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City news, 19.05.2004 11:26

First Russian Bonbon Ball to be held in Saint-Petersburg

First Russian Bonbon Ball to be held in Saint-Petersburg The first Russian Bonbon Ball, like those originally staged in Vienna will take place in the city's Alexandriinsky Theater on Thursday.

"When we discussed [the possibility] of running the ball in Russia it became clear that it could take place only in St. Petersburg," Interfax quoted Olga Pelinka, an adviser to the Austrian government on cooperation with countries in the Eastern Europe, as saying.

The ball will include performances by Mariinsky Theater artists, samples of Austrian and Russian sweets, a lottery and the selection of the belle of the ball.

News source: www.sptimes.ru

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