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Reception at the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands on the occasion of the Old New Year

From Right, the Ambassador of Russia, H.E. Mr. Alexander Shulgin and Natalia Shulgin with two gorgeous dressed Russian ladies during the Old Year’s reception at the Russian Embassy.

On January 13, 2020, the Russian Embassy in The Hague hosted a traditional reception on the occasion of the Old New Year.

The Very Reverend Archimandrite Father Nikon, Dean of the Russian Orthodox Church of St Mary Magdalene and Father Elisey with Natalia Shulgina.

The event was attended by more than 100 guests. Among them were heads of diplomatic missions accredited in the Netherlands, the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, officials of international organizations, representatives of political and business circles, social sectors, the media, clergy, as well as compatriots residing in the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

H.E. Mr. Fernando Arias, Director General of the OPCW and H.E. Mr. Alexander Shulgin, Ambassador of the Russian Federation,

The Russian Ambassador H.E. Mr. Alexander Shulgin, delivered a welcome speech to the audience, presented the history of the festival and congratulated all the guests present on it, having wished them peace and prosperity.

Russian reception celebrating the Old New Year.

The head of the Embassy emphasized, that this year the whole world will celebrate a special anniversary – the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War.

These days when the attempts to falsify and distort historical facts related to the outbreak, course and end of the World War II have eminently intensified, it is even more necessary to commemorate this glorious date with dignity.

Russian illusionist Sergey Listopad.

The participants of the solemn reception got the opportunity to enjoy the art of the famous Russian illusionist Sergey Listopad.

A tasting of Russian wines from the Crimean peninsula produced by the winemaker Valery Zakharyin together with the presentation of a thematic video also took place during the evening.

A tasting of Russian wines from the Crimean peninsula produced by the winemaker Valery Zakharyin.

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