2017.01.27. Maslenitsa

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This year, under the kind patronage of His Excellency Sergei Ivanovitch Kislyak, the Russian Federation’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States, Maslenitsa will once again be celebrated at the Russian Embassy, on Friday, February 17, beginning at 7:00 PM. This event is not merely a bright and festive celebration that takes place before the beginning of Great Lent. The true focus of Maslenitsa is on charity. The funds collected by parishioners of both cathedrals (of St. John the Baptist and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker) will be used to help the needy both here and in Russia.

We ask you to participate as much as possible in the celebration of Maslenitsa and in helping our brothers and sisters who are in need.

The number of tickets available is limited. Tickets to the charitable function may be purchased for $175 per person, or $340 per couple. Tickets for a table for ten cost $1700. A second class table costs $2,750. A first class table is $3,500. Tickets will not be sold at the Embassy. 

If you have not received an invitation in the mail, and would like to buy tickets or make a donation for charitable purposes, please contact Marina Poutiatine by telephone at 301-523-9281 or via email at:


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