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A Night at the Ball: Wine, Dine and Dance for a Great Cause

Tripping the light fantastic may take a bit of practice, but it's worth it to support some of Russia's neediest and most vulnerable.

Fancy the excuse to get dressed up, wine, dine and then dance the night away all in the name of a good cause? Look no further. This Saturday Moscow's International Women's Club will host its 20th annual Embassies of the World Dinner and Ball, and tickets are still available.

The unique fundraising event consists of two parts. IWC has partnered with the Slovenian, Chilean and Luxembourg embassies to offer either dinner at a foreign embassy prior to the ball or dinner with the diplomatic community at the luxurious Hotel Metropol. The venue boasts stunning Art Nouveau architecture and a prime location next to the Bolshoi Theater. After dinner the ball will begin in the stunning ballroom of the hotel.

And you need not feel frivolous about the indulgent evening. The event is primarily a fundraiser to support the various charities the IWC partners with. The IWC supports causes across three main categories: children in poor or unstable families, children in orphanages and children with medical needs. The organization also works closely with the pensioners and the homeless in Moscow.

Some of the charities currently supported by IWC include the Speransky Children's Hospital, Mother Teresa's home for Orphans, the Tourmaline Social Rehabilitation Center, the Neznaika shelter, MPC Social Services and the Aurora Rehabilitation Center.

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Ticket prices are 10,000 rubles for dinner and 7,000 rubles for the ball only. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the ball begins at 10 p.m.

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