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Muscovites and the English Toast St. George
By Natalia Shuvalova
Photos by Liza Azarova

Costumed models pose for photographs

On Monday April 23rd the British Embassy and the British Business Club gave a reception to toast St. George, the patron saint of both England and Moscow. St. George is very close to the English people doing business in Russia as he is also the patron saint of Moscow, commented Don Scott O.B.E., President of the British Business Club. We are glad to be able to celebrate this day.

In many countries and for many centuries, St. George has been a symbol of heroic deeds and actions. St. Georges emblem of a red cross on a white background was brought back from the crusades by Richard the Lion heart and was worn by the troops of the King. England adopted St. George as the patron saint in 1415 following the victory at the battle of Agincourt making April 23rd a national feast day.

The evenings activities were sponsored by Deloitte's IPO Services group "Don't Go to London without Deloitte, along with Land Rover, Jaguar, Tetley, Pepsi, InBev and Russian Standard Bank. The event was attended by representatives of the leading Russian and international investment banks, law firms, consultancies. The most popular toasts were vodka-based cocktails served up by the Russian Standard Banks own vodka company.

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