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London hosted Russian summer ball

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London hosted Russian summer ball


The UK capital  hosted an exquisite event - the 23d Russian Summer Ball. The event is conducted with support from Grand Duchess Olga Romanova and Grand Duke Rostislav Romanov – the representatives of the Royal Dynasty. The balls targets to remember cultural traditions of the two centuries ago as well as to reinforce relations between Russia and the UK, according to England website. 

The gala reception was appointed for Saturday, June 30, but the preparations started long before that day. Traditionally this event is conducted in accordance with all the pre-revolutionary rules for the balls. This ball was dedicated to the 200th  birth anniversary of Alexander 2 and the 150th birth anniversary of Nicholas 2.

 Along with dancing customs of gorgeous reception, the guests devoted their time to charity. Guests of the ball this year helped Lesninsky Russian Orthodox Convent in Normandy (France). The finances were collected for façade decorations, housekeeping needs and treatment of sister Macrine living in the monastery.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of execution of the 18 members of the Romanov family, the participants of the Russian Ball collected finances for setting a memorial cross near the Cathedral of British and Irish Eparchies of the Russian Orthodox Church in London.

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