Event Diary

Event Diary
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Euro 2012 ready for kick-off

After weeks of anticipation, speculation and debate, Euro 2012 finally gets under way on Friday when co-hosts Poland take on Greece in Warsaw. The tournament sees 16 of Europe's best footballing countries compete for the Henri Delaunay Trophy, with the final taking place in Kiev on 1 July.

The home nations are represented by England - who begin against France on 11 June - while Republic of Ireland are also in action. Football fans will see 31 games over the next three weeks, as Spain look to defend the title they won in Vienna four years ago.

Eight stadiums across Poland and Ukraine are being used for the tournament, from the smallest in Lviv which holds just under 35,000 fans, to the colossal 70,000-seater Olympic Stadium in Kiev which hosts the final.


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“Gift of Life” Charity Auction

The cream of London’s Russian society converged on The Wallace Collection in Manchester Square to launch the London branch of the Russian children’s charity “Gift of Life” Foundation.

They included Arsenal footballer Andrei Arshavin and model Natalia Vodianova who arrived with her 10-year-old son Lucas and her new beau Antoine Arnault, son of LVMH head Bernard Arnault. The auction raised £300,000. 

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Gala Night “Italy-Russia”

The Ensemble Productions and Compagnia per la Musica organized one of the biggest cultural events of the year – the Gala Night “Italy-Russia” in the Rome Opera House.