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Michael Ignatieff and “Dancing with the Tsars”

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Liberal leader Michael Igantieff was honorary chair of the Toronto Winter Palace Ball fundraiser for Ruskoka Camp, which helps underprivileged Russian Canadian youth. The evening was called “Dancing with the Tsars.”

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Igantieff’s wife, Zsuzsanna Zsohar, headed straight to the silent auction. Zsohar took off one of her rings to test the authenticity of a hand-knit Orenburg shawl. She says it should be so fine and airy that you can pull it through a ring.

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Ontario Liberal MPP Monte Kwinter.

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Iggy with event organizer Natasha Bronfman.

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A glass case of gifts from Czar Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra Fedorovna were displayed on the dance floor. The items were on loan from Bronfman.

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The band.

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Ballroom dancers.

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The meal.

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