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From Russia, With Love

| April 6, 2015 | Parties National

THE PARTY Russian-themed restaurant Mari Vanna toasted its second anniversary with a birthday bash on its third-floor cocktail lounge featuring house-infused vodkas, blintzes and other authentic fare.
THE PLAYERS DC media personalities, politicos and tastemakers were transported to Moscow for the evening with a performance by Peter Dranga, internationally known musician, who weaved a playlist of classic and modern tunes.
THE SCENE The restaurant, a favorite of Caps player and Russian import Alex Ovechkin, celebrated the two-year mark with a babushka-themed sheet cake and flowing sweet-and-savory vodkas. After all, what would a Russian party be without the classic Russian staple... and the allure of a wild night? –Kelly Brand
Photography by Daniel Swartz


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