Charity Tatiana Ball held at Russian Embassy in US capital

Hundreds descended on the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC on Friday, for the enchanting Tatiana Ball - a charity event named after St. Tatiana, the Russian Orthodox patron saint of students. Organized by the Russian diplomatic Mission together with the Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, the charity ball is "an initiative of many Russians, especially of the younger generation, who want to preserve Russian traditions and be part of them," Russia's Ambassador to the US, Sergey Kislyak said. The glitzy event attracted people from across the US, its founder Xenia Woyevodsky told RT, saying it’s "an opportunity for young girls to come out into society, to assume a position of interest for charitable activities, and also to meet young people who are Russian-speaking or somewhat Russian-speaking, and have the same roots."