ORPR Announces the 2018 "RUSSIAN BALL"!


Feb 11 and 13, 1903 Winter Palace, St. Petersburg

Feb 11 and 13, 1903 Winter Palace, St. Petersburg


PLace, Date, and time

The 2018 "Russian Ball" will be held at the Church Hall of Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Des Plaines, IL. It will take place 4/13/2018 ( bright Friday) with doors opening at 7PM. 


Minimum attendance Age

The minimum age to attend the ball is 14. All youth under the age of 18 must come accompanied by an adult. 

Event theme

The theme for the 2018 "Russian Ball" is Medieval Rus. The Church Hall will be decorated to bring guests into the era of pre-Petrine Rus. We encourage guests to dress in period attire. There will be a costume contest towards the end of the evening and a "Duke" and a "Duchess" will be voted for.



The evening will be filled with traditional Russian and Ukrainian dance, traditional Folk music, and other performances. Towards the end of the event, the floor will be open for dancing.


This years raffle will be the greatest yet! With extravagant prizes worthy of the Russian aristocrat in you.

Sponsorship Opportunities

This year we are offering many different options to potential sponsors. If you would like to advertise your business to the growing Russian, Eastern European, and Orthodox Christian community in the area. This is the perfect event to do so.

With advertising/promotional incentives, as well as exclusive service at the event. Sponsorship is something both businesses and private parties are invited to participate in.

More information on sponsorship is available here.

Youth volunteer opportunities

If you are, or know a youth from the ages of 12-20 that would like to participate in this event program and are affiliated with the Russian Orthodox Church in the Chicago area. Please fill out this form and we will contact you. Participant spots are limited. Participants may attend the event at a large discount. The due date to become a participant is October 29th. all inquiries afterwards will not be accepted.


Early bird tickets will be available Nov 1st.