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On Friday, February 28, 2014, Russian Gift of Life USA held "An Evening of Russian Romance" fundraiser at the Swan Club in Roslyn, New York. Some 175 people attended and over $34,000 was raised to fund life-saving heart surgery for underprivileged Russian children on Russian Gift of Life's SAVE A CHILD program. We express our deepest gratitude to everyone who supported the benefit and continues to support our life-saving mission. Thanks to your generosity more children will receive the gift of life.

An Evening of Russian Romance



accompanied by Gennady Gutkin on accordion


Sergei Pobedinski is a Russian singer from New York. Sergei was born in Pyatigorsk, Southern Russia. He graduated from Gnesin's Academy of Music in Moscow. Mr. Pobedinski has performed widely in the United States of America, Russia, Finland, and France. He has given many one-man shows of Gypsy and Russian music in St. Petersburg and has performed in many Russian cabarets in New York City. Although blessed with an outstanding tenor voice, he captures the raw passion and feeling of this musical genre.

Opera singer from New York Lyudmila Fesenko performs solo, with piano player, trio or quartet of musicians, symphony orchestra or balalaika orchestra. Beautiful stage costumes, an amazing voice, and a Ludmila's huge and varied repertoire will be the highlight of any event. 

Gennady Gutkin acquired his expertise on the Russian bayan growing up in the Soviet Union. A master player, he won competitions to study at the prestigious Gnesin's Academy of Music in Moscow and toured with a Ukrainian folklore ensemble and the Kiev Circus. 

Gennady Gutkin is active in the New York Russian and Jewish communities, performing locally, at national folk music festivals, at Carnegie Hall, and New York's Jewish Theater solo and with various groups such as Barynya, Vasily Romani Gypsy band, and the Brighton Beach Menestrels.



Leek Soup

Garden Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

Choice of Entree
Sliced Filet Mignon
Chicken Wellington
Broiled Salmon 
with Lemon Mustard Sauce
All Served with a
Twice Baked Potato and
Steamed Broccoli

Almondine Royal Ice Cream Sundae
with Amaretto

Friday, February 28, 2014


The Swan Club
90 Glenwood Road
Roslyn, NY 11576

Open bar, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner,
live music, song, and dance

7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Black tie optional

$100 per person
 Proceeds to benefit SAVE A CHILDsm

SAVE A CHILD is a registered trademark of Gift of Life, Inc. and Russian Gift of Life USA

Russian Gift of Life USA: P.O. Box 403, Sea Cliff, NY 11579-0403 USA
Corporate Office: 475 Northern Blvd., Ste. 22, Great Neck, NY 11021
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