On June 2, Drs. John and Mila Eklund hosted a fundraiser for The Museum of Russian Art. Attended by 30 supporters, the benefit included cocktails, Russian delicacies like borscht and stroganoff, as well as dessert. The evening also included a performance by Karen Volvertine of the Minnesota Opera. In accordance with ancient Russian tradition, guests were greeted at the dinner by children dressed in traditional national outfits and given bread and salt, a sign of hospitality in Russia.