Russian-American Events to Celebrate Anniversary of Russian Independence


Russian-American Events to Celebrate Anniversary of Russian Independence

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two events, sponsored by the Moscow Committee of the Chicago Sister Cities International and the U.S.- Russia Chamber of Commerce, will celebrate the 13th anniversary of Russian independence here on June 13.

The first event will be the third annual Russian-American Business Forum, one of the premier business-to-business events for information and networking with Chicagoland's Russian community. The keynote speaker will be Sergei Kislayk, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United States. Other speakers will include Mikaihl Kalugin, Head, Economic Department of the Russian Embassy; Michael Polsky, founder, president and CEO of Invenergy LLC and Piotr Galitzine, chairman of TMK IPSCO.

"Last year's event drew an eclectic group of entrepreneurs, executives and governments with business or personal ties to Russia," said Galitzine, who is also co-chair of the Moscow Committee of Chicago Sister Cities International. "The event honors Russia's national holiday, which is celebrated on June 12 to commemorate the Russian Parliament's formal declaration of sovereignty in 1990."

There is no charge for this event, but space is limited. Interested attendees should contact: Aleksandra Efimova, co- chair of the Russian American Business Forum at:; Irina Yashkova, Executive Director of US-Russia Chamber of Commerce at: or Anna Barker at: for more information.

Also on June 13, the two organizations will host a black tie /white tie Russian Day Gala, at The Gold Coast Ballroom of the Drake Hotel. The event will honor Ambassador Sergei Kislayk. Individual tickets, tables and group sponsorships are available. To purchase tickets contact:

Media Contacts:
Aleksandra Efimova, 312 332 7200 x777
Roger Bentley, 281 949 1957

KEYWORDS: United States Europe North America Illinois Russia


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