On the last day of spring 2007 I attended the great party, organized by RiC and held at the City offices of Ashurst. Ksenia and Julia deserve huge thanks for going through all the pains and brining all the people together, and the same applies to Ashurst, of course, for providing the place, as well as wining, feeding and entertaining us all for the whole evening.
There were some 200+ guests in the end. Most of them were from financial companies, law firms and educational institutions. I met lots of interesting men and women, and enjoyed many great conversations. It is amazing what our former countrymen are doing around the globe.
A welcome speech was given, in English and in Russian, and although I missed most of it while running around and taking pictures, the crowd commented and applauded enthusiastically.
The party took place both in-doors and outside on the roof terrace of the building. Given, that the weather was really nice and there was a steady supply of wine and food, everyone tried to squeeze onto it.
After the party the bravest (or the drunkest) souls proceeded into a next door pub, where the rest of the evening was spent. Smashed, but happy everyone went home.
The photos from the session, taken by yours truly, are available here.
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