Saturday, November 29th was a cold and grey day in Moscow, but the atmosphere at the IWC Winter Bazaar could not have been warmer or more colorful!
Mrs. Afrah Alfaddaghi, President of the IWC, is very proud that, thanks to the heart-warming support of Moscowâs diplomatic and business community, the 26th edition of the Clubâs annual event was a great success: âThis year a total of 70 embassies supported the Winter Bazaar â a fantastic achievement! A special thanks goes to the embassies of the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Ireland, Greece, Japan, Kuwait, Slovakia and Turkey, our top contributors, to Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel for hosting the event and to GlavUpDK for their ongoing valuable cooperation.â Embassies sold products typically from their country at their Winter Bazaar stand, and over 4,000 people â both expats and locals â joined for a unique âshopping from around the worldâ experience with interesting items from all continents and various exotic dishes. This yearâs cultural program exceeded expectations with amazing dance and music performances, and a wonderful fashion show. Via the raffle more than 280 prizes were distributed â a guarantee for a lot of excitement!
The excellent result of this yearâs Winter Bazaar was only made possible with the combined support of all embassies and numerous businesses in Moscow, and therefore we would like to thank all those who supported this charity event.
The 26th Winter Bazaar strengthens the IWCâs tradition of international friendship, cultural exchange and solidarity: all proceeds raised by this event go to over 30 local charity projects supported and monitored by the Club. The Winter Bazaar is the largest contributor to the IWCâs fundraising efforts, but several other charity events are organized throughout the year.
We are already looking forward to the next one!