An elegant affair at the Russian Embassy

Lukoil event at the Russian Embassy I traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend a special reception at the Russian Embassy on March 9 celebrating the 20th anniversary of Lukoil, Russia’s second largest oil company.

The company was founded in 1991 when three state-run Russian oil companies merged, and today, the company has more oil and gas reserves than any other company in the world, except ExxonMobil.

The CEO of Lukoil spoke at the event, as well as the President of Lukoil in the United States, and because the reception was held at the Russian Embassy, I was impressed to see that attendees were from all over the world.

In addition to the speeches, the reception also included performances by nine accomplished musicians, opera singers and dancers, including three dancers from the American Ballet Theatre performing “The Dying Swan” from “Le Carnaval des Animaux” and the “Sinatra Suite” by Twyla Tharp, as well as two music students from the Julliard School, two opera singers and several other classical musicians.

I was honored to be invited to this elegant event and pleased to see both Russian businesses and Russian artists take center stage and receive well-deserved recognition.