Special locations made for special celebrations
In Moscow, Bailli Vladimir Efimov and his members celebrated World Chaîne Day at the World Trade Centre, the largest multi-functional business complex of Russia. Often referred to as being a city within a city, it is a place where everyone can feel the business atmosphere of the capital. An ideal location therefore for the Bailliage’s participation in the Bailliage’s special day.
In Saint Petersburg we had a unique World Chaîne Day event. In the past we have always celebrated on the roof of a hotel - weather permitting - with view over the city or on the walls of the world-famous Peter and Paul Fortress.
This year however we celebrated in the Russian Museum in front of a beautiful gastronomic painting. I have known the Director, Vladimir Goussiev, ever since 1999 when I arrived in Saint Petersburg.
Vladimir allowed us to wear our Chaîne ribbons in the museum and in front of the painting. It was a wonderful moment and made for a splendid group photo opportunity.