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The stars of show business absorbed a million oysters

October 12 2006

One of the capital's restaurants, known for its seafood specialties and distinguished guests, celebrated its fifth anniversary, as well as selling a million oysters. In the event going to the Moscow elite, business elite and, according to tradition, the press.

Among the celebrities in the restaurant came Presnyakov Sr., Nikolai Drozdov, actress Anastasia, as well as representatives of the Chamber in Moscow, which this time was assigned the mission to identify and count the oyster mussel million.

While workers toiled Chamber, the guests were secular conversation, sipping champagne and wine tasting restaurant food : snails, shrimp, lobster and, of course, oysters. The restaurant held an auction where the first and only lot was a million-oyster, money from the sale of which should have been received on the assurance of the moderator, entertainer and satirist Oleg Nazarov - to the Russian Fund for Development ustrichnovodstva.

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Rates started from a minimum of one hundred rubles, a correspondent Yoki. ru, counting the contents of their pockets, who bravely offered 200. But then the rates went into currency, and he wisely went with the distance. As a result, mollusk bought one Nikita Kozlov for 5000 $. Journal Kommersant young man introduced himself as the manager of an entertainment in Moscow, but his winnings - the oyster - decided to present a well-known TV presenter in the world of animals Nikolai Drozdov.

Ustritsoved zhivotnolyub and, in turn, said that a little unfortunate creature to eat, he would not dare, but soon will release into the sea, and this would be easy, because it just goes on a mission at sea.

Drozdov, and also decided the fate of the money paid for the mollusk: a popular leader said that it would be better to send money to orphans nearest orphanage.

"As I watch, oyster business in Moscow so rampant, but the abandoned children need help. Let us give money to children left without parents. They are much more important "-" Drozdov said.

At issue: a million oysters - a lot? - Restaurant waiter replied that it was "a car".

After the auction, the guests returned to the table, try julienne, salads and desserts , sharing experiences and asking whether it is wise to spend on one oyster for such a large sum. In any event, the money will go to a good cause - to help children, which means that a million oysters were caught not in vain.

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