12th Annual Russian Heritage Month® Award
presented by the Russian American Foundation in cooperation with the New York Post
The Russian American Foundation in cooperation with the New York Post awarded Boaz Vaadia for his exceptional contributions in promoting Bukharian heritage and culture through art, and for his artistic pursuit of uniting Nature and Humanity, Stone Age and Digital Age through his expressive bluestone sculptures.
During the Opening Ceremony of the 12th Annual Russian Heritage Month®, Vaadia and Consul General of Israel in New York, Ambassador Ido Aharoni presented Mayor Bill de Blasio with one of Vaadia's limited edition prints.
The ceremony took place on June 11th in the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Additional Honorees Include:
H.E. Dr. Kairat Umarov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the United States
Alexander Levin, President of the World Forum of Russian Speaking Jewry
David Hallberg, Principal Dancer for The Bolshoi Ballet and The American Ballet Theater
The Russian American Officers Association