Over 1200 guests came on August 25th 2012 to enjoy a wonderful summer party at the Russian Consulate General in Bonn. Their host was the general consul of the Russian Federation, Jewgenij Schmagin.
The party took in the themes of the German-Russian Year of Education, Science and Innovation. Many politicians including former Federal Minister of Employment Norbert Blüm, and the former Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia Wolfgang Clement, business leaders, artists and other stakeholders enjoyed the sunshine at the world’s largest Russian consulate.
There was a great deal of culture on show, but this year dialogue played a particularly important role in the roceedings. A symposium with leading scientists in the villa of the Consul General was a great opportunity for the spheres of business and academia to meet and discuss important issues.
The official programme carried on well into the night. There was a wonderful selection of Russian food to enjoy, and also some German drinks. Sinalco was at the party too, and made sure that all the bars were well-stocked with refreshing German soda. That way everyone could raise a glass of Sinalco to the friendship between Germany and Russia.
Sinalco’s guests of honour were the Managing Director of Elita Mineral Viktor Nazarov, and his wife Victoria. Both had come over from Russia especially for the occasion and very much enjoyed the party and its many guests.