Russian Winter Festival 2007
Traditionally RWF 2007 showcased music, theatre, entertainment, food and drink, as well as traditional festival activities. Its aim was to highlight Russia's cultural diversity, featuring performers from Moscow and many different parts of the country and various ethnic backgrounds.
As a part of event’s programme the first international ice chess game between Moscow and London took place on Trafalgar Square. Massive ice sculpture chess pieces were used in both cities for a match that was played via live satellite link, with teams led by Grand Masters Nigel Short and Anatoly Karpov.