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During Cannes Film Festival KOMMERSANT PUBLISHING HOUSE AND THE RUSISIAN PAVILION IN CANNES hosted the cocktail party for Russian Stars and friends on John Walker & Sons Voyager yacht.

The game changers joined the event to celebrate the extremely success of the specially organized exclusive exhibition of the archive photos of cinema divas of the past and nowadays.

The special welcome speeches from Ekaterina Msitouridze, the head of ROSKINO, Ilya Nagibin, Kommersant, and Evgeniy Roshchupkin, the head of luxury portfolio Diageo Russia, were devoted to the history of the one of the most important publishing houses in Russia, the epic journey of John Walker and Sons Voyager and the Russian cinema high lights in Cannes.

The special video about the history of  Kommersant and Russian cinema was released.

Guests among whom are Ravshana KurkovaAlexander RodnyanskyIgor UgolnikovRenat Davletyarov, Kirill Gusev, Snezhana Georgieva, Evgenia Linovich and the others enjoyed the bespoke cocktails based on Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve and Johnnie Walker Platinum Label neat whilst being entertained by a DJ from Saint-Petersburg who come to Cannes to have a few DJ sets especially on John Walker & Sons Voyager.

About John Walker and Son’s Voyager Yacht

John Walker & Sons Voyager Yacht reimagines the epic ocean voyages, from the four corners of Scotland to the four corners of the world,that transformed Johnnie Walker into a global brand. From travelling Asia’s exotic spice route, Voyager arrives in Europe in May to set sail on a 10 city voyage and will complete its journey in Edinburgh, Scotland, where the Walker journey began almost two centuries ago in 1820; a small grocery store becoming the world’s leading luxury whisky house.

The journey of the luxury sailing yacht takes in some of Europe’s most iconic ports - Portofino, Cannes, Monaco, Athens, Barcelona, London, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Edinburgh – celebrating Johnnie Walker’s heritage in luxury and innovation.

At each port, Voyager will be the setting for a series of events that celebrate Europe’s place as the home of luxury and innovation as John Walker & Sons Voyager Yacht offers bespoke luxury events and brand experiences on board the 1920s style sailing yacht to drive appreciation and desire of the Super Deluxe Scotch Whiskies among media, influencers and customers.

Events will range from large-scale parties to intimate mentoring sessions to engage a new generation of whisky drinkers and luxury aficionados in a world of quality craftsmanship, heritage and modern innovation. 


Diageo is the world's leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across spirits, beer and wine. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, JεB, Windsor, Buchanan’s and Bushmills whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Baileys, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Tanqueray and Guinness.

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Officially representing Russia for the sixth year at the Cannes Film Festival and Marche du Film, the Russian Pavillion acts as an information hub for our filmmakers and a versatile platform for the promotion of Russian films in the international market. The organisation of the Russian Film Pavilion is undertaken by ROSKINO with participation of the communication group Planeta Inform.


The Russian Film Pavilion is hosting a number of presentations, panel discussions, press conferences and events over the course of the festival which will be led by leading Russian industry professionals including Fedor Bondarchuk, Aleksy Uchitel, Taisa Igumentseva, Sergey Selyanov, Leonid Vereshchagin, Ilya Bachurin, Igor Ugolnikov, Renat Davletyarov, Peter Buslov, Alexander Adabashyan amongst others.