Honorees 2013

AMBASSADOR RON PROSOR
PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ISRAEL TO THE UNITED NATIONS
In honor of the 65th Anniversary of Israel’s Independence and forhis dedication to issues of peace and security during his lifelong and most distinguished diplomatic career

KEVIN BERMEISTER
For bringing together people, cultures and counties through his philanthropic endeavors and commitment to innovation through such iconic ventures as Jerusalem Fund Management, Brilliant Digital Entertainment and Skype

VIACHESLAV FETISOV
For an unmatched career marked with Olympic Gold Medals, Stanley Cup Victories, induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame, and for building a dialogue between Russian and American people of all ages through the sport of hockey

BARRY & FRAN WEISSLER
For uniting people through one of American’s most iconic art forms, Broadway Theater, and for making history with the record breaking Tony award-winning musical Chicago – the first official musical to be staged in Russia

DASHI NAMDAKOV
For his artistic pursuit of uniting Man and Nature, past and present, East and West through his expressive sculptures and captivating jewelry art

SONYA BEKKERMAN
For drawing international acclaim to Russian art by playing a key role in establishing the Russian Art Department at Sotheby’s and educating new audiences all over the world about its history and significance