Russian Culture and Couture: An Evening of Russian Song, Cuisine, and Fashion

Russian eventRussian Culture and Couture: An Evening of Russian Song, Cuisine, and Fashion
Sunday, December 7 | 5:00-8:00 p.m. 
University Center Ballroom

On Sunday, December 7, the UMBC Russian Club will present, “Russian Culture and Couture Hosted at UMBC: An Evening of Russian Song, Cuisine, and Fashion.” The event is supported by the Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication; The Embassy of the Russian Federation, Washington,  D.C.; The Russian Center for Science and Culture in Washington, D.C.; and

“In these times of strained Russian American diplomacy,” says UMBC Lecturer Vira Zhdanovych, “we are happy to take the opportunity to promote cross-cultural understanding through Russian song, cuisine, conversation, and high fashion.”

Headlining the evening will be renowned Russian designer Evgenia Luzhina-Salazar. Guests will view professionally modeled highlights from Luzhina-Salazar’s collections. Music will include performances by the UMBC Russian Chorus, with Vira Zhdanovych as soloist. Award-winning musician Artem Starchenko and vocalist Victoria Sukhareva will perform traditional Russian selections. Guests will also enjoy performances by the folk group Lada and The Metaphor Academic Center for Russian Language and Culture. Traditional Russian food will be provided by Europe Restaurant and Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

Admission is free and seating is limited to 300. Advanced tickets are required. For more information, contact Elena Volosina at

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