From Russia to the EU: Party Central Photos

Russian Ambassador Alexander Darchiev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan Konstantin Zhigalov, and Haitian Ambassador Frantz Liautaud chat at the Russian Embassy during Victory Day celebrations on May 9. The Hill Times photograph by Chelsea Nash

Evan Vanya, whose great-grandmother Nina Mikhaylova was being honoured by the Russian ambassador for her time served in the military, plays on the floor of the Russian Embassy. The Hill Times photograph by Chelsea Nash

The food served at the Russian Embassy on May 9. The Hill Times photograph by Chelsea Nash

Indonesian Ambassador Teuku Faizasyah and his wife, Andis Erawan Faizasyah, mark Russian Victory Day. The Hill Times photograph by Chelsea Nash

Vietnamese Ambassador To Anh Dung talks to Pakistani High Commissioner Tariq Azim Khan. The Hill Times photograph by Chelsea Nash

Ambassadors' spouses. From left: Maria Yeganian of Armenia, Durda Papazoglu of Serbia, and Indira Zhigalova of Kazakhstan, at the Russian event. The Hill Times photograph by Chelsea Nash

EU Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx greets the Ambassador of Panama Alberto Arosemena Medina and his wife, Anna Gonzalez Pinilla, at a Europe Day reception at the National Gallery on May 9. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Dancers perform at Europe Day on May 9 at the National Gallery. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Minister of Foreign Affairs Stéphane Dion talks to Beat Nobs, ambassador of Switzerland. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Ms. Coninsx greets Yvonne Walkes, high commissioner of Barbados. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

The scene at Europe Day in the National Gallery. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Mr. Dion, Ms. Coninsx, with Japanese Ambassador Kenjiro Monji and his wife, Etsuko. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia