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Auction for Peace
Text and photos Alevtina Kashitsina

On November 27 a charity auction took place at Winzavod. The auctioned items were benches. The originator of the project, Andrey Popov, last summer invited famous designers, actors and painters to participate. They each decorated a bench that became part of a 400 meter-long Bench of Peace, which was placed in Lavrushinsky Lane near the Tretyakov Gallery. The giant Bench was to stay for three days only. But Muscovites liked it so much that the organizers could not remove it. As this is a charity project, the fi nale was an auction to which were invited international organizations and all those who were willing to support the charity. A harp player and DJ entertained the arriving guests. And John Roche (British Business Club) and Oksana Romina, the organizer of the event, started the auction. They managed to sell 25 benches, which are really pieces of modern art, which the new owners will surely be happy to have. Five orphanages in Moscow and the Moscow region are gladly accepting the promised support from the auction.

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