The VII edition of The Grand Russian Ball will take place in January 2019 in one of the historical palaces in the center of Rome. A socio-cultural event aimed to strengthen relations between Russia and the “Bel Paese”, and an occasion to send a message of peace. The event will celebrate the name of the famous Russiancomposer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, author of several well-known works and ballets, including also “Nutcracker”, “Swan Lake” and “The Sleeping Beauty”. From 1872 to 1890 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky visited Italy nine times and was particularly fascinated by the cities of Rome, Florence, Venice, and Naples and was inspired by the Italianweather and nature, its history and artistic patrimony. This is the reason why many important musical compositions have been created during his stay in Italy.

Most of the guests will wear elegant costumes inspired by the historical books of XVIII and XIX century created by Italian tailor Paola Cozzoli.

At the past editions of this event we had the honor to receive: the famous Italian singer Albano with his daughter Cristel, the Italian actor Michele Placidi, the Russian film director Nikolaj Burliaev, the famous Russian actresses Olga Kabo, Alika Smekhova, Marina Orlova, Marina Kasankova, the dancers from the Italian Tv programme “Ballando con le stelle” Natalia Titova, Maria Ermachkova e Samuel Peron, as well as the Italian aristocrats Princes Sforza and Maria Pia Ruspoli with their daughter Giacinta, the Prince Guglielmo Giovanelli Marconi with his wife Vittoria, the RAI’s director Danilo Scarrone, the fashion designer Countess Eleonora Altamore of San Severino, the official Russian portraitist of the Popes Natalia Tsarkova, the President of the Institute of Art Industrial of Moscow Egorov Alexei, the director of the Center of the Russian Science and Culture Oleg Ossipov and other distinguished guests.

Guests will taste the unique lavish Gala Dinner: delicacies from prestigious restaurants, Italian agricultural farms, wines from the most renowned wineries of the country, the incomparable Russian vodka and the delicious caviar.