall in London has hosted charity ball timed to the 20-years anniversary of the London School Of Russian Language & Literature. Russian compatriots have gathered in historic staterooms where rich and famous people have gathered over the centuries.

Archbishop Elisei Surojsky, royal portraitist Sergey Pavlenko, actress Regina Myannik and other Russian elite representatives could be seen among the honored guests. They have mentioned the London School Of Russian Language & Literature as the one of the best Russian émigré institutions .

Soloists of Igor Moiseev Ballet and opera singers from the leading Moscow and St. Petersburg theaters were performing at the event.

The concert was followed with a small auction and scrumptious dinner. The school organisers have thanked the guests for attendance, and promised to continue the work on saving precious national traditions and on inspiring children with love to the Russian language and culture.

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