22nd Ball

The 21st Annual Russian Summer ball was held on the 11th June in one of the most prestigious venues of London LANCASTER HOUSE. It is close to St. James’s Palace and much of the site was once part of the palace complex.


Guest of Honour: H.H. Princess Olga Andreevna of Russia
In aid of Rusfond

This year we celebrated H.M. The Queen’90th birthday, the 120th anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Nicholas II and the centenary of the Russian Flag Day movement in England.


11053275_560915137379625_6240297572693042768_n Following the well established tradition, we invite you to participate in a dance practice prior to the
Russian Summer Ball.Professional dance teachers will refresh your skills in Viennese waltz and Polka while you enjoy refreshments
and wine.

1st Dance practice – Wednesday 25th May
2nd Dance practice – Monday 6th June
3rd Dance practice – Thursday 9th June

Lessons will take place from 7:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.
Practice price £15 per person covers dance lessons and refreshments.

Location – Parish Hall, Jesuit Church of the Immaculate Conception
Entrance from 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH
The nearest tube stations are Bond Street and Green Park



Maria Sacha British/American ballerina Maria Sascha Khan is a First Soloist of the Ekaterinburg State Ballet Theatre, under the direction of former Royal Ballet principle Slava Samodurov. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Artist Award, a Mentor for Youth Arts in Action and a Gaynor Minden Artist.

Graduate of the Academie de Danse Classique de Princesse Grace in Monte Carlo, she was one of the last artists to be taught and personally mentored by Marika Besobrasova. After graduating from the Academie with top marks and full scholarship, Maria Sascha was taken,age 18, by Vladimir Malakhov into the Staatsballett Berlin. She then went on to also dance with the Bayerisches Staatsballett in Munich. She has performed on the stages of the world including Europe, Brazil, Cuba, USA, Russia, United Kingdom, China, and has worked with the top choreographers and artists of our time. Such as Polina Semionova, Vladimir Malakhov, Russell Maliphant, Ivan Vasiliev, John Neumeier, Nacho Duato, Angelin Prejlocaj and Svetlana Zakharova. She is also an ambassador for the London based charity Save Wild Tigers, and a member of the CID, UNESCO.


a6a111_499246a1891a402b93184409cf4187e0 London Sport Academy- Professional Rhythmic Gymnastics School in London. Was founded by ex-Olympian gymnast, honored Master of Sport of Russia-Kristina Ondon. As a high performance coach, she has trained and shaped one absolute Champion of England, one Silver and Two Gold medalists in British Championship. For the 5 years gymnasts from london sport academy won more than 2.000 medals on national and international competitions.


s_img This year Russian Summer ball collaborates with the amazing fashion designer Grace Chan. Following her fashion event in Moscow in earlier this year, The Simply Divine Collection will be the opening to the 21st annual Russian Summer ball.

An authoritative designer with a wealth of world-famous clients, Grace draws out the beauty in every woman. Combining effortless sophistication and elaborate textural sculptures without compromising on visual drama, Grace has become the “go-to” designer for some of the most prestigious and successful women in the world, such as American talk show host Oprah Winfrey, British Oscar winner Helen Mirren, American movie star Sharon Stone, the wife of the Chinese prime minister Madame Cheng Hong, and former Chinese ambassador to the UK Madam Fu Ying.




H.H Princess Dimitri of Russia
H.H Princess Olga of Russia
HH Prince Rostislav of Russia
Ambassador of the Russian Federation HE Mr Alexander Yakovenko

Nina Barclay de Tolly
Baron and Baroness Pavel von Bennigsen
Countess Nicholas Bobrinskoy
Lady Colin Campbell
The Earl of Clanwilliam
Prince and Princess Gregoriy Galitzine
Alexei Knupffer, Esq.
Michael Knupffer, Esq.
Mr and Mrs Kotschoubey
Mr and Mrs Nicolas Kullmann
Mr and Mrs Sergei Leiferkus
Prince and Princess Dominic Lieven
Prince and Princess John Lobanow-Rostovsky
HE The Don Ataman, Yaropolk Miheyev
The Lord Newall, DL
Prince Ivan Obolensky
Count and Countess Stephen Ouvaroff
The McKerrell of Hillhouse
Mr and Mrs Alexei Rodzianko
Ataman Iegor de Saint Hippolyte
The Royal Stuart Society
Christopher Sokol, Q.C
The Lord and Lady Sudeley
Princess Pierre Sviatopolk-Mirsky
Mr and Mrs Nikolai Troubetzkoy
Professor and Mrs Mark Watson-Gandy of Myrton
Mr and Mrs Gregory Wolkoff-Mouromtsoff
Count Alexander Woronzoff-Dashkoff
Captain Fyodor Yakimoff


Alexander I. Suscenko, Esq. (Founder and Chairman)

Ruth Azar
Ilona Babkina
Anna Barclay de Tolly
Mr and Mrs Peter Batkin
Eleonora Bekova-Stravinsky
Baron and Baroness Michael von Bennigsen
Michael Bucknell, Esq.
Mr and Mrs Richard Cann
Prince Rodion Cantacusene, Count Speransky
Mr and Mrs William Capel Cure
James Shortt of Castleshort
Mr and Mrs Dimitri Chebotarev
Captain and Mrs Timothy Dobson
Mr and Mrs Alexander d’Estoteville Skipwith
Philip Firsov, Esq.
Paul Freud, Esq
Rafe Heydel-Mankoo, Esq
Valeri Jerlitsyn, Esq
Neill George-Khan, Esq.
Mr and Mrs Nikolai Knupffer
Anna Konovalova
Asem Koshkarbayeva
Mr and Mrs Basile Kotschoubey
Kateryna Krasilnikova
Irene Kukota
Evgeni Minchev, Esq.
Prince Peter Obolensky
John Ostroumoff, Esq.
Alexei Owen-Jones, Esq.
Filip Perkon, Esq.
Jon Peters , Esq.
Jolanta Petkevic
Mr and Mrs Andrei Rodzianko
Ekaterina Sobolina
Count Daniil Tolstoy
Captain Erik Zaicev